For the Human Rights movement to be sufficiently internationalised, it needs to scale the bridge of diversity and provide equitable outcomes for all people. The Director of the Open Society Human Rights Initiative, Emily Martinez, argues that it goes deeper than just traditional North-South relations.
Rainer Ebert critically evaluates the French burqa ban and the European Court of Human Rights’ recent decision to uphold it. Ebert argues that these decisions are bad for woman, bad for Europe, and part of an emerging illiberal trend in Europe. In Ebert’s evaluation , “France now finds itself in the undesirable company of Saudi Arabia, Iran, and other countries that force women to dress in a particular way.”
Dr. Murray Hill, in this two part article considers the motivation and experiences of first generation Muslims in Europe and examines a range of sociopolitical and identity challenges faced by subsequent generations.