Isaac Chesters

About Isaac Chesters

Isaac is currently pursuing a Master of Laws at the Australian National University.

Hungary’s Incumbent PM Viktor Orbán Retains Power In Parliamentary Election

While the final results of Hungary’s national election last Sunday are not expected to return until April 27th, preliminary vote counts indicate that Hungary’s incumbent Prime Minister, Victor Orbán, will retain the prime ministership. This will be Orbán’s third term and the party to which he belongs, Fidesz, will regain […]

Eastern Ghouta And The Responsibility To Protect

“No words will do justice to the children killed, their mothers, their fathers and their loved ones.” This statement, followed by 11 empty lines, was issued by UNICEF last week. It was a response to the Syrian government’s hellish bombardment of Eastern Ghouta, and is a stark display of the […]

The Future Of Global Water Scarcity

On June 4th, the dams that supply water to the homes and businesses of Cape Town, South Africa will fall to 13.5% of their capacity. At this point, most of the residents of the city will be subjected to unprecedentedly severe water restrictions: each person will be allocated 25L a […]

Colombia’s FARC Rebels Suspend Presidential Election Campaigning

The political manifestation of Colombia’s former militant group, the FARC, has suspended its electoral campaign for Colombia’s 2018 presidential election. Leaders of the party have attributed the decision to the many incidents of verbal aggression their candidates have experienced on the campaign trail and the recent violent deaths of multiple […]

Trump’s Sh*thole Countries And The ‘Racist’ Epithet

“Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?” These are the words that President Trump chose to employ when referring to Haiti, El Salvador, and all African countries in a meeting with Members of Congress on Thursday. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss a […]

U.S. To Call For Emergency Session Of Security Council To Discuss Iran

The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has stated that the U.S. will call for emergency sessions of both the UN Security Council and Human Rights Council to discuss the increasingly volatile situation in Iran. Disgruntled Iranians have been protesting against the entire political establishment for over a […]

Saudi Airstrikes In Yemen Kill 68 Civilians In Single Day

Last week, the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen killed 68 civilians in a single day with two airstrikes. The first, on a bustling market in southwest Yemen, claimed 54 lives; the second wiped out 14 members of a single family. The military justification for the attacks is tenuous. The marketplace, near […]

ICC Orders Congolese Warlord To Compensate Child Soldiers

A decision of the International Criminal Court late last week has ordered Congolese warlord, Thomas Lubanga, to pay $10 million dollars in compensation to child soldiers recruited by the warlord’s savage military campaign of 2002-03. The payment is to be made collectively; it will fund support programs for the 427 […]

Iraqi PM Announces End Of War With Islamic State

Prime Minister of Iraq, Haider al-Abadi, has declared at a conference in Baghdad on Saturday that the war against the Islamic State is over. After more than three years of conflict, the Islamic State no longer controls any territory within Iraq, and the residual Islamic State-controlled pockets along the Iraqi-Syrian […]

PNG Government Launches Taskforce To Investigate Torture Of Young Girl

The brutal torture of a six-year-old girl last month in Papua New Guinea has prompted the creation of a special investigative task force designed to bring the perpetrators of the heinous crime to account. The young girl is the daughter of a woman burnt alive for ‘practising sorcery’ in 2013, […]