Institute of Commonwealth Studies

Edited by Corinne Lennox and Matthew Waites
May 30, 2013

Human rights in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity are at last reaching the heart of global debates. Yet 78 states worldwide continue to criminalise same-sex sexual behaviour, and due to the legal legacies of the British Empire, 42 of these – more than half – are in the Commonwealth of Nations. In recent years many states have seen the emergence of new sexual nationalisms, leading to increased enforcement of colonial sodomy laws against men, new criminalisations of sex between women and discrimination against transgender people.

 

Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change challenges these developments as the first book...

January 1, 2013
This is the record of the third of the series of Witness Seminars held by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in conjunction with the Overseas Service Pensioners’ Association. The seminars are designed to give OSPA members and other interested people an opportunity to share with an academic and non-academic audience their views and experiences on topics relating to the end of the colonial period and the early stages of independence (the ‘End of Empire’). The seminar thus contributes to the overall Colonial Service historical record.
January 1, 2013
This is the record of the second of the new series of Witness Seminars held by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in conjunction with the Overseas Service Pensioners’ Association. The seminars are designed to give OSPA members and other interested people an opportunity to share with an academic and non-academic audience their views and experiences on topics relating to the end of the colonial period and the early stages of independence (the ‘End of Empire’). The seminar thus contributes to the overall Colonial Service historical record.
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Sue Onslow
January 1, 2013
Edited by Simon Bennett and Eadaoin O'Brien
December 10, 2012
The countries of the global north and west that have enjoyed hegemonic preponderance in international affairs over the last two centuries are seeing their relative influence on the world stage decline in favour of rising powers of other regions. As the ability of the global north and west to project normative standards with regards to social organisation, international relations and the role of the state is waning, what emerging norms might guide future trajectories for global society? As human rights is a highly politicised and contentious area of discourse and practice, what future might there be for human rights in a non-western world? The London Debates 2011 workshop sought to bring together established academics and early career...
Edited by Peter Clegg and David Killingray
June 1, 2012
By the end of the 20th century the once great modern European empires had gone – well, almost! Today, scattered around the world, there are small territories, remnants of empire that for one reason and another have eschewed independence and retain links of various kinds with the former imperial power. This edited collection focuses primarily on those territories in the Caribbean and Pacific which retain these ties. The issues affecting them such as constitutional reform, the maintenance of good governance, economic development, and the risks of economic vulnerability are important concerns for all territories both independent and non-independent. However, the ways in which these issues are addressed are somewhat different in small sub-...
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December 1, 1990

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