• Justice is in the eyes of the beholders : restorative and retributive justice in Northern Uganda 

      Turyagenda, Mabel Sheila (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2009-05)
      The aim of this report was to explore traditional justice and the effects of the International Criminal Court (ICC) intervention as tools for transitional justice in Northern Uganda. Fieldwork was carried out in Gulu district, involving various stakeholders in the peace process and the grassroots. The study found that traditional justice, albeit with a few variations to institutionalize it, it is ...
    • Islamophobia in India : a case study of Gujarat 2002 

      Singh, Kandala (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2009-05-27)
      Inter ethnic and inter religious conflict all over the world is enmeshed in identity discourses about ‘the self’ and ‘the other’. This study attempts to understand the role of public discourse and its language of signs, symbols and narratives in shaping perceptions about ‘the other’ during situations of inter ethnic violence. It focuses on the communication dynamics within the Hindu community during ...
    • Assessing the impact of forced displacement on communities in small island states : the case of the Chagossian tragedy 

      Moumou, Martial Joachim (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2009-05-28)
      The dissertation is centred on a case study of a small community, called the Chagossians who were former inhabitants of the Chagos Archipelago. They were forcibly displaced and relocated on the Islands of Seychelles and Mauritius between 1965 and 1973 by the UK and US governments to make way for the construction of a US military base. Numerous research conducted on the case has tended to focus mainly ...
    • Female genital mutilation : a case of the Sabiny in Kapchorwa district, Uganda 

      Namulondo, Joan Isabella (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2009-06)
      Female Genital Mutilation/cutting/circumcision (FGM/C) are terms used to incorporate a wide range of traditional practices that involve the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia basically for traditional and cultural reasons in mostly African societies. This study addresses the perceptions of this practice and looks at different efforts by the Community Based Organisations and ...
    • “Making space for peace” : human rights defenders and international accompaniment - case study: the work of Peace Brigades International in Colombia 

      Trolie, Ronja Normann Annexstad (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2009-06-10)
      Human rights have long secured their place on the international agenda and most actors, states, non-governmental organisations or even multinational companies can no longer afford to ignore the demands put forward by international human rights mechanisms. In spite of the efforts to promote and implement human rights on a global scale, defending human rights on a local scale has remained at a high ...
    • Child labour and the violation of child rights : a case of child workers on tea and tobacco plantations in Malawi 

      Makwinja, Simon Matthias (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2010-05-28)
      The study attempts to determine the extent to which child labour constitutes a violation of child rights. The international documents, especially the CRC, depart from the universal conception of childhood, making children all over the world the same and deserving similar treatment, more so claiming their rights. Using the case of child workers on tea and tobacco estates in Malawi, it examines the ...
    • The right to freedom of expression versus media censorship in China : Chinese citizens and the Internet 

      Zhang, Yiyao (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2010-05-28)
      This dissertation examines citizens’ practice of freedom of expression on the Internet in China. It focuses its discussion on issues such as what channels are available for Chinese citizens to voice their opinions on social and political issues, how Chinese citizens raise issues on the Internet, what impact of the Internet is on traditional media, and what the attitude of the government is in ...
    • Women rights in FATA Pakistan : a critical review of NGOs' communication strategies for projects’ implementation 

      Akbar, Noor (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2010-05-28)
      The over all image of Non-governmental Organizations (NGO) is not very positive in Pakistan, particularly in rural tribal areas. Many negative perceptions are attached with NGOs, especially those which work for women rights. The very word ‘women rights’ incites many wrong-perceptions. In such non-favorable working environment NGOs evolve different communication/implementation strategies. The research ...
    • Countering racism against 'visible minorities' in Ukraine : in search of a road-map for civil society : anticipatory reconnaissance 

      Bocheva, Halyna (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2010-09-01)
      Civil society in Ukraine has been alarmed with the sudden surge of racist violence that was directed against individuals who differed from the majority in phenotype and started in 2006. NGOs and IOs concerned with the problem lobbied the Government to take measures aimed at outlawing racism and prosecuting perpetrators of racist violence. The Government established working groups and specialised ...
    • Dynamics of law, organisation and morality in contemporary warfare : the right to life in the case of the Israeli military International Law Department 

      Geva, Maayan (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2011-05)
      This thesis places at the centre of its attention the members of the International Law Department (ILD) of the Israeli military. Its point of departure is the 2008/2009 Israeli offensive in the Gaza strip, a military operation which caused extensive loss of lives. During this offensive, the Israeli military made unprecedented use of the ILD. This dissertation sets out to examine the dynamic processes ...
    • Being private in the surveillance society : the concept of privacy in the age of terror, CCTV and electronic surveillance 

