The other side of the coin: the abuses of power of the Spanish government in the fight against ETA

Disclaimer: ETA was an ethno-nationalist terrorist group that was active for 40 years in Spain. During this period, ETA killed more than 800 people and left behind thousands of victims, amongst them mutilated, extorted, kidnapped… ETA killed because of its ideology, threatening Spanish society for many years. For this reason, the author wants to make … Continue reading The other side of the coin: the abuses of power of the Spanish government in the fight against ETA

Environmental crimes in International Law: An exploration of the possibilities for the criminalization of ecocide

By @jorisvandeursen and @eggensnina Based in The Hague, the Netherlands, The International Criminal Court (ICC) is the first permanent court with jurisdiction to try individuals for international crimes (Kelley, 2007). In the Rome Statute of the ICC, States Parties recognize that the acts criminalized in the Statute – genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and … Continue reading Environmental crimes in International Law: An exploration of the possibilities for the criminalization of ecocide

Terrorism and Islam- The implications of a ‘global discourse’ locally

This article highlights certain aspects of my ongoing Master’s thesis on mediated representations of terrorism in the context of the UK. The following is based on my preliminary research into the subject matter.  The global and the local have become increasingly intertwined, as Robertson’s (1995) term ‘glocalization’ rightly captures it.1 They are no longer two … Continue reading Terrorism and Islam- The implications of a ‘global discourse’ locally

Double standards of movement: COVID-19, speed, movement and borders

What happens when we examine our surroundings through the familiar register of speed, movement, and space? I say familiar, for speed, movement, and space is something we engage with, consciously and unconsciously, in our daily life. Speed, movement, and space thus invoke some sort of familiarity. In this blog entry, I deploy this familiarity to … Continue reading Double standards of movement: COVID-19, speed, movement and borders

“Death to Arabs”: Israeli far-right marches calling for ethnic cleansing – QUO USQUE TANDEM?

 1“Quo usque tandem” recalls Cicero’s first speech In Catilinam to the Roman Senate concerning the renowned conspiracy of Catiline which was fully reciting “Quo usque tandem abutere, Catilina, patientia nostra?” trad. “For how much longer, Catiline, will you abuse our patience?”. We sometimes quote the first two words (or the whole sentence) to warn with … Continue reading “Death to Arabs”: Israeli far-right marches calling for ethnic cleansing – QUO USQUE TANDEM?

Social harms, lead contamination, and the ‘new Moria’: researching the plight of the Hotspots

This article introduces certain themes discussed in my Master’s thesis to be submitted in Summer 2021. For any comments, get in touch via Deviance Incubator or tweet me. As of December 2020, since the inception of the so-called ‘hotspot approach’ in 2015 still almost 15,000 people remain in EU-funded Reception and Identification Centres (RIC) on … Continue reading Social harms, lead contamination, and the ‘new Moria’: researching the plight of the Hotspots

Xinjiang: The ‘Chinese re-education’

Lately The EU, USA, and Canada imposed sanctions on Chinese officials over the crackdown on Uighurs. The coordinated strike also targeted state-run Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps. The USA openly criticized China’s attitude towards human rights on many occasions. It culminated last January when the US State Department declared China is committing genocide and crimes … Continue reading Xinjiang: The ‘Chinese re-education’