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About Jacob Mchangama

Jacob Mchangama is the founder and executive director of Justitia, a Copenhagen based think tank focusing on human rights and the rule of law and the co-founder and co-director of The Freedom Rights Project. He has taught international human rights law at the University of Copenhagen and written on human rights in Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, Wall Street Journal Europe and The Times. He tweets @jmchangama.

Mchangama es cofundador y director de The Freedom Rights Project. También ha dado clases de derechos humanos internacionales en la Universidad de Copenhague y publicado numerosos escritos sobre derechos humanos en medios internacionales, como Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Wall Street Journal y The Times.


Articles by Jacob Mchangama

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

5 rules for enhancing European counter-terrorism

The continent needs to be more careful about protecting civil freedom in the face of terror.

Drawing the line between free speech and online radicalisation

Two court rulings in Denmark and Norway reveal the contradictions at the heart of the European debate on free speech versus incitement to terrorism.

To curtail mass surveillance, you have to be pragmatic: an interview with Jacob Mchangama

Strong civil mobilization fronted by the think tank Justitia prevented the Danish government from introducing unbridled mass surveillance. Justitia's Executive Director tells us how they achieved this.

Scope-creep in Denmark

It takes vigilance to prevent the terrorist attacks in Copenhagen from exacting not only the lives of two innocent people, but also the freedoms and human rights enjoyed by Danish citizens.

Legalizar los derechos económicos y sociales no ayudará a los pobres

Hacer que los derechos sociales y económicos sean parte de la constitución de un país no ayuda a los pobres, e incluso podría perjudicarlos. Una respuesta con base en hechos al argumento a favor de la indivisibilidad de los derechos humanos de Saiz y Yamin. English

Legalizing economic and social rights won’t help the poor

Making social and economic rights part of a country’s constitution does not help the poor, and may even hurt. An evidence-based response to Saiz’s and Yamin’s plea for the indivisibility of human rightsA contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on Emerging Powers and Human RightsEspañol

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