Author Archives: Andrew Small

Sep 16 2015

Who is funding Iran’s pursuit of the death penalty?

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Hamid Yazdan Panah is an attorney, writer and human rights activist from the San Francisco Bay Area. “The death penalty has no place in the 21st century.” These words were spoken last year by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Many … Continue reading

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Aug 24 2015

Micro-movement and the memory of slavery

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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

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Jul 31 2015

Oliari v. Italy: a missed opportunity for equality in Strasbourg

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Peter Laverack is a Legal Consultant with the Human Dignity Trust and an LLM (Transnational Law) student at King’s College London. Proponents of same-sex marriage must feel like the proverbial person sitting at a bus stop. You wait for ages, then three … Continue reading

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Jul 22 2015

Protected category or target: the civilian in global conflict and warfare

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Daniel Hye is a MSc Human Rights candidate at LSE with special interest in counter-terrorism and human rights in armed conflict. He holds two Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Humanities with research stays at the University of Vienna, Rome … Continue reading

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Jun 25 2015

The sinister reality of gentrification in Washington, D.C.

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Pilar Barreyro is an MSc Human Rights student at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research interests explore the intersection of race, gender and national identity formation in the United States. She is a native of Washington, … Continue reading

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Jun 20 2015

Redeeming the human: direct action and human rights at Yarl’s Wood

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Nicci Shall is a graduate in Sociology from the University of Cambridge and a current student on the MSc Human Rights programme at LSE. She is interested in structural racism and processes of social exclusion. In the midst of the … Continue reading

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Jun 15 2015

Shooting sparrows with cannons: national security and civil liberties under Britain’s terrorism laws

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Philip Belau is a current MSc Human Rights student at LSE and president of the Human Rights Student Committee 2014/15. He holds a bachelor’s degree in History and Politics and has been involved in several humanitarian projects in the Middle … Continue reading

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Jun 3 2015

MEPs send clear signal on proposed EU conflict minerals law

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Sonia Hierzig is a current MSc Human Rights student at LSE and a Research Intern with the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre. She completed her undergraduate degree in Politics and International Studies at the University of Exeter and also holds an … 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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May 12 2015

How to eliminate violence against women: the view from Scotland

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Janine Ewen is a researcher in the field of Public Health and Human Rights and has been involved in overseas humanitarian work. Her current research is focused on the integration of Public Health in policing practice, with a focus on … Continue reading

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