The Syrian regime in need to reconcile with its population

Rather than negotiating with an opposition of permanently changing legitimacy, the Syrian regime intends to take back control over the full state territory by making local agreements with tribes and militias following fierce military action. Yet, in the face of foreseeable reductions of external military support and insufficient national capacities, …

The Common European Asylum System – Time for a reboot?

Even though recognizing the principle of non-refoulement and the need for a joint approach in order to guarantee high human rights standards of refugees’ protection, the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) was conceptualized as a migration control instrument, based on the principles of solidarity and mutual trust. Yet, the proclaimed …

About Serious Fouls and Fair Play – Human Rights in and through Sports

The time to leave the implementation of non-discrimination to sovereign states on a global scale seems to be over. Shifts in factual power towards non-state actors call for a more inclusive understanding of engagement in human rights policies. In this article, the international sporting scene serves as an example to …