Category Archives: Memorial

Aug 22 2016

The Doctrine of Humanitarian Intervention: Lessons from the Chilcot Report

Leave a comment

By Kim Nelson*  In the midst of what can only be described as the tumultuous climate that defines Britain’s current political scene, the release of The Chilcot Report should not be forgotten as one of the most significant moments in … Continue reading

Posted by: Posted on by Leila Nasr

Aug 12 2016

The Colombian Conundrum: Transitional Injustice and Beyond

Leave a comment

By Lakshana Radhakrishnan and Harsh Mahaseth* The fall of the last major leftist insurgency in Latin America might finally give the Colombians some cause for happiness. It seems that the world’s longest running civil war will soon be brought to … Continue reading

Posted by: Posted on by Leila Nasr

Aug 7 2016

Beyond Victimization: Female Perpetrators of Genocide

Leave a comment

By Miranda Wolford* Reflecting on major instances of genocide, we often develop archetypes of what the perpetrators of such dehumanizing crimes look like. In the Holocaust, white German men bearing the ominous Swastika characterized the perpetrators. In the Rwandan genocide, barbaric … Continue reading

Posted by: Posted on by Leila Nasr

Feb 1 2016

The Case of the Disappearing Activists: The Fight for Freedom of Speech in China

Leave a comment

By Stephanie Tai* Pu Zhiqiang’s recent suspended jail sentence is a reminder of China’s disturbing crackdown on dissidents and activists. The human rights lawyer was detained in 2014 for nineteen months after attending a gathering commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of … Continue reading

Posted by: Posted on by Leila Nasr

Nov 5 2015

Mexico: Between a Dangerous Democracy and a Democracy in Danger

Leave a comment

Jose Angel Garcia V. is an Associate Tutor at the Politics Department of the University of Sheffield and the Director of the New Politics Institute. He has a special research interest in public security policy and democratisation processes. “A government … Continue reading

Posted by: Posted on by Leila Nasr

Aug 24 2015

Micro-movement and the memory of slavery

Leave a comment

Ethan Geringer-Sameth is a student in the MSc Human Rights Programme at LSE and an alumnus of the African and Afro-American Studies Department at Brandeis University. The obituary of Julian Bond – the activist who became well-known during the 1960s Civil … Continue reading

Posted by: Posted on by Andrew Small Tagged with: , , , ,

Aug 12 2014

Guilty verdicts for Khmer Rouge killers – now let Cambodia’s wounds heal

Leave a comment

Peter Manning is a Fellow at the London School of Economics. His doctoral research focused on the relationship between the Khmer Rouge Trials and memory in Cambodia. Peter is a member of the LSE Centre for the Study of Human … Continue reading

Posted by: Posted on by Bernard Keenan Tagged with: , , ,

Jun 25 2014

How can we prevent genocide?

Leave a comment

Dora Felkai is doing her masters at LSE in Human Rights, with a focus on women’s rights. She is from Hungary, and did her undergraduate degree at Durham University in Politics and Sociology. After her masters, she hopes to get … Continue reading

Posted by: Posted on by Bernard Keenan Tagged with: , , , , ,

Jun 11 2014

The stench of a holy ground: a reflection on the politics behind the pig farm –Holocaust memorial in Lety

Leave a comment

Katya Ivanova is a doctoral candidate in the LSE European Institute. She is interested in international norms and domestic change, minority rights, discrimination and the Roma minority.   During last month’s annual commemoration at the site of the Roma concentration … Continue reading

Posted by: Posted on by Bernard Keenan Tagged with: , , , ,

May 14 2014

The disappeared: how to read the writing on the city?

Leave a comment

Dan James is a PhD Candidate in LSE’s Department of Sociology, and the Centre for the Study of Human Rights. Dan’s research interests include transitional justice, Holocaust studies and cultural landscapes of memory. His current research focuses on the representation … Continue reading

Posted by: Posted on by Bernard Keenan Tagged with: , , ,