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Luis Gómez Romero

Luis Gómez Romero

Lecturer in Human Rights, Constitutional Law and Legal Theory, University of Wollongong

Luis practiced law in Mexico, where he achieved several years of experience in litigation, consultancy and legal and policy research. He was a high level policy advisor to Mexican President Vicente Fox’s transitional government.

Luis pursued his Ph. D. in Human Rights in Spain, at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He has taught in the areas of jurisprudence, constitutional law, international law, legal research and human rights in several universities in Mexico, Spain, Colombia, Canada and Australia. His main research interests are Human Rights; Political Theory; Cultural Legal Studies; Third World Approaches to International Law; Utopianism; Law and Literature; Law and Popular Culture; Critical Legal Theory; Feminist Jurisprudence; Latin American History and Politics and European History and Politics.

Twin earthquakes expose Mexico's deep inequality

Sep 21, 2017 14:54 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Early in the morning on Sept. 16, 1810, priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang the bell of his church in the small town of Dolores, near Guanajuato, Mexico. His parishioners gathered round, and he urged them to revolt...

NAFTA's biggest loser: the US, after Canada and Mexico get rich trading marijuana

May 16, 2017 15:49 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, prides himself on his business acumen. But his protectionism may get America a truly bad deal when it comes to North Americas next big market: marijuana. Fulfilling a...

Mexico's military is a lethal killing force – should it really be deployed as police?

Apr 24, 2017 13:17 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

There is nothing noble about war. In the words of the Spanish-American philosopher and poet George Santayana, it wastes a nations wealth, chokes its industries, kills its flower, and condemns it to be governed by...

Global Geopolitics Series

Twitter diplomacy: how Trump is using social media to spur a crisis with Mexico

Jan 28, 2017 03:56 am UTC| Technology

Six days after taking office, President Donald Trump is facing the first international crisis of his administration. And its unfolding on Twitter. Following through on campaign promises to crack down on immigration,...

What does Donald Trump think about drugs?

Jan 18, 2017 09:34 am UTC| Insights & Views Health

In recent years, many countries with the conspicuous exception of Indonesia and the Philippines have been rethinking the international war on drugs. The world, it seems, has grown tired of mass incarceration, militarised...

In Mexico, gas is fueling the flames of revolt

Jan 17, 2017 13:53 pm UTC| Insights & Views

It is already clear that 2017 will be a difficult year for Mexico and not just because it will (or wont) have to pay for a big, beautiful wall. On New Years Day, gas prices in the country jumped 14% to 20% after the...

Is the US really ready to end its drug war?

Jan 06, 2017 09:58 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

In recent years an international movement to reform global narcotics policies has been growing, with activists and presidents alike declaring that the United States war on drugs has failed. Now it seems the US has finally...

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Economy

U.S. annual GDP seen rising to 2.6 pct this year, may slow in next: Danske Bank

The United States economy is still in good shape although GDP growth slowed slightly in Q1 2018. It is the first time since the investment downturn hit the economy that GDP growth has been above 2 percent annualised in...

New Zealand bonds jump at close tracking U.S. Treasuries after ECB's decision to stay on pat until mid-2017

New Zealand bonds closed Fridays trading session on a higher note, tracking similar movement in the United States counterpart in the overnight session after the European Central Bank (ECB) announced in its monetary policy...

U.S. Treasuries surge despite FOMC’s widely anticipated rate hike; eyes on May retail sales

The U.S. Treasuries surged Thursday ahead of the countrys retail sales for the month of May and weekly initial jobless claims, scheduled to be released today by 12:30GMT respectively. However, the widely anticipated 25 bps...

UK gilts remain divided even as May retail sales beat market expectations

The United Kingdoms gilts remained narrowly divided Thursday after the countrys retail sales for the month of May smashed market expectations, largely owing to the royal wedding and warm weatherthat buoyed shopping...

