Mohamad Al-Hakim

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination  –  Celebrating the paradox

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – Celebrating the paradox

Written by Viera Striskova, University of Geneva. This December marks a momentous occasion as it will be 50 years since the adoption of the first legally binding international treaty protecting human rights: the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). A necessary reflection on the issue started with the International Day for the…

The Strengths and Limitations of Enhanced Sentencing for Hate Crimes

The Strengths and Limitations of Enhanced Sentencing for Hate Crimes

  Between June and September 2013 the UK Law Commission consulted with a range of community, voluntary, academic, statutory and lay representatives on Government proposals to alter parts of the existing hate crime legislative framework in England and Wales. This followed the Coalition Government’s publication of Challenge It, Report It, Stop It: The Government’s Plan…

Saying “I do” to the true meaning of equality: citizenships, rights and homophobia in Northern Ireland

Saying “I do” to the true meaning of equality: citizenships, rights and homophobia in Northern Ireland

Monday 15th July was a historic day for equal rights as the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill completed its Third – and final – Reading in the House of Lords. With the first same-sex marriages due to take place in 2014, it would be easy to think that progress with regards to sexual citizenship and…

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