Category Archives: Activism

Nov 10 2017

Project Five Fifths

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*An interview with Kwame Sekyere Firstly, congratulations on launching Project Five Fifths. How did this organization get its start? Thank you! Project Five Fifths has been a thought in my mind for the past couple of years. It hasn’t always … Continue reading

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Sep 9 2017

The Intense Battle between Indigenous Communities and Powerful Corporations

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By Raghav Trehan and Richa Sharma* “I say this because I know that if you want to take care of the forest, you need to invest in us – indigenous peoples – because no one takes better care of the forest … Continue reading

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Aug 1 2017

The Quandary of the Climate Change Migrants: Revisiting the Climate Change Displacement Co-ordination Facility and their Legal Status

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By Rudresh Mandal and Hardik Subedi* Climate change today represents an onerous challenge to legal responsibility across geographical and inter-generational boundaries. Both the environmental as well as the social effects of global climate change are necessitating a re-imagination of the … Continue reading

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Jul 25 2017

A New Spate of Extra-Judicial Killings in Kenya: Redefining Rights and Obligations under International Law

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By Godfrey Mwango* Introduction On 1st April, 2017, Kenya’s television media [note: link to video contains potentially disturbing footage] broadcast appalling scenes of a young man being shot dead by the police in East Leigh, Nairobi. The Black’s law dictionary … Continue reading

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Jul 14 2017

5 Reasons Why Cooperation is Key for Development

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By Elisabeth Rochford* The launch of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 focused the world’s attention on 17 “Global Goals” to be met by 2030. They highlight the significant challenges that lie ahead for every one of us, as a … Continue reading

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Jul 4 2017

Accountability for North Korean Human Rights Abuses: Five Questions

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By Andrew Wolman* In the past few years, one deceptively simple concept has come to dominate the international discourse on human rights in North Korea: accountability. The UN Human Rights Council resolution on North Korean human rights emphasized the concept, … Continue reading

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Jun 12 2017

The Indonesian Ahmadis: No Place for Praying

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By Max Regus* Religious freedom has been considered one of the most crucial and serious issues in contemporary Indonesia, as religious minority groups frequently experience attacks due to their beliefs. This article will focus on the status of Ahmadis in … Continue reading

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Feb 22 2017

Battle of Mosul: Mass Displacement of Natives and a Blatant Violation of International Humanitarian Laws

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By P Avinash Reddy* Islamic State of Iraq and Levante (ISIL/ISIS) startled the international community when it seized and established control over the city of Mosul in June 2014. Since then, the city had become a major hub for terrorist … Continue reading

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Feb 8 2017

It is Time

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By Rory P. Mondshein* Mahatma Gandhi once said that the “earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but [it does] not provide enough to satisfy every man’s greed.”[1] Our earth is bountiful, its resources are plenty, but we live … Continue reading

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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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