Jackson Lynch


Controversy Surrounding Internment Of Bangladeshis Photojournalist

Since Bangladeshi photojournalist, Shahidul Alam, was detained by authorities in early-August there has been a groundswell of public support pushing for his release. He has been known to be an outspoken critic of many aspects of the government of Bangladesh. Despite this tendency to speak out about what he sees […]


Australian Senator Invokes Holocaust Term, Calls For A Return To Racially Discriminatory Immigration Policy In Parliament Speech

The Australian federal parliament was shocked on Tuesday afternoon when Senator Fraser Anning of the Katter Australia Party made his maiden speech in the senate. In his speech, Anning called for a severe overhaul of immigration policy, barring Muslims from migrating and moving towards a more “European Christian” policy of […]


Nigerian Police Brutality Continues Despite Human Rights Aspirations

In mid-July, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari gave a speech to the International Criminal Court outlining the importance of human rights and accountability for those who breach them. Meanwhile, as reported by the Premium Times in Nigeria, members of The Network for Police Reform were preparing to lodge a complaint with […]


Widespread Torture In Ethiopian Prison

Earlier this month Human Rights Watch (HRW) published an exposé report describing the regime of torture some Ethiopian prisoners have been subject to for years. Officials went on record about the conduct of many guards and security personnel at the Jail Ogaden. Many prisoners had been arbitrarily detained and have […]


Myanmar Signs Agreement With UN Bodies On Rohingya Refugees

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced on June 6th that they had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government of Myanmar. The MoU will provide UNHCR and UNDP access to the Rakhine State in western Myanmar, the area […]


Spanish Authorities Rescue More Than 500 People Attempting To Cross The Mediterranean Sea

Extensive rescue operations of refugees en route to Spain through the Mediterranean Sea occurred over the weekend of May 26th and 27th. The migrants, seeking asylum within the European Union, originated from various territories in Northern or Sub-Saharan Africa, but all departed on the perilous journey from Morocco. The Spanish Maritime […]