Author: Vivek Bhatt

[Dr Vivek Bhatt is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Public International Law at the University of Aberdeen and a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM), Utrecht University.]   “The struggle is inner: Chicano, indio, American Indian, mojado, mexicano, immigrant Latino, Anglo in power, working class Anglo, Black, Asian--our psyches resemble the bordertowns and are populated by the same people. The struggle...

[Vivek Bhatt is an Assistant Professor of International Law and Human Rights at Utrecht University’s Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM). Twitter: @vivekbhatt61.] Nestlé Goes to New Delhi As an Australian child of Indian immigrants, I spent a month each year visiting extended family in the state of Gujarat, located on India’s west coast. Even as a child, I noticed that India felt less...

[Vivek Bhatt is an Assistant Professor of International Law and Human Rights at Utrecht University’s Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM).] I. Introduction  In an article written after the NATO intervention in Kosovo, Charlesworth describes international law as a “discipline of crisis.” To Charlesworth, the discipline of international law is stifled by scholars’ fascination with moments of crisis for the law’s enforcement...

[Vivek Bhatt is an Assistant Professor of International Law at Utrecht University, a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) and the Montaigne Centre for Rule of Law and Administration of Justice, and a Member of the Essex Human Rights Centre.] Introduction  Some of the most widely seen photographs from the war on terror show US soldiers at Guantanamo Bay standing over prisoners who...

[Vivek Bhatt is a Senior Research Officer at the University of Essex and a member of the Essex Human Rights Centre. The project ‘Ensuring Respect for Human Rights in Locked-down Care Homes’ is funded by the AHRC as part of its UKRI COVID-19 Rapid Response funding scheme. Grant number: AH/V012770/1.] Photo: Sarah Tew, CNET     In February 2021, the UK...