New Publication: Distant Justice: The Impact of the International Criminal Court on African Politics (CUP, 2018)

admin 14th November 2018

There are a number of controversies surrounding the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Africa. Critics have charged it with neo-colonial meddling in African affairs, accusing it of undermining national sovereignty and domestic attempts to resolve armed conflict. Here, based on 650 interviews over 11 years, Phil Clark critically assesses the politics of the ICC in […]

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New Publication: The Politics of Love in Myanmar

admin 7th November 2018

The Politics of Love in Myanmar offers an intimate ethnographic account of a group of LGBT activists before, during, and after Myanmar’s post-2011 political transition. Lynette J. Chua explores how these activists devoted themselves to, and fell in love with, the practice of human rights and how they were able to empower queer Burmese to accept […]

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Between Conservatism and Pragmatism: Crafting a Human Rights-Based Approach to HIV/AIDS Related Services for Women in the Middle East

admin 5th November 2018

Venue: Fellows Dining Room, Hilda Besse building, St Antony’s College Date: 12 November 2018. 2pm Speaker(s): Dr Kamiar Alaei (Co-president, Institute for International Health and Education) Chair:  Dr Nazila Ghanea (Associate Professor in International Human Rights Law, Department for Continuing Education) Series:  MEC Women’s Rights Research Seminars   Dr Kamiar Alaei’s academic, medical and international […]

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2008 Moore Prize Literature Short List

admin 29th October 2018

This year’s finalists for the Moore Prize are a diverse set of works that attest, individually and collectively, to the resilience of the human spirit and value of human dignity when these are most imperiled. Our imaginations are challenged and our capacities for empathy and sympathy enlarged in unexpected ways by reading these imaginative and […]

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