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2021-2022 Intern Biographies

BOLOGNA Lauren Ailslieger, Research Assistant Lauren is a first year MAIR student at Johns Hopkins SAIS working as a Research Assistant at the CCSDD. Lauren is from Topeka, Kansas. She graduated from Kansas State University in 2021 with a BA, double majoring … Continue reading

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Call it by its right name

Criminalizing genocide denial in Bosnia and Herzegovina By Dr. Carna Pistan Carna Pistan is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University (US) and a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Comparative Federalism, Eurac Research (Italy).  On 23 … Continue reading

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Interview with Anwar al-Bunni

By Morgane Afnaim Morgane holds a Master degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance from the University of Padova with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa area – with in depth studies on Palestine and Syria –, … Continue reading

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The General Mladic case: Has Justice Really Been Done?

By Dr. Zarije Seizović Dr. Zarije Seizović graduated from the Sarajevo Law School and holds Master of Science and Doctorate in Political Sciences. He is currently employed as Full Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of … Continue reading

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The Al-Khatib Trial on State Torture

By Morgane Afnaim Morgane holds a Master degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance from the University of Padova with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa area – with in depth studies on Palestine and Syria –, … Continue reading

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Post-Communist nostalgia in Albania

By Sidita Trimi Sidita holds a Master degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance from the University of Padova, with an interdisciplinary focus and action-oriented approach to the study of human rights in a multi-level context. Almost two decades after the fall … Continue reading

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The First Impeachment: from a Comparative Study of its British Historical Roots to a Contextual Analysis

By Dr Justin Orlando Frosini and Alexis Keys Justin O. Frosini is Director of the Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development and an Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He … Continue reading

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The Italian “National Memorial Day of the Exiles and Foibe” and the “the Eastern Border Affair”: Another Wall in European Memory?

By Dr. Carna Pistan  Affiliated Scholar at the Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development and Marie Curie Global Fellow for the project “Illusions of Eternity: the Constitution as a lieu de mémoire and the Problem of Collective Remembrance in the … Continue reading

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Security as a Patriarchal Structure

By Amber Malone “Without a feminist perspective, policymakers will be limited in their capability to address the needs of insecure populations, and women – especially asylum-seeking women – will continue to be disproportionately impacted by violence.” In the piece that … Continue reading

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Human rights and democracy in the covid-19 era: experience from Republic of Moldova

By Sorina Pinzaru In this short article, student guest contributor Sorina Pinzaru reflects on the declaration of a State of Emergency in the Republic of Moldova during the covid era, and the ramification same has had for human rights and … Continue reading

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