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Development and Conflict

Guest Contributor 5th March 2013

One does not need to look for long for examples of conflict impacting on development.  Take the case of Mali: a year ago, conflict in the north of the country and a military coup detailed two decades of constitutional government and development progress.  Elections were scheduled to be held in Mali a month after that […]

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Women’s Rights in the Gulf Cooperation Council: A Dialogue

Guest Contributor 4th March 2013

By Nazila Ghanea – On Wednesday 27 February the Women’s Rights Research Seminar (WRRS) at Oxford held its last seminar of the term.  The seminar took a new form and was entitled: “Women’s Rights in the GCC: A Dialogue”. The conversation was carried out between Nazila Ghanea, University Lecturer in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford, […]

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US Congress Reauthorizes Violence Against Women Act

Guest Contributor 1st March 2013

By Chelsea Purvis –  The United States Congress has for many months been debating the future of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  As I explained in my previous post, VAWA is the principle federal law addressing gender-based violence in the US.  When VAWA expired in 2012, the Senate drafted a reauthorization bill (S.47) that […]

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