Daily Archives: December 5, 2017

Turkish Capital Bans All LGBT Public Events, Citing Fears Of “Hatred And Hostility”

Turkey’s capital, Ankara, has recently announced a ban on all LGBT-related public events, citing fears these events could “provoke hatred and hostility” amongst others and increase violence and crime, which would pose “an open and imminent danger in terms of public safety.” The Ankara governor’s office said in a statement […]

ICC Seeks To Investigate U.S. War Crimes In Afghanistan

In early November, International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announced that she was seeking authorization from the judges of the Court to open an investigation into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan. Under the 1998 Rome Statute, the ICC has jurisdiction over the most serious crimes of genocide, crimes against […]

Modern Day Slavery In Libya

The United Nations migration agency, the International Organization for Migration, has reported this week that horrific modern-day slavery is taking place in Libya. Libya is the main transit hub for refugees and migrants who are attempting to make the dangerous crossing from Africa to Europe via the Mediterranean Sea. The […]

Syria’s Eastern Ghouta Ceasefire: Broken Within A Day

The Syrian government forces have shelled Eastern Ghouta a day after a truce agreement was said to be reached. Last Tuesday, UN envoy to Syria  Staffan de Minstura announced that Russia had proposed a ceasefire in the rebel-controlled area, which was accepted by the Syrian government. However, on Wednesday UK-based […]