The security landscape within Nigeria is blemished by violence, crime, and other crises that threaten the fabric of Nigerian society and represent a threat to the country’s statehood. The growing insecurity isn’t emanating from one cause, rather a kaleidoscope of political violence is coalescing to destabilize the country. This piece
Employers Maintaining A Neutral Image: The European Court of Justice Validates The Prohibition of Islamic Veils In Workplaces
On July 15th, the Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice upheld a ruling that ‘prohibits the wearing of any visible form of expression of political, philosophical or religious beliefs in the workplace.’ This ruling affects all ‘employees who observe religious precepts requiring certain clothing to be worn,’ such as religious crosses, crucifixes,
In July 2021, the New York Times published a report outlining systemic sexual abuse in hospitals, prisons and police custody. This report has continued to shed light on women’s issues in the country, which Egypt has claimed to be fixing for at least a decade. Sexual abuse is an issue for Egyptian
Over the last week, The Washington Post along with 16 partners conducted an investigation, which revealed a military-grade spyware for tracking terrorists. Licensed by an Israeli firm to governments around the world, it was used in 37 successful smartphone hacks of journalists, business executives, and human rights activists. The Israeli
On April 13, 2021, President Joe Biden announced that the United States would end its military presence in Afghanistan by September 11, 2021. The American troop withdrawal date recently moved up to August 31, and the U.S. has begun to clear out its personnel. The U.S. has been at war
April 24th is just a regular day for most people, but not for Armenians. Every year Armenians all over the world come together for Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day. This day consists of spreading awareness and commemorating the victims of the Armenian Genocide. In Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, hundreds of
President Joe Biden announced on Monday that the United States supports the people of Cuba calling for freedom and relief from the COVID-19 pandemic and decades of oppression. As the biggest protests against the Cuban communist government in decades took place this past Sunday, July 11th, statements obtained by CBS
Around the world, millions of people are receiving vaccinations as part of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Our World in Data measures that approximately 26.2% of the world’s population have received at least one out of two doses of the vaccine. However, only 1% of those vaccinated are from
On July 8th, Egypt’s foreign minister pleaded for the UN Security Council to intervene in Egypt’s dispute with Ethiopia over the new Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. During the open session, he urged the council to lobby in Ethiopia so that a binding agreement can be signed with Egypt and Sudan.
Civil riots erupted in Georgia this week over the brutal beatings of LGBT activists, specifically a journalist named Alexander Lashkarava. In the wake of these uprisings, per Reuters, many protestors are calling for the Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili to resign among accusations of allowing street violence against peaceful groups.
The Norway Football Federation has ruled out boycotting the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, despite pressure from many human rights advocates over the treatment of migrant workers constructing the stadium for the tournament. The movement to boycott the 2022 World Cup started following comments made by Tom Hogli, the
On July 5, Malaysia announced it would increase supervision of its labor operations in response to international condemnation of its forced labor practices. Such supervision will likely include contract review with workers and evaluation of the recruitment fees currently being charged to employees. In its annual Trafficking in Persons Report,
Venezuela is in the throes of one of the worst humanitarian crises in the Western Hemisphere. The numbers continue to set records: an exodus of 5.6 million people since 2015 marks the largest migration crisis in Latin America’s recent history, and an economic contraction of 80% since 2012 marks the
On Sunday, July 11 the Sultan of Oman, Haitham bin Tarik Al Said, arrived on his first foreign trip since becoming leader of the coastal nation on the Arabian Peninsula, following the death of his cousin, Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who had ruled as Sultan since overthrowing his father in
The global crisis of human trafficking continues to affect children, women and men throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. The concerns are dire and there is no end in sight for this infringement of fundamental human rights. Presently, the Covid-19 pandemic is creating adverse effects on the prevention of human trafficking, further