Paulien de Morree

 

 


 

Paulien de Morree is an assistant professor of jurisprudence, constitutional and administrative law at Utrecht Law School. As SIM Fellow she is also involved with the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM). The focus of her research is the relation between democracy and human rights law. She has published on (comparative) constitutional law, fundamental rights law, the concept of militant democracy, and the European Convention of Human Rights.




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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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