Daily Archives: April 1, 2020

Rouhani Calls On U.S. To Lift Sanctions

On Sunday, March 23rd, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called American leaders to lift sanctions in order to prove their sincerity in helping Iran cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Rouhani said in a televised speech directed at American leaders, “You have blocked Iran’s oil exports, you have stopped Iran’s banking transactions… […]

Hungarian Prime Minister Orban Uses COVID-19 To Enhance His Authoritarian Power

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban was awarded sweeping powers on Monday, with their parliament handing him unprecedented emergency powers, defeating opposition parties by 137 votes to 53. The laws will give Orban the power to rule by decree, meaning that he doesn’t need the approval of the legislative branch in […]

Opinion: Why Jacinda Ardern Is Handling NZ Pandemic With Extreme Professionalism And Grace 

Whether you agree with her policies as a Labour Government or not, you absolutely cannot deny that Jacinda Ardern loves her country. She has shown that she will do anything to protect our people, our land, our economy and our rights through challenging times and in everyday life. The last […]

A Hot Bed For COVID-19: Prisons Worldwide Could Expect “Huge Mortality Rates” If Stricter Controls Are Not Enforced

On Monday, The World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Europe published interim guidance in an effort to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19 in prisons and other detention centres. The regulations come amid increasing concern for prisoners and staff, who are particularly at risk of infection according to the […]

Potential Disproportionate Effect Of COVID-19 On Incarcerated Indigenous Australians

Lawyers from Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT (ALSNSW/ACT) have successfully fought in court for the early release of an Aboriginal dad in custody, whose underlying health condition puts him at severe risk should he contract the COVID-19 virus. The win for ALSNSW/ACT lawyers comes after emergency powers were afforded to the […]

President Trump Mobilizes The National Guard For Covid-19 Response

As of Sunday, March 22, the American President Donald Trump has deployed the National Guard to aid with the country’s response to Covid-19, particularly in the states of New York, Washington, and California, where the number of infections is extremely high. This comes after widespread criticism that the White House’s […]

Putin Proposes Revision Of Term Limits In Russian Constitution To Extend Presidency Until 2036

Russian President Vladimir Putin approved constitutional changes on Tuesday which would allow him to stay in power until 2036. Under Russian law, Putin was required to step down in 2024 (at the end of his fourth presidential term). Passing of new legislation, however, means that he could potentially serve another […]