Adrianne Ramirez


About Adrianne Ramirez

I am currently a second year studying International Relations and Music. A few of my areas of interest are critical and feminist security, indigenous rights, and denuclearization. Through my writing, I hope to promote awareness about human rights and advocate for non-combative solutions.

China-funded Hydropower Dam In South Pulangi: Hold Duterte Administration Accountable For Indigenous Rights Abuses

Being the latest in a series of connections between Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative and the Duterte administration’s “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure program, the construction of a China-funded hydropower dam in South Pulangi threatens 20 indigenous communities in Southern Mindanao. Located about three hours north of Davao […]

China-funded Hydropower Dam In South Pulangi: Hold Duterte Administration Accountable For Indigenous Rights Abuses

Depok LGBT Raids: Hold Indonesian Government Accountable For Discriminatory Discourse

Depok LGBT Raids: Hold Indonesian Government Accountable For Discriminatory Discourse

On January 13, the National Commission of Human Rights (Komnas HAM) sent an official letter to the mayor of Depok which criticized the issued regulation ordering routine raids against the town’s LGBT community, commissioner Beka Ulang Hapsan reported in her written statement. Mayor Mohammad Idris asked police to search properties, […]


Robredo’s 1/100 rating For The Philippines’ Anti-Drug War: Corruption And Poverty Are Enabling This Crisis

On 6th January, Philippines’ Vice-President Leni Robredo submitted her report as co-chair of the Inter-Agency Committee Against Illegal Drugs, bringing into the spotlight incriminating statistics of the Duterte administration’s dismal progress in the 3-year long drug war. “Despite the thousands who were killed, and despite the huge sum and resources […]

Robredo’s 1/100 rating For The Philippines' Anti-Drug War: Corruption And Poverty Are Enabling This Crisis

Canada’s Federal Indigenous Child Welfare Bill – Will It Be Enough To Shift The System?

On 1 January 2020, Canada’s Federal Indigenous Child Welfare Bill (C-92), an “Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families,” especially the ways in which they can now exercise their inherent jurisdiction over children in their communities, kicked into effect amidst funding, planning, and oversight criticism. Recognizing […]


As Humanitarian Crisis Rapidly Deteriorates, Russia And China Block Cross-Border Aid To Syria

Russia, backed by China, cast its 14th Security Council veto this Friday, effectively blocking cross-border aid deliveries from Turkey and Iraq to millions of Syrian civilians. Having been in effect since 2014, the resolution would have extended aid through three checkpoints – two in Turkey and one in Iraq – […]


U.S. Blocks North Korean Human Rights Violations Meeting For Second Year In A Row

On December 10, the White House blocked the planned United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting that was intended to refocus attention on North Korea’s human rights violations, making it the second year in a row that the U.S. has taken a dismissive stance on the longstanding issue. Set to coincide […]


Slovakia’s Latest Regressive Abortion Bill Rejected: How Can Regressive Measures Against Women’s Reproductive Rights Be Countered?

On 5th December, the proposed regressive abortion law in Slovakia was rejected following a Parliamentary vote. The draft legislation required women seeking abortion care to undergo a mandatory ultrasound scanning, to view and obtain the embryo or foetus’ ultrasound image, and where technically possible, to listen to its heartbeat. Furthermore, […]


China’s Mass Surveillance Program: The Key To Uyghur Detainment 1

Last Sunday, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists obtained and released a collection of documents divulging the operations manual and surveillance plans for China’s Xinjiang mass detainment camps that now hold hundreds of thousands of detained Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities. For the first time, the Communist Party of China’s […]


Pompeo: Statement On Israeli Settlements Imperils Peace

On 18th November, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the Trump administration no longer considers Israel’s settlements illegal, no longer abiding by the longstanding 1978 State Department’s legal opinion that the settlements on Palestinian territory are against international law. Clearly signalling disinterest in a future Palestinian state, the […]


Myanmar Sued For Rohingya Genocide In ICJ’s First Humanitarian Crisis Lawsuit

On November 13, civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and army chief Min Aung Hlang along with several other top Myanmar officials faced first legal action over the Rohingya crisis. The International Criminal Court has approved a full investigation of crimes against the Rohingya minority, according to Reuters from the […]