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  • 1.
    Eksmyr, Maria
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Human Rights.
    Suveränitet, veto och erga omnes- käppar i hjulet?: Ett studie av konflikten i Syrien utifrånde lega lata, de lega ferenda, de lega interpretata.2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Seven long years of conflict in Syria with humanitarian catastrophe as consequence.The UN and the blocked Security Council, with the inability to address the deteriorating political andhumanitarian situation in Syria, actualizes the former Secretary-General Kofi Annan's words beforethe General Assembly in 2000:"... if humanitarian intervention is, indeed, an unacceptable assault on sovereignty, how should werespond to a Rwanda, to a Srebrenica - to gross and systematic violations of human rights thataffect every prescription of our common humanity?"From the Cold War until today, the UN system has failed to live up to the high expectations basedon the fundamental principles of the Charter and international law, which can be attributed to theimbalance between the General Assembly and the Security Council, as well as within the Councilbetween the five permanent members with individual veto and the chosen six.The question is not new. The tension in power balance and decision-making in the UN has existedsince the organization's formation. Interestingly in this context, the resolution Uniting for Peace,which was adopted in 1950, has as its starting point the unrestricted power of veto in relation to theGeneral Assembly's responsibility for peace and security.The resolutions Responsibility to Protect and Uniting for Peace become important and necessaryfor the understanding of the conflict in Syria, but also for a reform work motivated by humanitarianlaw. The meaning of the concepts of sovereignty, veto and erga omnes is therefore decisive in thebalance between de lege lata and de lege ferenda, with can be clarified by de lege interpretata.This essay will try to make the connection between these concepts more intelligible.

  • 2.
    Lindahl, Anna
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Human Rights.
    Innehållsanalys av Albaniens nationella handlingsplan för genomförandet av UNSCR 13252018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Under 2017 påbörjades arbetet med att ta fram en Albansk handlingsplan för genomförandet av UNSCR 1325. Arbetet utmynnade i framtagandet av ett utkast som fastställdes i maj 2017 med målet om att anta slutgiltig version under 2018. Denna studie ska undersöka vilka förutsättningar den albanska handlingsplanen har för att lyckas och identifiera eventuella riskområden där implementationen riskerar att stöta på problem. För att uppfylla studiens syfte kommer en innehållsanalys göras av utkastets innehåll. Innehållsanalysen utgår från två uppsättningar av faktorer: de generella rekommendationerna som har sin grund i tidigare dragna erfarenheter om vad som utgör en framgångsrik handlingsplan, och de landspecifika rekommendationerna som tagits fram för Albanien utifrån den nationella kontexten. Resultatet av innehållsanalysen visar att handlingsplanen i viss mån följer det tidigare dragna erfarenheterna på området, dock med några tydliga brister. Studien presenterar tre riskområden där implementationen av handlingsplanen riskerar att stöta på problem. Avslutningsvis lyfts tio kompletterande rekommendationer inför antagandet av den slutgiltiga albanska handlingsplanen.

  • 3.
    Mannberg, Jonna
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Human Rights.
    Människovärde och medborgarskap: En studie över sambandet mellan ett upplevt människovärde och medborgarskapPorträtterat genom papperslösa2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study intends to concretize the concept of ”human dignity”, as well as see to its role inpolitics, and what consequences it has on juridical implementation. The discussion deals withthe importance of citizenship in Sweden. The purpose of the study is to focus onundocumented immigrants, their conditions and what implications a lack of citizenship has onthe group in question – ergo which connection actually exists between human dignity andcitizenship. Using the research questions it is discussed whether the concept of ”humandignity” is able to concretize, as well as if it possible to determine an ethical duty towardsundocumented immigrants based on the principle of human dignity.The essay is based on a social constructivist theory which, alongside a criticaldiscourse analysis in accordance with Faircloughs three-dimensional model, aims to theorise awell-discussed and established concept as well as power relations in society, and how acondition as an undocumented immigrant creates a new form of powerlessness. The methodproblematises the importance of citizenship for the experience of having human dignity.With this as the basis of the essay the result mainly shows the meaning of theconcept of ”human dignity” from ethical, political and legal perspectives, as well as therelation between the concept and citizenship. Thereafter the essay examines citizenship,partially from a general perspective but with its main focus on Sweden. Undocumentedimmigration serves as a counterpart to citizenship, which is concretised through an evaluationof the conditions of undocumented immigrants in Sweden at present. The analysis thatfollows aims to show that human rights are not the only fundamental thing for experiencingan intrinsic value, hence the discussion must go further, by showing that human dignity canserve as an adequate starting point to ensure a fundamental protection of individuals. This dueto the fact that the meaning of the concept goes further than claiming rights, and therebyshedding light to an additional nuance of the meaning of being human.3The conclusions that follow shows the problematics that the essay raises, butmoreover the possible areas for change or improvement that comes with the increasedresonance of the concept, as well as its established importance.

