Category Archives: Human Rights

Why using the language of war is counterproductive in our global public health crisis: some reflections from self-isolation

Clémence Buchet–Couzy is Peace Programme Assistant at QCEA. One of the things that has really struck me in today’s peculiar times is the rhetoric of war used by many political leaders to talk about the COVID-19 situation. Such rhetoric seems

Why using the language of war is counterproductive in our global public health crisis: some reflections from self-isolation

Clémence Buchet–Couzy is Peace Programme Assistant at QCEA. One of the things that has really struck me in today’s peculiar times is the rhetoric of war used by many political leaders to talk about the COVID-19 situation. Such rhetoric seems

A moment of surprise

Lena Hofmaier studied political science and European studies and is currently undertaking a work placement at QCEA. She is supporting our human rights programme and is mainly working on human rights violations related to EU policy in Libya. Back at

A moment of surprise

Lena Hofmaier studied political science and European studies and is currently undertaking a work placement at QCEA. She is supporting our human rights programme and is mainly working on human rights violations related to EU policy in Libya. Back at

Unsustainable political crisis in the Mediterranean

On the 10th April 2019 eight people are reported to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea as their calls for help were ignored and no search and rescue operation intervened. The rest of the 20 people on board the small

Unsustainable political crisis in the Mediterranean

On the 10th April 2019 eight people are reported to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea as their calls for help were ignored and no search and rescue operation intervened. The rest of the 20 people on board the small

Anti-migrant hate speech in Malta

Elysia Rezki is a student of European law at the University of Malta. She is currently undertaking a placement at QCEA where she is supporting our human rights programme. Back in Malta, she is also a volunteer with a human

Anti-migrant hate speech in Malta

Elysia Rezki is a student of European law at the University of Malta. She is currently undertaking a placement at QCEA where she is supporting our human rights programme. Back in Malta, she is also a volunteer with a human

Impact of European migration deals on human rights in Africa

Human rights protect the dignity of real people. When human rights are violated, such as through torture or other violence, the victims are often people who are already suffering from disadvantage or injustice. A prominent example is the question of

Impact of European migration deals on human rights in Africa

Human rights protect the dignity of real people. When human rights are violated, such as through torture or other violence, the victims are often people who are already suffering from disadvantage or injustice. A prominent example is the question of

The future of artificial intelligence and human rights

The rise of artificial intelligence threatens to shake the foundations of our society and fundamentally change the way it functions. AI can involve robotics or just software. It’s a game-changing technology and is developing fast. AI has the potential to

The future of artificial intelligence and human rights

The rise of artificial intelligence threatens to shake the foundations of our society and fundamentally change the way it functions. AI can involve robotics or just software. It’s a game-changing technology and is developing fast. AI has the potential to

The weight of expectation

This is the second part of a two-part blog series on the EU’s uncertain future direction in light of Brexit, populism and other challenges. To read the first section, click here. In awarding the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize to the

The weight of expectation

This is the second part of a two-part blog series on the EU’s uncertain future direction in light of Brexit, populism and other challenges. To read the first section, click here. In awarding the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize to the

Quakers and European Politics

Quakers and European Politics was the subject of a course in Birmingham at the weekend. It was organised as a partnership between Woodbrooke (Meet – Stay – Learn) and the Quaker Council for European Affairs. It mostly attracted Quakers who

Quakers and European Politics

Quakers and European Politics was the subject of a course in Birmingham at the weekend. It was organised as a partnership between Woodbrooke (Meet – Stay – Learn) and the Quaker Council for European Affairs. It mostly attracted Quakers who

Particular issues faced by LGBT refugees

This is the second of two interviews with Dr. Kathryn Lum, a lecturer in Global studies at Nottingham Trent University. She works closely with a refugee aid organisation called Kairos, and writes about gender and migration. The first interview, on

Particular issues faced by LGBT refugees

This is the second of two interviews with Dr. Kathryn Lum, a lecturer in Global studies at Nottingham Trent University. She works closely with a refugee aid organisation called Kairos, and writes about gender and migration. The first interview, on

Particular challenges of women migrants: an interview with Kathryn Lum

When we think of refugees, we often think automatically of a male, perhaps in his late teens or early 20s. But a significant number of refugees are women. The exact percentage varies depending on the source, but estimates range from

Particular challenges of women migrants: an interview with Kathryn Lum

When we think of refugees, we often think automatically of a male, perhaps in his late teens or early 20s. But a significant number of refugees are women. The exact percentage varies depending on the source, but estimates range from