Ushana Jayasuriya

About Ushana Jayasuriya

Hi, my name is Ushana. I am currently studying towards an MA in Philosophy - my thesis is exploring Climate Justice. I became interested in the World Peace Organisation through my studies of international law and an International Ethics paper I tutored for in the Philosophy Department. When I saw an opportunity to be a Correspondent I thought this would be a great opportunity to explore current events and possible peaceful solutions. I believe that there can be a peaceful world and a change in attitudes is required. This change often occurs through greater knowledge of the options available. I hope through my role here, I will be able to assist in these goals by exploring these alternative options to violence and conflict.

Indonesian Environment Minister Seeks To Extend Ban On Licences For Forest Use

Reuters reports that Indonesia’s Environment Minister, Siti Nurbaya Bakar, would like to make the current moratorium on issuing new licences to use land designated as peatland or primary forest permanent. Reuters states that the moratorium was created in 2011 and covered 66 million hectares by November 2016. President Joko Widodo […]

Thailand Urged To Fulfil Assurance To End Torture

10 years after the ratification of the Convention Against Torture, Amnesty International has expressed concern that Thailand is not fulfilling its obligations. Human Rights Watch stated that Thailand has created a committee to receive complaints and investigate allegations of torture, but without law recognizing these crimes, the committee has little […]

Concerns In Central Africa Over U.S. Repealing Of “Conflict Minerals Rule”

This week, The Associated Press reported that an increase in violence in central Africa may result from the U.S. decision to stop enforcing the “conflict minerals rule.” The rule requires U.S. companies to declare if they are sourcing minerals from a conflict area in order to ensure that minerals do […]

Bonn Climate Negotiations: No Room For Complacency

This year, Bonn, Germany will host a series of climate negotiations.  Significant developments have occurred since the Paris Agreement of 2015. Most notably, the election of President Trump who has renounced U.S. obligations outlined in the Paris negotiations.  However, recent news suggests that China may be stepping up to take […]

Cartel-Persecuted Journalists To Receive Greater Government Protection In Mexico

President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico has vowed to enhance the protection of journalists in his country.  Reuters reports that President Peña Nieto will strengthen measures in investigations into attacks against journalists.  In a press conference held Wednesday 17 May, he announced these changes but was met by heckles from journalists who […]

Can President Moon Stabilize The Korean Peninsula?

Following the recent election to replace the impeached former President Park Geun-hye, Moon Jae-in has been elected as the new leader in South Korea.  In the lead-up to the election, The Telegraph reported that Moon was the son of North Korean parents who escaped to South Korea in 1950.  The […]