Shanisha Pillay


Jakarta: The Sinking City

The flooding in Jakarta has reached a new level, killing at least 66 people, and forcing hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. Over 35,000 people in Jakarta are staying in government buildings and malls that have been converted into temporary shelters. With the heaviest rains in the decade, […]


The Civilians’ Role

In Rights of Man, Thomas Paine discusses how the old system of government is based on the assumption of power for itself, while the new system is about power for the benefit of society. While I do agree with that statement, I disagree that the old system was benefitting the […]


The Importance Of Equal Human Rights

Thoreson, The Queer Paradox of LGBTI Human Rights mentions the anti-homosexuality bill of 2009. The bill aims to protect the traditional heterosexual family and to safeguard the culture and values of Uganda. The bill, “recognizes the fact that same-sex attraction is not an innate and immutable characteristic”. The consequence of […]


Cultural Genocide And Indigenous Rights

First off, Bloxham and Moses, Genocide Studies discuss Raphael Lemkin’s understanding of genocide. For instance, when writing about genocide, “…Lemkin actually wrote ‘of annihilating the groups themselves’.” (p.21). The problem with this statement is that it is very ambiguous and can hold many different meanings. And Lemkin is not the […]


History Of Women’s Rights

Rebecca Adami. Women and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. New York: Routledge, 2019 Review by Shanisha Pillay (52656162) Women and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, emphasize gender equality by illustrating why it is important for women to be specifically included in the Declaration of Human Rights. “This book […]