A view from Europe’s borderland | LSE Blogs

As Europe vows stricter border controls, what’s at stake at the border?

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Dan človekovih pravic: “Naše pravice. Naše svoboščine. Vedno.”

Dne 10. decembra 1948 je Generalna skupščina OZN sprejela Splošno deklaracijo o človekovih pravicah, ki je konkretizirala enega od glavnih ciljev Ustanovne listine OZN o razvoju in spodbujanju človekovih pravic in temeljnih svoboščin za vse ljudi, ne glede na raso, spol, jezik ali vero.

Nadaljuj z branjem Dan človekovih pravic: “Naše pravice. Naše svoboščine. Vedno.”

Rosa Parks

Montgomery, Alabama. 1. december 1955. Rosa Parks na poziv voznika avtobusa noče odstopiti svojega sedeža potniku bele polti, ko se del avtobusa, ki je namenjen belcem, zapolni. Njeno dejanje postane simbol sodobnega Gibanja za državljanske pravice, Rosa Parks pa postane mednarodna ikona za upor proti rasni segregaciji.

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Rosa Parks

Stories of Syrian Refugees | LONGREADS

“What’s the Difference Between Migrants and Refugees?”(Sarah Grey, The Establishment, October 2015)

Sarah Grey explains the assumptions and connotations underlying the words we use to describe the displaced victims of Syria’s civil war.

Nadaljuj z branjem Stories of Syrian Refugees | LONGREADS

INFO | Nevladne organizacije za zaščito in pomoč beguncem


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  • Inštitut za afriške študije
  • Pravno-informacijski center nevladnih organizacij
  • Slovenska filantropija
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Nadaljuj z branjem INFO | Nevladne organizacije za zaščito in pomoč beguncem

The European refugee crisis and EU governance

Ali potrebuje EU agencijo, ki bi odločala o prošnjah za azil?

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We have all been greatly affected by the unfolding European refugee crisis and the EU’s failure to offer a coherent response. Another EU default, in the same summer as the Greek debt crisis. Most observers will agree that both crises are not just of the EU’s own making, but that does not erase the fact that the policy responses appear wholly inadequate.

In my previous blog I critiqued the rules-based approach of EMU and Eurozone governance. Not that it is bad to have good rules, but for a well-functioning economic and monetary union a mere set of rules on national budgetary discipline is insufficient. Some kind of fiscal transfer mechanism is required. Today I read that a French member of government, Mr Macron, is of the same view.

It is remarkable that a similar analysis can be made of the refugee crisis, as pointed out in Wolfgang Munchau’s excellent

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The Latest Human Rights Crackdown in Uncle Xi’s China


Chinese authorities have recently detained or questioned more than 150 human rights lawyers and activists in an unprecedented nationwide crackdown. Some detainees are missing, and a petition is calling on the U.S. to cancel the Chinese president’s upcoming state visit. In his April New Yorker story “Born Red,” Evan Osnos profiled Big Uncle Xi (the state news agency’s nickname for the president), “China’s most authoritarian leader since Mao”:

Before Xi took power, he was described, in China and abroad, as an unremarkable provincial administrator, a fan of American pop culture (“The Godfather,” “Saving Private Ryan”) who cared more about business than about politics, and was selected mainly because he had alienated fewer peers than his competitors. It was an incomplete portrait. He had spent more than three decades in public life, but Chinese politics had exposed him to limited scrutiny. At a press conference, a local reporter once asked…

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TEDWomen 2015: Leaders with an eye for justice

“The number one abuse of human rights on earth is the mistreatment of women and girls.”
(Jimmy Carter)

TED Blog

President Jimmy Carter speaks at TEDWomen2015 - Momentum, Session 4, May 28, 2015, Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California, USA. Photo: Marla Aufmuth/TED Former president Jimmy Carter is at TEDWomen for a reason. He says, “The number one abuse of human rights on earth is the mistreatment of women and girls.” Photo: Marla Aufmuth/TED

Momentum is great. But how do you sustain it? This session will examine what it takes to keep on keeping on, from speakers who are just starting out and those who’ve been at it for decades.

Short recaps of the talks in this session…

The number one abuse of human rights. Former president Jimmy Carter begins with jokes (looking out at the audience of mainly women, he muses, “I feel … a little bit different from most of you”), but he is here to talk about something serious. “The number one abuse of human rights on earth is the mistreatment of women and girls,” says Carter. He sees three things at the root of this. The first is the “misinterpretation of religious…

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Kdaj bo Palestina država?

V mednarodni skupnosti ima ideja o Palestini kot suvereni državi tako podpornike kot tudi nasprotnike, vendar se tehtnica vidno nagiba v prid prvih. Do 30. oktobra 2014 je Palestino kot državo priznalo 135 držav članic Združenih narodov, tj. 69,9 odstotka vsega članstva. Nazadnje, 30. oktobra 2014, je to storila Švedska.

Nadaljuj z branjem Kdaj bo Palestina država?

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