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The Move to Restrict the Death Penalty in International Human Rights Law and Resistance in the American Continent

Victor Tsilonis* From its very beginning the legal systems were imputed with the principle of retributivism. The most ancient form of systematization of laws, the Code of Hammurabi, introduced as its core principle the “law of equivalency”, which is notoriously known as “lex talionis”1. The law of “life for life, eye for eye, tooth for […]

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Journalism & Free Speech: The Global Balance

(A speech delivered for the first time at the 23d pan-european conference “Times of Change, Media in Change” of the Eurozine network (www.eurozine.com) on May 15th in Linz, Austria and it is published with Eurozine’s permission)  Political repression of pro-democratic journalists throughout the Middle East and North Africa; serial murder of reporters caught up in […]

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The ban of Burka: brutal elimination of a person or a violation of fundamental rights?

Abstract: Starting from the legislative ban of burqa in France, the present article examines whether laws such as the above respect religious freedom and freedom of expression, which indeed constitute undeniable achievements of the Western culture of Enlightenment and Rights.

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