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About Matt Hawkins

Matt Hawkins is Co-Founder of Compassion in Politics. He has worked for a number of social and environmental causes including the Nobel Prize Winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which secured the passage of a law banning nuclear weapons at the UN, and the Equal Civil Partnerships Campaign which successfully lobbied to allow mixed-sex couples the right to get a civil partnership.

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Adam Bychawski

Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

¿Puede la política ser compasiva?

Hay que tener valor y determinación para centrarse en el sufrimiento y ponerlo en el núcleo de las decisiones que uno toma. English

Can politics ever be compassionate?

To turn towards suffering and make that the centerpiece of your decisions takes guts and determination. Español

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