Hunter Heberg


Tunisian Truth Commission Releases Final Report Detailing 50 Years Of Dictatorship

Following fifty years of dictatorship, Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission released its final report this week detailing the decades of torture and human rights violations the nation has endured. This report represents the outcome of four and a half years of investigation by the commission. The original mandate for this […]


Kazakhstan’s President Stepping Down After 30 Years In Power

After three decades in power, Nursultan Nazarbayev, the only president ever to hold office in independent Kazakhstan, is stepping down. Nazarbayev’s cession of power follows five widely criticized electoral victories. His last victory in 2015, for example, saw Nazarbayev win a somewhat suspect 98 percent of the vote. Nazarbayev has […]


UN Investigation Says Foreign Oil Companies May Be Complicit In Violence Recorded In South Sudan 1

Investigators from the United Nations have produced a report identifying international oil companies as major drivers of the persistent rapes, killings, and violence in South Sudan. The Central African nation has in recent years seen the perpetration of mass atrocities on a scale comparable only to the world’s most devastated […]


Egypt’s Parliament Votes To Lift Term Limits For President

The Egyptian Parliament voted on Thursday to eliminate the constitutional term limit for president, thereby ensuring that Abdel Fatah el-Sisi will be able to remain in office as late as 2034. 485 of 596 lawmakers in the parliament supported this new amendment, illustrating the broad support el-Sisi enjoys in the […]


‘Landslide Vote’ For Wider Muslim Self-Rule In Philippines’ South

For nearly three million Filipino Muslims, a new era of autonomy and self-government will soon be realized. Monday’s plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Organic Law represents what many hope is the first step towards the resolution of a decades-long conflict between the national government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). […]