Daily Archives: May 30, 2019

Muslim Minorities In Xinjiang Forced To Eat Pork As Human Rights Violations Worsen

According to recent reports out of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in western China, Muslim minority detainees in political “re-education” centres have been forced to eat pork, a practice which is expressly forbidden to adherents of Islam. One former inmate at a detention centre, Omir Bekali, said that those in the […]

UN Report Slams U.K.’s Treatment Of The Poorest In Society

The U.K.’s treatment of the poorest in its society leaves them facing lives that are “solitary, nasty, brutish, and short” according to a report by the UN’s special rapporteur on poverty and human rights. In his final report on the impact of the last decade’s austerity policies on human rights […]

Closing The Gap Between Principle And Practice In Civilian Safeguarding

In the 20 years since the U.N. Security Council added the protection of civilians to its agenda, the many safeguards it puts in place have continued to be strengthened, yet the anniversary commemorating decades of progress saw discussions turning to the deteriorating compliance to these protections.   The list of […]

U.N. Demands U.K. Relinquishes Control Of Chagos Islands

On 22 May 2019, the U.N. passed a non-binding resolution demanding the U.K. to return control of the Chagos Islands to Mauritius. Approved by 116 votes to 6, the British occupation of the islands has been rendered unlawful. The resolution was opposed by the U.S., Australia, Hungary, Israel and the […]

Abortion Laws

Prominent figures on the Christian right in the US, ranging from religious figures, well-known authors and elected politicians have warned that the fight over abortion rights could lead to a new civil war. Though such dire predictions are not necessarily new on the extreme right wing in the US, the […]

U.S.: Huawei’s Ban Risks Trade War with China 1

Recent tensions have arisen between the United States and China after the Trump administration effectively banned Huawei’s smartphones and equipment. Major technology companies, such as Google and Microsoft, have been ordered to discontinue any further importation of Huawei technology. The Chinese government has responded with varied initiatives, including the cessation […]

Protest Week 14: Algeria Awaits Final Verdict On Democracy

On Friday, 24 May, thousands of Algerian protesters returned to the streets of Algiers to demand a complete political transformation, in what marks the 14th consecutive week of demonstrations. Though crowds waned slightly throughout the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the cries for a complete government overhaul […]