German bunds slump after May CPI remains unchanged; eyes on ECB’s monetary policy decision

The German bunds slumped during European session Thursday after the countrys consumer price inflation for the month of May, remained unchanged at 0.5 percent m/m, meeting market expectations as well and now investors turn...

Politics

Venezuelans are boycotting their presidential election

Venezuelas May 20 presidential election may be an election in name only. Nicolás Maduro is widely expected to be reelected as Venezuelas president despite his 20 percent approval rating and profound mismanagement...

Profile: Avigdor Lieberman, Israel's hardline defence minister

One of the most divisive figures in Israeli politics, Avigdor Lieberman, has been his countrys defence minister since May 2016. Despite his publicly acrimonious relationship with the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu,...

The first terrorist act in Indonesian prison: the triggers and how to prevent them

Indonesia witnessed another terrorist act last week. But, this time, it occurred in a maximum-security detention centre located at the polices Mobile Brigade headquarters in Depok, West Java. More than 150 terrorist...

South Africa's print media is failing to empower citizens on corruption

The mainstream media can play an important role in fighting corruption. Investigative journalists in South Africa, for instance, helped to expose how the politically connected Gupta family captured elements of the...

Would America vote for Oprah for president?

America has had a black president. Is the country ready for a black president who is also a woman? Speculation about the candidacy of Oprah Winfrey makes clear that some voters think so. Granted, Winfrey says she...

Science

Bacteria Could Be the Key To Breathing on Mars, Study Says

The atmosphere on Mars is so thin that humans wont be able to breathe on the red planet unless they are wearing space suits. With plans to colonize it, wearing the bulky apparel would pose a considerable level of...

Magnets Could Be the Key to Better Wine, Study Finds

Humans have been making wine since pre-historic times, with the discovery of alcoholic beverages made from honey dating thousands of year back. Throughout the millennia, new methods for wine-making have cropped up. This...

Antipsychotic Drugs Increases Risks Of Obesity and Diabetes In Children, Study Says

Update: The article previously mentioned that antipsychotic drugs were used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study does not mention this fact and we apologize for the inaccurate statement....

Scientists Just Found A Black Hole That Is Eating Everything In Its Path

Black holes are some of the most terrifying subjects in the realm of science. Not only do they offer a glimpse into the raw power that is present in the universe, they also invoke undefinable terror in those who imagine...

Salt Could Prevent Hearing Loss After An Explosion

In movies, whenever a bomb goes off or an explosion occurs, there is that iconic moment where sounds are muffled and there is a high-pitched ring that pervades the whole scene. While films can go over-the-top with regards...

Technology

Blockchain Tech Will Be Obsolete, Says International Affairs Strategist

Blockchain technology will be obsolete, claimed George Friedman, a prominent geopolitical forecaster, international affairs strategist and author of The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century. Known to go...

'Fortnite' to Get Stink Bomb as Smoke Grenade Replacement

Fortnite developers are going to release the remedy for the absence of the Smoke Grenade from the battle royale-themed video game. On Sunday, Fortnite players noticed that Epic Games has listed an all-new weapon on the...

‘Fortnite’ Releases Teaser for Launch of Really Big Rockets

As part of the upcoming Season 5 of Fortnite Battle Royale, Epic Games is once again teasing players with hints of whats to come. The most recent of these are the icons and countdowns that are making their appearances on...

Sony Deal Yields PS4 Exclusives for ‘Destiny 2: Forsaken,’ Including Gear, Exotic Weapon

A new expansion for Bungies Destiny 2 title has injected new life into fans who have been languishing in disappointment over the developers numerous blunders. Called Forsaken, this new content is meant to liven up the...

NYC's Nintendo World Receives Bomb Threat Reportedly over Super Smash Bros. Kiosk Removal

The main Nintendo store in New York City, Nintendo World, recently received a bomb threat from a disgruntled fan. Apparently, the person wasnt happy about the removal of Super Smash Bros. kiosks from the store. According...
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