Emily Moore

Mexican Presidential Candidate Proposes Amnesty For Known Drug Cartel Leaders

A prominent presidential candidate in Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has suggested granting amnesty to drug cartel leaders. In a speech presented in Guerrero recently, he claims this idea will bring peace following the violent war on drugs that has taken place over the last decade. Though it is unclear […]

Armenian Students Protest New Law Proposing Military Service During Education

A new law has been drafted in Armenia, proposing that male students should serve four months per year in the military while studying at university. Specifically, this would involve two non-consecutive two-month periods of service. The law would apply to students enrolled at Armenian universities pursuing both bachelors and masters […]

U.S. Denies Air Strike Caused Civilian Deaths In Afghanistan

On November 4th the U.S. launched an air strike targeting Kunduz, Afghanistan. The United Nations reported that there were at least 10 civilian deaths, contradicting a statement by the U.S. that declared there were none. An investigation in Afghanistan by the United Nations Assistance Mission conducted interviews with survivors of […]

Syria Rejects Blame For Chemical Attack

A United Nations report claimed that the Syrian government was responsible for a sarin gas attack that occurred in April. The attack was located in rebel-held village “Khan Sheikun” in Syria, killing at least 87 people, including 30 children. The report, released on October 26th, stated that “The panel is […]

China Punishes Human Rights Activists

A United Nations panel has demanded that China release and compensate three activists that have been punished for promoting human rights. In fact, this follows a nationwide crackdown in China on human rights activists, which was initiated by President Xi Jinping in 2015. As a result,  around 250 people were […]

An Alarming Increase In Hunger And Obesity In Latin America

Significant progress has been made over the past few decades to combat starvation and malnutrition in Latin America, but UN agencies warn that conflict and climate change threaten to derail progress. Ideally the region aims to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 2 by eradicating hunger and malnutrition by 2030. Recently […]

Australia’s Poor Treatment Of Asylum Seekers Arriving By Boat

For many years, Australia treatment of asylum seekers arriving by boat has been considered controversial. Upon arrival, the seekers are sent to an offshore processing centre, while their claims for protection are processed. But currently, there are only two of these centres in the region: one on Manus Island in […]

Bosnia Still Denies Justice To Victims Of Sexual War Crimes

During the Bosnian War, thousands of women and girls were subjected to sexual violence, and the majority have yet to see justice. The Bosnian War was an armed conflict that took place between 1992 and 1995, resulting in over 100,000 deaths. Though wars throughout history are typically accompanied by rape, […]

Belarus Proceeds With Nuclear Power Plant Despite Potential Threat To Eastern Europe

Belarus is proceeding with construction of its first nuclear power plant, despite opposition from nearby states who regard the plant as a threat to regional safety. The first reactor is scheduled to begin operating in December 2019. The plant is located in Astravets, Belarus, less than 50km from the capital […]

Pakistan Rejects Doctors Without Borders

The medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders, also known as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has been forced by the Pakistani government to withdraw from the north-western tribal district Kurram. Without providing an explanation, Pakistani authorities refused to issue MSF with a ‘No Objection Certificate’. Foreign organizations and journalists working in […]