Daily Archives: August 25, 2018

Conditions Worsen For Thousands Of Afro-Colombians And Indigenous Peoples In Chocó, Colombia

The people living in the north-western region of Chocó, Colombia, are continually getting caught in the crossfire between the National Liberation Army (ELN) and paramilitary groups, with the region being called “emblematic of the problems that still plague Colombia.” Conditions for the mostly Afro-Colombian and Indigenous population have worsened in […]

Argentina’s Senate Rejects Bill To Legalize Abortion

On August 9th, the Argentinian senate narrowly defeated a bill that would have legalized abortion in the nation. After long hours of grueling debate, 38 senators voted against and 31 in favour, with two abstentions and one absentee. Currently, Argentina permits abortion in cases of rape or if the pregnancy […]

What Not To Expect From Myanmar’s Latest Commission Of Inquiry

Myanmar’s latest attempt to investigate the mass accusations of human rights violations committed in the Rakhine State appears to be withering further away from its rhetorical promises. The new “independent commission of inquiry” established by Myanmar’s government to conduct impartial investigations to identify alleged perpetrators has been heralded by Human […]

Out Of Control Police Killings In Rio de Janeiro

Ongoing police brutality in Brazil is now considered a full-blown human rights crisis. Earlier this year, the Brazilian military police pledged to reduce police killings by 20 percent before the end of 2018 in the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro. However, from January to July, the number of Rio […]

Islamophobia Fuels Anti-Refugee Sentiments In South Korea

Since civil war first erupted in Yemen in 2015, many of its citizens have fled as a result of the violence.  Displaced Yemeni citizens have found asylum in neighboring countries in the Middle East as well as across Europe and the United States.  Recently, a small handful have relocated to […]

Afghan Suicide Bomber Kills Czech NATO Soldiers

On Sunday 5 August, while on a routine foot patrol in Eastern Afghanistan, three Czech NATO soldiers lost their lives to an Afghan suicide bomber. The soldiers were members of NATO’s Resolute Support Force, and were targeted at 6 AM local time. One American soldier and two Afghan soldiers were […]