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Rosemary Bechler

Rosemary Bechler is the mainsite editor of openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The EU response to the Libyan crisis: shallow impact with a short-term vision

By securitizing migration, EU leaders have appeared to address the needs of European audiences more than those of Libyan stakeholders

La defensa del estado de derecho en la Unión Europea

Carta abierta al presidente de la comisión, Jean-Claude Juncker, y al presidente del consejo Europeo, Donald Tusk, cc. Vice-Presidente primero Frans Timmermans. English. Catalan

Campaigning achievements so far

Facing relentless pressures towards a normalisation of relations between Egypt and Italy, Amnesty International Italy’s role has been central in supporting the Regeni family as they seek truth for Giulio.

Transformative democracy: bringing the outside world in

Is there hope for a new politics in European institutions? One insider-outsider says yes.

The European Parliament must not condone human rights abuses in the United Arab Emirates

On Thursday, the European Parliament will vote on whether to add the United Arab Emirates to the short list of countries eligible for visa waivers in Europe, despite the country's shocking human rights record.

Speaking through Scotland

The debate over Scotland’s EU entry is being snarled up in the agendas of international actors. The consequences will be bad for all.

Cameron's government sided with the speculators - and lost

In the teeth of oppostion from the British government, the EU has agreed regulations to curb gambling on food prices.

Bosnia between ethnic-nationalism and Europeanization

The Bosnian political elites who tend to safeguard domination of purely ethnic interests at all costs now must choose between maintenance of ethnic apartheid or integration into the European Union

oD Drug Policy Forum: Front Line Report - Week of July 24th 2011

This report is dedicated to the memory of Amy Winehouse, who tragically passed away yesterday. As we mourn the loss of so talented a musician, let us also pay tribute to and remember the many millions of vulnerable, marginalised and stigmatised people who have died drug related deaths; and human cost of the failed war on drugs ~ MW & CS
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