Hanna Oosterveen

Free Press Clampdown In The Philippines  

Since taking office on June 30, 2016, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has changed the face of the country’s politics, embracing his ‘strongman’ appearance, particularly through his War on Drugs that has claimed the lives of more than 12,000 people at the hands of Philippines National Police and “unidentified gunmen.” This, […]

Women With Disabilities: Inadequate Support For India’s ‘Invisible Victims’

In 2013, India took great strides in reforming its laws and protocols on sexual violence. However, as per a Human Rights Watch report released on Tuesday, women and girls with disabilities in India are more vulnerable to sexual violence. This means they do not have equal access to justice, making […]

Saudi Arabia’s Coalition In Yemen: Three Years Of War Crimes And The U.S. And Britain Continue To Supply Arms

This week marks the third anniversary of the Saudi-led coalition’s involvement in the war in Yemen. The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman is also the country’s Defense Minister, acting as the Commander of the coalition operation in Yemen aptly named “Decisive Storm.” Despite the flagrant human rights […]

Turkey Ignores The UN’s Ceasefire Agreement In Afrin  

Despite the United Nation’s (UN) Syria ceasefire resolution on February 25th, Turkey continues to fire indiscriminately in the Afrin district. These actions have resulted in over 150 civilian causalities since the beginning of the offensive on January 21st. However, the Turkish military denies harming civilians or civilian infrastructure. In July […]