Daily Archives: June 24, 2017


Turkish Government Detains Amnesty International Turkey Chairman Over ‘Gulen Links’

After being detained last Tuesday, Taner Kiliç, the Chairman for Amnesty International in Turkey, and up to 22 other attorneys were officially arrested late Friday by a Turkish Court in the western province of Izmir. They were arrested under the accusation of using ByLock, an encrypted mobile messaging app that […]


New York State Passes Anti-Child Marriage Law

The state of New York is one step closer to ending child marriage. On the 20th of June 2017, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that aims to “dramatically reduce the circumstances under which children can marry” as reported by the Human Rights Watch. The new legislation prevents any marriage or […]


The UK General Election And Its Effect On Regional Stability

“Strong and stable leadership” was UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s promise when she announced on May 18th that she was calling a ‘snap’ general election. Securing her own mandate for Brexit was the justification. Yet having alienated the Conservative core with what was soon branded the “dementia tax,” facing criticism […]