Megan Fraser

About Megan Fraser

Megan is a Postgraduate student at the University of Canterbury New Zealand. She studying towards a Masters of Laws in International Relations and Politics.

EU’s 2018 Migration Summit: An Influx Of Migrants Or An Influx Of Populist Power?

There has been a dramatic change in the political landscape for migrants in Europe over the weekend as a new EU wide summit was reached regarding how the Union would deal with migration issues in the future. They key aspects of the summit include:  domestic control centres within the EU, […]

The U.S.A.’s Slow Strangulation Of Our Core Human Rights Institutions

Over the past year, the United States of America has ramped up its attempts at a slow strangulation of key international organizations. These moves are worrying many political commentators as they witness the inability of institutions, like the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, to operate properly in their […]

The Colombian Amazon As A Living Organ Now Has A Body Of Rights Protections

Just last week the Amazon Rain Forest was granted the same rights as human beings by Colombia’s Supreme Court. The court ordered that the Colombian Government must take urgent action to protect the rainforest from deforestation, preserving it for future generations. The ruling is claimed as a win for future […]

Fake Drugs Are Stealing Real Lives

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), fake drugs pose a tangible threat to global peace. Fake drugs can be anything from counterfeit birth control pills, cough syrup for children made from opioids, to unethically misrepresented and non-consensual drug trials in developing countries. A report released by the WHO earlier this month explains that “1 in […]

Undocumented And Underground: US State Laws Force Students To Study In Secret

Undocumented students in the US state of Georgia claim that they must study in secret. This is due to a law that bans undocumented students from the top five Georgia universities. While the policy was implemented in 2010, human rights activists claim that the situation has only worsened since president […]

Assad’s Aggression: Government Led Missile Attack Hits Syrian Refugee Camp On World Refugee And Migrant Day

Reports have emerged of a missile attack on World Migrant and Refugee Day, pummelling a makeshift refugee camp in Idlib, Syria. The strike comes amidst a recent ramp-up in attacks from the Assad regime, backed by Iranian and Russian forces in an attempt to flush out rebel fighters. An Al […]

Greece’s Use Of Violence On Civilians As A Method Of Coup Proofing

The Issue A recent Amnesty International Report has criticized Greece for its continued culture of abuse and impunity within governmental authorities like the police. The most recent issues to hit the international media were the allegations of excessive force used to quell peaceful (or largely peaceful) protests, as well as […]

Ariana Grande Concert Bombing Highlights “50 Shades Of Violence” Against Girls and Women

The detonation of a suicide bomb in a concert stadium, filled at the time with 21,000 teenage girls and women, could logically be considered a targeted attack on western society, in particular in this instance, the United Kingdom. However, one of the UK’s leading prosecutors argues that the attack runs […]

Afghani President Claims US Allowed ISIL To Flourish In Afghanistan: ICC Allows Investigation

This morning, former president of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai stated that intervention by the U.S. had, in effect, created an environment that allowed the Mujahideen, then the Taliban and latterly ISIL to develop and take hold in his home country. In an interview with Al Jazeera, Mr. Karzai said that “it […]

Education Not Mutilation In Masaai Communities

New rituals are being established in Southern Kenya’s Masaai communities to eradicate the practice of female genital mutilation (FMG). Although FMG has been formally outlawed in Kenya since 2001, a majority of girls from semi-nomadic tribes like the Masaai and Samburu still undergo the traditional treatment. According to Kenya’s Demographic […]