  • 4.
    Manzizila, Gina
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Human Rights.
    Etnisk diskriminering och afrofobi på den svenska arbetsmarknaden.: En empirisk studie om erfarenheter av rasism och diskriminering.2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna uppsats ämnar till att belysa problematiken och erfarenheterna kring etnisk diskriminering på arbetsmarknaden i Sverige. Genom samhällsvetenskapliga metoder har författaren undersökt sambandet mellan afrofobi och etnisk diskriminering på arbetsmarknaden, för att förstå orsakerna bakom högskoleutbildade afrosvenskars svårighet att etablera sig på den svenska arbetsmarknaden.Enkätundersökningar och intervjuer är metoder som använts i studien för att få empirisk material och avgörande narrativ om de olika orsakerna bakom afrosvenskars svårigheter med att komma in i arbetsmarknaden. Studien finner att det finns strukturella praktiker i arbetslivet som missgynnar personer med annan etnicitet än svensk. Undersökningen har genom intersektionellt maktanalys tittat närmare på etniskmaktordning för att studera relationerna mellan afrofobi, rasism och diskriminering. Historiebruk i Svenskkontext har i undersökningen visat sig vara en av de grundläggande orsakerna till uppkomsten av afrofobiska värderingar. Detta eftersom historiska ideologier och värderingar kopplat till rasbiologi, har bidragit till att reproducera och upprätthålla ett systematiskt hierarkiskt rangordning av underordning och överordning av människor utifrån hudfärg.1Studiens empiri visar att hudfärg och utseende är markörer för afrosvenskars utsatthet för rasistiskt motiverad diskriminering på arbetsmarknaden. Diskrimineringslagens snäva jurisdiktion och bristande rättstillämpning har missgynnat afrosvenskars möjligheter till att utkräva sina rättigheter på lika villkor, särskilt då begreppet etnicitet som diskrimineringsgrund inte fångar essensen i de rasbiologiska dimensionerna av rasism som påverkar afrosvenskars arbetsliv och tillgång till arbetsmarknaden. Trots att utbildning och vistelsetid i Sverige anges som viktiga framgångsfaktorer för individens chanser att få ett jobb i Sverige. Uppsatsen har funnit att högskoleutbildade afrosvenskar som är både födda i Sverige eller bott i Sverige länge har svårigheter med att få anställningar som motsvara deras utbildningsnivå och kompetens.

  • 5.
    Norgren, Jasmin
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Human Rights.
    Rätten till asyl: Den EU-rättsliga aspekten på området i samhörighet med dess internationella påverkan2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay aim to concern the regulations regarding asylum, foremost in the European Union and partly in an international context. After having a course about human rights in a European perspective I decided that I wanted to know more about the right to asylum, and therefore the regulations regarding asylum in a European judicial context as well as in an international approach. The three main question formulations are: 1. How are the overall EU legal frameworks as regards asylum law constructed? 2. What does the international principle of Non-Refoulement (not sending back refugees who risks being subject to inhuman punishment) implicate, which is sometimes referred to within asylum law at a EU level? 3. What is the situation as things stand in the field of asylum and migration? The purpose is to carry out an investigation of the right to asylum, as it is applicable in the judicial field. Furthermore, the aim is to carry out a comprehensive investigation of right regarding asylum order to further limiting the investigation somewhat with relevant regulations as well as legal principles in the area. Forward the purpose is to, partially study how the major regulations in the area of asylum law are able to be subject for comparison, but also to see how they can correlate. The aim is therefore to highlight these general, but crucial regulations that exists within the field of asylum mainly at a EU level and a little lesser internationally, in order to carry out an analytical comparison between them. The method for the essay entails an interpretation of the regulations by means of grounds of legal dogma and thereinafter with a comparative method. The result of the essay reveals that the European regulations regarding asylum is immensely inclusive containing a broad spectrum with everything from the right to asylum, criterias and mechanisms for administration of asylum applications, the best interest of the child to the rights which are destined to accrue to those who seeks asylum. The result also demonstrates that the international regulations as well as the European regulations provides for the rights which are destined to accrue to those who seeks asylum. The result also demonstrates that the international principle of Non Refoulement fully aim to protect those in need of protection of their lives or freedom to return to areas where this can be adventured. Likewise the result demonstrates that the regulations in these area both can be compared as well as they can be placed in relation to each other because of their correlation. The analysis of the essay, as well as its conclusion directs that the regulations are able to be put in a tighter context than it at first seems like. Additionally the essay detects that the European regulations, particularly those in stages of revise would be very helped by more influence from the international regulations, for example The Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees.

