Worldwide Climate Strike: The Movement Of Our Youth

Each Friday, young people around the world fight to bring the ongoing effort to combat climate change to international attention. Students belonging to the Climate Strike movement commence an eleven-minute protest at 11:11 a.m. every week, marching and demonstrating in places of public governance such as the United Nations Secretariat […]

Capital Punishment Roughly Halved Following 2018 Iran Drug Law Reform

Drug offence executions in Iran have been approximately halved in 2018 following historic drug law reforms. According to Human Rights Watch and Harm Reduction International, approximately 225 individuals had been executed in 2018, 91 of whom possessed drug offences, whereas in 2017, these executions numbered 507 and 288 respectively. In […]

The Latest Brexit Breakdown

On Friday, the UK’s parliament voted to apply for Brexit extension. The new deadline for the U.K. to leave EU is on March 29th. The vote was won by a large 211 majority, despite the fact that most MPs from the ruling Conservative party voted against the extension. If Prime Minister […]

Volatile Afghani Peace Process Risks Undermining Human Freedoms

Afghanistan’s people fear America’s rushed peace process this week considering troop withdrawal estimated to take place within the next five years. Peace talks are currently underway in Qatar with US and Taliban representatives announcing a great leap forward towards ending the war although military withdrawal threatens to jeopardize the Afghani […]

Protests Against President Bouteflika Growing Across Algeria

The third week of protests in Algeria kicked off on Monday with the beginning of a general strike in major sectors of the country’s economy, including within its largest sector – energy production. The protests have been ongoing since a rally on February 22nd, 2019, opposed current president Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s declaring […]

Myanmar Deviating From Peaceful Democracy

When Myanmar held its first openly contested elections in 2015, there was hope for change. Four years later and the political landscape of the South East Asian nation has transformed in unexpected ways. A United Nations (UN) report reveals the situation in Myanmar has worsened over time. UN Human Rights […]

Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Sentenced To Seven Years’ Prison

Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been sentenced by Iran’s highest court to seven years in prison following a trial for security charges. Judge Mohammad Moghiseh of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court confirmed this through a statement to local media on Monday. He said that Sotoudeh had been sentenced to five […]

No Gay People In Malaysia: The Troubling Comments of The Tourism Minister

Malaysia’s Tourism Minister, Mohammaddin Ketapi, gave comments that support the country’s recently adopted homophobic rhetoric. In a press conference, ahead of the ITB Berlin tourism expo, the German news agency Deutsche Welle reported that Mohammaddin Ketapi said, “I don’t think we have anything like that in our country.” His words […]