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Sussex Academics Discuss Human Rights, Identity and the Role of the State in Religious Belief and National Security

On 13 December the University of Sussex hosted a consultation on the Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) and Security guidance paper, a document drafted by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The OSCE comprises 57 member

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Posted in Policy, Rights

Brexit, Trump and the Implications for Development- A Review

by Laura Bennett Given the events that continue to dominate world politics, I was only too eager to attend the talk entitled ‘Brexit, Trump and the Implications for Development’, featuring a very diverse range of speakers. The discussion was chaired

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Posted in International Relations, Policy

Proving Torture

by Rosa Jones Empathy is a complex emotion. It is not always readily elicited when the matter in concern is torture. The subject disturbs our natural sense of justice to the point that most will want to shield themselves from

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Posted in Policy, Rights, Torture

Black Holes and Climate Revelations

by Pip Roddis Week 1 of COP22 has come to an end. Listening to music, musing over the experience of being a youth delegate to a UNFCCC conference, familiar lyrics took on a new meaning: “Our hopes and expectations, black

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Posted in Alumni, Climate Change, Policy

Risk, Property, and the Politics of Nature

By Kelly Kay Last year, the School of Global Studies (through the Centre for Global Political Economy), in conjunction with the ESRC STEPS Centre, held a conference on the Financialisation of Nature. The conference produced some exciting and thought-provoking dialogue

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Posted in Nature, Policy, Rights