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Courtroom drama and racism: Putting film on the stand
By Clémence Rebora No other film genre conveys the idea of responsibility, to one’s beliefs and towards others, better than the courtroom drama. Using law as a tool to play with the audience’s belief in justice, courtroom dramas place a topical concept on trial rather than a single character. The success of the genre stems…Keep reading
R2P is Unable to Protect the Stateless; It’s Time for the United Nations Security Council to Step Up
By Dimitra Protopsalti and Timothy Lionarons The United Nations instated the Responsibility to Protect in 2005 to shield humankind from mass atrocities. Yet the shortcomings of R2P are a product of its exclusionary nature, that of stateless people. It is time for the UNSC to step up and broaden the inclusiveness of the R2P to…Keep reading
COVID-19 and the Responsibility to Protect Rohingya Refugees
By Amber Smith and Tom Welch The Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect noted COVID-19 would have particularly adverse implications for the ‘70 million people forcibly displaced by conflict, persecution and atrocity’. The 900,000 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh is one such example. This piece proposes a response through R2P’s second pillar,…Keep reading
Book Review: Education of an Idealist by Samantha Power
By Eleonor Smith The Education of an Idealist by Samantha Power provides an insight not only into the world of diplomacy but into the path she took to get there: from her home in Ireland, losing her father, her life as a journalist in Bosnia, journey into the White House and eventually the UN. Power’s…Keep reading
What are we to do with the Romanian memory of the Holocaust?
By Marius Ghincea The memory of the past shapes our existence, contributes to the way we perceive social reality and helps us to shape our vision of the future we want for ourselves and our descendants. Marius argues accepting the past and recognising the Holocaust in Romania involves reconstructing the historical narratives that are promoted…Keep reading
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