Right to development

The UN Charter constitutes a normative framework of the right to development. The members of the United Nations are obliged to promote higher standards of living, full employment, and conditions of economic and social progress and development. This commitment has gained wider currency in the 1960s also due to decolonization processes happened around the world. As a consequence, Doudou Thiam, then-Foreign Minister of Senegal, first mentioned the term “right to development” in 1966 speaking before the General Assembly of the UN. Continue reading Right to development

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Bus from the Phnom Penh Airport to the city centre

There are three bus lines in the capital of the Kingdom of Wonder. Line 1 goes from Monivong Boulevard to Okaha Suy Sophan Bus Terminal. Line 2 links Ta Khmao with Night Market and eventually the line 3 connects the Airport with the Night Market. Continue reading ->

Situation of human rights in the Central African Republic

The security situation has recently deteriorated in Central African Republic. Territorial clashes between armed groups have been reported in most of the provinces. It includes attacks against MINUSCA peacekeepers. No progress has been made in implementing the disagreement, demobilisation and repatriation. The Armed Forces of Central African Republic does not control the security situation. The EU supports the development of the CAR Armed Forces by providing training, accreditation and certification. The CAR requested to lift the arms embargo in order to provide the army with necessary equipment. Continue reading Situation of human rights in the Central African Republic

Situation of human rights defenders

The term human rights defender refers to individuals or groups that strive to protect and promote human rights in a peaceful manner. They play a critical role in fostering corporate respect for human rights, including civil, political, social and economic rights. The activity of human rights defender leads to achieve sustainable development by promoting gender equality, protecting environment and combating corruptions worldwide. Continue reading Situation of human rights defenders

Korean Word War

In recent weeks, the world held its breath. Tensions between North Korea and the United States reached a climax. The threat of war hovers over the world, a war which could destroy the post-1990’s world order; world peace now hangs in the balance. Nobody can accurately predict what would be the cause of a nuclear war nowadays, or how many people would die. One thing is sure; nuclear weapons possess a genocidal character – they can wipe out whole nations. Continue reading Korean Word War

Integration for Ukraine

Ukraine is divided into many dimensions. One part of the country seceded and joined Russian Federation (with its strong support); and two separatist regions declared independence (not recognised by anyone, even Russia). Ukraine is divided by languages – half of the population speaks Russian, half Ukrainian on a daily basis. Even if the spread of Russian language is decreasing (also due to the detachment of Crimea and Donbas region), the language plays a significant role in the country. There are still places in Ukraine, although Continue reading Integration for Ukraine

A political or economic union for the EU?

Brexit has shaken our confidence in the European Union; the talks about the reforms are on the top of Juncker’s, Schulz’s and Tusk’s agendas. In which direction should the European project move? Due to the ghost of Brexit, the reform process is a race against the clock. If the UK performs better in the long run (it is always easier to solve problems in small countries, let alone international organisations) and Europe Continue reading A political or economic union for the EU?