All posts filed under: Human Rights

Can there be decolonisation without respect for African values?

After a recent visit to universities in his home country leading South African intellectual Professor Xolela Mangcu, asks ‘How do we decolonise the curriculum when our young have created their own version of history – when there is no facticity?’ Earlier this month I took the distinguished African writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o, on a tour […]

Namibia at 27 – anything to celebrate?

Image: Damara Zebras at Chudop waterhole, Etosha, Namibia. Wikimedia Commons Professor Henning Melber tries to find something that ‘the land of wide open spaces’, Namibia, can celebrate on its 27th anniversary of independence. Most visitors to Namibia are impressed. The beauty of the nature and wildlife is a tourist attraction. The inner cities appeal to foreigners […]

#PotW: Homophobias, human rights and social change in the French and British Caribbean

When: Thursday 23 March 2017, 5.30 – 7.30pm Who: Institute of Latin American Studies Where: Woburn Suite, G22/26, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Speaker: Professor David Murray, York University, Toronto The goal of this presentation is to engage with key concepts in sexual minority discrimination and rights talk occurring in transnational contexts. It will […]

Children with disabilities denied access to equal education

Photo by Sophie Giffard, taken with permission Megan Cowley, a recent graduate of the Understanding and Securing Human Rights master’s degree offered by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, was awarded the 2016 Albie Sachs Prize for best dissertation. She describes her research conducted in a rural district in Nepal, which she used as a case study […]