Lucy Xu

About Lucy Xu

Lucy is a penultimate student at the Australian National University, studying a Bachelor of Law (Honours) / Bachelor of International Security Studies. She is a correspondent with the OWP to further her interests in the Asia Pacific region.

Should ASEAN Do More About The Rohingya Crisis?

A new report from the ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) has slammed ASEAN for its “lack of leadership, structural shortcomings and a failure to grasp the full gravity of rights abuses,” when addressing the events unfolding in Myanmar.   The Rohingya are an ethnic minority in Myanmar, differing from […]

UN Human Rights Council Intervenes In Escalating Belarus Crisis

In the months leading up to the 9 August presidential elections, the Belarusian authorities had cracked down harshly on dissenting protesters who opposed the re-election of Alexander Lukashenko. The UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution on 18 September to enhance scrutiny of alleged violations in Belarus following reports of […]

The Release Of Taliban Prisoners By Afghan Government For Peace Talks

On August 9, the Afghan government agreed to release the final 400 Taliban prisoners from detention. This decision was made to fulfil the Taliban’s condition in a U.S.-Taliban agreement to commence peace talks with Afghanistan. Since their removal from power in 2001 by the U.S.-led invasion, the Taliban have only […]