Romanian Presidential Elections 2014 on the Edge (within everybody`s reach)

Originally posted on Written Thoughts … written feelings:
On November 2nd 2014, Romanians went voting for a new president, with a run-off between the top candidates beheld on November 16th, as no candidate achieved an overall majority in the first round. The country with `no voice`, the poorest state in the European Union, which it joined…

Read more "Romanian Presidential Elections 2014 on the Edge (within everybody`s reach)"

Irregular extraditions: when political bias supersedes the rule of law.

Extradition is a broad concept that refers to the formal or unofficial process of transferring a fugitive back to the State where he is currently being tried or has already been convicted for a crime. It is a notion strictly connected to the concept of territoriality and the limitations that burden States associated with apprehending […]

Read more "Irregular extraditions: when political bias supersedes the rule of law."

How embroidery is helping women in Pakistan stand up to honor killings and inequality

Originally posted on ideas.ted.com:
Khalida Brohi grew up traveling between two very different parts of Pakistan: the bustling city of Karachi, where her parents moved so that she and her sisters could go to school, and a small village in Balochistan, where her family has its roots. Brohi got a modern education, and also…

Read more "How embroidery is helping women in Pakistan stand up to honor killings and inequality"

Women under Islam

Originally posted on Women Without Borders:
As the UN’s Gender Inequality Index (see previous post) indicates, most of the worst gender gaps occur in Islamic countries. A new report on gender-based violence written by the US Hudson Institute for the World Watch List describes how a profound lack of equality between men and women in…

Read more "Women under Islam"

Justiciability of Economical, Social and Cultural Rights: theories and challenges.

The justiciability of human rights is a concept deeply tied to the discourse of whether economical, social and cultural rights (ESC) can be enforced by judicial and quasi-judicial organs due to peculiar political elements and apparent vagueness they entail. In connection with ESC rights, justiciability- as an expression of the opportunity to bring forward a […]

Read more "Justiciability of Economical, Social and Cultural Rights: theories and challenges."