Category Archives: Editorial

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 15 2016

If My Rights Were Clothes…

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By Nora* Saudi Arabia’s male guardianship system leaves every Saudi female under the legal guardianship of a male for the duration of her life. It deprives women of the ability to make decisions concerning their own lives without the approval … 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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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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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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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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Feb 28 2015

“We Charge Genocide” and the case for grassroots organising

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Shaka Lee is a black liberationist passionate about labour, the Midwest, co-ops and music. Shaka currently resides in Chicago, IL, and works as a researcher for a labour union that represents hospitality, airport and food service workers. On 9 August 2014, Michael … Continue reading

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Jan 15 2015

Freedom of Expression and the UK Counter-Terrorism Bill

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Daniella Lock is an LLM student at University College London. She is a former intern of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law where she completed research on national security policy. Many have spoken out in defence of freedom … Continue reading

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