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The Rise of Populism in the Twenty-First Century: The Czech Republic, Germany, and the United States

Race and Human RightsMarch 2017Group 4Bruno Summerer, Brittany Oaks, Sara Repplinger, Pascal Roth, Miriam Ricanova, Aine Josephine Mary Tyrrell

The Rise of Populism in the Twenty-First Century: The Czech Republic, Germany, and the United States

Introduction

Torture and Death in Syrian Prisons

In a recently published report by Amnesty International, it has been discovered that at least 17,723 people have died in custody in Syrian prisons since March 2011. This, the article states, is around “300 deaths per month” - not counting the much larger reality of all those people who have been abducted or are “missing”.

Poland's Constitutional Crisis and Why It Matters

Within merely 26 years, Poland managed to break away from the Soviet Union, join the EU and NATO and even tranform its economy from totally centrally controlled to competetive, capitalist one. With absolute trust in 'the Western friends' the country implemented all the necessary (and painful) political and economic reforms, pursuing the ideal at an amazing speed. That velocity however, never truly allowed cultural and political understanding to keep up with the changes.

Human first, citizen later!

Nowadays, when human rights are becoming increasingly associated with citizenship and protection of the state, many become victims of the cruelty of the system. As the article points, the victims often have no way of seeking counseling or any other form of help in the foreign country they find themsleves in. The process of reporting the crime and later seeking justice is long and painful and the state usually offers no assistance whatsoever. 

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