Category Archives: Democracy

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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Apr 4 2016

A Conversation on Race (Part 1): ‘The Geographies of Racism’

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The following podcast episodes are the first in a three-week series on the LSE Human Rights Blog entitled ‘A Conversation on Race’. This special program has been created by Sound Minds Radio – a research communication project funded by the Community … Continue reading

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Mar 10 2016

Dismantling labels: Colombia’s long-term challenge towards peace

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By Maria Hoyos-Carrero* After fifty years of war the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the longest operating left-wing guerrilla army in the hemisphere, have agreed to sign a peace accord by the end of this … 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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Feb 1 2016

The Case of the Disappearing Activists: The Fight for Freedom of Speech in China

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By Stephanie Tai* Pu Zhiqiang’s recent suspended jail sentence is a reminder of China’s disturbing crackdown on dissidents and activists. The human rights lawyer was detained in 2014 for nineteen months after attending a gathering commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of … Continue reading

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Nov 24 2015

Beyond the Straight Path: Obstacles and Progress for Atheism in Turkey

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By Maria Inês Teixeira* Having long inspired Middle Eastern countries attempting to pursue a secular government while maintaining Islam as a reference, Turkey is often described as a bridge between civilizations; a functional blend of East and West, preserving the best … Continue reading

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Nov 5 2015

Mexico: Between a Dangerous Democracy and a Democracy in Danger

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Jose Angel Garcia V. is an Associate Tutor at the Politics Department of the University of Sheffield and the Director of the New Politics Institute. He has a special research interest in public security policy and democratisation processes. “A government … Continue reading

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