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.
The International Criminal Court recently ruled that it has jurisdiction over potential war crimes committed in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, but Israel and its allies have responded with criticism.
The actions taken against the Uyghurs fulfill the criteria for genocide. So why are states hesitant to call it such?
Disclaimer: While the panelists mostly mentioned the Uyghur people by name, they as well as Spheres of Influence and UBC International Relations Students Association recognize the oppression of other minorities in the region, including the Kazakh, Kygyz, and Hui, among others. On March 24th, 2021, Spheres of Influence and the