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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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