Is Russia Finally Accountable?

The United Nations General Assembly held the Human Rights Council elections on October 28, 2016, a monumental day for human rights accountability across the globe. The Human Rights Council is an intergovernmental body within the United Nations, which is comprised of 47 states. Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General, states that “All victims of human rightsContinue reading “Is Russia Finally Accountable?”

The Swedish Language: Challenging the Traditional Gender Binary

In April 2015, Sweden made international headlines by including a third gender pronoun into the official dictionary of the Swedish language (SAOL). The gender-neutral ‘hen’, to be used alongside ‘han’ (he) and ‘hon’ (she), is used to refer to a person without revealing their gender, either as an anonymising tool when gender is unknown orContinue reading “The Swedish Language: Challenging the Traditional Gender Binary”