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Happy Sunday everybody!


I am coming at you from what feels like a whole week of rain, and I kind of drained by it by now, I really want my summer already! Things don’t look brighter in the world either, feels like I haven’t heard any good news in ages. Do you have anything? Please share with me, I need it!

I didn’t post last week’s collection, so this is going to be a bit longer, than usual, I hope you don’t mind. Happy reading!

Learning from US Streets / A moment of reckoning

International law, specifically human rights law has a lot to do with what’s going on in the world these days. The US being the human rights champion its (former) leaders liked to show themeselves has a lot of sweeping to do on its own backyard.

The WHO: The Guardian of Human Rights during Pandemics?

This is the problem with soft law, it’s only there when every actor involved wants it, otherwise we can argue for decades over how we want something we created to work.

The lengths countries go to for a seat at UN top table

I’m not sure if Bono or Celine had anything to do with one country’s success and the other’s loss, this competition is far more complex than that.

As India and China Clash, JFK’s ‘Forgotten Crisis’ Is Back

A regional clash among two (possibly three) nuclear powers is the last thing the world needed right now.

The Elephant in the (Court)Room: Interdependence of Human and Animal Rights in the Anthropocene

This is one of the most interesting legal publications I’ve encountered recently. I fully support animal rights to be human rights, by all means.

Justified Border Closures do not violate the International Health Regulations 2005

Glad we cleared this up. Although this is just one of the legal questions arising from the measures taken by states in the past few months.

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