Tagged as: justice

R:Ed Magazine: Protest

2020 was a year notable for its recurrent activism. This year, the magazine is themed  “Protest.” This was most evident with the George Floyd – BLM protests, but also with ‘End SARs,’ the Climate Strikes, #اعدام ـ‌ نکنید [‘#Don’t Execute’ movement in Iran] and International Women’s Day demonstrations (amongst many

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What Has The African Union Done For You? Pt II; Rights

WHICH RIGHTS ARE PROTECTED? The ‘African Charter on Human and People’s Rights’ (1981) recognises many civil and political rights, including: – The right to freedom from discrimination – The right to life – The right to freedom from slavery – The right to freedom from mistreatment – The right to

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In Memory Of Zura Karuhimbi: A Rwandan Hero

was a Rwandan woman who saved more than 150 people throughout the Rwandan genocide. Amidst the violence, she was a selfless hero. Karuhimbi was born around 1925 to a Hutu family of traditional healers. She lived in the village of Musamo in the Ruhango District, where she is now respected

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Transitional Justice: From Chaos To Order

A country emerging from a period of conflict must face the consequences of widespread or systematic human rights abuses. The ordinary justice system will often not be able to cope. Transitional justice steps in so that appropriate remedies can be found. In order to achieve this institutional reform is usually

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Can Shackling Someone Help Solve Their Mental Health Problems? (Ghana)

In Ghana, people suffering from mental health problems have historically been sent to prayer camps as a method of treatment. In these prayer camps, they are often shackled to trees and left there.  Sometimes for years on end. The year 2017, the government of Ghana pledged to enforce a ban

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