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Aug 4 2017

The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly and Conscientious Objection: A Political Trap Ahead for the European Court of Human Rights?

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*By Stephen Harsley Despite its undoubted importance for the Swedish workforce, it is rare for the labour court system of Sweden to attract a great deal of international attention. However, in April 2017, a court ruling in the case of Grimmark … Continue reading

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Jul 11 2017

Prohibition of Beggary Acts: Criminalizing a Way of Life and the Need to Amend These Laws

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*By P Avinash Reddy The Bombay prevention of Begging Act (1959), The Karnataka prohibition of Beggary Act (1975) and twenty other Anti-Beggary laws have been enforced as a way of criminalizing the act of begging in India. These acts define … Continue reading

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Jun 19 2017

Violence Against Doctors: A Subtle Violation of Human Rights

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*By Ananye Krishna In the state of Maharashtra, generally, the people and the doctors are not aware of their rights and liabilities. This lack of awareness leads to the grief and anger of patients being targeted at the first person … Continue reading

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Jun 14 2017

UN General Assembly Assisting the UN Security Council

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*By Ewelina U. Ochab The UN Security Council has been struggling to pass a resolution that would provide for some decisive steps regarding the situation in Syria. Eight of the proposed resolutions, including a resolution referring the situation to the International … Continue reading

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Dec 19 2016

War and Peace: From London to Aleppo

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By Kwame Sekyere* A narrative that parallels the experience of politicians in Downing Street being disturbed by the sound of protesters, with the experience of civilians in Aleppo being disturbed by the sound of war. On the 13th of December … Continue reading

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Dec 16 2016

Syria in Crisis: The Harrowing Case of Aleppo

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Campaigners have been changing their Facebook profile pictures to red to show their solidarity with the people of Aleppo. Please note, this article was last edited on the morning of 15th December 2016 and may not reflect the latest news on … Continue reading

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Dec 13 2016

Using International Human Rights Law to Guarantee the Right to Health: a Brazilian Experience

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by Iago Morais de Oliveira* In 2014, fourteen families searched for assistance from the Public Prosecution of the State of Paraíba to guarantee the right to an effective medical treatment for their relatives—sixteen patients who suffered from several neurological conditions which … Continue reading

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Dec 8 2016

Nepal in Conflict: The War for Justice Continues

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*By Harsh Mahaseth In 1996, a civil war broke out in Nepal between the national security forces and the Maoist political movement led by the Communist Party of Nepal – Maoists (CPN-M). The conflict came to an end a decade later … Continue reading

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Sep 14 2016

Are Human Rights Really ‘Universal, Inalienable, and Indivisible’?

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By Leila Nasr*   Following centuries of ongoing revision, repetition and reconceptualisation, international human rights theory and practice continues to grapple with three integral concepts: universality, inalienability, and indivisibility. These concepts are perceived as being essential to its continued validity, … Continue reading

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Aug 1 2016

Statelessness: a forgotten dimension of the Syrian refugee emergency

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* By Harriet Massie The Syrian civil war continues to cause asylum seekers to flee in search of safety and security. People hastily leave their homes and begin the treacherous journey across the continent. This has presented a number of … Continue reading

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