Hannah Green

Argentine Prosecutors Seek To End Saudi Crown Prince’s Impunity Ahead Of G20 Summit

Possible criminal charges are being investigated against Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman by Argentine authorities, as the Group of 20 (G20) international world leaders summit approaches this week in Buenos Aires. On Monday, The New York Times reported that the inquiry being conducted will centre not only on […]

Amnesty Offered To Syrian Army Deserters

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has made an offer of amnesty for those who have evaded military service or deserted the army amidst the country’s seven year conflict. Published on state social media, the decree applies to those residing both inside and outside the country and is seen as an attempt to […]

Negotiating Peace In Yemen After 2 Years Of Political Stalemate

The United Nations is planning to hold talks on Thursday, September 6, inviting Yemen’s warring factions to Geneva for the first round of negotiations among the parties since 2016. UN-sponsored negotiations held in Kuwait in 2016, saw the Houthis rejection of a plan to withdraw from major cities and form […]

Hungarian Authorities Deny Food To Asylum Seekers

On August 22nd, 2018, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported that Hungarian authorities had stopped distributing food to asylum seekers who have been denied refugee status in the country but are seeking to appeal their cases. Hungary’s policy of denial has been ongoing since the beginning of August and denies asylum […]

What Not To Expect From Myanmar’s Latest Commission Of Inquiry

Myanmar’s latest attempt to investigate the mass accusations of human rights violations committed in the Rakhine State appears to be withering further away from its rhetorical promises. The new “independent commission of inquiry” established by Myanmar’s government to conduct impartial investigations to identify alleged perpetrators has been heralded by Human […]

Russia’s Proposal to US On Rebuilding Syria Receives Little Enthusiasm in Washington

Russia confirmed on Saturday that it sent a proposal, through a closely guarded communications channel to America’s top general, suggesting the two antagonists cooperate to rebuild Syria. Particularly focused on in the proposal was the repatriation of refugees to the war-torn country as part of this rebuilding process. Valery Gerasimov, […]

18 Killed, 10 Abducted As Boko Haram Attacks Chad-Niger Border

A precautionary evacuation of a village in the Lake Chad region near Niger has been called for by authorities following a deadly attack by Boko Haram on a village on the evening of July 19, reported Al Jazeera. The attacks, which left at least 18 people dead, 10 women kidnapped […]

UN Migration Pact Shunned By Hungary As A ‘Threat To The World’

Hungary’s right-wing government last Wednesday announced it will withdraw from a United Nations pact on migration, before its final approval, reported Al Jazeera. The agreement, The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration was completed on Friday, July 13, following 18 months of negotiation by all 193 UN member […]

Rohingya Refugees In Bangladesh Receive Identity Cards: A Move Towards Recognition And Protection

As part of a joint verification effort by the Bangladesh Government and UNHCR, credit-card sized plastic identity cards are being given to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, an important move towards recognition and protection for the estimated 900,000 who have been forcibly displaced from their home in Myanmar. The exercise began […]

Chemical Weapons Watchdog OPCW Gains Crucial Power To Assign Blame For Weapons Use

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the world body responsible for investigating cases of banned chemical weapons use, has finally gained an additional and crucial power that allows it to assign blame for attacks involving chemical weapons. Wednesday saw a vote take place between members of the […]