December 2017

Reuters Journalists’ Appeal Rejected in Myanmar

Reuters journalists’ appeal is rejected in Myanmar. According to The Washington Post, two journalists employed by international news agency Reuters appealed their imprisonment to Myanmar’s High Court in Yangon last Friday. The journalists, Wa Lone, and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested in December of 2017 on charges of possessing official […]

Peace Talks in Sweden: A Vital Step Forward To Ending Civil War In Yemen

On December 5th 2018 the Yemeni Government and Houthi rebels met face to face in Rimbo, Sweden to coordinate a peace agreement that would help bring an end to the civil war in Yemen. These two parties have been fighting each other for nearly four years and as a result, […]

Thousands Displaced In Land Dispute In Chiapas, Mexico

Since late October 2017, a territorial conflict over lands in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas has escalated rapidly, resulting in the forced displacement of more than 5,000 inhabitants of Chalchihuitan, according to Human Rights Watch. The conflict centres around a territorial dispute between the neighbouring Tzotzil communities of Chalchihuitan […]

An Historical Unanimous Agreement On North Korea Sanctions

On the 22nd of December, the United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in response to its latest intercontinental ballistic missile test on the 29th of November. The resolution 2397 bans approximately 90% of refined petroleum product exports and it demands North Koreans […]

The Contemporary Slavery Issue Needs Our Full Attention

Reports of a “modern-day” slave market have come out of Libya recently. While it is imperative that the international community give their attention to the issue, it is vital that we recognize this is only the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. A report issued by the International Labour […]

Libya’s Human Trafficking Issue

On Thursday, the UN Security Council strongly condemned the flourishing human slave trade market in Libya. This statement was made after a video was released of men, who were described as “big strong boys for farm work,” being auctioned off for $400. The controversial footage of several men being sold […]

Modern Day Slavery In Libya

The United Nations migration agency, the International Organization for Migration, has reported this week that horrific modern-day slavery is taking place in Libya. Libya is the main transit hub for refugees and migrants who are attempting to make the dangerous crossing from Africa to Europe via the Mediterranean Sea. The […]

‘Treated Like Cattle:’ Recent Outrage With Modern-day Slavery Practices In Libya

Earlier this month, CNN released video footage of young men being auctioned off as farm workers in Libya. This instigated global outrage on the modern-day slavery practices currently present in the North African country. The political vacuum left by the fall of Muammar Gaddafi has exacerbated human trafficking and people […]

A New Crisis In Libya: Slavery Of African Migrants 1

The year 2015 saw the peak of the migrant crisis which held the world’s attention as many news outlets outdid themselves in coverage of the travails of migrants from many different countries to what is  greener pastures . These migrants would leave their home country with long-term savings hoping to buy […]

Slave Trade Alive And Well In Libya

A CNN investigation has uncovered migrants, who are trying to reach Europe via North Africa, being auctioned off for as little as US$400 for manual labour within Libya. Cellphone footage of an auction shows African men as “big, strong boys for farm work.” These migrants have left their own country […]