Sophia Seemann

Bolivia’s Upcoming Elections Presents New Opportunity To Diffuse Extreme Polarization

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, encouraged Bolivian citizens to get out and vote on Sunday October 18, 2020, whilst also urging authorities and political bodies to maintain peaceful actions during this period. She believes that this election is a great opportunity to “defuse [the] extreme polarization” […]

The UN Chief Urges Armenia And Azerbaijan To End Fighting Over Nagorno-Karabakh Territory Immediately

The United Nations chief has expressed that he is “extremely concerned” over the eruption of conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh territory. Following violence that escalated on September 27th, at least 23 people were killed over the dispute between the former Soviet Union states. Antonio Guterres, the […]

Human Rights Violations In Burundi Continue Under New Government Rule

Since President Evariste Ndayishimiye of Burundi took office in June, there has been little to no progress regarding the country’s human rights violations,  as expressed in a report recently submitted to the UN Human Rights Council by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi. The Commission accused the government and […]

UN Accuses Maduro Of Human Rights Abuses

The United Nations Humans Rights Council has “grounds to reasonably believe” that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has made orders on “crimes against humanity,” says a 411-page report released last Wednesday. The report concluded that the authoritarian president, his inner circle, and the state have nearly 3,000 cases against them since […]