International Alert’s new report, Redressing the Balance: Why We Need Peacebuilding in an Increasingly Uncertain World, calls on populations, policymakers, and all international actors to consider peacebuilding as a legitimate and productive policy, both in economic and humanitarian terms. Released on International Peace Day, September 21, the report encourages governments […]
The Safe Schools Declaration, an initiative designed by the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack to safeguard educational institutions in conflict zones, is yet to be signed by the UK government. Though to attack a school or use it for military purposes does violate rights to education enshrined in […]
The British government has faced criticism for its response to the effects of Hurricane Irma on its Caribbean territories. Victims on the ground have joined domestic voices airing their concerns over what they perceive to be the slow mobilisation of British forces and limited financial aid sent to the affected […]
International Alert, the London-based non-profit organization concerned with conflict resolution and peacebuilding, is preparing to host its annual Talking Peace Festival later this month. The event provides a platform for arts, culture, and discussion surrounding the most pressing issues of conflict and peace in the world today and coincides with World […]
As Venezuela sinks deeper into political crisis, its population of 31 million is suffering. Given the severe state of affairs in the South American nation, and the increasingly unlikely prospect of peaceful resolution, international community ask the question: is outside intervention needed?
Uzbekistan has allowed the release of Erkin Musaev after 11 years of imprisonment. Having been charged with high treason in 2006, Musaev is reported to have been the victim of torture and a corrupt judicial system. The release is the latest of some modest concessions enacted by new President Shavkat […]
According to Amnesty International, the Corporate Responsibility Coalition (CORE), and a parliamentary commission, the government needs to do more to ensure that UK businesses are held accountable for their role in human rights violations across the world where they occur. Reports have found that, though systems of accountability are in […]
The largest single trial since last year’s attempted military coup is underway in Ankara, Turkey’s capital city. Consisting mainly of members of Turkey’s military, the trial is the most recent purge of government institutions and civil society by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. A variety of charges have been mounted against […]
Truth remains in the missing ingredient in Sri Lanka’s peace-building process.
A statue of the German philosopher and writer, Friedrich Engels, has been erected in Manchester by British artist Phil Collins as part of his ‘Ceremony’ project for the Manchester International Festival. The arrival of the statue has served to raise questions about the state of socialism in contemporary British politics, […]
A report published by Human Rights Watch (HRW) has brought to light the severity of the psychological traumas being suffered by asylum seekers in the European Union. Suicide attempts, self-harm, aggression, anxiety, and depression were found to be endemic among those contained in camps on Greek islands, particularly among young […]
Following an outbreak of violence on May 23rd, the population of the city of Marawi and its surrounding areas was subjected to displacement, limited access to essential resources, and in many cases injury and death. Occurring sporadically across Mindanao, the southernmost island of the Philippines, Marawi, has been the epicentre […]