Economic and Social Rights

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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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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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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Colombia’s Peace Talks: Where the State Stands and What Can Be Done to Ensure the Survival of Marginalized Victims

Colombia’s Peace Talks: Where the State Stands and What Can Be Done to Ensure the Survival of Marginalized Victims

Peace talks regarding Colombia’s decades-old civil conflict are expected to conclude next month with an agreement between the Colombian state and rebel groups. While these peace talks are being finalized, Colombia is dealing with various human rights abuses committed by both guerrilla and paramilitary groups. Since September 2015, 220,000 people have been misplaced or killed […]

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