Author: Marilise de Buck

100,000 Reported Missing In Mexico

More than 100,000 people are reported missing in Mexico. Every day, over 25 men, women, and minors are added to this number. The number 100, 000 does not include those not reported missing, or those individuals who are found dead. Most of the missing people are murder victims by Mexican

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The Controversy Behind the 2022 World Cup Venue

Qatar is a small nation in the Middle East that is the controversial venue for the 2022 World Cup because of the country’s dismal human rights record. For many countries, the bid to host the World Cup is about projecting influence, creating opportunities for their citizens, and improving infrastructure; however,

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How To Approach Hungary’s Ultra-Right Government In The European Union

Hungary with its new ultra-right government is among the two most right-wing governments in the European Union (EU) which have significantly eroded democratic norms. Hungary has breached several of the European Union’s core values, such as democracy, freedom, equality, and the rule of law. The Prime Minister Victor Orbán thrives

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Human Trafficking In Refugee Streams: Concern About Ukraine

The Russian invasion in Ukraine triggered millions of Ukranians to flee the country. Amid this chaos, children and women have been reported missing, raising concern about potential human trafficking schemes. Since the start of the crisis, millions have left their homes to flee bombings and destruction, many have left to

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Bangladesh: New Restrictions on Rohingya Camps

Bangladesh authorities have intensified their restrictions on the Rohingyas’ abilities to live independently and freely. Officials have demolished shops, closed schools, and introduced new obstacles to travel within and between the camps. Refugees and humanitarian groups fear that the country’s recent response is an effort to coerce refugees to either

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Myanmar: UN Rights Body Should Advance Justice

Myanmar’s military has terrorized the country with systematic and widespread human rights violations and abuses, since staging a coup in February 2021. The military junta, also called Tatmadaw, has killed some 1,700 people, displaced half a million people, and hunger levels are growing. This humanitarian crisis must be addressed by

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Mali: New Wave Of Civilian Executions

The Malian army and armed Islamist groups have allegedly killed at least 107 civilians in center and southwest Mali since December 2021, reported by Human Rights Watch. Executions of the elderly and children in particular have risen since 2012 as soldiers attempt to counter a growing Islamist insurgency. The Malian

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Libya Crisis Worsens As Rival Government Takes Oath

A standoff between two rival governments in Libya worsened on Thursday when the parliament in the east swore in a new administration while the incumbent refused to cede power, risking violence and division in the country. The new prime minister, Fathi Bashagha, was approved by lawmakers from the east-based House

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Biden Doubles Down On A Failed Yemen Policy

The Yemen conflict has caused the death of nearly a quarter-million people; vicious deaths, all enabled by the United States. President Joe Biden promised to end U.S. involvement in this conflict, but so far has failed to live up to this promise. The conflict between Saudi Arabia, the United Arab

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Israeli Prime Minister Lands In Bahrain On First-Ever Visit

Israeli Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, became the first Israeli Prime Minister ever to visit Bahrain, meeting high-level officials amid shared concern about Iran. This visit comes 17 months after the countries established relations under a 2020 U.S.-sponsored deal which attempts to build a coalition against Iran. Arab states have had

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Israel Ramps Up Scrutiny Of Police As NSO Scandal Spreads

Israel announced a national investigation into the police as evidence was found of illicit use of the spyware Pegasus, made by the NSO Group, an Israeli cyberarms firm, against confidants of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other public figures. This comes during a lengthy corruption trial of Mr. Netanyahu

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Wrangle Over Interim Libyan Government Intensifies

Libya faces increasing tensions as their chosen interim government is on the brink of change once again, risking the country’s fragile peace. Libya has a complex background, as the country is fragmented with different religious, ethnic, and political groups. This has caused extreme tensions between the various factions since 2011

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Burkina Faso President Roch Kaboré Has Resigned

The President of Burkina Faso, Roch Kaboré, has resigned after a coup d’état by the military which aimed to oust the President on January 23, 2022. Kaboré, along with several other politicians, were held captive during the coup; they are now safely released, according to many international news sources. Kaboré

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Tunisia Military Court Orders Release of Two Opposition Politicians -Lawyer

Tunisia’s military court released two opposition politicians from jail amid growing human rights concerns during the current political crisis. One of the politicians is Seifeddine Makhlouf, head of the conservative Karama party; his lawyer announced his release on Monday, January 17th. The current political crisis started on July 25, when

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