Human rights, a framework for the world
Human rights and the international law in which they are embedded have certainly contributed to making the world a better place, but there is still a lot for us to do...
The problematic role of Western media
Since the abolition of absolute monarchy, our media are the only remaining power without any countervailing power to prevent the worst abuses. Problems appear especially in reporting about remote countries like China, whose inhabitants can not easily make their voice heard.