Daily Archives: October 19, 2018

The European Commission Brings Poland To Court

In an unprecedented move, the European Commission, a governing institution of the European Union responsible for upholding EU treaties, sued Warsaw on Monday, 24 September 2018, in light of the recent changes to the Polish National Policy that threatens the independence of Polish courts. According to the European Commission Press […]

Will Banning Pornogrpahy Change Rape Culture In Nepal?

The Nepalese government has recently banned internet pornography in a bid to reduce rape and sexual assault against women in the country. The actions were taken after nationwide protests erupted in August following the rape and murder of a 13-year old girl, putting strong pressure on the government to tighten […]

Push For Gender Parity In Ethiopia’s New Cabinet

On Tuesday October 16th, Abiy Ahmed, the reformist Prime Minister who rose to the post following the unexpected resignation of Hailemariam Desalegn, announced a new cabinet comprised of fifty percent women, according to the Washington Post. The announcement came at a meeting of the House of People’s Representatives- the Ethiopian […]

Eritrea Becomes Member Of UN Human Rights Council

Despite a much condemned human rights record, Eritrea has become a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council by a vote of the General Assembly on Friday. The same vote also granted membership to Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cameroon, the Philippines and Somalia, countries which have all also drawn condemnation for […]

French Man Jailed For Attacking A Woman In The Street

A French man who violently assaulted a woman in the streets of Paris after she confronted him for catcalling her, captured in a video that went viral on social media, has been sentenced to six months in prison and fined €2,000. The sentence also includes a further six months of […]

The End Of An Era: UN Terminates Historic Treaty Of Amity

The United States has lost in a United Nations court-ruling against Iran, which will result in the termination of a long-lived treaty between the two countries. For years, the United States has imposed heavy sanctions on Iran citing its nuclear weapons program as the reasoning behind this. Recently, the American […]