Since my early student life nearly seven years ago, I have been involved in human rights and youth activism. This includes working with various local and international human rights and youth organizations with a vision to make sure human rights are universally protected and respected. In particular, a world where all young people – regardless of nationality, ethnicity, religion, class, gender or other differences are encouraged and empowered to peacefully claim their own rights and […]
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The standoff in the Scarborough Shoal between China and the Philippines not only demonstrated Manila’s commitment to defend its maritime territory, but also Beijing’s determination to maintain its territorial aspirations at all costs. Knowing what strings to pull to pressure the Philippines, Beijing engaged in a series of de facto economic reprisals. For its part, the Philippines internationalized the issue in a bid to draw international opinion against China, with mixed fortunes. Indeed, while Philippine […]
Syria’s situation has worsened over the past few months. The civilians, opposition as well as the State have incurred heavy losses. There seems to be no intent from the opposition of forfeiting their demands, with the Qatari Prime Minister warning that the country could turn into a “volcano of war and violence.” Although there have been a lot of violations by both sides in the ongoing conflict, greater chaos in Syria would mean explosive conditions […]
When activists take to the streets in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain and Yemen as part of the “Arab Spring” protests; when environmentalists challenge mining and logging companies in Guatemala, Honduras and Indonesia; when LGBTI rights activists campaign in Belarus, Ukraine and Uganda; and when freedom of expression campaigners push for change in China, Vietnam and Cuba they are all putting themselves on the front lines for human rights. They face risks, challenges and threats to their […]
Khil Raj Regmi, the sitting Chief Justice of Nepal, may lead a new government to conduct the second election of the Constituent Assembly (CA). On Thursday evening, leaders of the major political parties have publicly admitted that in principle, they have reached a consensus. The ruling United Communist Party of Nepal (UCPN) Maoist initially advocated this proposal on the first week of this month. Since then Nepali politics have stirred people and entered into a […]
There’s certainly no denying that David Cameron took a historic step in the right direction last week, becoming the first Prime minister to promise the British people an In/Out referendum on their membership of the European Union. The problem however is that Mr. Cameron was simply not bold enough. We have had promises like this before. He announced that any referendum will be delayed until 2017/2018, half way through the next parliament (assuming that he […]
The recently concluded three-day long brain storming session by the main national party in India to deliberate over party policy and leadership for forthcoming national Parliament Elections in 2014 – known as Chintan Shivir – will be etched in people’s memory for years to come. This is for two reasons: Elevation of Rahul Gandhi as party vice president and his candid speech. The nation witnessed a stellar historic address at the Congress Chintan Shivir. The […]