Exploring Human Identity and Inter-cultural Interactions

Keeping up appearances? How changes to hate crime policy will protect people victimised for looking ‘different’

By Dr Neil Chakraborti, Reader in Criminology, University of Leicester. A change to a crime recording policy within one regional police force does not tend to generate huge levels of news coverage.  However, in the week that Greater Manchester Police announced that they would be recording attacks against members of alternative subcultures as hate crimes, […]

The role of the ‘dangerous other’ in politics

By Dr Simon Bennett, Director of the Civil Safety and Security Unit at the University of Leicester. As I watch the unfolding drama on the Korean Peninsula a question keeps popping into my head: Can life imitate art? The British author George Orwell wrote his novel 1984 just after the end of the Second World […]

Nuclear North Korea: just how worried should we be?

By Dr Andrew Futter, Lecturer in International Politics, University of Leicester. In the past week the Democratic Republic of North Korea (DPKR) has warned that the safety of British citizens in the Republic of Korea (ROK) cannot be guaranteed, and that two nations on the peninsular should consider themselves in a ‘state of war’.  This […]

25th anniversary of the Halabja Massacre: Prevent Genocide

It has been 35 years since the now deceased, and roundly vilified, Saddam Hussein ordered a Jihad against the Kurdish people in what was known as ‘Operation Anfal’, meaning ‘Kill all the men and their belongings are yours’. The worst part of that operation saw thousands of mainly civilians murdered in a chemical attack on […]

Celebrating International Women

Rajinder Bhuhi

Celebrating International Women’s Day 8th March 2013 “The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights” Gloria Steinem. For over 100 years women have globally supported and celebrated International Women’s Day. This date in the diary […]