Category Archives: Politics

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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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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Feb 2 2017

“Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry” And Other Bogeymen: Is Trump’s Populism Compatible With The Rule Of Law?

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By Laurin Liu* Totalitarianism begins in contempt for what you have. The second step is the notion: “Things must change—no matter how, Anything is better than what we have.” Totalitarian rulers organize this kind of mass sentiment, and by organizing … 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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Dec 19 2016

War and Peace: From London to Aleppo

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By Kwame Sekyere* A narrative that parallels the experience of politicians in Downing Street being disturbed by the sound of protesters, with the experience of civilians in Aleppo being disturbed by the sound of war. On the 13th of December … Continue reading

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Dec 16 2016

Syria in Crisis: The Harrowing Case of Aleppo

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Campaigners have been changing their Facebook profile pictures to red to show their solidarity with the people of Aleppo. Please note, this article was last edited on the morning of 15th December 2016 and may not reflect the latest news on … Continue reading

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Dec 8 2016

Nepal in Conflict: The War for Justice Continues

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*By Harsh Mahaseth In 1996, a civil war broke out in Nepal between the national security forces and the Maoist political movement led by the Communist Party of Nepal – Maoists (CPN-M). The conflict came to an end a decade later … Continue reading

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Nov 23 2016

The new surrogacy law in India fails to balance regulation and rights

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*By Simran Aggarwal and Lovish Garg India has a thriving surrogacy market with an estimated valuation of over 2 billion USD. However, the industry – which has been largely unregulated until now – is expected to witness an extensive overhaul … Continue reading

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Nov 14 2016

#StandWithCongo

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By Elizabeth Edwards* On Monday 24th October, I attended the London premiere of the documentary When Elephants Fight at the LSE.[1] What I watched left me both stunned and appalled. I would urge you all to find an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Oct 25 2016

The Constitution Trumps Mr. Trump’s Presidential Plans

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By Rory Mondshein* Over the past few months, we have heard Republican Presidential nominee, Donald Trump, make numerous promises to the American people. As part of his platform, Mr. Trump vowed to: (1) ban refugees from our shores; (2) simplify … Continue reading

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