Roslyn Fuller
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Roslyn Fuller holds a PhD in Public International Law from Trinity College, Dublin for her work on Democracy and International Law. She previously studied at the Georg-August-Universitaet in Goettingen, Germany where she completed her first comprehensive law degree and passed the First State Bar Exams. During her studies she worked at the German Embassy in Dublin and, somewhat more unusually, as a model for some of Ireland's most well-known artists.
She has one published work of fiction "ISAK" revolving around the concept of terrorism, and edited and contributed a short story to the multicultural anthology "Dublin: Ten Journeys, One Destination".
She currently lectures on Trinity's L.L.M. courses and is a frequent contributor to the Irish Law Times and other legal journals.

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Wikilicious for the Win Or: Why I Made a Nude Calendar in Aid of Whistleblowers

(0) Comments | Posted 30 November 2013 | (19:10)

Needless to say, since the release of Wikilicious, my glamour/art nude poster calendar in aid of whistle-blowers, a higher-than-usual rate of exaggerated eye-rolling and agonized 'Must we?' 's have been directed at your faithful correspondent here. Why, after all, could I not just sit tight in tailored office wear behind...

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Information Wars

(1) Comments | Posted 5 July 2013 | (22:15)

Much ink has been spilled about Edward Snowden's revelations about the globe-spanning Prism programme that spies on virtually all communications, much of it expended on the minutiae of the case: Will he or won't he get asylum? Did everyone in the know already know? And most importantly of all, does...

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The Falklands: British Government Hides Behind Engineered Neutrality

(30) Comments | Posted 4 January 2013 | (14:48)

As the eldest child of someone born an Argentinian, but who has themselves neither clapped eyes on the place nor made any but the most cursory efforts to learn Spanish, I feel that it's my duty to wade into the fray on the English-speaking side of this debate. I'm sure...

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Assange Still Has What it Takes to Get Media's Knickers in a Twist

(0) Comments | Posted 22 April 2012 | (18:46)

While Julian Assange's interview with Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah (1) was hardly the provoking event I'd been merrily anticipating, it seems, nonetheless, to have caused a storm in a teacup for the world's leading authorities on investigative journalism.

Journalists from both The Guardian and Der Spiegel - erstwhile Wikileaks...

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Democracy 5: Pay for Participation

(0) Comments | Posted 13 February 2012 | (15:36)

Since people have started mailing me comments about these blogs, this particular stream of thought will now basically meander along the comments I'm receiving.

I should probably stress again at this point, that I am not in favour of handing out pitchforks to a thronging mob tomorrow, merely that...

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Democracy 4: Another Greek Tragedy - How to Lose Elections

(1) Comments | Posted 8 November 2011 | (13:03)

As the proposed referendum on a Greek bail-out goes out the window, I think it is time to reflect on this truly tragic moment, in which the people of a nation that invented democracy are not even given the theroetical chance to vote on a measure that will affect their...

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Occupying Wall Street...A Movement too Big to Fail

(3) Comments | Posted 7 October 2011 | (12:28)

Much has been said about whether "Occupy Wall Street" will finally be the spark that brings the impetus for economic and social reform. I believe that it will, for one simple reason: had the super-wealthy stuck to the social contract and let highly-skilled and intelligent people rise up in...

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Palestinian Statehood - The Pros and Cons

(1) Comments | Posted 23 September 2011 | (21:17)

As the showdown at UN Headquarters continues this week with Abbas's bid to have a Palestinian State within its 1967 borders and with East Jerusalem as its capital admitted to the United Nations, the idea has been circulating that such a move is "futile" as it "would change nothing...

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Democracy 2: The First Problem with Elections - The Money Angle

(0) Comments | Posted 8 September 2011 | (18:01)

Now that open conflict is more or less a matter of mopping up, the focus in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya will now turn to elections, just as it did in Iraq and Afghanistan in years past. As a civilization we are fixated on elections and they (their freedom, their...

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Democracy 1: Why Libya Won't be Getting Democracy

(5) Comments | Posted 31 August 2011 | (15:49)

This is really quite simple, and incidentally applies to every other nation in the Middle East, and indeed, the world (that's right - I'm not one for the small issues). The reason no one in Libya will be getting democracy any time soon is that even most people in Western...

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