In a speech at Singapore’s annual National Rally day on Sunday, August 21, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that the nation would decriminalize sex between men, setting the stage to repeal a long-standing law originally passed in 1938. This anticipated shift in policy begs the question: What will the actual legal, cultural, and … Continue reading Singapore to Repeal Legal Ban Against Homosexual Intercourse: Will LGBTQ+ Citizens Feel Actual Benefits?
Twelve years after Wikileaks published classified documents from the U.S. army and the U.S. State Department, Julian Assange is about to know whether he will be extradited and have to face trial in the United States for conspiracy and computer fraud. After the British High Court ruled in favour of his extradition, the case has … Continue reading Wikileaks revelations: Julian Assange on the edge of extradition
By: Chandril Chattopadhyay & Satyaki Paul  “Shifting house during floods or river erosion is hard but losing your land is a completely different experience, it is indescribable pain” -Kestiar Char, Sariakandi, India Environmentalist, Mr. Lester R. Brown introduced the term “Environmental Refugees” in 1923 which was later adapted as “Environmental Migrants”. According to him, … Continue reading The winds do not carry them home – the praxis of neglect and the plight of the Climate Refugees
After the 1998 terrorist attacks on the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, as well as 9/11, the need for tackling terrorism on a global scale was imminent. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) therefore acted under its powers vested in Chapter VII of the UN Charter, and adopted a series of resolutions aimed at … Continue reading The role of the Office of the Ombudsperson to the ISIL and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee