This article aims to shed light on the post-mortem practices for Palestinian dead bodies when there is suspicion of human rights violations by Israeli military forces. By focusing on the case of Omran Abu Hamdieh from Al-Khalil (Hebron), the article explores the interactions between Palestinian social-institutional agents, Israeli military forces and international medico-legal agents. Drawing on ethnographic and archival data, the article explores how the intersectionality between the various controlling powers is inscribed over the Palestinian dead bodies and structures their death rites. The article claims that inviting foreign medico-legal experts in the Palestinian context could reveal the true death story and the human rights violations, but also reaffirms the sovereignty of the Israeli military forces over the Palestinian dead and lived bodies.
This article studies one of the humanitarian challenges caused by the COVID-19 crisis: the dignified handling of the mortal remains of individuals that have died from COVID-19 in Muslim contexts. It illustrates the discussion with examples from Sunni Muslim-majority states when relevant, such as Egypt, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Morocco and Pakistan, and examples from English-speaking non-Muslim majority states such as the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada and Australia as well as Sri Lanka. The article finds that the case of the management of dead bodies of people who have died from COVID-19 has shown that the creativity and flexibility enshrined in the Islamic law-making logic and methodology, on the one hand, and the cooperation between Muslim jurists and specialised medical and forensic experts, on the other, have contributed to saving people’s lives and mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Muslim contexts.
cases, it is very difficult for an athlete or coach to determine the exact state of the actor-network inside the body. This problem is generally solved by enrolling sports scientists and medical professionals into the sporting arena. Indeed, experts in sports science and medicine are now assumed to make up a significant part of a competitive athlete’s actor-network. These experts have a range of technological tools at their disposal that are able to reveal the inner workings of the body and suggest solutions
British 21st-century public for a war with significant domestic ramifications would be extremely demanding, not least in the justification of the measures being taken, the use and publication of expert advice and opinion, and government engagement with dissenting views. This chapter aims to investigate what moral factors statesmen and those involved in the nuclear deterrence mission consider. In particular, recourse to the ‘supreme emergency argument’ will be tested in the context of contemporary ethical arguments
(what the literature on collective identity calls ‘group identification’ and ‘social categorisation’). We document these processes by drawing on exploratory interviews conducted with black marketing experts specialising in the African-American market who provide us with distinctive readings of the meaning of consumption for blacks. These experts are viewed here as individual black consumers and as members of an occupational group organised around increasing the place of consumption in individual social identities. In the next section, we discuss the place of group
measures should be taken are PSCs themselves, who have become ‘security experts’ who not only provide security tools but also security knowledge (Leander 2005 : 612). Thus, as Neocleous ( 2007 ) convincingly argues, the need for security does not come from an objective outside force, but is produced by the same security industry that sells it. While security has often been analysed through the lens of
’Brien and Moss, 2010). The chapter illustrates that new ways of epistemological thinking about the EU social politics of fatherhood were shaped by discussions in several institutional settings, including: the European Observatory on National Family Policies, the Confederation of Family Organisations of the European Union, the European Commission Childcare Network, the Network on Leave and Policy Research and more recently by the European Union Network of Experts on Family Policy and by the European Parliament’s Quality of Childhood Group. These institutional settings
conditions that must be fulfilled for life to become life’ (Butler, 2004 : 39). For stigmatized persons, agency and resistance thus emerge through bodily labour processes through which the person experiences, inhabits, reframes, transforms and resists social norms. Historically, this type of ‘labour’ – although not part of the labour market – has produced value, such as statistical and empirical data collected in case files. The data has then been commodified as the intellectual property of medical ‘experts’, both in the advancement of their own careers and to secure
States. Korea’s economy was depressed, education levels were low, and the brain drain caused by colonial occupation had severely weakened its leadership basis. 8 Hence, Western experts from the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (UNRRA) and the Allied forces agreed that external help was needed. 9 After the hasty overnight agreement between the Americans and the Soviets in late August 1945 that established the 38th
their visibility as private players in food aid, relief, and development assistance, despite growing competition from USAID experts and agencies such as the Peace Corps. Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society program, his focus on domestic and international poverty prevention, and the establishment of a War on Hunger office within USAID had also included the voluntary agencies as important proponents of