Antoine Buyse

 

 


 

Antoine Buyse is professor of human rights and director of the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM). He is Editor-in-Chief of the Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights and he hosts a weblog about the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR Blog). He is co-coordinator of the University's Focus Research Area 'Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights' and is a connected to the Montaigne Centre for Judicial Administration and Conflict Resolution and the University's strategic theme 'Institutions'.




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Nov 14th 2016

Human rights are under pressure in many places across the globe. Peaceful protests are violently quashed. Voting is tampered with. And minorities are often excluded from decision-making. All of this threatens the ideal of an open society in which each of us can be free and participate equally. A solid protection of human rights is needed for an open society to exist and to flourish. But it is often an uphill battle to work towards that ideal. Equip yourself and learn more about what human rights are and how they work.

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