Dr. Iavor Rangelov – Resurgent Nationalism: Is Law an Answer?

Written by Esther Fernando

The Transitional Justice Network held a discussion at New York Law School earlier this year with Dr. Iavor Rangelov, Global Security Research Fellow at the London School of Economics & Political Science. Dr. Rangelov highlighted the relationship between key concepts of nationalism and the goals of international law.

Dr. Rangelov started off the discussion with an insight on his book Nationalism and the Rule of Law: Lessons from the Balkans and Beyond (Cambridge University Press 2014), which focuses <Read More>

How to Treat a Lady: Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in the 21st Century

Written by Mehgan Gallagher

The issue of gender equality has long perplexed me. Why is it that women are so respected in some ways, yet still treated like second-class citizens in other respects? For example, in some cultures women are considered spiritual creatures; for centuries, men have stood up when women enter a room out of respect, yet women all over the world, even in the 21st century face barriers that men do not. Laws from voting rights to martial rape and <Read More>

India’s Issue with Violence Against Women

In December 2012, a 23-year old female medical student was returning home in South Delhi, India after watching a movie with a friend. On her bus ride home, she was beaten and gang raped by six men on the bus, including the bus driver. The victim was then thrown off of the moving bus. She spent two weeks in critical condition, after which she died from her injuries. This incident sparked national and international outrage and protests regarding the shortcomings <Read More>