Duterte’s ‘War On Drugs’: A War On Lives?

As of January 2018, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s “Drug War” has killed over 12,000 people according to the Human Rights Watch. Lawyer Benjamin Ramos was killed on Tuesday, November 6, the 34th lawyer killed under the Duterte administration, which began almost two and a half years ago. It is thought […]

Sports Diplomacy Promises Peace On The Korean Peninsula

Three North Korean under-15 football teams arrived in South Korea to attend the Ari Sports Tournament, with the first game held in Gangwon-do Province on October 29. Around 10,000 spectators were present and many waved the white and blue Korean Unification Flag, indicating the significance of this tournament. The competition […]

Asia Bibi’s Lawyer Seeks Asylum In The Netherlands

Lawyer Saiful Mulook, who successfully overturned Asia Bibi’s conviction on blasphemy charges, has been forced to flee to the Netherlands following widespread protests after last week’s Supreme Court verdict. Mulook expressed his desire to remain in the Netherlands at a press conference on Tuesday, and has made an application for […]

Alabama And West Virginia Vote To Restrict Abortion Access

During U.S. mid-term elections earlier this week, Alabama and West Virginia voted in favour of constitutional amendments that restrict women’s access to abortion. Alabama’s second amendment now declares that “this state does not protect the right to abortion or require the funding of abortion.” It passed with an approving vote of […]

IS Responsible For Over 200 Mass Graves, UN Report Finds

The United Nations has published a report that reveals the horrifying extent of the so-called Islamic State’s activities in Iraq. The joint report, between the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, estimates that there are 202 mass grave […]

Ukraine Anti-Corruption Activist Killed In Acid Attack

            On July 31st, 2018, prominent Ukrainian anti-corruption activist, and previous Kherson city council member, Kateryna Handzyuk, was assaulted and doused with a liter of sulphuric acid when leaving her house. As a result of the attack, Handzyuk suffered severe burns to over 40% of her body, including devastating eye […]

As Talks Between Washington And Pyongyang Stall, Fears Over The Breakdown Of North Korea’s Denuclearization Process Rise

This past week, North Korean official Kim Yong-chol abruptly cancelled a planned meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for this Thursday.  As both countries seek to reconcile their differences and pursue détente, the latest developments in the bilateral relationship pose deep challenges for maintaining peace and stability on […]