Day: January 7, 2021

UN Peacekeepers Killed In The CAR

On December 26th, 2020 three United Nations (UN) peacekeepers from Burundi were killed and two others were wounded in the Central African Republic (CAR). The attacks occurred in the city of Dekoa, which is in the central Kemo prefecture, and the city of Bakouma in southern Mbomou prefecture. The violence

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Russian And Rwandan Involvement In The Central African Republic

Monday December 21st, 2020, Antoine Rolland from Reuters published a short article titled, “Russia, Rwanda send military support to the Central Africa Republic to quell election violence.” While this article was titled a “3 Minute Read” and was thus relatively short, it was able to provide some useful insight into

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Lebanon’s Landmark Sexual Harassment Law

Lebanon’s parliament is in the process of passing a new sexual harassment law that criminalizes sexual harassment. This new law would result in up to a four-year prison sentence and fines that are almost 50 times the minimum wage in the country according to Aljazeera. The law also allows for

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Hungary Adopts New Law Violating Rights of LGBTQ+ People

On December 15th, Hungary approved a new law under the supervision of the Prime Minister Viktor Orban aiming to strip same-sex couples the right to adoption. In addition, two constitutional amendments have almost been introduced only to further restrictions to their rights. This discriminatory bill, according to the country’s politicians

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Political Immunity Is No Excuse

In October, leaders of Golden Dawn, a neo-fascist group from Greece, were convicted of operating a criminal organisation. However, one leader, Ioannis Lagos, remains free as he is an elected member of the European Parliament living in Brussels and immune from extradition orders. He was sentenced to 13 years in prison

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From Vaccine Nationalism To Vaccine Diplomacy

Nationalist and individualistic sentiment has, unsurprisingly, stifled international co-operation, this time in driving an unequal distribution of vaccines skewed against poorer nations, which find themselves stuck at the back of the queue. Most troublingly, an unequal distribution of vaccines creates a bottleneck, depriving poorer nations of a vaccine supply. In

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