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Human rights and the borders of the human

Introduction Notions of human rights can be a powerful tool in working against the systemic imposition of suffering or harm wrought by patterns of direct and structural violence. They can provide a critical avenue for societies to confront the questions of how we care for each other, how we live together and the impact of entrenched patterns of direct and structural violence (Brown M 2002). But they can also enact forms of the human and the universal which reproduce dominant Eurocentric

M. Anne Brown

Borderlands , ISSUE 1, 88–114


Transversal borderings: Territory and mobility for human rights activists in the Thai-Burma borderlands

Introduction Saw Kyi1 has been documenting human rights abuses against the Karen for almost two decades. He calls himself a ‘community worker’ and a ‘human rights defender’. While he is a Karen man from Burma2, he has spent most of that time in and around the Thai town of Mae Sot. When I first spoke to him in 2005, he led a fairly transient life. He sometimes lived in Mae Sot, sometimes in Mae La refugee camp, about an hour north of Mae Sot. He was often inside Karen State documenting human

Rachel Sharples

Borderlands , ISSUE 2, 37–63

Original Paper

Actions related to International Bureau for Epilepsy during my term as President 2013–2017

The International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) Executive Committee for the term 2013–2017 began in June 2013 during the 30th International Epilepsy Congress in Montreal. From the beginning, our primary goals were to fulfil the mission of our organisation and address problems such as awareness, education, and social issues, while promoting and protecting the human rights of persons with epilepsy (PWE) and improving trans-regional equity in access to health care services, improved prevention

Athanasios Covanis

Journal of Epileptology , ISSUE 1-2, 37–46

Abstract Supplements

Special Abstract Supplement, PhD Electronic Poster Evening, School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy, University of South Australia

) unsure about their support for gay and lesbian individuals and/or same-sex marriage rights, which sat at a midpoint between the two polar attitudinal positions. Findings:  A majority of the respondents expressed support for same-sex marriage, with many identifying the importance human rights and/or equal rights. However, findings for those opposed to same-sex marriage were consistent with the notion that traditional values regarding gender were propelling this opposition. Responses included

John Mingoia, MD S.R Jabin, Cassie Hilditch, Stephanie Newton Webb, Sarah Mellish

Eat, Sleep, Work , ISSUE 1, 84–90

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