Current Events

Horror Ensues As At Least 25 Protesters Are Killed In Baghdad

25 people were killed and it is estimated that around 130 others were injured in Baghdad on the 6th of December. This huge loss of life and cause of injury comes from a group of pro-government gunmen who opened fire during demonstrations in central Iraq. CNN reports that this is […]

“Un Violador En Tu Camino”: Chilean Women Say No

“Y la culpa no era mía, ni dónde estaba, ni cómo vesía” “and it wasn’t my fault, not where I was, nor what I wore”   On the 20th of November 2019, a group of women wearing blindfolds and bandannas staged a protest in Valparaíso, Chile. Amid the widespread anti-government […]

London Bridge Attack: Was The Downgrading Of The U.K. Threat Level Premature?

Only 3 weeks after the terror threat level of the U.K. being downgraded from “severe” to “substantial”, a knife attack took place at London Bridge on November 29, 2019. After murdering two people and injuring three others, Usman Khan, the 28-year-old perpetrator being early released in 2018, was shot dead […]

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 […]

Ebola Outbreak Continues In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

As the violence continues in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), so has the Ebola outbreak. Since the beginning of August 2018, the outbreak has been ravaging the Eastern provinces of Mambasa, Beni, Mandima, and Komanda. Since the outbreak, Doctors Without Borders has reported a total of 3318 cases, and […]

American Samoa And Measles: An Emergency Closer To Home

Three weeks ago, I wrote an article calling for the United States to send aid in the form of vaccines and experts to Samoa because they recently had an outbreak of measles and declared a national emergency. The article also spoke about the necessity of sending both vaccines and experts, […]

Aung San Suu Kyi To Defend Myanmar Against Accusations Of Genocide

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was once seen as a champion for human rights, is preparing to defend her country against accusations of genocide. Myanmar’s military has committed atrocities against the ethnic Rohingya Muslims, including mass murder, rape, and arson. The Gambia, a West African state, backed by […]

Iraqi Protesters Targeted By Gunmen

23 people were killed and 127 injured in Baghdad on Friday, after demonstrators in Tahrir Square were targeted by gunmen on the back of pickup trucks. The attack, for which no group has yet taken responsibility, comes after two months of anti-government protests fuelled by high unemployment and perceived levels […]

Rape Crisis In India Tests Justice System

Earlier this year, a woman reported to the Unnao police that she had been raped at gunpoint on December 12, 2018. Her rapist was later jailed but found himself free this past week after securing bail. Last week, the 23-year victim intended to board a train in the Unnao district […]

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 […]