Katrina Hope

About Katrina Hope

Katrina is currently studying a Master of Laws in International Law and Politics at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. She holds a particular interest in the right to education, migrant rights, womens rights and access to justice.

Google’s Return To China: A Farewell To Human Rights?

In a recent article, The Intercept reported that Google is developing a new search engine and news app codenamed ‘Project Dragonfly,’ that will be censored to comply with China’s restrictive censorship laws and other legal requirements. The search engine would “blacklist websites and search terms about human rights, democracy, religion, […]

Saudi Prosecution Seek Death Penalty For Human Rights Activists

Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for five human rights activists who have been in pretrial detention without legal representation for over two years. The activists are currently being tried for their peaceful activism by Saudi Arabia’s Specialized Criminal Court (SCC), a terrorism tribunal which has been […]

Saudi Arabia and Canada’s Diplomatic Crisis Intensifies

A single tweet has intensified the diplomatic crisis between Saudi Arabia and Canada. Last week, Canada’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs posted on Twitter that it was “gravely concerned” about the detention of civil and women’s rights activists in Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland publically acknowledged that “Canada will […]

Fleeing Syrians Turned Away By Israeli Forces

Dozens of Syrians waving white flags approached the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights border last Tuesday only to be turned away by the Israeli army. The displaced Syrians stopped 200 meters away from the border fence before Israeli forces told them to leave. The crowd, which included women and children, returned to […]

Human Rights Pushed Aside In Trump-Kim Summit

In the aftermath of the Trump-Kim summit, which resulted in a signed declaration between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, Trump announced that the people in Kim’s prison camps were the “great winners.” However, this announcement seems ironic as amid the promises of denuclearization, security […]