Why America’s Higher Education Needs Reform by The Wallnut Bowl (All artwork is copyright Alex Hsieh)

Why America’s Higher Education Needs Reform

by The Wallnut Bowl on Medium

(All artwork is copyright Alex Hsieh, shared from the embedded link above and can also be found at https://medium.com/the-synapse/why-america-s-higher-education-needs-reform-82751aba549f )

Why America’s Higher Education Needs Reform

Is loneliness the AKP’s or Turkey’s fate? by Dr. Selim Savas Genc (Fatih University), Today’s Zaman

This Article “Is Loneliness the AKP’s Or Turkey’s Fate?” by Dr. Selim Savas Genc (Fatih University), published in Today’s Zaman, February 26, 2015 can be found at the following link:

http://www.todayszaman.com/op-ed_is-loneliness-the-akps-or-turkeys-fate_373693.html

It is a well written article and pretty much sums up the atmosphere in Turkey.

*Due to certain media restrictions and other freedom of expression issues in Turkey I wish to add: the thoughts and opinions expressed in this Article are solely those of the author: Dr. Selim Savas Gench and Today’s Zaman. My re-blogging/sharing of this Article from Today’s Zaman here does not necessarily constitute an endorsement of the views or opinions contained in the Article. You should make up your own mind about the thoughts and opinions expressed in this Article.

**The Article and images are copyright by Today’s Zaman. I do not own the copyright and its sharing/posting here is permissible fair use.

Men support women’s rights in Turkey… by wearing miniskirts

Updated 1507 GMT (2307 HKT) February 23, 2015

This is a very recent article (Feb. 23, 2015) written by Monica Sarkar. The original can be found here: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/02/22/europe/turkey-men-miniskirts/

Turkish men wearing skirts demonstrate in Istanbul to support women's rights in memory of 20-year-old murdered woman Ozgecan Aslan on February 21, 2015.

Woman cleaning house, orhun hakan yalincak

Woman in Turkey: I urgently need 7,000 Turkish Liras by BELGİN AKALTAN

I urgently need 7,000 Turkish Liras

This was an article by Belgin Akaltan and it appeared in a Turkish newspaper called Hurriyet. Over the past several years divorce has become increasingly difficult for woman in Turkey. In some parts of Turkey (not all), viewing woman as chattels is considered the norm. Despite all the purported progress towards EU membership and equality (including positive discrimination legislation), the cultural norms have not changed much and don’t seem to be getting better. The original Article can be found at this link and is re-blogged/shared below:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/i-urgently-need-7000-turkish-liras.aspx?pageID=238&nID=70154&NewsCatID=469

*Due to certain media restrictions and other freedom of expression issues in Turkey I wish to add: the thoughts and opinions expressed in this Article are solely those of the author (Belgin Akaltan). My re-blogging/sharing of this Article by Belgin Akaltan (and published in Hurriyet) does not necessarily constitute an endorsement of the views or opinions contained in the Article/Letter. You should make up your own mind. Further, I do not own the copyright and have therefore only posted the link above.

Court of Appeal strikes down state immunity rules that prevent embassy employees seeking justice – Diarmuid Laffan

UK Human Rights Blog

SudanBenkharbouche & Anor v Embassy of the Republic of Sudan [2015] EWCA Civ 33, 5th February 2015 – read judgment

This judgment concerned the conjoined appeals of Ms. Benkharbouche and Ms. Janah which arose from employment law claims brought against, respectively, the Sudanese and Libyan embassies. Certain of their claims, such as those for unfair dismissal, were founded on domestic law. Others, such as those under the Working Time Regulations 1998, fell within the scope of EU law. All were met with pleas of state immunity under the State Immunity Act 1978.

The Court of Appeal’s judgment provides a neat illustration of the relative remedial potency, on the one hand of human rights claims based on the European Convention on Human Rights by way of the Human Rights Act 1998, and on the other, those based on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights via the doctrine of ‘horizontal direct…

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