Tessa Pang

About Tessa Pang

Tessa is a student at the University of Sydney. She is currently completing her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with a major in Government and International Relations.

Israel Approves Plan To Deport Asylum Seekers To Rwanda

On Sunday, the Israeli cabinet unanimously approved a proposal by the Interior Minister, Arye Dery, and Public Security Minister, Gilad Erdan, that seeks to shut down the Holot Detention Centre. Asylum seekers will be presented a choice to either be deported to Rwanda or be jailed indefinitely. The 1,000 asylum […]

Tens Of Thousands Rally To Demand Mugabe’s Resignation

On Saturday, tens of thousands of Zimbabweans took to the streets of Harare to demand an end to the almost four-decade long reign of President Robert Mugabe. Brandishing flags that read “Mugabe Must Rest Now” and “No to Mugabe Dynasty,” the Zimbabwean people united against the 93-year-old leader’s refusal to […]

Criminal Case Filed Against Former Philippine President Over Botched Raid

An anti-corruption body in the Philippines has ordered that criminal charges be filed against former President Benigno S. Aquino III for the corrupt handling of a police raid in 2015 that left 44 commandos dead. On Wednesday, the Office of the Ombudsman found Mr. Aquino guilty of fraud and usurpation […]

29 Yemenis Dead After Suspected Saudi-led Air Strike

A Yemeni health official has confirmed at least 29 civilian deaths after a suspected airstrike on Wednesday. The strike was allegedly conducted by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen. Both local residents and the head of the health office of the Northern Saada province, Abdellah al-Ezi, have stated […]

At Least 276 Dead In Twin Bombing In Mogadishu

There are believed to be at least 500 casualties from a car bomb in Mogadishu, Somalia last Saturday. Officials say this is the deadliest attack to ever occur in the Horn of Africa. The death toll currently stands at 276, but is expected to rise as more bodies are being […]

EU To Resettle 50,000 North African Refugees

Last Wednesday, the EU announced plans to resettle 50,000 refugees from war-torn countries into Europe. The plan operates under the bloc’s resettlement programme, introduced in 2015 and aims to stabilize migration to the area. The EU’s executive branch, the European Commission, stated it has set aside 500 million euros to […]

Palestinian Rights Organizations Submit Israel ‘War Crime’ Evidence To ICC 1

On Wednesday, 20 September 2017, four Palestinian Human Rights groups, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, Addameer Association for Human Rights, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights and al-Haq, submitted a 700-page communication to the International Criminal Court (ICC), detailing evidence of Israel’s complicity in war crimes and crimes against humanity. […]

Guatemalan Congress’ Vote To Protect Morales Causes Controversy

On the 11th of September, the Guatemalan Congress voted against lifting President Jimmy Morales’ immunity from prosecution. The vote transpired just hours after a congressional commission recommended the protection to be withdrawn to open the way for a possible trial surrounding allegations of illicit campaign financing. The vote followed an […]

UN Human Rights Experts Raise Concerns Over Egypt’s Widening ‘Assault On Free Speech’ 

In late August United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, David Kaye, and Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, Fionnuala Ní Aloáin, raised concerns with the Egyptian government’s attempts to counter “violent extremism.” They argued that the blocking of news websites and the unlawful detention of journalists was […]