Daily Archives: February 4, 2019


Thai Prosecutors Ignore International Outcry, Move To Extradite Refugee Footballer

Thai prosecutors this week asked a Bangkok court to order the extradition of Hakeem al-Araibi, a former Bahrain soccer player, in relation to allegations that he used explosives to damage a police station in his home country. Al-Araibi, 25, was granted refugee status in Australia in 2017 but was detained […]


Uighurs Flee China In The Face of Religious and Ethnic Persecution

The Chinese government has continued its campaign of ethnic persecution of the Uighur Muslim population of Xinjiang province in recent months. The UN Human Rights Committee has estimated that approximately 1 million Uighurs have been forced into secret detention camps across the province under the pretence of combating religious extremism. […]


Private Sponsorship: A Solution To Resettling More Refugees 2

The United Nations Commission for Refugee (UNHCR) estimates that in 2019 1.4 million people will need to be resettled. This is an 18% increase from 2018 figures. A large proportion of the asylum seekers have been displaced from their homes as a result of ongoing conflict with 42% being from […]


US Charges Against Huawei Could Inflame China Trade Talks

As recently reported, the U.S. Justice Department proceeded with several charges against Chinese company, Huawei. The department alleges the firm defied the United States’ sanctions on Iran and pilfered integral production information from U.S. competitors into the global technology market. Moreover, President Donald Trump recently reaffirmed his stance regarding U.S.-Chinese […]