Tag Archives: self-determination

Pro Independence Curacao politician Helmin Wiels shot dead

A prominent politician on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao, Helmin Wiels, has been shot dead. Witnesses said he was killed on the beach by gunmen who sped off in a car. Mr Wiels, 54, led the Pueblo Soberano party, which campaigns for independence from the Netherlands. Mr Wiels’s Pueblo Soberano party gained a majority […]

Three Tibetans self-immolate

Three Tibetans have died after setting themselves on fire to protest against Chinese rule in a western region where authorities have imposed a heavy security presence, exiled Buddhist monks and reports said on Thursday. More than 100 Tibetans have self-immolated since 2011 to protest against Chinese policies in the region and call for the return […]

Peoples, self-determination and secession: Prof. Michel Seymour

Professor Michel Seymour, Department of Philosophy at the University of Montreal, presenting “Peoples, self-determination and secession”. Watch the whole lecture here (length: 54 minutes).

Falkland Islands to decide on political status in Referendum

Over the next few days, around 1,600 inhabitants of the Falkland Islands will be asked whether they wish to “retain their current political status as an overseas territory of the United Kingdom”. Never before in British history has the outcome of a referendum been so predictable, its purpose so provocative. The referendum, to be held on Sunday […]

The Fight for Rapanui independence on the Easter Islands

Can the Easter Island’s indigenous Rapanui win the battle for independence form Chile to protect their land and culture? The famed monolithic Moai statues in Easter Island are symbols of the land’s mysterious past. Centuries ago, the Rapanui, a people of Polynesian descent, faced the threat of extinction as the island was on the brink […]

Summer School on Human Rights, Minorities and Diversity Management

Since 1999 the Institute for Minority Rights of the European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano organizes a Summer School on the topics of Human Rights, Minorities and Diversity Management. The international Summer School hosts 20 – 30 students from all over the world and offers a platform to discuss and elaborate on current topics in the field […]