Emily Kan

About Emily Kan

Emily is a final year student studying her Bachelor of International and Global Studies (majoring in Government and International Relations, and Socio-Legal Studies) at the University of Sydney. Her interest areas include Australian and European immigration policy, and international security. She is currently working as correspondent in the Australian Division of the OWP.

Deal Or No Deal: Implications Of ‘Brexit’ On The Irish Border

With the United Kingdom to officially leave the European Union on 29 March 2019, one question remains; what will happen to the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland? As a region that has overcome much political violence and instability, ‘Brexit’ poses new problems for the British government […]

Brutal Crackdown Of The Uyghur Minority By The Chinese Government

The Uyghur Muslim minority of China has faced what is considered as human rights abuses at the hands of the Chinese government. Such abuses have included torture, forced detainment in internment camps, and ‘re-education’ programs that have been embedded with Chinese propaganda. Although there has been strong condemnation by the […]

The Rise Of Anti-Immigrant Sentiments In Scandinavia

Although the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden have been the forefront of pro-immigrant policies in the last decade, anti-immigrant attitudes have begun to rise in recent political discourse. Considered as states with democratic political postures, the reversion to more conservative attitudes and policies have redacted their progressive liberal […]

Myanmar Government Denies UN Findings Regarding The Rohingya Genocide

In a report commissioned by the United Nations that showed findings of mass killings and acts of genocide perpetrated by the Myanmar government, Myanmar government officials have denied any allegations of crimes against humanity towards the Rohingya population. Such allegations have included acts of extrajudicial killings, sexual violence, and widespread […]

Anti-Corruption Demonstrations Erupt Across Major Cities In Romania

Protesters have descended in the tens of thousands in Romania’s major cities as protests gain momentum over several consecutive days. Demonstrations have been held in Bucharest, Cluj, Sibiu, and Timisoara where protesters have expressed their outrage over the country’s high level of corruption, stagnant wages, and the weakening of the […]

The Cambodian General Election: The End Of Democracy?

The upcoming general election in Cambodia has garnered controversy surrounding the extent of governmental oppression and influence over the legitimacy of the election. The current ruling political party, the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), has been criticized by international human rights groups over corruption and coercive measures to sway election results […]

Controversy Surrounding Denmark’s Plans To Abolish Immigrant ‘Ghettos’

The Danish government has generated controversy over its recent plans to abolish immigrant ‘ghettos’ in Denmark. As of now, the government lists 22 areas within Denmark as ‘ghettos’ where a majority of the residents are immigrants from non-Western backgrounds. These new plans involve compulsory enrollment for children (from ages one […]

Protesters Accuse Polish Government Of Undermining Constitution After Purge Of The Supreme Court

Major protests have descended on the streets and parliamentary buildings amid concerns surrounding the Polish government’s interference with the Supreme Court of Poland. Such interference has involved the ‘purging’ of members of the Supreme Court whereby Poland’s current ruling party, the Law and Justice Party (PiS), has introduced a mandatory […]