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Author: Petr Přibyla

Petr Pribyla

American Out-fashioned Philosophy of Punishment

Why should prisons be as human as possible rather than being inhuman? Why is the philosophy of punishment in the US completely different not only from the European but also from international standards? Global Politics asked these and other questions to Manfred Nowak, Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Vienna […] read more

1st July 2012, section Interviews

Petr Pribyla

Interview with Anja Mihr – on Transitional Justice, Democratization and Challenges of Post-conflict Development

Why should amnesties be seen as the very last resort of any political decision to be taken in the transitional process? Which transitional justice mechanism is the most crucial to be imposed first in periods of the transition? What have we learned about transitional justice from the case of Spain after Franco’s death in 1975? Why does one of the reconciliation policies in Rwanda require former perpetrators who participated in Genocide to wash the bones and sculls of those they had killed in 1994? These questions were answered by Anja Mihr, Associate Professor at the Netherlands… read more

18th December 2011, section Interviews

Petr Pribyla

Interview with Peter Singer – On Global Poverty, Human Rights and Ethical Questions

Where are the boundaries of our moral obligations in eradicating global poverty? At what point can we speak of a fetus as a human being? Are we capable of reaching objectivism in ethical questions? For what reason is it necessary to reach reassessment of our view of human rights concept? Peter Singer, Ira W. De Camp professor of bioethics in a Centre for Human Values at Princeton University and Laureate professor at University of Melbourne, has been standing at the forefront of debates about our ethical obligations and approaching global poverty, euthanasia, abortions and animal… read more

28th September 2011, section Interviews

Petr Pribyla

Human Development Index: How to cope with its limitations?

The Human Development Index (HDI) is used to measure quality of life in countries across the world. This index has been published – on regular basis – since 1990, however its contribution and ability of covering up as sliding concept as human development in its own scope has been still highly discussed. Main aim of this paper is to focus at limitations of Human Development Index and try to answer questions, concerning how deeply this measurement is able to reflect the reality in particular countries. I will discuss the usefulness of the conceptual framework of “human development”… read more

1st April 2010, section Articles