According to Vandana Shiva we must shift from representative democracy, in which corporations rule, to ‘Earth Democracy’ to deal with our current crises – to end conflict and bring peace. It means including the excluded into our conception of the economy.
In Kulinski and Sabev v. Bulgaria, the ECtHR heard complaints about interferences with the right to vote in prison. Its decision seems problematic in two ways and illustrates how States at times use criminal law to disenfranchise convicts.
Australia recently adopted a law to revoke the passports of known child sex offenders. While it is praiseworthy that governments are trying to prevent child sex tourism by their citizens, one might ask: will this measure be effective enough to combat it?
The problem of overcrowded prisons in Romania is not new. In its latest Chamber judgment the ECtHR applied the pilot-judgment procedure in order to stop the systematic dysfunction of the prison system. Will this improve the Romanian situation?