Author Archives: Rights in Context

El derecho a la vivienda en España, una de romanos

Este artículo ha sido publicado en Huffington Post ¿Decimos miles, decenas de miles o centenares de miles? En Amnistía International tuvimos serias dudas sobre cómo dar comienzo al informe Derechos Desalojados: Derecho a la vivienda y desalojos hipotecarios en España, publicado … Continue reading

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What the celebration of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta tells us about Britain’s idea of human rights

Yesterday, 15 June, Britain celebrated the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. The text proclaimed some of what we now call “human rights”, related to fair trial and the rule of law. It was meant to be a peace treaty between … Continue reading

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Against the criminalisation of foreign fighters with the discourse of terrorism

Last week, interior ministers of the 15 countries sitting at the UN Security Council met to discuss foreign fighters. They did so as part of the follow-up of Resolution 2178 (2014), which defines foreign fighters as people “who travel or attempt … Continue reading

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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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