Migrants transiting on the Central Mediterranean route often face extensive danger and exploitation. The international community is responsible for revising its current policies and ensuring safe access to asylum for these individuals.
For years, Vancouver has been seen as an epicentre of Canada’s opioid crisis. Decriminalization is now on the table and change is imminent, yet many local advocates wonder if this will be enough.
As a result of the War on Drugs, small-scale coca growers in Bolivia have been demonized and economically marginalized, but with the re-election of a left-leaning government, this could change.
As the Rohingya genocide continues, current attempts to resettle refugees in Bangladesh and abroad have been insufficient and dangerous.
“Se Convierte Ley” (It Becomes Law) was the announcement that thousands of Argentine women’s rights activists who had organized, protested, and advocated for the legalization of safe abortions had fought for years to hear. In the early hours of December 30, 2020, Senate approval for the Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy
Following Uganda’s presidential elections on January 14, 2021, the country’s electoral commission officially confirmed the victory of incumbent Yoweri Museveni for a 6th term. A considerable amount of controversy has surrounded the re-election of Museveni, with widespread claims of election fraud leading to doubts surrounding the integrity of the leader’s
Throughout the 18th century, the arrival of settler-colonialists in Australia proved to be catastrophic for the country’s Indigenous population; with the resulting erosion of ancestral and cultural histories continuing to have significant reverberations for Indigenous communities in Australia today, particularly in the Northern Territory (NT). In this contemporary context, direct
The island of Puerto Rico is internationally renowned for its lush rainforests, magnificent bioluminescent bays, and rich cultural history. In recent years, however, the small Caribbean territory has been prominent in the media due to a series of devastating natural disasters which has brought its infrastructure and economy to the
On July 1, 2020, amidst a global environment of pandemic-fueled economic and political uncertainty, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) officially replaced the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This transition illustrates the ever-evolving nature of multilateral trade relations between the three regional counterparts, which have had significant impacts on formal
Forced Sterilization: The Intersectionality of Racism and Gender Based Violence in the United States
Though no country’s immigration system can claim to be inherently perfect, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) has been caught in a series of abominable human rights scandals in the past 4 years, which has led to widespread local and international calls for policy reform. There have
In the spring of 2014, international dialogues between governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and international news organizations were galvanized over the issue of Crimea — a peninsula within the Black Sea region of Eastern Europe. Narratives around the global importance of this small territory are often dominated by the coverage of
In this past week, upwards of 6,000 Indigenous activists in Colombia have travelled nearly 500 kilometres from their home province of Cauca to the capital city of Bogotá, in order to protest the extreme increase in violence against Indigenous leaders and human rights activists that has occurred since the start
Some of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders, ranging from the Blue Nile to the Red Sea coastline, are native to the African countries currently known as Ethiopia and Eritrea, whose vast resources and rich cultural history have intrigued the rest of the world for centuries. Unfortunately, the natural wonders
On September 30, 2020 the U.S Department of State sent a memo outlining to Congress the proposed cap on the admittance of asylum seekers at 15,000 for the 2021 fiscal year. This is the latest action in a series of significant cuts to US asylum programs instigated under the current