Joash Ntenga Moitui

Human Rights of Parliamentarians

There is growing concern over an increasing number of parliamentarians facing imprisonment and detention without clear legal process. The fate of two former Iraqi MP’s is unknown as one of them is facing death sentence while the other is under solitary internment devoid of access to appropriate medical treatment. International Human […]

The Implications of SDGs Adoption on Peace, Development and Security

The United Nations (UN) Assembly’s adoption of ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) has been received with conflicting opinions amongst both scholars and practitioners. The SDGs include a set of 17 goals, which was officially adopted at the UN Summit at its New York Headquarters, in a bid to reduce inequalities and sustainable development for the […]

Promoting Democracy and Peace: Marking the International day of Democracy on the 15th of September

Democracy is only as strong as the political participation of its citizens; and this must be increased for world peace, social cohesion and development. Marking the International Day of Democracy on 15th September has been followed by calls, especially from the advocacy bodies, for a major stepping up of efforts to […]

Is Israel on the verge of assassinating Iran’s nuclear scientists? Where is the peace?

Statements made by Israeli defence Minister, Moshe Ya’alon have triggered “assumptions” that Israel is on the verge of assassinating Iran’s nuclear scientists. This move comes in the wake of a historic peace deal that will oversee relinquishing production of nuclear weapons and the relief of sanctions against Iran. Netanyahu’s administration […]

OWP welcomes Iran nuclear deal as boost for global peace and security

OWP has welcomed a major achievement and historic agreement under which Iran has agreed to curb its nuclear activities in return for the lifting of international sanctions. The agreement, announced in the Austrian Capital, Vienna, is the culmination of nine years of intensive negotiations between Iran and six world powers- […]

Russia’s “Aggressive” Government: How Putin Does it

For Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, leadership is marked with extremes. He wields power behind closed doors coupled with accusations of rigging past elections and subsequently the December parliamentary elections. His tenure has been marked with unrelenting protests and rising opposition movements. Despite this, Putin has embraced a combative approach […]

Obstacles to Peace Enforcement; Rebels Attack UN Convoy

  According to Harri Holkeri, “Peace enforcement is a much more difficult kind of operation than peacekeeping”.  This statement seems to be true with the increasing number of attacks on peacekeepers. On May 6th , 2015, suspected rebels ambushed a UN convoy in the Democratic Republic of Congo killing two peacekeepers […]

Violence is not the Solution in the Burundi Crisis

In the past few weeks, Burundi has witnessed a volatile situation following the announcement by President Nkurunziza that he will be running for another presidential term. The constitutional stalemate that was supposed to be addressed by the highest court in Burundi has since taken another twist after the “fleeing” of […]

Cyber Security: Social Regulation versus Governmental Cencorship

  The issue of regulating the internet simply shows the efforts made by federal agencies in alleviating several challenges brought forth by the use of the internet. “Without security, there is no privacy. Many of us that care much about our privacy, we ought to ensure our systems are secured”. […]

Cyber Security: Social Regulation Versus Governmental Cencorship

The United States government in 1996 began the push for internet censorship, when it passed into law, the Communication Decency Act (CDA), which criminalized the publication of “indecent” materials over the internet. In view of that in June 1996, a court struck down the CDA for being unconstitutional, as it went against freedom of speech. The court ruled that the internet is free market place of ideas and should not be likened to television. One of the judges ruled that “the internet may fairly be regarded as a never-ending world-wide conversation. The government may not, through the CDA, interrupt that conversation. As the most participatory form of mass speech yet developed, the internet deserves the highest protection from governmental intrusion”.

ISIS Takes Responsibility for Recent Global Attacks

  Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a recent bomb attack near the US Consulate in Ibril, Iraq. This attack claimed 4 lives and injured 18 people.  According to statements by US State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf, “Following the terrorist act all US consulate personnel were safe and accounted […]

When Peacekeepers become the target of terrorism: Suicide attack on UN base in Mali

  A suicide attack on the United Nations (UN) base in the town of Ansongeo in Northern Mali, on the 15th of April, has brought into light new perspectives that terrorism has taken. The incident that killed three civilians and nine UN peacekeepers has demonstrated that even the protagonists of […]