No Safe Havens: On Asylum, Europe and Human Dignity

The capsizing of a boat carrying refugees off the coast of Lampedusa, with over 800 confirmed deaths, is both a human tragedy and a human error. But the disaster forms just one part of the tapestry of widespread and endemic failures amongst European leaders to fulfil their legal and moral duties towards asylum seekers. The … More No Safe Havens: On Asylum, Europe and Human Dignity

Going Back To Nothing: Acknowledging the Horrors of the Magdalene Laundries

The notion of the European political identity is punctuated with notions of freedom, liberty, respect for human dignity and protection of rights. This is reflected in the make-up of national and European political structures, as well as the constitutions of European countries. Moreover, this respect for and protection of freedom, rights and dignity is emulated … More Going Back To Nothing: Acknowledging the Horrors of the Magdalene Laundries

The Bundestag Elections And How They Could Change German Foreign Policy

“It is hard to think of any election in recent times in Europe which has mattered more to more people than the one that takes place in Germany on Sunday” – The Guardian Tomorrow, citizens of the Bundesrepublik will go to the voting booths to decide the fate of what is arguably the most influential … More The Bundestag Elections And How They Could Change German Foreign Policy