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International Criminal Court’s Investigation Into War Crimes And Crimes Against Humanity In Afghanistan

In late 2017, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) requested permission to investigate war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Afghanistan between 2003 and 2013. In what many have described as a brave move towards global justice, Fatou Bensouda hopes to hold to account the actions […]


Cambodia’s PM Accused Of ‘Killing Democracy’ In Lead Up To 2018 Elections

Cambodia has been accused of ‘killing democracy’ after a recent crackdown on political opposition. Kem Sokha, leader of the opposition party in Cambodia, was arrested at midnight on September 3rd during a night raid on his home in Phnom Penh. His party, Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was then dissolved […]


Political Deadlock: Gnassingbe vs. Togo.

In his New Year’s address, given on January 3rd, the President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo spoke directly to the public for the first time since large-scale protests against his rule began in August 2017. In his first message, he reiterated his government’s official stance of dialogue and negotiations with the protesters […]


The Imminent Dangers Of The Trump Administration’s Proposal To Open The U.S. Coastlines To Oil Drilling

U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zink, has proposed the next step in developing the National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. The program will allow oil exploration in previously banned pockets of the Arctic, Atlantic, and Pacific coasts. According to Zink, the drafted plan includes 25 of […]