May 2017


Gay Couple Publicly Caned In Indonesia

Capital punishment, in various forms, is controversial for promoting violence instead of rehabilitation. On 13 July, 15 people, five of which are women, were caned outside of Baiturrahim Mosque in Banda Aceh, the capital of Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province. The detainees were accused of crimes ranging from extra-marital affairs, same-sex […]


Legal Reform After The Quashing Of Noura Hussein’s Death Sentence?

This week, an appeals court in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, decided to overturn Noura Hussein’s death sentence and replace it with a five-year prison term and ordered the family to pay a fine to the husband’s family. She was sentenced for stabbing her husband as he tried to rape […]


White House Budget Threatens Cuts To UN

The US’ position in the UN undercuts the very essence of what it means to be a globally-engaged and responsible member of the international system of states, let alone a world superpower. What are the Trump Administration’s current activities as a member of the UN?


Vast Increase In Number Of Unaccompanied Child Refugees, UNICEF Reports

The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) released a report regarding the nature of child migration this week, highlighting a drastic increase in the total number of unaccompanied migrant or refugee children worldwide – that is, those travelling alone. The report, “A Child is a Child: Protecting Children on the […]