Author Archives: Rights in Context

Don’t execute Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Years ago, a local journalist offered me, as a representative of Amnesty International, to take part in a radio programme on the death penalty. He told me he wanted to talk about this punishment through three personal stories. He said … Continue reading

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Cuatro pensamientos sobre el ataque a Charlie Hebdo

Hay clases y clases, también cuando hablamos de terrorismo. Los delincuentes fueron deliberadamente contra los periodistas y humoristas de Charlie Hebdo, un medio conocido por su vocación de burlarse de todo y de todos, aunque las más conocidas sean sus … Continue reading

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“The Interview” and the sanctity of private business in public international law… since the 16th century

By now it is well known that Sony was cyber attacked some weeks ago allegedly as a reaction to “The Interview”, a satirical film that depicts the assassination of Kim Jong-Un. I haven’t seen the film and I don’t know … Continue reading

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Juegan con fuego la Comisión Europea en Grecia y la Ley de Seguridad Ciudadana en España

Las elecciones anticipadas en Grecia parecen inevitables y la Comisión Europea está dispuesta a reaccionar. El presidente de la Comisión, Jean Claude Juncker, ha mandado un mensaje directo a los griegos: “No quiero que las fuerzas extremistas lleguen al poder … Continue reading

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Order versus Justice in the selection of the next UN Secretary General

The battle to replace Ban Ki-moon has begun. A recent article by Colum Lynch (@columlynch) in Foreign Policy speaks about the race, the likely competitors and the interests at play. The author explains how the most powerful countries tend to … Continue reading

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7 reflexiones sobre el 9N

En primer lugar, hay que felicitarse por el ambiente tranquilo y festivo del 9N. El proceso no ha estado exento de tiranteces, tanto entre políticos como entre ciudadanos, pero durante la jornada los catalanes hicieron gala de una gran dosis … Continue reading

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The ugly t-shirt or the cost of supporting feminism in Britain

British media are echoing the claim that the t-shirts Ed Milliband, Nick Clegg and Harriet Harman posed with a few days ago were made in Mauritius by workers being paid 62p an hour. Fawcett Society, the organisation behind this campaign, … Continue reading

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