Europe


United Kingdom To Ban ‘Gay Conversion’ Therapies Under New LGBT Action Plan

The British government has announced it plans to ban so-called ‘gay conversion’ therapies in what the British prime minister Theresa May describes will lead to “real and lasting change”. The announcement comes as the government published its LGBT action plan produced by the Equalities Office following a UK-wide survey of […]


Suicide Attack Kills Two Civilians and Injures a Number of French Soldiers in Mali

In the West African nation of Mali, a car bombing occurred killing at least 2 civilians and injuring over 20 others including a number of French soldiers in Gao, a city located in the northern part of the country. Al-Jazeera reported that the French Army spokesman, Patrik Steiger, indicated that […]


Ceasefire In Danger As Syrian Government Forces And Rebels Continue To Clash In Deraa

On Friday July 6th, Syrian rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad reached a ceasefire agreement in southern Syria which was brokered by one of Assad’s key allies: Russia.  According to an article written by Arwa Ibrahim published in Al Jazeera, the peace deal required that rebels give up […]


Protesters Accuse Polish Government Of Undermining Constitution After Purge Of The Supreme Court

Major protests have descended on the streets and parliamentary buildings amid concerns surrounding the Polish government’s interference with the Supreme Court of Poland. Such interference has involved the ‘purging’ of members of the Supreme Court whereby Poland’s current ruling party, the Law and Justice Party (PiS), has introduced a mandatory […]


Unaccompanied Migrant Children Denied Welfare In Paris

More than 200 unaccompanied migrant children are homeless and sleep on the streets every night in Paris, this is according to a report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on July 4. The report, “Like a Lottery: Arbitrary Treatment of Unaccompanied Migrant Children in Paris,” found that children are denied protection, food, shelter and […]


Ceasefire Agreement In South-West Syria After 330,000 Displaced

With almost three weeks since the beginning of a Russia-backed government assault on opposition forces in Syria’s southwest province of Deraa, Russia and Syrian rebel groups have finally reached a ceasefire agreement after days of tense negotiations. Under the agreement, rebel forces will surrender heavy weapons, and in exchange, the […]


UN Peacekeeping And Sexual Assault: Where Are We Now?

It has been over a year since the re-introduction of the zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, an issue that has long been rife within the United Nations (UN). Stemming from a resolution adopted on March 10, 2017, the policy stresses the importance of states holding perpetrators accountable, particularly […]