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Views: The Impact of Counter-Terrorism Measures on Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa

In 2005, I presented a paper[1] at a conference on the impact that governmental counter-terrorism measures, adopted after the 9/11…

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Book Review: The Islamic Question before the United Nations Human Rights Committee by Yadh Ben Achour

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and subsequent instruments of international human rights law are meant to provide protection for…

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War on Terror and Human Rights Violations by Security Bureaucracies: A Reading of Some General Features and Israeli Securitocracy

Abstract This study proceeds from the thesis that the foundations of democracy and human rights have been eroded by a…

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Humanitarianism Without Rights: Refugee Securitisation and the Politics of Containment in Jordan Post 9-11

Abstract Although the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is widely lauded for its humanitarian commitment to refugees, critical studies and human…

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Views: Global Trends and Regional Consequences of the Growth of Counter-Terrorism after 9/11

Terrorism is paradoxically both an epiphenomenal and constant phenomenon. The ubiquity of terrorism is predictable yet simultaneously its pathways are…

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Book Review: The ‘War on Terror,’ State Crime, and Radicalisation by Shamila Ahmed

Since its start twenty years ago in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks on the US, the ‘war on terror’…

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Views: Have We Understood Transformations in Tunisia over the Last Decade?

This text offers a critical reading of the perspective from which many human rights activists have understood transformations in Tunisia…

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The Implications of the Covid-19 Pandemic for Human Rights in Syria

Abstract This research is unusual in that it looks at the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic for human rights in…

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Views: Comments on Bahey eldin Hassan’s ‘Defending Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19’

In a recent contribution, Bahey eldin Hassan discusses three broad dynamics that alone or in partial combination could shape global…

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Book Review – Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World

The history of human rights, with its roots in religion, philosophy and revolution, stretches back centuries. Yet, as Samuel Moyn,…

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Views: Understanding Risks and Investing in Opportunities while Defending Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19

In the time of COVID-19, the situation in the Arab region and the rest of the world – aside from…

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Views: The Military and Politics in Egypt, Understanding the Relationship and Analysing Power Dynamics

This article seeks to investigate the factors behind the Egyptian military’s expanding political role. This, by definition, implies the need…

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Views: Libya Unprepared for Peace as Crisis Exacerbated by Lack of Consensus while Constitution Remains in Limbo

In over eight years since its transitional phase began, Libya has become a state riven by political divisions and armed…

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Views: Three Layers of Conflict, the Impact of External Powers on Local Conflict Resolution in Libya

Local conflicts in Libya, Syria, Yemen and Iraq are increasingly diffused with regional and global power dynamics that have little…

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