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Politics & International Affairs magazine

Topic: lidská práva

Lukas Buric

Than Shwe: Unmasking Burma’s Tyrant

Bývalý barmský diktátor Than Šwei dlouhou dobu unikal pozornosti autorů, přestože se množstvím spáchaných zločinů vyrovná takovým, jako je Miloševič, Pinochet či Omar al-Bashir. Roku 2010 se konečně dočkal vlastní v tomto článku recenzované biografie s názvem Than Shwe: Unmasking Burma’s Tyrant. Jeho život v knize zachycují autoři Benedict Rogers a Jeremy Woodrum s cílem poskytnout podrobné informace o jednom z nejkrutějších tyranů […] read more

7th April 2013, section Reviews

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

Jan Daniel a Kristina Horňáčková

Zaid Eyadat: The major motivation for Arab revolutions was about human dignity

Dr. Zaid Eyadat is a professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Jordan and the chairperson of the Human Rights and Human Development department. He graduated from the University of Southern California, where he continues to teach. He has also taught at various universities in the USA and Jordan and has worked as a consultant for diverse international organizations and NGOs. Recently he conducted a course called Islam and Human Rights at Faculty of Social Studies at Masaryk University in Brno. Editors of Global Politics and Bulletin of The… read more

18th July 2011, section Interviews

Arif Mammadov

Human rights promotion in the EU foreign policy

After the end of the Cold War, promoting democracy became one of the main features of the foreign policy of the European Union (EU). The Maastricht Treaty of 1992 stated that one of the objectives of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) is to promote democracy, the rule of law, and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. Furthermore, the Copenhagen criteria, which defines the conditions for EU membership, clearly indicates that one of the main requirements is the existence of institutions that ensure respect for human rights, democracy and the rule of law.… read more

20th August 2010, section Articles