Daily Archives: July 4, 2018

Turkish Election Shows Slide Towards Illiberalism, Threatens World Peace

Few were surprised on June 24 when Recep Tayyip Erdogan won the election for the Turkish Presidency. Securing over 50% of the vote in the first round of voting, Erdogan avoided a potentially delegitimizing run off to win the election. Due to a 2017 referendum to expand executive powers, Erdogan […]

Latest Suicide In Australia’s Offshore Detention Centre Highlights The Failing Government System

The death of 26 year old Iranian refugee, Fariborz Karami on Nauru island this month has become the latest causality within Australia’s offshore detention centres. The Guardian, ABC News and a host of other news outlets this month have published the progressive investigation into the suicide of Iranian asylum seeker […]

EU Migration Deal Fails To Address Key Humans Rights Issues Facing African Migrant Population Seeking Asylum

Following Italy’s hardline on migration which saw two migrant rescue ships stranded at sea earlier this month, EU leaders have reached a vague agreement on migration policy to share the influx of refugees. After nine hours of extensive talks in Brussels, political unrest amongst EU member states is still prevalent […]

2018 Mexican Election: “The Biggest Election In Mexican History”

The National Electoral Institute (INE) has named the 2018 Mexican elections “the biggest election in Mexican history.” On July 1, 2018, 94% of the country’s regions will hold elections on the same day. With approximately 64% of the population registered to vote, the upcoming presidential elections will determine the future […]