All Blog Posts Tagged 'Justice' (5)

Welcoming a Hybrid Attempt at Justice for the Central African Republic

Originally published in The Huffington Post World Section on 15 July 2015, see: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jesica-l-santos/welcoming-a-hybrid-attemp_b_7794052.html

On 22 April 2015, the Transitional Council in the Central African Republic (CAR) adopted a…

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Added by Jesica L Santos on September 23, 2015 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Can cosmopolitans vote for Scottish independence?

A cosmopolitan nationalist is a contradiction in terms. Yet I want to suggest that in some cases consistent cosmopolitans may be justified in supporting nationalist causes – in particular, voting ‘yes’ in independence referenda like the ones anticipated in Scotland and Catalonia in 2014.…

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Added by Aveek Bhattacharya on September 10, 2014 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Ecoethical Relections on Climate Crisis and Sustainability Issue

Having gone through the articles of Samantha Sherman and Ernel Saligumba on Eco Politics: Blood and Trees and A Leader of Conservation; it will not be incorrect to say that climate change has commanded increasing attention in recent times especially in developed and developing economies but  much of my focus will be on sub-Saharan Africa due to the geographical location, the poor cultural attitudes to environment and the shortage of resources to support the adaptation to…

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Added by Valentine Olushola Oyedipe on September 12, 2013 at 10:35am — 2 Comments

HUMAN COMMODITIZATION IN THE 21st CENTURY: A SACRILEGE ON HUMAN DIGNITY

The 1833 slavery abolition Act that gave all slaves in British Empire their freedom and the 1865 US 13th Amendment to the constitution at the conclusion of the civil war were gallant efforts by people of conscience the world over on the total abolishment of slavery- the institutionalization of humankind as a property. Little did the humanity know that the phenomenon of slavery will not disappear totally but will rear its ugly head in different shades and colors. The legislative mile stone and… Continue

Added by Valentine Olushola Oyedipe on August 14, 2013 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Bahrain and the responsibility of the international community

Since February 2011 Bahrain has been the scene of ongoing protests. Protesters are calling for greater freedom and democracy, respect for human rights and the removal of the country’s self-imposed monarchy. So far the regime has responded with harsh crackdowns, imprisonments, and systematic torture. The regime proclaims that it is implementing reforms, but so far this has not happened. It even employs a number of western PR-companies to shape the international public opinion of the…

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Added by Rasmus Sinding Søndergaard on November 12, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

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