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Countries Struggle To Agree On Abortion And Comprehensive Sexual Education

On 7th April 2017 in New York, following lengthy negotiations, the UN’s Commission on Population and Development ended late without any official decisions. The 50th Session of the Commission on Population and Development came to a surprise conclusion when it was unable to adopt a resolution on its theme of “changing population age […]


Global Community Combat Climate Change Despite Trump’s Unravelling Of USA’s Climate Policy

The Paris Treaty agreement of 2015 was an initiative of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). It has evolved from the Kyoto Protocol of 1997 which established legal obligations to reach mandatory targets on cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To date, 141 parties out of 197 have […]


Fading Out: The Right To Be Forgotten Under International Law

The right to be forgotten, or the right of erasure, is a recently-posited right that only makes sense contextualized by modern advances in digital technology and telecommunications. Generally, it refers to the ability of an individual to autonomously decide to expunge personal data or information from the internet such that […]


Post-Truth: The Falsehood Behind The Truth

The so-called ‘post-truth’ era has become a fundamental element in shaping the international landscape of relations in recent years. Brexit and the polemical US Presidential Elections set the course for post-truth to be selected as 2016’s international word of the year. Once upon a time, ‘true’ or ‘false’ were the […]


A UN Conference On Nuclear Disarmament Without The Nuclear States

This week the UN Conference to “Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading Towards Their Total Elimination” took place at the UN Headquarters in New York. The location is particularly poignant as the US has the largest nuclear weapon arsenal in the world and a president with […]