July 2017


Jakarta Follows Duterte’s Bloody Footsteps? Jakarta’s Police Force Given License To Kill In Anti-Street Crime Campaign

With the 2018 Asian Games fast approaching, Jakarta has turned its focus to rid its streets of crime in preparation. On the 3rd of July, a one month long anti-street crime campaign was launched in Jakarta and Tangerang, aiming to address a recent spike in street crime and violent robbery […]


Daraa Offensive Leads To Another Humanitarian Crisis

On June 19th, the Syrian Army, supported by Russia, began an offensive on the South-Western province Daraa. The offensive undermined a de-escalation agreement, negotiated in July 2017, between the US, Russia, and Jordan which kept the peace in the region for a year. Despite attempts at negotiating with rebel groups, […]


Rwanda’s Path To Healing, A Blueprint For Post-Conflict Stability, Or Flawed Approach?

Twenty-three years ago, one of the world’s most violent and vicious conflicts erupted in the small African state of Rwanda, and within a mere hundred days the situation escalated into a full on genocide. This conflict forever left its mark on not only Rwanda, but neighbouring states as well. Over […]


Qatari Foreign Minister Calls On UN To Help Resolve Gulf Crisis

Qatar’s Foreign Minister publicly called on the UN to help resolve the ongoing Gulf crisis last Thursday and also accused Saudi Arabia of violating international law for blockading countries. This was discussed privately between Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The Qatari Foreign Minister appears to […]


North Korea Tests Newest ICBM

On July 28, North Korea conducted its latest in a series of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests. Launched at 23:41 North Korean time, the missile launched from the Jagang province, which is located in the north of the nation. The missile has been reported to have reached an altitude of […]


The Over-Representation Of Indigenous Peoples In Prisons Today

While there are numerous problems in the western prison systems of today, one issue stands out above all, and this is the over-representation of indigenous peoples in prisons. This report will focus only on the indigenous peoples of three countries: the New Zealand Maori, the Indigenous Canadians, and the Australian […]


EU-Turkey Deal Is A Violation Of Human Rights

The Syrian-Turkish border has been closed for over 2 years. Yet, with the Syrian-Jordan border seriously restricted, Lebanon saturated with refugees, and the war extending into Iraq, asylum seekers are desperate to reach Europe. Over the last two years, however, the European governments have taken increasingly controversial measures to ensure the […]