Daily Archives: November 29, 2019


An Intense Controversy Over U.S Policy Reversal Towards Israeli Settlement

The U.S. recently reversed its policy on Israeli settlement in the West Bank, stirring up an intense controversy over peace on Israeli-Palestinian territory. According to BBC news, last Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that, “the United States has concluded that the establishment of Israeli civilian settlement in […]


The Argument Of Economic And Social Rights As Human Rights 1

Why are political rights codified as genuine human rights? Political rights are validated as human rights because they can be judicially enforced. For instance, the right to vote and the right to engage in political activity, such as the right to run for office. The idea of political rights as […]


Can Aid Spur Development? The Case Of Microfinance

There is a persistent divide between the average living standards of the relatively rich ‘global north’, broadly referencing mode economically developed countries (MEDCs), and those of the ‘global south’ broadly referencing less economically developed countries (LEDCs). This gap is a popular subject of discussion in social media, the news, and […]


Human Rights Watch Report Reveals Excessive Use Of Force By Chilean Police

Serious human rights violations have been committed by Chile’s national police, Cabineros, during weeks of civilian protests that have killed at least 23 people, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said in a report calling for urgent reform. On November 26th, HRW released the findings of its investigations that took place […]