Charlotte Owens

About Charlotte Owens

I am currently studying a Bachelor of International and Global Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. Apart from my passion for international affairs, I also represent Australia as an elite rhythmic gymnast and am definitely a bibliophile. I particularly love learning about the United Nation's work and have a strong interest in European history and current events.

Sweden Leads Political Thought With A Feminist Foreign Policy

Sweden’s announcement of a foreign policy with deeply entrenched feminist values is a positive response to the changing world order and Russia’s antagonism in the European sphere. Alongside Switzerland, Sweden is famously the epitome of neutrality in foreign affairs, which complements its unwavering support for international law. Swedish Foreign Minister […]

The Divergence Of French Politics In The Light Of Brexit

The consequences of the Brexit have already begun to impact European domestic politics, most prominently in France. With the 2017 French presidential election recently appearing in international news headlines, the future of France’s relationship with the European Union remains to be contested. The future of Paris, in light of the Brexit, […]

Positivity Reigns Supreme on International Day In Support of Victims of Torture

The protection of human rights has been prominently featured on the international agenda since the end of World War II and the creation of the United Nations in 1945. Although crimes against humanity and war crimes characterised Cold War proxy conflicts and the humanitarian crises of the 1990’s, human rights […]

Ambiguous International Law Contributes To The Armenians’ Denial Of Justice

Germany’s recent recognition of the 1915 Armenian Genocide has re-ignited Turkey’s fierce, historic denial of the allegation. Yet, Turkish dissent highlights a deeper issue within international law, as vague definitions continue to undermine compliance and enforcement efforts. The persecution of Christian Armenians in World War I has led to highly […]

Refugee Olympic Team Shining A Light On The Refugee Crisis

  Sport and international issues should theoretically have little in common, yet the establishment of the first Refugee Olympic Team suggests otherwise. This historic decision is more significant than the political controversies and anti-Semitic policies of the Berlin Olympics in 1936 and the UN’s disapproval of Serbia’s participation in the […]