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Monday's Readings

Raffi Khatchadourian, A Century of Silence. A family survives the Armenian genocide and its long aftermath, New Yorker, 5 January 2015.

Slavoj Žižek, Slavoj Žižek on the Charlie Hebdo massacre: Are the worst really full of passionate intensity?, … 32 more words

European Court Of Human RIghts

Bulgarian Nominee for Human Rights Court is George Soros’s man

Yonko Grozev has been selected by the expert committee of the PACE as the best candidate among the three proposed by the Bulgarian government to be the country’s next ECtHR judge, so he is likely to be… 347 more words

CoE Parliamentary Assembly

Bring me the head of Charlie Brown!

Did you know that the European Court of Human Rights in June of 2014 upheld France’s ban on wearing full-face veils in public, rejecting arguments that the ban undermined freedoms of religion and expression? 80 more words

1978 - The European Court of Human Rights finds the United Kingdom government guilty of mistreating prisoners in Northern Ireland, but not guilty of torture.

In a very public slap in the face, The European Court of Human Rights finds the British Government guilty of inhuman and degrading treatment of prisoners in Northern Ireland. 162 more words

Irish History

Hemon on the Dayton agreement

Aleksandar Hemon, a well-known Bosnian writer, has stated in a recent interview that “the Dayton agreement was actually a constitutional continuation of war, whereby Bosnia was cemented in the structure, which does not permit it to live in peace.” Photo courtesy of esohap.org.

European Court Of Human RIghts

Unusual: Human Rights Court protects rights of out-of-wedlock fathers

There are not often occasions to express agreement to the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights, but here is one: in the case of… 173 more words


European court rejects Stalin grandson complaint

 The European Court of Human Rights has rejected a compliant brought by one of Joseph Stalin’s grandsons over an article accusing the Soviet dictator of being a “bloodthirsty cannibal”. 110 more words