Daily Archives: April 30, 2020

Principles Of Protection For Migrants, Refugees And Other Displaced Persons In The Time Of COVID-19

On April 28, a global committee of legal scholars released the document “Human Mobility and Human Rights in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Principles of Protection for Migrants, Refugees, and Other Displaced Persons.” In response to this record time of crisis, states across the globe have taken harsh and unprecedented measures against […]

Lebanon In Crisis: Economics, Politics, And Violence

Fires raged as the sun rose over Lebanon. As the nation’s currency spirals downwards, protestors targeted Lebanese banks with Molotov’s, gasoline, and petrol bombs. According to Al Jazeera, on the night of 28 April 2020, at least a dozen major banks were set ablaze. These protests are the manifestations of widespread […]

Bad Judgement: We Can’t Ignore China’s Actions In Hong Kong’s Judiciary

The struggle for freedom and democracy in Hong Kong continues. While protests have effectively stopped, there has been an ongoing development in the city state’s judiciary system with judges, diplomats and lawyers informing Reuters that Beijing’s efforts to crackdown on the protesters have extended even further – despite the onset […]

Germany Puts Syrian Defectors On Trial For Torture, But War Crimes Continue To Occur

Germany has announced that it will be putting two Syrian defectors on trial for charges of torture. The two defendants, Anwar Raslan and Eyad al-Gharib, both worked for the brutal intelligence services of the Assad Regime before defecting and seeking asylum in Germany. Syrian refugees in Germany informed local police […]

Tensions Rise As European Leaders Face Pressure To Ease COVID-19 Lockdowns

While some European countries were eager to open up their schools and shops in the last couple weeks, the German Chancellor still feels hesitant to lift restrictions. Life seems as though it is returning to normal in places like Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Norway. People can be seen back […]