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Poverty remains one of the biggest challenges in our world today. Despite continuous “remarkable economic progress in emerging and developing countries” the fight against poverty continues. Factors such as conflict, climate change, health pandemics, food insecurity, and financial instability threaten development in both the developed and developing countries of our world. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon […]


Ljubljana v. Slovenia concerned an article bashing a parliamentarian who publically promoted homosexual stereotyping. The plaintiff, Ljubljana, is a Slovenian private company and the publisher of a weekly magazine called Mladina. In June of 2005 the publisher issued an article criticizing a member of the parliament for his remarks and conduct during a parliamentary debate […]

In this day and age, Al-Qaeda is a household name and many would consider it public enemy number one.  But one group with ties to Al-Qaeda has managed to operate for several years without drawing much international attention.  Boko Haram is the insurgency group many people have never heard of.  This week the group drew […]

  In the case of Bouyid v. Belgium, the applicants, Saïd Bouyid and Mohamed Bouyid, are two brothers who are Belgian nationals, rely on Articles 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment), 6 § 1 (right to a fair trial) and 13 (right to an effective remedy) of the European Convention on Human Rights in their complaint against […]

In a surprising ruling by the Supreme Court of India, Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan recognized transgender as a third gender. Despite the term “third gender” sounding somewhat pejorative, India has accorded all the rights that are guaranteed in the Indian Constitution to hijra’s, a term used to describe transgender people, transsexuals, cross-dressers, eunuchs and transvestites. Hijra’s, […]

As most of the world is aware, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 mysteriously went missing in the early hours of March 8, 2014 and has been gone without a trace ever since. Many are left baffled as to how a large aircraft, carrying 239 people, could fall off the radar and still continues to be remained […]

Many nations at this week’s United Nations population conference object to giving women the right to make their own sexual decisions, fearing that it would lead to the condonation of same-sex relationships. At the 1994 U.N. population conference in Cairo, Babatunde Osotimehin, head of the U.N. Population Fund, said gay rights became an incendiary issue […]

Working Hand in Hand

Twenty years ago one of the most devastating genocides occurred. From April 7, 1994 until July, the Hutus killed almost half a million citizens of Rwanda. The Hutus raised a civil war against the Tutsis. Neighbors killed one another, old friends turned on each other, and no one felt safe. When the genocide ended, the […]

József Kátai is a Hungarian national who became permanently disabled. As a result of his disability, he became entitled to a disability pension. The amount is equivalent to 37% of his average month salary. An Act of 2011 was introduced which included a new system of disability allowances. The court stated that his health condition was […]

On April 9, 2014, Amnesty International reported that Egypt’s detention of three Al Jazeera journalists continued with no substantial evidence presented against them.  The journalists were charged with falsifying news and involvement with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood movement.  Amnesty International described these detentions as “vindictive.”  Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Middle East and North Africa Programme Deputy […]

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