Monthly Archives: December 2009

The architect of Charter 08 sentenced to 11 years in prison

One of China’s leading political dissidents, Liu Xiaobo, has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for subversion. A participant of  the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests and the main author of the Charter 08 manifesto, Liu is an iconic figure … Continue reading

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Schweizisk Volksgeist?

Thomas Steinfeld, kulturchef på Süddeutsche Zeitung i München och professor i kulturvetenskap i Luzern/Schweiz, skriver Under Strecket i dagens SvD. “Inre kris bakom minaretförbud  i Schweiz” heter artikeln,  som elegant visar hur folkomröstningen den 29 november kunde sluta som den … Continue reading

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The West and ESCR

In a 2007 article published in Human Rights Quarterly, Jack Donnelly and Daniel Whelan argued that western anatgonism to the inclusion of economic and social rights as part of the universal human rights regime is nothing but a myth. With … Continue reading

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