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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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Will Burma’s Democracy Last?

Will Burma’s Democracy Last?

The National League for Democracy Party won a landslide victory in November 2015’s general elections, heralding Burma’s plea for democracy. Burma developed from British colonial rule with a limited foundation of parliamentary democracy, but like many post-colonial countries, it was unable to consolidate pre-colonial institutions into a democracy. The country’s complex multi-ethnic society contributed to difficulties […]

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Reflecting a Broken European Humanitarianism: The Danish Government’s Disregard of Basic Refugee Rights

Reflecting a Broken European Humanitarianism: The Danish Government’s Disregard of Basic Refugee Rights

It has been rare that Denmark – the well-off Scandinavian country with particularly high standards of living and an overall very good human rights record – has been condemned for questionable human rights practices. Yet presently, the country’s treatment of asylum seekers is bordering on inhumane. The government is violating the rights of refugees as […]

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Children of the Cybersex Dens

Children of the Cybersex Dens

Cybersex dens have increasingly taken root in the Philippines where poverty, cheap labor and an ever expanding cyber-network have led to the sexual abuse of children. It is estimated that thousands of young Filipino boys and girls are being abused by foreign men via web-cameras. According to the UN and FBI, there are up to […]

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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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Institutions and the Occupation

Institutions and the Occupation

One year ago the world watched Jerusalem as an ‘intifada of individuals’ brought violence once again to urban areas of Israel/Palestine. Then, unlike now, the world took it as a matter of reassurance when the Palestinian National Authority’s (PA) president, Mahmoud Abbas, publicly denounced the possibility of a third intifada. However, despite Mr. Abbas’s increasingly […]

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Social Capital: The Solution to Refugee Integration

Social Capital: The Solution to Refugee Integration

In light of the current Syrian refugee crisis, the European Union has found itself in a precarious position, its internal unity threatened as member states remain divided over the initiatives proposed to relocate Syrian refugees across the continent. The ethical dilemma encapsulating this lack of consensus presents itself in the form of the question as […]

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