  • 6.
    Rensfeldt, Charlotta
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Human Rights.
    Upprop mot utrop: En studie av interpellationsdebatt 2017/18:4342018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper was to examine and analyze Jomshof's argument in "Interpellationdebate 2017/18: 434 prayer call", where he proposed that freedom of religion be restricted byadopting a Swedish ban on Islamic prayer calls. In this work, a normative qualitative textanalysis has been used to investigate why Jomshof gives this proposal and how he does it. Ihave investigated this by examining the debate itself, but also by placing Jomshof's views intoa broader context of society and party ideology. Results from my analysis show that the centralviews the debater bases his proposal on is that the legal situation allows the realization of theproposal, that Swedish democracy is threatened, and that Swedish secularization must bepreserved. My analysis results also show that Jomshof's discourse is xenophobic and has racistundertones and that Jomshof wants to create an image of the existence of hierarchies amongpeople. What my analysys also showed was that negative consequences on individual andcommunity levels could occur if Jomshof's proposal was made law. Even if his opinionsexpress, and the way how he expresses them, could have negative consequences.

  • 7.
    Singbo, Tresor
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Human Rights.
    "Korruption i Demokratiska Republiken Kongo": En kvalitativ studie om konsekvenserna av Korruption i Kongo2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The main purpose of this study is to investigate how the corruption in the capital city (Kinshasa) of Democratic Republic of Congo (hereafter Congo) affects the inhabitants of the country, how common corruption is in Congo and how the people living in the country suffer from corruption. The secondary purpose of the paper was to investigate the consequences of corruption for those living in the country.The argumentation is analyzed by a semi-qualitative method using a questionnaire with quantitative and qualitative (open) questions answered by residents in the capital city of Congo. Kinshasa is a city characterized by great contrasts. In the city of Kinshasa there are areas with luxury residential neighborhoods, business areas and several universities, but also large and rapidly growing areas where poor people live. Residents from these two different areas of Kinshasa have been asked.The primary data analysis showed that the participants living in the poorer areas, to a greater extent than those living in the prosperous areas, find it common for corruption in Kinshasa to occur. They also argue that society is overcoming the problems of corruption in Kinshasa and that they suffer from corruption in Kinshasa to a greater extent than those living in the prosperous areas. The results of the survey also show that participants from both groups experience that corruption in common in the everyday life and that society oversees with the problems of corruption in Kinshasa. They find that corruption is something that belongs to everyday life, both in the working life and in the everyday life.. They also believe that they are having difficulties in getting their fundamental rights satisfied due to corruption.The conclusions that can be drawn from the survey are that the results are consistent with the situation in Congo described today. The people of Congo are still very vulnerable to the country's situation and widespread corruption. There is no well-functioning system, and those who have a higher position in society use daily corrupt methods to govern society. Civil society in the country is very weak and needs support, especially with regard to civil and human rights. The underlying causes of human rights violations are the country's widespread corruption

  • 8.
    Stephan, Johanna
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Human Rights. Kvinna.
    Fredsbevarande personal som förövare: En studie om uppförandenormer, sexuell exploatering och upplevd straffrihet2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Despite internal regulations, policy documents, statements, training, reporting mechanisms

    and international treaties accountability is perceived as inadequate when it comes to

    peacekeepers and sexual exploitation and abuse. This study will be based on a normative

    oriented jurisprudence and will use general international principles for reviewing the flaws.

    There are relatively robust regulations on how peacekeepers are expected to meet their

    standards of conduct but there simultaneously exists a legal vacuum when it comes to

    accountability. This study will to try to create an overlap in hope to further implement

    existing policy document.

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