Anne-Marie Goh

About Anne-Marie Goh

Anne-Marie is an Asian Studies/Law undergraduate at the Australian National University with a strong interest in Security studies and South-East Asian politics.

Without Food Or Water: Libya’s Unregistered Refugees Abandoned Amidst Renewed Conflict

For the past month, Libya has suffered heightened conflict between militia groups, catalyzed by a surprise attack launched by the Seventh Brigade on 27 August. Several years of civil war in Libya have resulted in a severe, protracted crisis, leaving half a million people displaced and basic infrastructure destroyed. In recent […]

Poland’s Breakdown Of Law And Order

Following Poland’s controversial reduction of the Supreme Court judges’ retirement age from 75 to 60, the EU has stepped up its pressure, referring Poland to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for putting fundamental EU values at risk. Under these laws, 30% of Supreme Court judges have been forcibly retired […]

ICC Extends Jurisdiction To Myanmar: What Comes Next For The Rohingya People?

On 6 September, the Pre-Trial Chamber I (‘Chamber’) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled that the ICC has jurisdiction over the alleged deportation of Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh. Since August 2017, over 670,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh, persecuted by Myanmar security forces and other individuals […]

Guatemala’s Life Threatening ‘Protection Of Life And Family’ Bill Reaches Final Stages Of Approval

Having successfully passed through Congress twice, Guatemala’s controversial ‘Protection of Life and Family’ bill is scheduled to be discussed for the last time next week before it is sent to President Jimmy Morales for final approval. Introduced by 23 deputies of Congress and the Evangelical Coordinator of Guatemala in March […]

Planting Roots In African Soil: Russia And CAR Sign New Military Deal

Less than a month ago, Russia’s growing presence in the Central African Republic (CAR) came to light after the controversial deaths of three Russian journalists who were investigating the Wagner Group, a private military company funded by Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, who has close ties to President Vladimir Putin. The […]

Indonesia’s New ‘Anti-Rights’ Vice Presidential Candidate

As formal nominations for Indonesia’s upcoming presidential elections drew to a close last week, current Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) announced his new vice presidential candidate, Ma’ruf Amin. This nomination surprised many who expected former Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court, Mohammad Mahfud Mahmodin to be chosen. Jokowi’s decision to […]

Over A Million Uyghurs Detained In China’s Growing “No Rights Zone”

Despite ratifying the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) and enshrining freedom of religion in article 36 of the Chinese constitution, reports submitted to a UN human rights panel on August 10th demonstrate that freedom is anything but guaranteed by the Chinese government for […]

The Human Costs Of Charging ‘South-East Asia’s Battery’

The disastrous collapse of a hydroelectric dam in the Attapeu province of southern Laos on July 24th flooded nearby villages with five billion cubic meters of water and has left 20 to 30 locals deceased, 6,600 displaced and a further 100 still missing. Funded by a combination of Laotian, Thai […]

Hong Kong’s Second Class Citizens: Government Continues To Undermine Acceptance For LGBTQ Community, Restricting Access To Children’s Books

From denying visas and spousal benefits to homosexual couples to now moving children’s books to restricted sections in public libraries, Hong Kong’s government continues to treat its LGBTQ+ community as second rate citizens despite legalizing homosexual relations in 1991. Responding to a campaign initiated by the Family School Sexual Orientation […]

No Peace In Sight: Israel-Palestine Conflict Escalates Further As Israel Launches Largest Airstrike Since 2014’s 50 Day War

Amidst Gaza’s ongoing ‘Great March of Return’ border protests, Israel launched what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu describes as Israel’s ‘biggest attack’ since 2014 on Saturday 14 July 2018. Over 40 airstrikes struck Gaza throughout Saturday, resulting in the death of two teenage Palestinians, the injury of 14 Palestinians and significant […]