Oh, how wonderful it is to be back in London! Don’t get me wrong, it was absolutely amazing to spend a whole week in Morocco, but it always feels good to come “home”. As we would say in Swedish: “Borta bra men hemma bäst” (There is no place like home.) So, why did I spend…

I came back from my trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories exactly one week before writing this. During this week I did many other things, but none of them would have prevented me from starting to put my thoughts about the experience down on paper. Instead, what prevented me from writing down my impressions,…

Today 10th December 2018 marks 70 years after the United Nations declared the universal declaration of Human Rights. The Africa Liberal Youth (ALY) joins the word in celebration of this important declaration. Human rights are inherent and should not be disrespected for any reason nor excuse. On this day we call on African governments to…

The Sword of Damocles of Russian non-participation was hanging over the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). Russia is currently not participating in PACE sessions. Recently, it threatened to go even further, announcing to cut its funding for the Council of Europe in order to keep up the pressure…

Pride events – whether they take the form of celebrations, protests, or marches – are intended to raise the visibility LGBTI people as an oppressed minority. Pride Radar, an inventory made by InterPride, the global federation of pride organisers, of almost 1200 prides all around the world, is proof of how vibrant the global pride…

One of the striking features of liberal democracies is freedom of expression; it is legitimately guaranteed as a fundamental human right. This right can be expressed through the ballot to select leaders for the governance of state, public and private organisations. Its expression is reflected in Article 19 of the United Nations Declaration of Human…

Suppressing protests by use of force does not attain peace but suppressed violence. Truth is, the latter is more detrimental than the former. Contrary to the belief in the minds of many, peaceful demonstrations as a tool for passing a message to authority, an individual or a group of people, if properly employed, is a…

Wars and conflicts have forced more people to flee their countries than any time since World War II. In Europe, more than a million migrants arrived in 2015, sparking a ‘migration crisis’ as countries struggled to cope with the numbers. The Common European Asylum System (CEAS), which has gradually been set up and expanded since…