Grace Cornish

Upcoming Parliamentary Elections: A Turning Point In Iraq’s Long Road To Peace And Democracy, Or More Of The Same?

Iraq is set to hold its parliamentary elections next month, for the first time since declaring victory over ISIS in December 2017. Iraqis will head to the polls on 12 May 2018 to choose their next President and Prime Minister, the outcome of which will pose serious implications for the […]

The Aftermath Of A Natural Disaster: A Look At PNG One Month On From The Earthquake

One month has passed since a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck the Southern Highlands of PNG (26 Feb), killing around 125 people and causing mass destruction to the remote region. Aftershocks and heavy rains have caused destructive landslides that have wiped out villages and left thousands without access to food, water, […]

Top UN And Philippines’ Officials In A Heated War Of Words Over Claims That Duterte Should Undergo ‘Psychiatric Evaluation’ 1

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed his concerns over the Philippine government’s treatment of UN human rights investigators, and has suggested that President Duterte should “submit himself to some sort of psychiatric evaluation.” This comes after the Philippine government included special rapporteur on indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, […]

Fellow Nobel Laureates Speak Out Against Aung San Suu Kyi’s Continued Complicity In the Rohingya Crisis 1

Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of Myanmar and Nobel Peace Prize winner, is once again facing criticism over her failure to publicly condemn the Rohingya crisis. This time the criticism has been delivered by three fellow Nobel Laureates, Tawakkol Karman, Shirin Ebadi and Mairead Maguire, who had been visiting […]

Pro-Democracy Groups Take To The Street In Hong Kong After Government Disqualifies Activist From Legislative Elections 1

On January 28th, thousands of emboldened pro-democracy advocates participated in widespread protests in Hong Kong amid the government’s decision to bar prominent activist Agnes Chow from running in the upcoming March legislative elections. This move comes from growing concern over Beijing’s apparent attempt to erode Hong Kong’s highly-valued autonomy. Had […]