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The Phenomenon of Child Labour in Pakistan

The Phenomenon of Child Labour in Pakistan

Written by Maheen Nabeel Rana Edited by Magdalene Karalis The following is an extract from a larger research paper written for International Development Studies entitled ‘Elements Inhibiting Child Labor and Transgender Rights in Pakistan’. Political Theorist Hannah Arendt states that despite the global existence and prevalence of human rights, “rightlessness” still exists. ‘Rightlessness’ can be […]

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A Summary of JHR’s Panel on Transgender Migrants

A Summary of JHR’s Panel on Transgender Migrants

Written by Anonymous; edited by Magdalene Karalis At Journalists of Human Rights, we constantly strive to shine lights on issues not discussed or understood as much by mainstream society. Recently, through the guidance of McGill professors we were able to host a panel on the rights of Transgender migrants, a vital intersectional topic in this […]

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Harvard Human Rights Scholar Kathryn Sikkink Visits McGill: A Summary of Her Views on the Prevalence of Human Rights in the 21st Century

Harvard Human Rights Scholar Kathryn Sikkink Visits McGill: A Summary of Her Views on the Prevalence of Human Rights in the 21st Century

Written by Arthur Scalabrini; edited by Magdalene Karalis On September 22nd 2017, Harvard human rights scholar Kathryn Sikkink came to McGill University to present her new book Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century. Professor Sikkink is renowned for her research on transnational advocacy networks and human rights compliance. In her […]

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Secularism and the Rights of Religious Minorities in Québec

Secularism and the Rights of Religious Minorities in Québec

By Anthony De Luca-Baratta After the January 29, 2017 terrorist attack that killed 6 Muslim worshippers at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec, secularism resurfaced as a hot-button issue in Quebec politics. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was quick to express “shock, sadness and anger” at the shooting. In a statement, the Prime Minister proclaimed that […]

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The Need for Human Rights-Based Approach to Migrant Mobilizing

The Need for Human Rights-Based Approach to Migrant Mobilizing

The Need for Human Rights-Based Approach to Migrant Mobilizing By: By: Marko de Guzman, Editing by: Sophie Heisle Cover Art: Drawing of Gina Bahiwal, a temporary foreign worker, during the Justice for Migrant Workers Harvesting Freedom campaign The dislocation of migrant workers can impose a variety of negative effects on their daily realities.  Adjusting to a new environment can […]

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Qatar’s World Cup: Human Trafficking and the Kafala System

Qatar’s World Cup: Human Trafficking and the Kafala System

Qatar’s World Cup: Human Trafficking and the Kafala System By: Simone van Slooten, 24 November 2016 While human trafficking is a major global issue, distinct variations can be observed, which differentiate one region’s activity from another. For example, in the Pacific and East and South Asia, two thirds of the identified victims of human trafficking are smuggled […]

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Reflections on The Syrian Conflict: From Quiet Revolution to Refugee Crisis and Resettlement

Reflections on The Syrian Conflict: From Quiet Revolution to Refugee Crisis and Resettlement

Listen to the Soundcloud interview HERE The present refugee crises in Syria has triggered the world’s largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. Vast human rights atrocities continue to occur from within both Syria and a myriad of nations’ borders often struggling to accommodate the influx of refugees searching for peace and stability. In recent years […]

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