Daily Archives: September 10, 2017

UN Chief Stresses The Need To Improve The Protection Of People From Atrocity Crimes

On the September 6, 2017, at the Responsibility to Protect meeting, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres stressed the need for the United Nations to implement practical measures aimed at preventing and protecting the vulnerable that “are being killed either deliberately or as victims of indiscriminate attacks.” The Secretary-General presented his report, […]

Burundi Government Accused Of Humanitarian Crimes

Since 2015, Burundi has been a topic of concern due to the political uncertainty following the president’s decision to take up a third term in office. After winning the re-election, President Pierre Nkurunziza sparked protests and was criticized for what some would call ‘unconstitutional’ behaviour. Meanwhile, the United Nations Commission […]

Dreams Shattered: Trump Rescinds DACA

On Tuesday the 5th of September, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the “Dreamers’ Program,” a move engineered by President Donald Trump. The program, officially named the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA), was an initiative by the Obama administration intended to aid young immigrants gaining protection […]

Trump Ends DACA Program: What Will Happen To The “Dreamers?”

President Donald Trump’s administration has come under harsh criticism after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced its decision to scrap the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program this past Tuesday. The program, which was created after intense pressure from advocates, protects immigrants who arrived in the country as undocumented children from deportation. […]

New And Old Frontiers Of Insecurity

Nineteen member states to the United Nations’ Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) have supported a call to ban Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS) in response to growing fears that the pace of technological advancement far exceeds discussion, consideration, and agreement on how these weapons should be managed in accordance […]

China And Mexico: The Alliance

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s heavy criticism of NAFTA, Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto announced that he will be visiting China next week to discuss the possibility of trade and investment ties between the two nations that are now under attack from Trump. For instance, the imposition of […]

Trump Puts 800,000 Young Immigrants At Risk Of Deportation With His End To DACA

On September 5, 2017, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was revoked by President Donald Trump’s administration. The DACA was introduced by the Obama administration in 2012 to protect young immigrants who had come to the United States at a young age with their family and lived the […]

Trump Rescinds U.S. DACA Program: Where Does This Leave 800,000 Dreamers?

In keeping with their hardline immigration stance, President Donald Trump’s administration officially announced on Tuesday that they plan to end Obama’s 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to nationwide outcry and condemnation. The White House has opted for a six-month delay before DACA is terminated in order to […]

Tens Of Thousands Of Rohingya Refugees Flee Myanmar Following Violent Clashes Between Security Forces And Insurgents

Nearly 40,000 people have fled violence to neighbouring Bangladesh to escape violence in Rakhine, western Myanmar, according to UN estimates. Many people have reportedly died since Rohingya insurgents attacked an army base in Rakhine State on August 25 wielding knives, sticks, and crude bombs that killed at least 117 people, […]

Refugee Rescue Ship Sent to Asia To Help Rohingya

A Malta-based aid organization that has rescued 40,000 refugees while crossing the Mediterranean Sea is moving its operations to Asia to help the Rohingya people. The Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) suspended its work in the Mediterranean due to the increasingly insecure situation for refugees in both Libya and Europe. […]