A Norm in the Making: Banning the Global Trade in Tools of Torture

The highlight of the recently concluded 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly was the first Ministerial Meeting of the Global Alliance for Torture-Free Trade, held on 24 September 2018. The Global Alliance was launched in September last year, under the leadership of Argentina, … Continue readingA Norm in the Making: Banning the Global Trade in Tools of Torture

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The Anatomy of Legal Change

On 4 July 2018, the Global Governance Center hosted a brainstorming workshop for the PATHS project. Over 20 participants with diverse expertise in the fields of International Law, International Relations, or the intersection of the two, attended the workshop and shared their insights for studying legal … Continue readingThe Anatomy of Legal Change

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The Pitfalls of Humanitarian Action in a State-Centric Legal System

The 21st century arrived with its unique promises and challenges.  The spread of terrorism and non-international armed conflicts, failed states and illiberal democracies became a post-Cod War reality.  In this era of uncertainties, as crisis after crisis unfolds, Non-State Armed Groups (NSAG) and the problem … Continue readingThe Pitfalls of Humanitarian Action in a State-Centric Legal System

Roles and Responsibilities of Non-State Actors: The Case of Education and Training

As the separation between ‘public’ and ‘private’ is increasingly getting blurred, the state-centric international system has been grappling with accommodating the rise of private authority in all aspects of international politics and law. The presence of non-state actors is very much felt at the domestic … Continue readingRoles and Responsibilities of Non-State Actors: The Case of Education and Training

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A Discourse that Fuels Violence: AKP and Culture of Permissiveness Toward Violence against Women in Turkey

Özgecan Aslan’s story was close to the heart. We have all been that girl trying to get home at night in the dark, alone. We are all too familiar with shorter breaths, raised heartbeats and sweaty palms, prompted by an instinct of being in danger. … Continue readingA Discourse that Fuels Violence: AKP and Culture of Permissiveness Toward Violence against Women in Turkey

Analysis of the Presidential Election in Turkey. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Historic Victory. Failure of the Centre-Left

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan became the first publicly elected President of Turkey in the history of the Republic, winning 52 per cent of the votes at the presidential elections of August 10. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoğlu, joint candidate of the CHP (secularist, so-called centre-left) and the MHP (nationalist, … Continue readingAnalysis of the Presidential Election in Turkey. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Historic Victory. Failure of the Centre-Left

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Shifting Centres and Dead-ends: An Analysis of the Presidential Elections in Turkey

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan became the first publicly elected President of Turkey in the history of the Republic, winning 52% of the votes at the presidential elections of August 10. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoğlu, joint candidate of the CHP (secularist, so-called centre-left) and the MHP (nationalist, centre-right), finished … Continue readingShifting Centres and Dead-ends: An Analysis of the Presidential Elections in Turkey

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