      Thesslin, Glen (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2011-05)
      Abstract: Defending the right to privacy is a growing concern in modern society as surveillance, as a formidable weapon in the “war on terror”, becomes more intrusive with every passing year. In order to effectively defend the right to privacy one must know what privacy actually is. Privacy does not have one universal definition, but is a concept that has evolved though varied socio-cultural ...
    • Child soldiers: rhetoric and realities : an examination of human rights organisational discourse on the issue of 'agency' and its implications on the best interests of the child 

      Macomber, Marci (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2011-05)
      Recent peace processes have led to the demobilisation of tens of thousands of children from armed groups around the world. An understanding of the initial motivations and subsequent experiences of these children is crucial in ensuring that their needs are met once they are safe from harm. This understanding is largely informed by the work of international human rights organisations (HROs). While ...
    • Examining a rights-based approach in women's land rights claims project in a culturally diverse society : a comparative case study of ActionAid's intervention in Malawi's matrilineal and patrilineal communities 

      Chimbuto, Joseph George Salijeni (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2011-05)
      After noting the inadequacy in the previous development approaches to address the problem of underdevelopment in the developing world, development agencies are now turning to the application of a Rights-Based Approach (RBA), as a new development paradigm. Under RBA, the emphasis is more on the users’ rights rather than focusing on the result of the project only. With donor fatigue soaring, most of ...
    • Integration of the Roma into Swedish society through the medium of primary education : the case of Gothenburg 

      Patwardhan, Sayali (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2011-05)
      The aim of this study is to find out whether the Swedish primary education system reflects an effort to integrate the Roma into Swedish society from a human rights perspective. This study compares the situation in law, as stated in the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, the Law on National Minorities and National ...
    • Challenges faced by NGOs in the political harsh climate of Zimbabwe : analysing the effects on sustainability and promotion of human rights. 

      Chakawarika, Bertha (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2011-05)
      Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have gained a very high status as the leading practitioners of development in Africa. African governments have reacted obscurely to the existence of these agencies. Although they recognise the economic resources NGOs can raise, they tend to resist the political pluralisation contingent to popular development action. This article describes the role of NGOs in ...
    • Human Rights of the Police in Bangladesh 

      Islam, Mohammed Monirul (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2011-05-27)
      This thesis explored the human rights situation of the police in Bangladesh through the investigation of their work-life experience with respect to working conditions, salaries and other organizational factors. In addition to addressing the problem mentioned above, this study also investigated the possible consequences of the poor working environment to and outside the organization. This study ...
    • Clandestine activists : human rights activism for undocumented migrants : (a case study of a campaign of domestic workers in the Netherlands) 

      Lamchek, Jayson Sara (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2011-05-27)
      The emergence in the Netherlands of a campaign for recognition and rights of domestic workers, mostly undocumented migrants, is a highly unlikely event. Among other things, the Netherlands is not a party to the Convention on Migrant Workers and it has an aggressive policy against irregular migration centered on the denial of most social rights to undocumented migrants. The campaign of domestic ...
    • Press freedom and media's role in conflict and peace-building : case of the post-2007 election crisis in Kenya 

      Radoli, Ouma Lydia (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2011-05-27)
      The 2007-2008 election violence in Kenya left more than 1,200 people dead and over half a million internally displaced. There were serious human rights violations, including freedom of movement, freedom of assembly and opinion. A Commission of Inquiry set to investigate the violence has attributed the conflict to unresolved historical grievances. But, the government and international agencies blame ...
    • Homophobia and hate speech in Serbian public discourse : how nationalist myths and stereotypes influence prejudices against the LGBT minority 

      Stakic, Isidora (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2011-05-29)
      Human rights abuses targeted towards LGBT persons constitute a global pattern of serious concern. Despite the fact that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is prohibited by various international, regional and national legal provisions, prejudices and stereotypes related to LGBT people significantly impede the implementation of non-discrimination laws. This study ...
    • Child labour in Bhutan : the challenges of implementing child rights in Bhutan 

      Chhetri, Kishore Kumar (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2011-05-29)
      This dissertation attempts to contextualize the practice of child labour in Bhutan by examining various socio-economic and cultural aspects. By reviewing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, this dissertation looks into the policies, Acts and strategies adopted by the Royal Government of Bhutan in reducing child labour. It describes various characteristics of child labour in ...