Fenella Henderson


Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Released

After serving a 25-day prison sentence, Russian anti-corruption activist and opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been released from detainment this week. Navalny was initially arrested and sentenced to a 30-day jail term on June 12th after inciting anti-Kremlin and anti-corruption protests which took place in over 100 cities – including […]


Community Responses To Global Water Scarcity

Current global water supplies, the management of the planet’s water resources, and access to basic sanitation continue to present a worldwide challenge. According to the Associated Press, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres recently released a public statement suggesting that one in four individuals will experience consistent freshwater shortages by […]


Lebanon Selects A New Electoral Law After Years Of Political Stalemate

In a significant move, the Lebanese Parliament passed a new electoral law on June 14th, agreeing on a proportional representation voting system and steering the country clear of a potentially dangerous political stalemate. This decision, which passed through Parliament with 121 of the 128-member parliament voting in support of the […]


Persisting Violence In Venezuela: Why the International Community Must Step In To Preserve Democracy

Civil unrest has entered its third month in Venezuela, a country in the midst of severe economic and political turmoil, with the reported death toll of the widespread anti-government protests rising to at least 62 as of the beginning of June, according to Reuters. Aside from increasing fatalities, hundreds have […]


Vast Increase In Number Of Unaccompanied Child Refugees, UNICEF Reports

The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) released a report regarding the nature of child migration this week, highlighting a drastic increase in the total number of unaccompanied migrant or refugee children worldwide – that is, those travelling alone. The report, “A Child is a Child: Protecting Children on the […]


UN Human Rights Experts Denounce India’s Social Media Ban In Kashmir, Citing Human Rights Violations

Two high-level United Nations experts on human rights have denounced the recent move by the Indian government to ban social media and mobile data services in Indian-administered Kashmir, the long-disputed northern region of the Indian subcontinent. The condemning statements were made on Thursday by two UN Special Rapporteurs on human […]