Author Archives: Madeleine Giles

Jul 8 2019

Resisting Empire in the Age of Facebook

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By Senel Wanniarachchi Across India, one of the world’s ‘fastest growing economies’, humans from certain Dalit castes work as ‘manual scavengers’ that rummage through and clean other ‘high’ caste people’s dry toilets and carry their human waste. The men often clean … Continue reading

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Jul 3 2019

#IAmTheSudaneseRevolution: Unfinished and in Need of International Outrage and Action

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By Sara Sajjad “The bullet doesn’t kill. What kills is the silence of people.” In April 2019, a viral image of anti-government protestor Alaa Salah chanting this line whilst standing on a car amidst crowds in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, captured … Continue reading

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Jun 21 2019

The Geopolitics of Trade Deals and How They Threaten Human Rights

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By David Lawrence  Brexit means that the UK is reviewing its trade policy, hitherto an EU competence, for the first time in over forty years. So far, the Conservative government has not offered any radical overhaul, and has done little … Continue reading

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Jun 19 2019

Justice Interrupted: The Erosion of Human Rights for Prisoners with Disabilities

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By Ariana Arzani Historically, societies and states have systematically overlooked, ignored, and wholly denied the human rights of individuals with disabilities. In particular, the punitive nature of penal systems around the world only heightens the social control and abuse prisoners … Continue reading

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