• Bulldozing Human Rights in Tanzania

    Bulldozing Human Rights in Tanzania

    • November 16, 2018

    by Dane Degenstein

    Tanzania has recently started a campaign to identify, track down, and arrest gay people, an unprecedented move in a previously more tolerant country. The regional governor of Dar es Salaam, Paul Makonda, announced a task force to …

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  • Khashoggi Murder Case a Test for Despots Everywhere

    Khashoggi Murder Case a Test for Despots Everywhere

    • October 18, 2018

    The disappearance and possible murder of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi is an important test case for despots everywhere. Can they get away with interrogating, kidnapping, and even assassinating their critics in other countries?

    Khashoggi, a resident of the United …

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  • Understanding “Ethnic Conflict”

    Understanding “Ethnic Conflict”

    • October 7, 2018

    By Marie-Eve Desrosiers and Srdjan Vucetic

    “Ethnic conflict” elicits no shortage of strong scholarly opinion and debate. But what exactly is the causal relationship between ethnicity and violence? And what does “causal” mean in this context anyway? Since ethnic conflict …

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  • Decisive Action is Overdue to Protect the Rohingyas

    Decisive Action is Overdue to Protect the Rohingyas

    • September 15, 2018

    By John Packer

    Director of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre at the University of Ottawa and Neuberger-Jesin Professor of International Conflict Resolution

    Finally, the United Nations Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar has stated the obvious: the Rohingya …

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  • Germany: Yet Another Migration Debate?

    Germany: Yet Another Migration Debate?

    • August 1, 2018

    Asli Ilgit, Cukurova University

    Audie Klotz, Syracuse University

    Once again, pundits predict the downfall of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). Why? Her migration policies appear to fuel the rise of the nationalist …

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  • UK Rendition and Torture: Lessons for Canada

    UK Rendition and Torture: Lessons for Canada

    • July 18, 2018

    The British Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee has produced two reports on collusion in rendition (the legal term for shipping someone from one jurisdiction to another) and torture operations in the US-led War on Terror. They remind us in blunt …

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