Zoe Knight

About Zoe Knight

Recent First Class Honours graduate from the Australian National University, Canberra. Currently residing in Perth, I have a strong passion for understanding how international cooperation can influence a state's human rights agenda and international security relations.

World’s Largest Democratic Exercise Threatens Minority Groups

As the world’s largest democratic exercise, spanning a period of six weeks, is currently underway, concerns continue to rise for the Indian Muslim community who are consistently underrepresented in India’s parliament. The outgoing parliament features only 22 Muslims of 543 politicians, presenting the lowest Muslim representation in five decades which […]

Ethnic Violence Kills 160 In The Mopti Region Of Mali

Mali’s ethnic violence has reached new heights as recently released reports detail how over 160 people were found to have died, with a further 73 wounded, in an attack in the village of Ogossagou in the Mopti region. Since a militant Islamist uprising in the north of Mali in 2012, […]

U.S.-Taliban Talks Offer Hope

Following 17 years of war, representatives from the U.S. and the Taliban have made ‘significant’ progress in steps towards establishing a negotiated settlement. In mid-January, U.S. negotiators met with members of the Taliban for 6-day long face-to-face talks in Qatar. The negotiations involved the discussion of the U.S. plans to […]

Hungary Introduces New ‘Slave Law’ Despite Growing Opposition

Supporting another highly controversial law, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been met with a series of protests brewing across the nation. On December 20, 2018, Hungarian president Janos Ader passed a highly controversial labor law commonly referred to as the “slave law” by its critics. The law allows employers to […]

No End In Sight For Blockade Against Qatar

Over a year since the implementation of official sanctions on Qatar, Egypt and Saudi Arabia have released statements reaffirming their support for the ongoing blockage. Released on Tuesday, November 27th, the statement emphasized that the two states would not be altering their stances towards Qatar. Saudi Arabia and Egypt are […]

Amnesty International India Latest Target Of Government Crackdown On Civil Society Groups And NGOs

Targeted by the government due to its broadcasting of human rights violations by the Indian government, Amnesty International India joins the list of civil society non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to be raided by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) agency. On Thursday, the 25th of October, the office of Amnesty International in Bengaluru, […]

Rohingya Genocide: UN Report Calls For Genocide Charges

Over a year since the mass displacement of the Rohingya community in Rakhine state, Myanmar, the UN has released a report which calls for Myanmar’s senior military official to be prosecuted for genocide and war crimes. The report calls for the case of the Rohingya people to be referred to […]

Japan Creates State-of-the-Art Mosque Ahead of Olympic Games

“Welcome to the Mobile Mosque” a sign reads at the entrance of the innovative Islamic prayer room. As the 2020 Summer Olympics draws nearer, Tokyo has created a state-of-the-art Mobile Mosque for the Islamic population visiting to celebrate the worldwide sporting event. With a shortage of Mosque’s in Japan, the […]

2018 Mexican Election: “The Biggest Election In Mexican History”

The National Electoral Institute (INE) has named the 2018 Mexican elections “the biggest election in Mexican history.” On July 1, 2018, 94% of the country’s regions will hold elections on the same day. With approximately 64% of the population registered to vote, the upcoming presidential elections will determine the future […]

One Year Later And Quebec Still Lives In Fear: Mosque Attack And Assault Weapons

On January 29, 2017, a gunman entered the largest mosque in Quebec City with the intention of killing as many Muslims as possible. Shortly into the attack, the assault weapon jammed and those present in the mosque thought they had been saved; however, gunman Alexandre Bissonnette had been armed with […]