The paper presents a semiotic interpretation of the phenomenological debate on the notion of person, focusing in particular on Edmund Husserl, Max Scheler, and Edith Stein.
The semiotic interpretation lets us identify the categories that orient the debate: collective/individual and subject/object. [...]
European Journal of Criminology, Ahead of Print. Institutional anomie theory (IAT) describes the potentially criminogenic impact of economically dominated social institutions.
Although originally cast at the macro level of society, more efforts have emerged lately to capture the IAT framework on the individual level, resulting in a need [...]
AbstractThis article provides a practitioner’s view of the extent to which the 1955 UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (SMRs) have been utilized in
Canada. The author reviews how the SMRs are being used by national authorities, civil society organizations and criminal law practitioners in Canada and presents [...]
AbstractThis article discusses the right to seeds and legal mobilization for the protection of peasant seed systems in Mali. It centres on the ongoing ‘Seed, Norms and Peasants’
process (‘Semences, Normes et Paysans’, SNP), the goal of which is to achieve the recognition of peasant seed systems in the law. [...]
AbstractThis article explores the social and political history of the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool, UK. Using ethnographic and historical research, it discusses
the museum’s origins in the aftermath of the Toxteth disturbances of 1981, its permanent exhibit, its activist projects and its relations with Liverpool’s Black [...]
AbstractThe potential contributions that National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) can make in post-conflict settings has drawn increased attention from academics and practitioners
alike. For some, NHRIs can assume positive roles assisting not only in the protection and promotion of human rights but also in peacebuilding and transitional justice [...]
Summary:Drawing upon my fieldwork experience in East Africa, this article sheds light on emerging phenomena of ‘over-researched’ and ‘under-researched’ refugee populations.
Over the past years, I have increasingly encountered ‘research fatigue’ amongst certain groups of refugees who have undergone frequent studies by numerous researchers. [...]
AbstractThis article reflects upon the experience of researching and teaching human rights, and related areas, in a number of university settings. It is argued, on the one
hand, that interdisciplinarity is necessary, present and considered valuable in academic human rights scholarship. [...]
AbstractThere has been increasing use of project-based organization in various areas of human rights practice, including within truth and justice-seeking in the wake of mass
atrocities. This article traces the development and deployment of project-based approaches to judicial reparation at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia [...]