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‘Truth Commission’ Means End Of Free Speech For Venezuela

In late July, Venezuela saw the formation of a new political body called the National Constituent Assembly. This was decided through a vote, which is now highly contested as reporting false numbers. President Nicolas Maduro called for the vote which led to the establishment of the staunch pro-government assembly. Critics […]


Venezuela: Military Intervention Is Not The Answer

After U.S. President Donald Trump told a news conference on Friday that a military option in Venezuela was “certainly something we could pursue”, his own Vice President, Mike Pence, backpedalled immediately, claiming, “The president also remains confident that working with all of our allies across Latin America we can achieve […]


Domestic Violence Against Women In Nigeria

Domestic violence against women is the act of abusing women either physically, sexually, mentally or emotionally. It is a serious crime that has left many women either permanently incapacitated or dead. In Nigeria, likewise many African countries, this has been a reoccurring menace, which is widespread despite laws enacted against […]


UK Falling Short In Enforcing Corporate Accountability In Cases Of Human Rights Abuses

According to Amnesty International, the Corporate Responsibility Coalition (CORE), and a parliamentary commission, the government needs to do more to ensure that UK businesses are held accountable for their role in human rights violations across the world where they occur. Reports have found that, though systems of accountability are in […]


The Venezuelan Crisis And How To Go About It 

Hyperinflation, astronomical prices, surging infant mortality, and political upheaval: that is the state of affairs in the world’s top oil-rich nation. Venezuela has neither food to feed its population nor critical medical supplies for its desperately ill. Infant mortality has increased by 30% and maternal mortality is up by 65% […]


A Step Forward For Gender Equality As Nepal Criminalizes Chhaupadi

On Wednesday, August, 9th, 2017, the Nepalese Parliament criminalized the practice of Chhaupadi, a local Hindu custom. The practice involves banishing women from the home during menstruation and after childbirth to basic huts that are known as chhau goth. Women may also be prohibited from consuming dairy products, touching religious […]