Author Archives: Andrew Small

May 7 2015

Less no more: why it’s time for marriage equality in Ireland

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Gareth Walsh is a law graduate from Trinity College Dublin, and is currently undertaking the MSc Human Rights at the LSE. His principal academic interest is in the area of socio-economic rights, and utilising the law to bring about social … Continue reading

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Apr 24 2015

The origins and harsh reality of human trafficking in Thailand

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Hugo Chow is a current MSc Human Rights student at LSE. He completed his undergraduate study at Chinese University of Hong Kong, with a major in Government & Public Administration and a minor in German. He is currently working as a … Continue reading

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Apr 21 2015

Comics and human rights: An interview with the team behind Sogi’s Story

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Professor Andrea Durbach is Director of the Australian Human Rights Centre in the Faculty of Law at UNSW, where she co­-directs projects on health and human rights, and transformative reparations and gender violence post-conflict. Andrea was Deputy Sex Discrimination Commissioner … Continue reading

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Apr 10 2015

An argument for democracy from an LGBT perspective

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Jonathan Cooper is the Chief Executive of the Human Dignity Trust (@HumanDignityT). This article was originally published in a different form by Pink News. With the UK’s General Election fast approaching – and Ireland’s marriage equality referendum to take place … Continue reading

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Mar 27 2015

The promise of eradicating poverty through human rights

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Rafael Silva is a senior human rights lawyer at the Research Centre of the Chilean Supreme Court, and was formerly Director of Techo-Chile in the Region of Valparaiso. He holds an LLM with a specialism in Human Rights from LSE. This is the second in … Continue reading

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Mar 25 2015

Revealing the real-world benefits of the UK’s Human Rights Act

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Natalie Threlfall is a Human Rights Associate at the British Institute of Human Rights. Her research is focused on key developments in human rights law. If you’ve ever thought that human rights protections are more about good intentions than practical benefit, … Continue reading

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Mar 18 2015

Why We Must Talk About FGM Today

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Lyndsey Jefferson is a graduate of the LSE MSc Human Rights programme (2012-2013). She is an activist for women and girls’ rights currently working for The Girl Generation. She also previously worked as a researcher in the UK Parliament. You … Continue reading

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Mar 16 2015

Do African-Americans have the right to internal self-determination?

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Sarah Fuhrman is an American attorney and LLM candidate at University College London. Her research focuses on international human rights and democracy. On August 9 2014, Michael Brown, an African-American teenager, was killed by a white police officer. Brown’s killing … Continue reading

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Mar 11 2015

The Elephant in the Room: Human rights and the Mexico-UK “dual year”

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David Pérez Esparza researches security, crime and violence. He has participated in #PropuestaMx, which aims to enrich security and human rights policies in Mexico. He is currently pursuing a PhD in the Security Sciences Department at University College London. Last week, Mexico’s … Continue reading

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Mar 4 2015

Drumming out resistance in Japan: writing back Burakumin identity through music

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Noémie Adam is an alumna of the LSE MSc Human Rights programme (2013/14). She researches and writes on human rights and civil liberties in the UK, Europe and Japan. “Burakumin maggots… kill eta filth… burakumin have four legs… buraku people cause AIDS…” Recent graffiti … Continue reading

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