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  • 30 Apr 2023
    Matthias Mahlmann

    Human rights secured? Don’t bet on it!

    1. Challenges ahead Human rights are contested. This comes as no surprise because they always have been. In recent years, however, new forms of criticism have emerged that merit close attention because of at least four reasons: First, these (often radical) criticisms may be justified and thus provide insights and a better guide to action […]

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  • 18 Oct 2021
    Raphael Cohen-Almagor

    Just, Reasonable Multiculturalism

    I have been thinking and writing about religion and culture since the 1990s. However, I did not think about writing a book. I was more preoccupied with questions pertaining to media ethics and medical ethics. The turning point was 2011. Then, Prime Minister David Cameron went as far as saying that multiculturalism had failed and […]

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  • 5 Nov 2019
    Udi Sommer, Aliza Forman-Rabinovici

    Should we brace for change? A new era for worldwide abortion law

    Once again, pro- and anti-abortion advocates are clashing across the United States. Will reigniting this conflict over defining moral issues spill over to influence abortion policy worldwide? Producing Reproductive Rights looks at the players around the globe who are both taking cues from this debate, as well as trying to influence it in their own […]

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  • 6 Jun 2019
    Mass arrest of animal rights activists. Photo credit Direct Action Everywhere.
    Justin Marceau

    Social Change, Animal Rights, and Incarceration

    It is widely known that the American criminal justice system is uniquely punitive, and that the harsh carceral and collateral impacts of tough-on-crime policies have disproportionately burdened the poor and persons of color. Among progressive social movements, the animal rights movement stands as a notable exception to an overriding trend of advocacy against tough-on-crime policies. […]

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  • 3 Jul 2018
    Bill Ong Hing

    Deportation and the Trump Administration

    The outcry over the Trump Administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents has been overwhelming. The widespread criticism led to the President’s executive order halting the separation. However, the damage has been done to the emotional and physical well-being of the more than 2,500 children who were separated prior to the order. On […]

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  • 9 Feb 2016
    Black Rights equality march
    Raymond Gavins

    Black History Month: Raymond Gavins on the quest for freedom and equality

    We mark Black History Month with a series of blog articles recalling some of the important people and events in African American history.

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  • 8 Jul 2013
    Michael J. Perry

    Into the Intro: Human Rights in the Constitutional Law of the United States

    Texas reached a milestone this June as the state executed its 500th death-row inmate since 1976. The same week, the gay rights community celebrated a major victory after the Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. The debates are far from over.

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  • 22 Jul 2008
    Susan Aaronson

    Obama, the Optimist on Trade

    Today’s Financial Times offers commentary by Susan Aaronson, a scholar who analyzes the murky relationships between trade and human rights. In it she poses the question: if both candidates are pro-trade, what else will they do with their policies? Around the world, the press has portrayed the 2008 US presidential election as a choice between […]

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