Ronit Wineman

Deaths In Australian Detention Centres Should Make Us Look To The Root Cause

On October 2, 2017, another man committed suicide in the Australian Detention Centre on Manus Island. Staff described the man’s mental illness as “acute” in the months leading up to his suicide. In fact, he had a failed suicide attempt three days earlier. Ian Rintoul of Refugee Action Coalition points […]

Early Election Results In Angola Rejected By Opposition Parties

In the ongoing Angolan elections, opposition parties have rejected the preliminary results. This gave the current ruling party, the People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), 61.05% of the vote, and the next most popular party, the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), just over 20%. […]

Trouble For Belarus As Russia And NATO Deploy Troops

Amongst the ongoing tensions between the U.S. and Russia, Belarusian citizens have drawn the short straw. The limitation on U.S. diplomatic staff in Russia has led to the closure of certain facilities, including the issuing of non-immigrant visas to nationals from outside Russia. Currently, Belarusians must travel to the embassy […]

Changes To Anti-Dowry Laws Announced By The Indian Supreme Court

With growing tensions on the Sino-Indian border, a recent Supreme Court judgement has received limited international attention. On the 28th July, the Indian Supreme Court issued a set of directives altering the implementation of Section 498a, the anti-dowry law. The law currently allows wives to incarcerate their husbands and in-laws […]

The Closing Of Political Space Ahead Of The Republic Of Congo’s July Elections And The Likely Effects On Human Security

Political space is closing ahead of the elections on the 16th and the 30th of July, and with many opposition leaders in jail, the election results themselves seem set to turn out the incumbent President, Dennis Sassou-Ngeusso, as the winner. According to the CIA World Factbook, the importance of the […]