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.

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.”

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.