Author: Lucy Xu

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

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Thai Protests Continue In Defiance Of Government Ban

In the biggest challenge for years to an establishment long dominated by the army and palace, protesters are calling for the resignation of the government, the drafting of a new constitution, and an end to the authorities harassing people who exercise their freedom of expression. Some of the protests included

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New Prime Minister Announced Amongst Kyrgyzstan Unrest

Sadyr Japarov was chosen to be the prime minister of Kyrgyzstan in an effort to end a week of violent turmoil. Kyrgyzstan had been grappling with civil unrest since a disputed parliamentary election on October 4th. Allegations of foul play and election fraud through voter-buying triggered a political crisis, sparking

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The Passing Of RBG: Legacy And Significance

The news of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing at age 87 struck a chord in all of America. Her legacy as a bulwark protecting liberal rights, and an icon of feminism and pop-culture will continue. Even in death, she continues to pave way for women’s rights, as the first woman to

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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

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Trump’s Nomination For The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

A right-wing Norwegian politician has nominated US President Donald Trump for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the Israel and United Arab Emirates peace agreement. The politician claimed not to be a big Trump supporter, but believed that Trump should be judged by his actions. He was

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Renewed Tensions At The China-India Border

Fresh provocations emerged at the Sino-Indian Border in Ladakh on August 30, renewing concerns that hostilities will erupt between the two countries. The Himalayan border in dispute has long been a point of discontent between China and India. While an official border line had never been demarcated, the two sides

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