Who are the North Sentinelese?

In November 2018, the eyes of the world turned with fascination to a small island in the Bay of Bengal after an American missionary named John Allen Chau met his death there at the hands of the native people. This article will explore the history of North Sentinel Island and its mysterious inhabitants, examining theContinue reading “Who are the North Sentinelese?”

Another Round of Temporary Peace: How the Trauma for Israelis and Gazans Has Been Extended

A recent reigniting of violence between Israel and Gaza has once again brought to light the toll constant conflict has on the lives of citizens on both sides of the border. After decades of conflict and bloodshed, the emotional, psychological, and physical impact on citizens of the region has taken a horrifying toll. For manyContinue reading “Another Round of Temporary Peace: How the Trauma for Israelis and Gazans Has Been Extended”

Tales from an LGBT+ Safe Haven in Beirut, Lebanon

Despite discriminatory laws that have criminalised ‘sexual acts contradicting the laws of nature’ (Article 534), there is a relatively thriving LGBT+ community in Lebanon. Among them, you will meet brave people of all ages who are committed to promoting LGBT+ rights and who dedicate much of their time explaining those rights to others within theContinue reading “Tales from an LGBT+ Safe Haven in Beirut, Lebanon”

Homelessness, Rights, and Dignity

Source: Wikimedia Commons ‘In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets, and steal loaves of bread.’ – Anatole France, Le Lys Rouge Human beings are embodied creatures, and as such every aspect of our lives is tied in some way to physical space. EvenContinue reading “Homelessness, Rights, and Dignity”

Prisons on the Frontier: China’s Latest Human Rights Crisis

For over two hundred years, the Central Asian Uyghur people have represented one of the earliest and most visible examples of Chinese imperialism. When the Qing dynasty conquered huge swaths of what is now considered northwestern China in the 18th century, they incorporated the traditional Uyghur homeland as the province of ‘Xinjiang’ (New Frontier). SinceContinue reading “Prisons on the Frontier: China’s Latest Human Rights Crisis”

Human Rights in the Face of Artificial Intelligence: Opportunity or Threat?

Source: Maxpixel Have you ever given an order to a virtual assistant? Avoided a traffic jam thanks to a smart navigation system? What about those targeted offers appearing on various websites, continually reminding you of items that you looked up online? All of the above are made possible as a result of big data analysisContinue reading “Human Rights in the Face of Artificial Intelligence: Opportunity or Threat?”

Remembering Peterloo: A Silenced Voice with a Resounding Echo

Source: The Guardian For the beating heart of the industrial north, the morning of 16 August, 1819, was no ordinary one. In what stands today as Manchester’s St Peter’s Square, an estimated 60,000 men, women and children gathered in peaceful solidarity to speak out in hope of a time when their rights to emancipation andContinue reading “Remembering Peterloo: A Silenced Voice with a Resounding Echo”

The crossroads of controversy: Hannah Arendt’s coining of the term ‘the banality of evil’?

Over fifty years ago, the philosopher Hannah Arendt witnessed the end of the trial of the notorious Nazi Adolf Eichmann, who was one of the key figures behind the Final Solution. Hannah Arendt had been chosen by the New Yorker to cover the Eichmann Trial in 1961, which then evolved later into the book ‘EichmannContinue reading “The crossroads of controversy: Hannah Arendt’s coining of the term ‘the banality of evil’?”

From Russia…with Love? Beneath the Surface of the 2018 World Cup

Nothing possesses quite the same ability to simultaneously polarise and unite as the momentous sporting event that is the FIFA World Cup. It is that time again, when football addicts rejoice at spending an unhealthy amount of time shouting at an inanimate screen, while those indifferent suddenly decide that they are fascinated by tennis. ObsessiveContinue reading “From Russia…with Love? Beneath the Surface of the 2018 World Cup”