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Introducing Rosa Freedman

It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Dr. Rosa Freedman as an IntLawGrrls contributor.  Rosa is a Law Lecturer at the University of Birmingham. She completed her undergraduate studies at Queen Mary University of London and her LLM in Public International Law at University College London. Rosa was called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn […]

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Introducing Anna v. Gall

It’s our great pleasure today to welcome Anna v. Gall as an IntLawGrrls contributor.  Anna received her legal education in Göttingen, Hamburg, Berlin and Kiev. She specializes in Immigration Law, International Relations and in the field of Women’s Human Rights. She has worked in Namibia, Brussels and in Georgia. She is a member of the […]

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‘Nuff said

To be sure, there is not one single strategy or answer that can resolve all these questions, as is always the case when people are fighting for their rights. What is clear, though, is that serious thoughtful debate may be more likely in the courtroom than in the congress, particularly where religion maintains a stronghold […]

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Debating Human Rights History

In 2010, Samuel Moyn published “The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History“, a book that provoked its readers to critically engage with questions about when human rights emerged as an agenda on the international political scene.  Moyn’s suggestion that this was a strikingly recent development (dating to 1977) raised deeper questions about the politics underlying human rights and its successes in displacing alternate utopian visions.  Last year, Moyn published a book review of Jenny Martinez‘s “The Slave Trade and the Origins of International Human Rights Law” and Kathryn Sikkink‘s “The Justice Cascade: How Human Rights Prosecutions Are Changing World Politics“, criticizing both books for insufficiently acknowledging the limitations of international human rights law as an avenue for social and political reform.

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