Spela Kunej studied Law in Ljubjana and at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. She has worked as a trainer for the Model International Criminal Court, interned with the Human Rights Ombudsman of the Republic of Slovenia and is currently working in the field of human rights in Uganda. She is also the author of numerous publications in Pravna praksa, the leading legal weekly in Slovenia, and has worked in immigration and refugee law in Berlin.
Allon Bar works on the intersection between technology and human rights. He is a research coordinator with the Ranking Digital Rights project, and a visiting fellow at Stiftung Neue Verantwortung. In addition to having worked with the United Nations and with NGOs around the world, he has engaged in international policymaking in the U.S. Congress and at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As a Fulbright scholar, he earned a master of international affairs degree from Columbia University.
He is Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Duke University. He is the author of Hegel, Heidegger and the Ground of History, Nihilism before Nietzsche, and The Theological Origins of Modernity. He is also co-editor of Nietzsche’s New Seas: Explorations in Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Politics, Ratifying the Constitution, and Homo Politicus, Homo Economicus. He is completing a new book, Nietzsche’s Final Teaching. He is the Director of the Gerst Program in Political,Economic, and Humanistic Studies, the AB Duke Scholars Program, and the Visions of Freedom Focus Program.
Naomi Westland is a press officer at Amnesty International UK covering Latin America and sport and human rights. She is a journalist by background, with work published in “The Guardian”, “Times”, “Telegraph”, “New Statesman”, “USA Today” and “El Pais”.
Aguayo has been a professor and researcher for El Colegio de México since 1977 and a member of the Mexican Researchers National System (Sistema Nacional de Investigadores.) He was a founding member of the newspaper “La Jornada” and the magazine “Este País”. He is a columnist for “Reforma” and other Mexican newspapers.
Nikita Dhawan is Professor of Political Theory and Gender Studies at the Leopold-Franzens University in Innsbruck, Austria and Director of the “Frankfurt Research Center for Postcolonial Studies”, Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders” at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. Publications include Decolonizing Enlightenment: Transnational Justice, Human Rights and Democracy in a Postcolonial World (ed., 2014).
Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera lives under constant fear of death. Like many other Ugandan homosexuals, she is being threatened and harassed because of her sexual orientation. The LGBT activist tells Sebastian Pfeffer why she is nonetheless determined to keep fighting for gay rights.
We live a significant part of our lives in the digital world. How can we be sure that our rights are respected there? Allon Bar and his colleagues have an idea: a human rights ranking for technology companies.
The notion of the universality of human rights is morally undeniable. Why do we struggle to act on them?