Day: May 22, 2020

National Security And Anti-Sedition Law Proposed For Hong Kong

On Friday, May 22, the National People’s Congress (NPC) in China bypassed local legislature and revealed plans for a new national security and anti-sedition law in Hong Kong. The South China Morning Post explains that this law would “ban secessionist and subversive activity as well as foreign interference and terrorism”

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The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Exacerbating Attacks On Indigenous Territories 

On Monday 18 May, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, José Francisco Cali Tzay, claimed that the COVID-19 pandemic is not just posing a health threat to indigenous communities, but it is also exacerbating existing threats to their territories and resources. The report calls upon governments worldwide to block the escalating attack on indigenous lands.  Cali Tzay, himself an indigenous Mayan

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The Syrian Civil War Continues To Ravage Civilian Lives

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Syrian civil war continues to wreak havoc on the lives and rights of the communities residing in the last rebel held areas in the North-West of the country. New research conducted by Amnesty International demonstrates how between December 2019 and March 2020,

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