Author Archives: Shakila Khan

Mar 18 2019

Gendered University Attendance Requirements in India: Is there Hope for the Future?

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By Anupriya Dhonchak In the last year, Indian women have been speaking out about their experiences of sexual harassment and abuse more than ever before as part of the global #Metoo movement. The movement has highlighted the abject failure of … Continue reading

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Mar 11 2019

A Surveillance State? : A Look At India’s Surveillance Notification

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Written by Amlan Mishra In December 2018, India’s Home Ministry released a notification which was condemned by the civil society as establishing a ‘surveillance state’.  It empowers ten government agencies to intercept, monitor or decrypt any information generated, transmitted, received … Continue reading

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Feb 22 2019

The Real Crisis at America’s Southern Border

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Written by: Elan Schwartz The Background On October 13th, a caravan comprised of some 150 migrants from Central America departed from the Honduras with the hope of claiming asylum in the United States. Since its departure, the caravan has gathered … Continue reading

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Feb 11 2019

‘America First’ and ‘Human Rights with Chinese Characteristics’: 2019’s Biggest Ideological Challengers to the International Human Rights Framework

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Written by Johnny Patterson Reuters Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, human rights and liberal democratic values have had a position which verges on hegemony in global institutions such as the United Nations and the International Criminal Court. By … Continue reading

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Feb 5 2019

Russia’s new strategy in Georgia: Creeping Occupation

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By Tiko Khatchvani  Fence dividing South Ossetia from Georgian controlled territory, Photo: Monica Ellena The past decade’s events in Georgia and then in Ukraine have exposed Russia’s attitude towards independent post-Soviet states. Unfortunately, the western response to Russian aggression in Georgia … Continue reading

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