History of Human Rights 1/

1941 – President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (US), together with Prime Minister Winston Churchill (UK) adopted the Atlantic Charter on the vessel, HMS Prince of Wales. This document set the goals for the post-war world and it was the inspiration of many international agreements that followed the war. It was an affirmation “of certain common principles in the national policies of their respective countries on which they based their hopes for a better future for the world.” The eight principal points of the Charter were: Their countries seek no aggrandisement, territorial or other; They desire to see no territorial changes that … Continue reading History of Human Rights 1/

Bulgaria court recognises same-sex marriage in landmark ruling

A Bulgarian court has recognised a marriage between two women who married in France, the first time that a same-sex union has been acknowledged in the conservative country. The ruling was in accordance with a June 2018 European Court of Justice Ruling (ECJ) which means that EU nations must recognise same-sex marriages from other member states, even if they do not grant marriage equality to their own citizens. LGBT rights in BulgariaBulgaria is one of more than 20 European countries where equal marriage remain illegal, according to the Pew Research Centre.The country’s constitution explicitly bans same-sex unions, meaning that two-thirds of … Continue reading Bulgaria court recognises same-sex marriage in landmark ruling

“So empty is a shelf without foreigners…

When customers walked into Edeka supermarket in Hamburg recently, they were surprised to find that the shelves were almost empty, and the small handful of products that remained were all made in Germany. It seemed like the supermarket had simply forgotten to restock their produce until customers saw the mysterious signs left around the shop. “So empty is a shelf without foreigners,” read one sign at the cheese counter. “This shelf is quite boring without variety,” read another. It turns out that Edeka, in a rather controversial move, had opted to solely sell German food for a day in order … Continue reading “So empty is a shelf without foreigners…