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In an increasingly divided political landscape, we're helping people exercise their rights to a fairer, safer, more satisfying life.

In the Democratic Citizenship theme blog, our experts discuss topics including our local heritage, international relations, law and government.

6 posts found

Dominic Ongwen: ICC conviction of former child soldier establishes ‘forced pregnancy’ as a war crime

10 February 2021 5 min read

Professor Leïla Choukroune writes for The Conversation on the conviction of Dominic Ongwen

Gavel

New books to become essential reading on international law and policy The books are anticipated to become highly-influential reference books.

19 December 2019 2 min read

Professor Leïla Choukroune has edited and contributed to two new books that will provide new insights into international law and policy.

Female student smiling

Why anti-sex offender activism is long overdue for a comeback

11 November 2019 9 min read

There are signs of people taking child-abuse law into their own hands.

Sign hung onto balcony reading "Get the paedophiles out"

Human rights are getting cut from Britains post Brexit trade deal negotiations The UK needs enshrine human rights protections in future post Brexit international agreements, explains Professor Leïla Choukroune for The Conversation

06 November 2019 5 min read

Professor Leïla Choukroune, Director of the Democratic Citizenship research theme, writes for The Conversation about human rights being abandoned in the UK’s post-Brexit treaties.

Shipping containers

The saga of Anders Breivik's prison conditions puts European democracy in the spotlight

02 March 2017 4 min read

A Norwegian appeal court has ruled that the mass murderer's human rights are not being violated by the conditions of his imprisonment.

Anders Breivik looking down in court room

Assisted dying debates full of talk about compassion – but no mention of this in the bill

16 January 2015 5 min read

As parliament resumes debate on the assisted dying bill, we can expect claims about whether the proposed legislation is compassionate.

Close up of elderly hands holding mug

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