My name is Novlet levy and I am a recent graduate of law who studied at Queen Mary University of London. Ever since I can remember, I’ve had a keen interest in the law and have been fascinated by the way in which the law impacts our everyday lives. During my undergraduate years, I developed an enthusiasm towards human rights law and became intrigued by the way in which human rights discourse appears to permeate many aspects of our lives as human beings. In the second year of my undergraduate course I studied a module entitled: ‘International Human Rights’ taught by leading international human rights lawyer, Geraldine Van Bueren. This module appeared to deepen my interest in human rights discourse both domestically and internationally. It exposed me to the difference in approaches to human rights law around the world. As a human rights enthusiast, I can appreciate the necessity of having a field of law committed to the protection of our human rights. I can also appreciate the necessity of each and every person being fully aware of what rights are ours. However, it means that I am not ignorant to the limitations of human rights law.
By the end of my undergraduate course, I decided that I wanted to do my part to raise awareness of human rights as well as invoke discussion, in particular amongst young people. The purpose of this blog is to do exactly that – Raising awareness and invoking discussion about something that affects each and every one of us. As much as we like to think we do, how much do we really know about our rights?
Growing up we are constantly told about what we can not and should not do, but what about what we can do. What about what we are entitled to do, simply by way of being human. Lets talk about it.
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