Daily Archives: December 28, 2018


(Un)Stable Peace? Myanmar’s Ceasefire Agreement With Rebel Forces In The States Of Kachin And Shan

As the world’s attention is on the Rohingya crisis, the Myanmar military established a rare ceasefire agreement with rebel groups fighting in the Northern region of the country. The Tatmadaw – the name for the Myanmar military – agreed to cease all military operations in the States of Kachin and […]


Hungary Introduces New ‘Slave Law’ Despite Growing Opposition

Supporting another highly controversial law, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been met with a series of protests brewing across the nation. On December 20, 2018, Hungarian president Janos Ader passed a highly controversial labor law commonly referred to as the “slave law” by its critics. The law allows employers to […]


Facing International Criticism, Chinese Judges Speak In Defence Of Death Penalty

China’s Supreme People’s Court is not known for weighing into public debates about China’s legal system. However, during a recent promotional visit to the Supreme Court, one judge, Li Xiao spoke to reporters in defense of the well-established death penalty while another, Liu Guixiang addressed the burgeoning social credit system, […]