Category Archives: Nationality

Oct 30 2017

India’s Rohingya Deportation Quagmire: Misplaced Nationalism or a Pragmatic Middle-ground?

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By Siddharth Sunil* Around the 9th of August 2017, news first broke that the Indian Central Government had passed detailed orders directing, inter alia, the deportation of Rohingya Muslims from the country. The order was passed under Section 3(2) (c) … Continue reading

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Jul 4 2017

Accountability for North Korean Human Rights Abuses: Five Questions

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By Andrew Wolman* In the past few years, one deceptively simple concept has come to dominate the international discourse on human rights in North Korea: accountability. The UN Human Rights Council resolution on North Korean human rights emphasized the concept, … Continue reading

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May 16 2017

Statelessness and the Syrian Conflict

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By Dilys Hartley* Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/eu_echo/15350487815/in/photolist-potge2 Being stateless ultimately means having no nationality, and having no nationality usually means having no documents to prove one’s identity. People can become stateless for many reasons, two of which are conflict and forced displacement. … Continue reading

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Feb 2 2017

“Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry” And Other Bogeymen: Is Trump’s Populism Compatible With The Rule Of Law?

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By Laurin Liu* Totalitarianism begins in contempt for what you have. The second step is the notion: “Things must change—no matter how, Anything is better than what we have.” Totalitarian rulers organize this kind of mass sentiment, and by organizing … Continue reading

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Jan 24 2017

Trampling Human Rights in Kashmir

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4 year old Nasir’s eye was badly damaged when Indian force personnel inserted a sharp metal object into it (Source: Ahmer Khan).  *By Umar Lateef Misgar According to the CIA’s World Factbook, Jammu & Kashmir, commonly referred to as Kashmir, is occupied by … Continue reading

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Aug 12 2016

The Colombian Conundrum: Transitional Injustice and Beyond

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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

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Apr 18 2016

A Conversation on Race (Part 3): ‘Race, UK Policy and the Chagos Islander’s case post-2000’

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The following article is the third and final post in a three-week series on the LSE Human Rights Blog entitled ‘A Conversation on Race’. This series has been compiled by MSc Human Rights candidate Allie Funk (A.Funk@lse.ac.uk).  By Cat Gough* “The Foreign … Continue reading

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Feb 18 2016

Genocide is the tip of the iceberg: Reviewing the Guatemalan case

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By Diego Alburez-Gutiérrez* In 2013 the former Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos-Montt was tried in a national court for genocide and crimes against humanity. He was found guilty and sent to prison, but the verdict was quickly overturned on technical grounds. … Continue reading

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May 28 2015

Questions of legal identity in the post-2015 development agenda

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The UN has proposed that providing a “legal identity for all” is one of its Sustainable Development Goals, yet proposes to measure progress against this goal simply in terms of birth registration rates. Edgar A. Whitley and Bronwen Manby explore … Continue reading

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Feb 16 2015

Important new guidelines on the right to birth registration and a nationality in Africa launched in Côte d’Ivoire

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Bronwen Manby is an independent consultant and Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights. On 10 February 2015 a ground-breaking but not-much-heralded document on human rights in Africa was launched in Côte d’Ivoire by the African Committee … Continue reading

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