Monthly Archives: August 2016

Aug 29 2016

Gassing of Indigenous Youth in Australian Detention Centres Reeks of Colonialism

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By Leila Nasr* This month, shocking footage depicting security personnel in a Northern Territory (NT) juvenile detention center teargasing and torturing indigenous detainees made headline news in Australia. In contrast to the uproar it has now engendered, this incident was actually first reported … Continue reading

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Aug 22 2016

The Doctrine of Humanitarian Intervention: Lessons from the Chilcot Report

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By Kim Nelson*  In the midst of what can only be described as the tumultuous climate that defines Britain’s current political scene, the release of The Chilcot Report should not be forgotten as one of the most significant moments in … Continue reading

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Aug 15 2016

If My Rights Were Clothes…

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By Nora* Saudi Arabia’s male guardianship system leaves every Saudi female under the legal guardianship of a male for the duration of her life. It deprives women of the ability to make decisions concerning their own lives without the approval … Continue reading

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Aug 12 2016

The Colombian Conundrum: Transitional Injustice and Beyond

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By Lakshana Radhakrishnan and Harsh Mahaseth* The fall of the last major leftist insurgency in Latin America might finally give the Colombians some cause for happiness. It seems that the world’s longest running civil war will soon be brought to … Continue reading

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Aug 7 2016

Beyond Victimization: Female Perpetrators of Genocide

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By Miranda Wolford* Reflecting on major instances of genocide, we often develop archetypes of what the perpetrators of such dehumanizing crimes look like. In the Holocaust, white German men bearing the ominous Swastika characterized the perpetrators. In the Rwandan genocide, barbaric … Continue reading

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Aug 1 2016

Statelessness: a forgotten dimension of the Syrian refugee emergency

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* By Harriet Massie The Syrian civil war continues to cause asylum seekers to flee in search of safety and security. People hastily leave their homes and begin the treacherous journey across the continent. This has presented a number of … Continue reading

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