In light of the recent events, the use of force by police has been put into the forefront of the reform debate. However, it seems to be a struggle to answer the most crucial question for advancing the discussion: What is unreasonable use of force and what amounts to police brutality?
This article of the series re-visits the concept of fundamental human rights and the potential inequities in their application. The meaning of 'fundamental' seems to be interpreted incoherently, not only degrading the purpose of human rights themselves but also depriving certain groups of protection that others find essential and automatic. Read this article to learn more and reflect upon your own privilege.
The first article of this series demystifies the frequently-quoted request of protestors to 'defund the police'. To further clarify the topic, there are examples of successful police force reforms from countries such as Finland, Sweden, or Portugal.
Gina Asadi, Jamie Adair, Aleksandra Nowicka, Joyce Yiu, Ned Gompertz, Konstantina Nouka, and Sofiya Stanchakprovide a round-up of the stories that a budding Student Lawyer should be aware of this week.