Oceania


Large Ocean States (Small Island Developing States)

Fiji has stated its mission as President in the twenty third Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)—hosted in Bonn, Germany between November 6 -17—is to encourage the commitment, cooperative dialogue and affirmative action of members to the Paris Agreement to ensure […]


#IBelong: The UNHCR’s Global Campaign End Statelessness By 2024

Statelessness is a global issue that affects at least 10 million people across the world, as per a UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) estimation. In the eyes of international law, people who are stateless are not citizens or nationals of any state; sometimes because they are born stateless, and […]


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 […]


Humanitarian Crisis Prompted By Closure Of Australia’s Guantanamo

On October 31, Australia’s detention camp on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea was closed. Nearly 600 refugees are refusing to leave, fearing discrimination within the local communities they are going to be resettled in. Meanwhile, the Australian government has cut off power and water and removed its people from the island. […]


Australia Rejects New Zealand Offer To Take Stranded Refugees

The Australian government has rejected an offer by its New Zealand counterpart to take in 150 refugees from those now barricading themselves in at the Manus Island facilities. The offer, first made in 2013, would have seen 150 refugees resettled annually in New Zealand. It was reinstated this weekend, with […]


COP 23 – An insight Into The Paris Agreement One Year Later

On the 6 November 2017, nations worldwide will attend the Bonn Conference in Germany to discuss climate action and to reinforce their promises under the Paris Agreement. One year after the implementation of the Paris Agreement, the Bonn Conference signifies an opportunity for nations to review climate related goals for the […]


Manus Island: Why Policy Should Account For People

In a decision that has been criticized by his own party, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has refused New Zealand’s offer to resettle 150 Manus Island refugees. After deliberations in Sydney on November 5 with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Mr Turnbull announced that although thankful for the offer, […]