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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.

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...

Just who are the millions of 'bad hombres' slated for US deportation?

Nov 16, 2016 12:22 pm UTC| Insights & Views

In an interview with CBSs 60 Minutes, United States president-elect Donald Trump highlighted some campaign promises that he actually plans to keep. Among others, he confirmed that he will build his promised wall on the...

Global Geopolitics Series

The wall and the beast: Trump’s triumph from the Mexican side of the border

Nov 10, 2016 10:38 am UTC| Insights & Views

Donald Trump is the president-elect of the United States, even though political pundits predicted that he would not even win the Republican presidential nomination. In the end, more 59 million Americans voted for...

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Economy

Coinbase plunges 2% due to poor performance by Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

Coinbase fell 2 percent Tuesday to about $217 as Bitcoin prices tumbled, proving that it is not immune from the price volatility of other cryptocurrencies. The price slide is directly attributed to poor performance by...

Burger King Singapore adds plant-based Whooper on the menu

Burger King Singapore added a new item to its menu and it just pleased many vegan customers. This is because the fast-food chain launched its plant-based Whopper burger that is perfect for people who prefer the meatless...

LG withdraws from bid to acquire Hanon Systems

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Nissan trying to avert 3rd straight year of losses, CEO tells shareholders

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Wendy’s continues to promote ‘Rick and Morty’ with new ads

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Politics

Joe Biden holds meetings with Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema

With an evenly divided Senate, party unity especially in the Democratic Party is essential in President Joe Bidens administration. Ahead of the Senates vote on debating the sweeping voting rights proposal, Biden met with...

Kamala Harris to appear at DNC Pride Celebration fundraiser

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Donald Trump reportedly suggested sending COVID-19 patients to Guantanamo, according to new book

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Barack Obama expresses support for Sen. Joe Manchin's voting bill

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Science

Cern: how we’re probing the universe’s origins using record precision measurements

What happened at the beginning of the universe, in the very first moments? The truth is, we dont really know because it takes huge amounts of energy and precision to recreate and understand the cosmos on such short...

S. Korea's nuclear research institute hacked by N. Korean agency: lawmaker

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S. Korea to encourage private sector participation in miniature satellite project

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S. Korea eyes carbon neutrality by commercializing carbon capture and utilization products by 2030

South Korea plans to go carbon neutral by commercializing 14 carbon capture and utilization products by 2030 and to invest over 100 billion won annually for the development of the technology beginning 2023. The progress...

Finland's Ant Brew offers beer created with goose poop

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Technology

Valve is ‘committed’ to host ‘Dota 2’ The International in 2021 despite lacking an official venue

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‘XCOM 2 Collection’ launches on Android on July 13

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Privacy-focused Brave Search goes live in beta

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Microsoft to end ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ expanded refund policy in July

Microsoft did not remove Cyberpunk 2077 from its digital store, but it does not mean the game was running well on Xbox One consoles. The company was also forced to expand its refund policy following the games heavily...
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