Daily Archives: June 22, 2019


Efforts To Curb The Commercial Sexual Exploitation Of Children In The Philippines

The Philippine government signed the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Law to protect Children in Situations of Armed Conflict (CSAC) on 14 June. The law contains provisions to protect children from the flow on effects of conflict. Not isolated from the impacts of conflict on children, an issue […]


What Is Going On In Brazil?

June is proving to be a tumultuous month for Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro.  Last Friday saw a nationwide general strike, largely protesting against proposed pension reform which would raise the minimum retirement age to 62 for women and 65 for men.  It would also increase workers’ contributions and require workers […]


Saudi Arabia ‘Seeks To Avert War, Ready To Respond With Force’

Saudi Arabia ‘seeks to avert war, ready to respond with force.’ In light of current events, Saudi Arabia claims that it does not want conflict or war in the region. With that said, the country is fully prepared and willing to respond to violence with violence. This stance comes following […]


Former First Lady Sandra Torres Leads After First Round Of Guatemala’s Presidential Election

The first round of Guatemala’s presidential election took place on Monday, resulting in Union Nacional de la Esperanza (National Unity of Hope) party candidate Sandra Torres leading Vamos party candidate Alejandro Giammattei by 12% of the vote. The final runoff election will take place on 11 August, with significant implications […]


Putting A Band-Aid On A Bullet Wound: Nova Scotia’s Healthcare System Is In Need Of Serious Reform

Over-crowded emergency rooms with wait times of over two hours. Walk-in clinics bearing signs in their windows which read, “Currently not accepting any new patients.” This is the reality that the chronically-ill living in Atlantic Canada face as they search for the medical care they require. The effects of the […]


Romania’s Former President Charged With Crimes Against Humanity

Former Romanian President Ion Iliescu, alongside two other high-ranking officials, were formally charged with crimes against humanity in early April. Sending shockwaves through the country, the 2-time president has been indicted for his active contribution in the 1989 Romanian Revolution. In the violent revolt against dictator Nicolae Ceausescu’s communist regime, […]