Daily Archives: October 22, 2018


The Number Of Activists Killed In Colombia Continues To Rise

Despite a peace deal being signed two years ago, there appears to be a rise in activist murders in Colombia. Although the overall homicide rate has dropped considerably, statistics shows that social activists, indigenous leaders, environmentalists, local councilmen and union organisers are being murdered in greater numbers. In 2018, almost […]


Political Infighting In The Democratic Republic Of Congo Threaten The Spread Of Ebola

A recent increase in the number of Ebola cases in the geopolitically contested regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo has caused great concern over the possibility of its spread. According to the figures released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on October 12th, 165 confirmed and 35 probable cases […]


Philippines Selected To Serve On The United Nations Human Rights Council, Despite Gross Human Rights Abuses

The Philippines has been selected to serve on the United Nations Human Rights Council, despite committing gross human rights abuses. On October 12, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced that the Philippines was voted in during the elections held in New York. Human Rights Watch (HRW) vehemently opposed the […]


Human Rights Advance In Malaysia: Death Penalty And Sedation Act To Be Repealed

On October 10, major changes in Malaysia’s legislation were announced during the “Law Reform Talk” at a national university. First, the Malaysian Minister of Law Liew Vui Keong renounced capital punishment saying, “All death penalty will be abolished. Full stop.” Official legislation is to be amended during the next parliamentary […]


Afghanistan’s Droughts And The International Community’s Response

In September, the United Nations (UN) published a report that said about 275,000 people in Afghanistan are currently displaced by the ongoing drought. They reported that 250,000 of those displaced are in the western region and that approximately 120,000 people were displaced from Badghis to Qala-e-Naw during the reporting period. […]