Human Rights

Sweden’s Relaxed COVID-19 Approach Could Lead to Serious Consequences

The world is currently experiencing an unprecedented epidemic. Many countries have closed all non-essential businesses, and people have been encouraged or even forced to stay at home. These policies have been adopted in many different states, from developed democracies, to undeveloped authoritarian governments. Sweden, however, has not enacted shelter in place orders and their society …

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Human Rights Issues Arise as COVID-19 Spreads Globally

    A rising concern across the globe includes the right to health as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads throughout the world. This issue has become especially prevalent in China after tens of millions of citizens were placed under quarantine (Wang). Stories of individuals being unable to access medication or receiving aid from caregivers point to the …

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Africans in Guangzhou: Forced Evictions & Xenophobia

A trendy phrase that has come up in political rhetoric over the past couple of weeks has been the term “xenophobia”. Sundstrom and Kim define this phenomenon as a form of civic ostracism, sourcing from feelings of racism or nationalism; it essentially takes away the political agency for minority people groups and eliminates their ability …

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Trump’s Israel-Palestine ‘Peace Plan’: A Defeat for Human Rights and International Law?

The Plan  Last Tuesday, President Donald J. Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shook hands at the White House, as they announced the long-awaited plan that would resolve the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine.[1] The commonly named ‘peace plan’ strongly favors Israeli interests, as well as it lacks Palestinian participation in regards to …

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Human Rights Under Crisis: Wuhan Coronavirus

With the number of confirmed cases climbing above 28,000 and the official death toll at 563, Wuhan Coronavirus (2019-nCov) was declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization on January 30 (CNN). With a global – and rapidly expanding – foothold in 25 countries, this epidemic is likely to have far-reaching consequences for international …

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The Legal System and Necessity of Prison Reform in the DRC

The government and other entities within the Democratic Republic of Congo have previously been accused of several horrendous human rights violations. Whether it’s cases of ethnic cleansing or major abuses in manual labor work, international human rights organizations have noted many different incidents for an extended period of time. Amongst these cases, this paper will …

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UN Human Rights Ruling May Lead to a More Comprehensive Climate Change Asylum Process

The interconnectedness of human rights and climate change continues to grow as humans become affected by factors such as sea-level rise or erosion of arable land. The destruction of previously habitable lands will contribute to the growing number of climate refugees and migrants. These individuals leave their homes in search of a more prosperous region …

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