Rutgers’ Official Launch of the University Alliance for Refugees and At-Risk Migrants (UARRM)

By Jane Roche and Christina Lobruto ,Contributors On Monday, July 23, 2018, Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey hosted the Official Launch of the University Alliance for Refugees and At-Risk Migrants (UARRM). The UARRM is a group of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers seeking to harness the potential of university communities for the empowerment of …

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The Convergence of Activism and Academia at the Oslo Freedom Forum

By Lillian Hussong, Contributor “Once people begin to believe, at least in principle, in human equality, there is no logical limit to the expansion of human rights and self-determination.” —Martha Finnemore I was one of six graduate students from the Rutgers University Division of Global Affairs who travelled to Norway to attend the 10th annual …

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The Evolution and Role of European Convention on Human Rights and European Court

By Karin Nordin, Contributor After the turbulence caused by World War II, the world, especially Europe, feared for similar events to occur in the future, as a result the first written text promoting peace and diplomacy arose, in 1948, the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights emerged and demonstrated as a turning point in …

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Rutgers University Launches New Research Program on Genocide and Atrocity Prevention

By Lillian Hussong, Contributor Syrian civilians in Damascus suffered a government-perpetrated chemical attack during the week of April 7, 2018, killing seventy and injuring hundreds.  Delegates from the United Nations Security Council travelled to Bangladesh during the week of April 29 to meet with Rohingyan refugees fleeing Myanmar, where they continually suffer persecution for their collective …

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Human Rights Violations of Homosexuals in Chechen Republic

By Christian Hess, Contributor Within the first few months of 2017, reports emerged from the Chechen Republic that homosexual men were abducted from their homes. From there, they were sent to make-shift concentration camps where they were beaten and electrocuted. The leader of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov denied these reports. He stated there were no …

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Puerto Rico’s Argo-ecological Movement: Grassroots Mobilization in the Wake of Hurricane Maria

By Jennifer Natoli, Contributor During the past decade, food sovereignty has been gaining popularity throughout Puerto Rico. Once an agricultural powerhouse, the island experienced a sharp decline in domestic agriculture throughout the twentieth century. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, people are mobilizing to establish sustainable, dependable food systems. Food Sovereignty VS. Food Security La …

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Muddy Boots and Leather Satchels: An Assessment of Civil-Military Relations in the 21st Century America

By Richard M. O’Meara1, Contributor Is it possible that in the next political generation, all important functions of the United States Government will be accomplished by soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines? The current ascendance of Generals James Mathis at the Department of Defense, James Kelly as the President’s Chief of Staff, and H. R. McMaster at …

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