This past year has been incredibly difficult but even more so rewarding. I have found my passion having taken the opportunity to go on and study what I love. Today I graduated from Stirling with a Master of Laws in International Energy Law and Policy with distinction. I could not be happier or more proud of myself for this achievement. Thank you to my beautiful family and wonderful friends for your unwavering guidance love and support. I love you all 💕
Choosing to go back to Stirling to do my masters was the best decision I have ever made. It has opened so many doors for me and ultimately set me up to land my dream job with a specialist energy law firm 🤓 #stirgrad17#llm#masters#distinction#graduation#universityofstirling#love#life#traineeship#wintergraduation#snow#fluffyhood#hatrick
Pyjamas, éclairs from @maitrechoux, Monmouth coffee in my crazy cat lady mug and making my way through the most disturbing and accurate account of how the U.S. government, under Bush, signed off on extreme violations of the Geneva Conventions in 2001. And, yes, these violations continue today.
Sands quotes a senior military officer as describing a ‘high level asset’ as having “black coals for eyes” following a series of extreme torture sessions. Prisoners, who are effectively hostages of the U.S. (as they have not been tried by a court of law), are force-fed, threatened with harm to their families and physical integrity, held in isolation, exposed to extreme temperatures and noise, sleep deprived, sexually humiliated and the list goes on. How does violating human dignity, not to mention the law(!), protect America?
Unsurprisingly, when the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Myers, was later questioned about the theoretical application of aggressive new torture techniques on American personnel, his response was “inappropriate”. Yet another example of the sub-human status afforded to non-Americans, and the arrogance of powerful states (and the U.S. isn’t alone in such behaviour) in disregarding the law with elaborate and deceptive interpretations of their international obligations. This is why I need éclairs for breakfast.
Today has been stressful but I’m thankful for Morgan’s mother my best fiend my ace my beautiful fiancé i love y’all and I pray that god strengthen our love and our belief in faith #OnlyGodCanJudgeUs#LLM