November 2017


Manus Island: Broken Solution To Age-Old Problem

The Australian-run detention center on Manus Island was shut down on October 31, after it was declared illegal by Papua New Guniea court. Its short lifespan is a testament to the complexities of implementing a working policy that effectively deals with refugee and asylum seekers. “Any asylum seeker who arrives in […]


Deadly Attack On Mosque In Sinai, Egypt Kills 235 Muslim Worshippers

On Friday, terrorists stormed a mosque in the Northern Sinai peninsula of Egypt, killing at least 235 worshipers during the time after regular Friday prayers, which draw Muslim adherents to mosques every week around the world. More than a dozen attackers approached the mosque in off-road vehicles, setting off several […]


Don Dale Royal Commission – Australia’s Shame

A revealing Four Corners report last year showing many incidents of mistreatment over a five-year period sparked the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory. Although the $54 million inquiry revealed the atrocities of Don Dale Youth Detention Centre, several Northern Territory Government Ministers […]


A Week After Resignation Announcement, Hariri Vows To Return To Lebanon “Very Soon”

In his first television interview since his shock resignation as Prime Minister about a week ago, Saad Hariri pledged to return to Lebanon from Saudi Arabia “very soon” via his party’s Future TV. He denied rumours that he was under house arrest in Saudi Arabia, saying that he was free […]


Amnesty International Calls For Queensland Human Rights Agenda

Amid elections for the incoming Queensland Government, Amnesty International has called for the state to adopt a Human Rights Agenda to focus on youth justice issues. The agenda is an eleven point plan designed to keep families and children connected and addresses the alarming fact that children as young as […]


Conflict In Syria Has Now Lasted Longer Than World War II

A recent meeting of the Humanitarian Task Force in Geneva gave detail to the ongoing fighting in Syria, with  Jan Egeland, the special Advisory to the UN Special Envoy for Syria declaring a horrific fact: “they have been through a seven-year war, longer the second World War”.  There had been a […]


The Escalation Of The Anglophone Crisis In Cameroon

The most recent attack in Cameroon that took place on Monday 6th November in Bamenda has led to the killing of two gendarmes-paramilitary forces. The Anglophone crisis in Cameroon continues to pose serious concern for the country, neighbouring countries and international community. The security situation, which occurs in northwestern and southwestern […]