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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Hodeida: prospects of humanitarian catastrophe brings Yemen back into the news

Was the decision to carry out the offensive in the summer, when living conditions are the worst for the population, specifically intended to worsen civilian suffering?

Am I the son of the Arab Aisha? Jokes in a mixed household

Our friendly teasing sometimes echoes nationalistic, sectarian and tribal prejudice. العربية

Una perspectiva de género para Venezuela

La crisis de Venezuela amenaza también a los derechos de las mujeres. Aumentan los embarazos adolescentes, las enfermedades de transmisión sexual, los abortos ilegales y la esterilización. English

A gendered approach for Venezuela

The crisis in Venezuela is threatening women's rights. Teenage pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, illegal abortions and sterilization rates are all up. Español

Democracias iliberales y derechos humanos: un nuevo libro de jugadas

Mientras los líderes populistas avivan el nacionalismo y violan los derechos básicos, las estrategias tradicionales de promoción y defensa están perdiendo su eficacia. El movimiento de derechos humanos necesita un nuevo libro de jugadas. English

Mo Salah, the revolution and Egypt’s defeat

The real trouble with Egypt is that it’s a place where hope never lives, but never truly dies. العربية

¿Se convertirán los grupos “parapoliciales” de Nicaragua en bandas criminales?

En las últimas semanas, en Nicaragua, grupos armados “parapoliciales” han protagonizado la represión violenta de los manifestantes contrarios al gobierno de Daniel Ortega. English

Nicaragua's "parapolice" groups: could they turn criminal?

Armed “parapolice” groups have played a central role in the violent repression of opposition protesters in Nicaragua over the past several weeks. Español

Gana López Obrador pero en México sigue el reto de la desigualdad

El principal problema del país es la desigualdad. El segundo mayor problema del país es la desigualdad. English

For an open migration policy to end the deaths and crises in the Mediterranean

Only a more open policy of migration would neither threaten migrants nor European citizens. To foster such a policy, the Mediterranean mobility conflict must be addressed.

Buscando al "yo real": luchar contra el machismo en Ciudad de México

Ante el problema del machismo, extendidísimo en México, una entidad de Ciudad de México organiza clases de grupo semanales para luchar contra las “masculinidades negativas”. English

How US evangelical organizations deploy ‘human rights’ and ‘development’

Armed with the surety of belief in the ‘responsibility to act’ and international legal tools – US- or UN-funded Christian civil society organizations have used international law to further their goals internationally.

Finding ‘Yo Real’: fighting machismo in Mexico City

Machismo is widespread in Mexico. One organisation takes aim at ‘negative masculinities’ with weekly group classes. Español

The elusiveness of whistleblower protection across Europe

It is important to interpret the ECHR in an open manner and draw from the European Commission draft directive, as well as European and international non-binding commitments on whistleblower protection.

What can be done with a polarised Mexico after the elections?

Democracy in Mexico is in a permanent state of construction and it will continue as such after the presidential elections of the 1st of July. Español

A Voltaire for our age; what can the Enlightenment teach Brexit Britain?

The referendum and its ensuing political ramifications have left very few in Europe desiring to emulate the example set by Brexit. How different it was in Voltaire’s time!

¿Qué hacemos con un México polarizado después de las elecciones?

La democracia no se ejercerá el 1 de julio, como si fuera fruta de un solo día. La democracia está en construcción permanente y lo seguirá estando un día después. English

Diversity at the BBC: At last, significant progress, but still a long way to go

On the basis of his last three months work on diversity, Davie looks like the person to ride to the rescue. The board should not ask Tim Davie to change horses now.

Resultados en Colombia 2018: lo posible que no fue pero podrá ser

Los resultados de las elecciones colombianas llaman a la oposición a organizarse para la resistencia y el cambio, y a salvar los escollos de las derechas, el miedo y el «extremo centro».

Homo homini lupus est: trauma, niños enjaulados, y política de refugiados en EE.UU.

Las imágenes de niños aterrorizados encerrados en jaulas perturbaron al mundo. Y entonces Trump sonrió, continuó su cínico show y firmó ante las cámaras una orden ejecutiva para mantener unidas a las familias de refugiados. English

Homo homini lupus est: trauma and child abuse in U.S. refugee policy

Terrified children kept in cages disturbed the world. And then, president Trump, on camera, resumed his cynical show, smiled, and signed an executive order to keep refugee families together. Español

Elections, polarisation and frustration in Mexico

Social and political polarisation, the assent of populism, and the blurring of the political parties are a consequence of a delegitimised institutional system, inefficient governance and persistent corruption. Español

Las elecciones en México y la cuestión de la seguridad

El próximo presidente tendrá que renovar la política de seguridad del país, que lleva más de diez años centrada en combatir militarmente a los grupos criminales mientras las cifras de homicidios se disparan. English

Mexican elections: the security issue

Mexico’s next president will have to revamp the country’s security policy framework, which for more than a decade has focused on militarized confrontation with criminal gangs amid more homicides than ever. Español

Can the Turkish Opposition beat Erdoğan?

The most likely challenger on June 24 is the CHP’s candidate Muharrem İnce who will have an uphill battle.

The terrible price of zero tolerance immigration

The US Attorney General claims these separations are justified by the Bible and will deter illegal immigration, though there is no evidence backing either claim. His is a minority position.

La politización de la justicia en América Latina

América Latina tiene una larga historia de justicia politizada y de política judicializada. Cuando gobiernos y legislaturas sufren una profunda crisis de credibilidad, el papel de la judicatura es ahora central. English

The politicization of justice in Latin America

Latin America has extensive experience of politicized justice and judicialized politics. Today, as governments and parliaments face a deep credibility crisis, the judiciary has become a leading political actor. Español

Colombia and the possibility of modernising democracy

Presidential elections results imply that democracy in Colombia, which until now has been marred with violence, structural deficits and a lack of true alternation, will gradually become more normalised. Español

¿Por qué parece tan difícil la salida de Ortega/Murillo?

En Nicaragua no se ha logrado todavía asentar la visión de que existen seis millones de personas con capacidad de gobernar los destinos del país. Pero ahora urge convocar elecciones. English

Turkey’s three-dimensional populism, three leaders and three blocs

The election is therefore offered a choice between three blocs, each of which mobilises people in terms of a different type of populism as expounded by their respective charismatic leader.

El Salvador: los evangélicos se suman a la batalla contra los derechos reproductivos de las mujeres

El panorama religioso cambiante en un país históricamente católico como El Salvador ha sido una mala noticia para las mujeres, que viven bajo una de las leyes antiaborto más duras del mundo. English

I am from Salamiya but none of this applies to me

In Syria, one could notice some of the significant remarks denigrating others based on their religion, sect, race or color. العربية

American students as teachers: facing the world adults are wrecking

“I’m glad to see corporate America standing with me and the other students of Parkland and everybody else,” he said, “because when we work together we can accomplish anything.”

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