Azerbaijan’s capital Baku is hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 this week. The days previous to the event the lights were projected not towards the artists but towards the country’s human rights violations record. What do we really know about the Republic of Azerbaijan?
Belarus holds two sad records: On the one hand, it is the last dictatorship in Europe. On the other hand, is the only European country where the capital punishment is still in practice. But what is the position of Belarusian population on death penalty? What can the European Union do to promote its abolition?
European Court of Human Rights has been gaining a fair amount of media attention recently: last year it ruled against George Soros, a famous institutional investor; this year it has ordered Italy to compensate the migrants that it returned to Lybia. But what do we really know about the Europe’s highest human rights court? This article gives a reader a general overview.
Last week the King of Morroco announced a draft of the new Constitution which will be voted on the referendum on July 1. The new text introduces some notable democratic advances but still leaves many Moroccans, particularly the young, unsatisfied, which already led to yesterday’s demonstrations. Let’s see what foes the new Constitution brings and why it is being criticized.
In order to maintain international peace and security, the United Nations’ Peacekeeping Operations have been a response to the failure of the collective security system. After the bad UN performance in Iraq in 2003, new initiatives of humanitarian interventions, as the ‘Responsibility to Protect’, have been disputed: How to get a workable compromise between humanitarian intervention and non-intervention?
Most of people think that french is a beautiful language. Even most of them consider that it’s the language of love. Sthéphane Hessel, one of the founding fathers of the Human Rights Declaration is able to show us french as a language for revolution through his book, Indignez-Vous. The time to outrage has come!