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Addressing Racism Today

November 11, 2021

On October 20, 2021, Mathias Möschel (Head of Department of Legal Studies, CEU) and Sejal Parmar (Director of Human Rights Forum, School of Law, University of Sheffield, Visiting Professor, CEU) spoke with the UN Special Rapporteur, Tendayi Achiume on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance. 

The discussion addressed such issues as: 

Professor Winkler Publishes Article Examining Popular Discourse on Menstruation in Feminist Formations

October 4, 2021

“17 of the Wackiest Myths & Taboos About Menstruation You've Ever Heard”... This and many other examples of popular discourse address cultural and religious beliefs and practices related to menstruation. Many such articles lapse into sensationalized or patronizing accounts of menstrual beliefs and practices that disregard and ridicule cultural and religious traditions. Jointly with Prof. Bobel at UMass Boston, Prof.

Two CEU LEGS alumni - Williams C. Iheme and Sanford U. Mba - published an article titled “A Doctrinal Assessment of the Insolvency Frameworks of African Countries in coping with the Pandemic-triggered Economic Crisis” in Stellenbosch Law Review, 2021, Vol

September 28, 2021

This article published in STELLENBOSCH LAW REVIEW (2021)32:2, is a critique of the recent business/debt restructuring mechanisms that were introduced under the Nigerian Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020, and under the Kenyan Insolvency Act 2015. In many respects, these reformed laws are arguably overbearing for small businesses especially in the context of the pandemic.

Inga Winkler delivers lecture on the human rights to water and sanitation in UN International Law Series

September 21, 2021

Inga Winkler has recorded a lecture for the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. She traces the process of recognition of the human rights to water and sanitation and discusses their status under international human rights law. She presents how these rights have been defined, discusses their normative content, and outlines the corresponding State obligations to realize these rights. The lecture serves as a primer for anyone interested in water, sanitation, and human rights.

Just published: Berihun Gebeye on A Theory of African Constitutionalism

September 15, 2021

Dr. Berihun Gebeye’s, a CEU graduate with an LLM in Human Rights and an SJD in Comparative Constitutional Law, book ‘A Theory of African Constitutionalism’ has been recently published.

The book asks and seeks to answer why we need a new theoretical framework for African constitutionalism and how this could offer us better theoretical and practical tools with which to understand, improve, and assess African constitutionalism on its own terms.