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The Rule of Law in the EU

The rise of partial judicial systems, coercion to press and academic freedom, attacks to women's rights and LGBTIQ minorities, and corruption and cronyism are attempting against the rule of law throughout the European Union.

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Portraits of 22 women from 20 countries that make a difference in peace and security, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of UN Security Council Landmark Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.​

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Democracy

To be Equal and Free: The Nexus Between Human Rights and Democracy

To be Equal and Free: The Nexus Between Human Rights and Democracy

Human rights and democracy are regarded as an interconnected and mutually reinforcing couple. The link between the concepts of democracy and human rights is stemming from the fact that human rights are one of the basic tenants of democracy. This paper seeks to explore the role of human rights in democracy, and specifically whether human rights is a necessary ingredient for its sustenance.

Ecology

Carbon Pricing

Pricing carbon

Study

Both in Germany and internationally, the debate on the pricing of greenhouse gas emissions is experiencing a renaissance. However, an enlightened and realistic discussion of ways and means is needed so that CO2 pricing instruments can play a stronger role in climate policy. In this study, climate and energy expert Felix Chr. Matthes of the Öko-Institut examines the relevant elements of a CO2 pricing strategy. He gives an overview of design criteria and mechanisms of action.

 

International Relations

 Covid-19 Pandemic Case Study - Philippines

Covid-19 Pandemic Case Study: Philippines

Case study

With 2020 about to end, the buoyant picture of a surging Philippines economy has been replaced by the image of a country unable to find its way out of a terrible health and economic crisis.

Covid-19 in the Global South - Nigeria

Covid-19 Pandemic Case Study: Nigeria

Case study

In Nigeria, the healthcare system was not prepared for the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more about how the pandemic affected a country where more than half the population lacks access to primary medical care while Nigerian doctors seek employment abroad.

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