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The Right to Post, Like and Share

By: Peter Xavier Rossetti In the twenty-first century, the internet has become a vital method of communication. Mostpeople use it to receive information, socialise and express personal feelings, emotions and/orconcerns on an abundance of issues to a wide audience. It is these attributes that create theinternet’s enabling nature. The idea that the internet is a …

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A Call for a Stronger Response to Russian Aggression in Ukraine

By: Hero Aiken War is evil. The consequences of war are unequivocally atrocious andunimaginably far-reaching. Monuments are destroyed, families are torn apart,precious human lives are lost. No one escapes war unscathed. AmnestyInternational does not support war. I, like many others, am fundamentally a pacifist,and abhor war and armed conflict in all cases. Amnesty International does, …

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Double Standards: What the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis Reveals About Western Racism

By: Jenna Barhoush The Russo-Ukrainian war is a localized invasion that managed to expose the globalhuman rights violations of refugees from around the world. In the span of the first few days ofthe attacks, Europe’s acceptance of White Ukrainian refugees and the media’s overtly racistportrayals and discrimination of non-European refugees all quickly played out to …

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“Rights of the People” : The Suppression of Freedom of Speech in Iran

By: Anonymous The 1906 Constitution of Iran would only age seventy three years before the theocracy resulting from the Islamic revolution would replace it in December of 1979. The new collection of laws took influence from Islamic principles and concepts. At first glance, with the exception of the inclusion of religious ideas within a number …

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Remain in Mexico: Human Rights Abuses on the U.S.-Mexico Border

By: Tia DeRuiter In January of 2019, former U.S. President, Donald Trump, and his administration,enacted the “Remain in Mexico” policy (MPP) (Abdalla, 2022). Since then, this program hasbecome a contentious issue, making up a key tenant in Joe Biden’s 2020 election campaign(Abdalla, 2022). Shortly after President Biden’s inauguration, he ceased accepting newenrollments in this program, …

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The Ethics of the Winter 2022 Olympics

By: Tia DeRuiter As the Winter 2022 Olympic Games come to a close, the questions of its morality stillpersist. Located in Beijing, China, this year’s Olympics came under immense criticismthroughout the media due to the numerous human’s rights abuses occurring in the country.Despite the high levels of surveillance throughout the country, restrictions in freedom ofspeec, …

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Release Osman Kavala

By: Lara Hovagimian Background Turkey’s decision to ignore the Council of Europe’s deadline to release Turkish activist and businessperson Osman Kavala has come as no surprise. Assaults on human rights and the rule of law have been commonplace in the last few years, particularly since the attempted 2016 coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. In …

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The Janus-Face of Injustice: A Scathing Review of Humanity

By: Hero Aiken Internationally, Canada has a spotless reputation. It is a clean, developed, technologically advanced country with a plethora of natural resources. In addition, the people are known for their kindness and exemplary treatment of others. In fact, to foreigners, “Canada is bathed in a glow as rosy as the leaf upon its flag.” …

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Chaos in Kazakhstan: Protests, Violence and Russian Troops

By: Peter Xavier Rossetti As Kazakhstan made its way into the new year, the Central Asian country was gripped by intense civil unrest. The rage and anger emitted from the people of Kazakhstan erupted into a violent explosion seemingly overnight, but, in reality, this chaos has far deeper roots. For a long time now, Kazakhstanis …

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