Monthly Archives: January 2017

Jan 31 2017

Let’s Be Clear: This is a Muslim Ban

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By Alexandra Funk* On Friday, 27 January, President Trump signed an executive order – “Protection Of The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” – that suspended entry to the U.S. for any refugee for 120 days; indefinitely … Continue reading

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Jan 24 2017

Trampling Human Rights in Kashmir

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4 year old Nasir’s eye was badly damaged when Indian force personnel inserted a sharp metal object into it (Source: Ahmer Khan).  *By Umar Lateef Misgar According to the CIA’s World Factbook, Jammu & Kashmir, commonly referred to as Kashmir, is occupied by … Continue reading

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Jan 23 2017

Responsibility of the First World Nations to Protect Refugees: Non-Refoulement as an Obligation Erga Omnes

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By Devershi Mishra and Komal Khare* The Global North’s approach to addressing the European refugee crisis raises troubling questions about their self-professed democratic standards. Europe, North America, and Australia’s responses to the refugee crisis are discriminatory: cemented on disguised racism, … Continue reading

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Jan 18 2017

More Speech, Not Less

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By Amy Shepherd* In early December 2016, the High Court heard a test case brought by Mr. Salman Butt, a British Muslim labelled an extremist in a September 2015 press release by the Government’s Extremism Task Force. The litigation challenges … Continue reading

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