Voting for the Next Generation

If you think that the presidential elections are a roller coaster ride, brace yourself. President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, and the Republicans’ refusal to begin the confirmation process, has set the country on a crash course. Now it is up to us, the voters, to slam on the breaks and to resolve the impasse. Want to hear more? Please read my article in The Huffington Post.

 

Diary of an Undecided Democrat

Robin Elizabeth HerrHow would you vote in the US presidential elections? Will it be Bernie Sanders, the visionary, Hillary Clinton, the practitioner or Martin O’Malley, the implementor? Introducing my new blog in The Huffington Post called Diary of an Undecided Democrat. You can look forward to further posts on gun control, healthcare and who can resist – Donald Trump. Read the first post and let me know how you would vote. You are welcome to make comments here or better yet, log into Huffington Post through your Facebook account and make comments directly on the article.

Nostalgic for the Summer? Re-live Roskilde 2014.

Roskilde Music Festival 2014 is a place where anything goes. Take a trip through memory lane and celebrate self-expression.

Imod dødsstraf i USA

Det er, når livet viser sig så usikkert og tilfældigt, at vi må foretage et valg. Enten løfter vi os ud over hævngerrigheden og holder fast i vores medmenneskelighed, eller vi daler ned hvor der er angst og frygt. For mig er det ikke et svært valg.

Læs mere i min kronik om Vilkårlighed og dødens alt for menneskelige ansigt i Kristeligt Dagblad.

Hvordan oplever man ligestilling i USA og Danmark?

Læs mit debatindlæg i Dagbladet Information om “Positiv særbehandling kan fuldende ligestillingen.” Et citat om USA: “Mens vores mødre kæmpede for retten til at være mere end nogens sekretær, fik min generation retten til at arbejde så meget, at der aldrig blev tid til at stifte familie…Her kan Danmark stå som rollemodel.”

Rihanna, Metallica and I @ Roskilde Music Festival

Read my new article in The Huffington Post on Rihanna, Metallica and I: We All Contribute to Northern Europe’s Largest Music Festival. An excerpt: Caught up in Rihanna’s allure, a combination of over-sexed precociousness and genuine love, and perhaps aware of the singer’s fragile humanity, the crowd surrendered and believed her. The encore, “Diamonds,” was merely icing on the cake.

Just Published: Can Human Rights Law Support Access to Communication Technology?

Summary: Human rights scrutiny is a necessary component of any effort to ensure that communication technology can be effectively adopted and used. This is particularly true when the means of communication are shut down during a democratic upheaval in one country or cut off for 10 minutes on a television set in another.

The author proposes a model to solve dissemination and access problems based on the case law of the European Court of Human Rights. While Autronic AG v. Switzerland stimulates the market to support innovation and dissemination of technology, Khurshid Mustafa and Tarzibachi v. Sweden supports the adoption of that technology without unjustified restriction by the state or private individuals. Together these cases can be interpreted as sending a signal to all innovators, disseminators and users, that no matter what type of communication technology is used, there exists a general right of access to all forms of information.

The legally inclined may wish to read the orginal article.