Category Archives: Human Rights

‘Stop talking about police violence!’ – The shutting down of voices denouncing police violence in France

The denial Several public officials deny the mere existence of widespread police violence in France. This denial reflects attempts to shut down the growing public conversation about police’s illegal of use of force, which has been given more prominence in

‘Stop talking about police violence!’ – The shutting down of voices denouncing police violence in France

The denial Several public officials deny the mere existence of widespread police violence in France. This denial reflects attempts to shut down the growing public conversation about police’s illegal of use of force, which has been given more prominence in

France and UK: Govern with Truth not Trump tactics

Last week the British government proposed a free speech law to address what they described as the “chilling effect on campuses of unacceptable silencing and censoring”. Anyone who might reasonably consider themselves to have been denied a platform for their

France and UK: Govern with Truth not Trump tactics

Last week the British government proposed a free speech law to address what they described as the “chilling effect on campuses of unacceptable silencing and censoring”. Anyone who might reasonably consider themselves to have been denied a platform for their

Vaccine solidarity – the key to protecting human lives and the global economy

The pandemic is a chance for us to come together as humans I truly believe that the current Covid-19 pandemic, not unlike the climate crisis can be seen as a chance as well as a test for humanity. Will we

Vaccine solidarity – the key to protecting human lives and the global economy

The pandemic is a chance for us to come together as humans I truly believe that the current Covid-19 pandemic, not unlike the climate crisis can be seen as a chance as well as a test for humanity. Will we

A-levels and Asylum: How the news media subtly shapes attitudes about equality

In the first two weeks of August 2020 two stories dominated British media headlines: reports of an increased number of people crossing the Channel in small boats to seek asylum in the UK, and students receiving their A-level or Scottish

A-levels and Asylum: How the news media subtly shapes attitudes about equality

In the first two weeks of August 2020 two stories dominated British media headlines: reports of an increased number of people crossing the Channel in small boats to seek asylum in the UK, and students receiving their A-level or Scottish

Reflections on a Feminist Foreign Policy for the future

Among the (many) elements highlighted by the COVID-19 are the facts that our societies are deeply unequal and that our governments have not succeed in tackle these inequalities exacerbated by the crisis. At a time when we are trying to

Reflections on a Feminist Foreign Policy for the future

Among the (many) elements highlighted by the COVID-19 are the facts that our societies are deeply unequal and that our governments have not succeed in tackle these inequalities exacerbated by the crisis. At a time when we are trying to

Solidarity during COVID-19: Switzerland and France

The beginning of spring has brought blooming solidarity. Despite the isolation and the social distancing, many communities have found new ways to support and help each other. Numerous community groups, associations, solidarity groups and NGOs have increased their work to

Solidarity during COVID-19: Switzerland and France

The beginning of spring has brought blooming solidarity. Despite the isolation and the social distancing, many communities have found new ways to support and help each other. Numerous community groups, associations, solidarity groups and NGOs have increased their work to

Solidarity during COVID-19: Italy and Slovenia

In recent weeks the QCEA blog has reported on policies that have led to further marginalisation of some people in our societies, and violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms. However, the pandemic has also activated a sense of solidarity

Solidarity during COVID-19: Italy and Slovenia

In recent weeks the QCEA blog has reported on policies that have led to further marginalisation of some people in our societies, and violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms. However, the pandemic has also activated a sense of solidarity

Confined with violence

We have been told to wash our hands, to wear masks, to keep a social distance. Staying at home has been a necessary way of limiting the spread of the pandemic. Yet, another pandemic has been with us at home.

Confined with violence

We have been told to wash our hands, to wear masks, to keep a social distance. Staying at home has been a necessary way of limiting the spread of the pandemic. Yet, another pandemic has been with us at home.

Peacebuilding in Europe: No Social Justice, No Peace

I’ve spent a good portion of my professional career working with and for stakeholders within the peacebuilding sector. My interest in conflict prevention and peacebuilding work has always been rooted in its acknowledgement and starting assumptions of complexity and nuance.

Peacebuilding in Europe: No Social Justice, No Peace

I’ve spent a good portion of my professional career working with and for stakeholders within the peacebuilding sector. My interest in conflict prevention and peacebuilding work has always been rooted in its acknowledgement and starting assumptions of complexity and nuance.

The pandemic is no excuse for torture

In late May, the NGO No Name Kitchen reported that a group of boys seeking sanctuary in Europe had been found by the Slovenian police just after crossing the border from Croatia. A 16-year-old boy told the organisation that soon

The pandemic is no excuse for torture

In late May, the NGO No Name Kitchen reported that a group of boys seeking sanctuary in Europe had been found by the Slovenian police just after crossing the border from Croatia. A 16-year-old boy told the organisation that soon