Week 7 and 8 recap

Apologies for the delay of this post! In Week 7 we watched a documentary that was made by the Guardian on FGM (Female Genital Mutilation). If you didn't make it to the meeting, I recommend that you watch it, as it really explains the cultural reasons for FGM in more detail: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/video/2011/apr/18/female-genital-mutilation-video If you're interested... Continue Reading →

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Challenges to the absolute ban on torture in the 21st Century: a brief outline of the UK Government’s use of the ‘Memorandum of Understanding’

The European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) was signed after World War II in 1953. Europe was in ruins, and crimes of humanity had led to calls for a document that set in stone new levels of human rights protection. Article 3 recognises positive and negative duties on states to protect an individual’s fundamental right... Continue Reading →

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