Politics & Diplomacy

Feb 16, 2018

Aboriginals of Australia: Ten Years from the Apology – How Much Has Changed?

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, marked 10 years since former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologised to the Stolen Generations of Australia and launched the Closing the Gap initiative. Both marked a ‘new era’ in indigenous affairs in Australia but in the decade since, how much has really changed for Indigenous Australians? In the past year, we have seen acts of self-determination ignored and...

Feb 16, 2018

Aboriginals of Australia: Ten Years from the Apology...

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, marked 10 years since former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologised to the Stolen Generations of Australia and launched the Closing the Gap initiative. Both marked a ‘new...

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Feb 14, 2018

Oromo: Prominent Oromo Leader Bekele Gerba Freed...

On Tuesday, 13 February 2018, Ethiopian officials freed Oromo opposition leader Bekele Gerba and six of his colleagues of Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) from prison after all charges against the Oromian...

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Feb 13, 2018

Tibet: Mercedes-Benz Bows to Chinese Pressure...

Mercedes-Benz issued a public apology, responding to Chinese authorities’ reaction about the use of a Dalai Lama quote in one of their advertisement campaign. The International Campaign for Tibet...

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Feb 12, 2018

UNPO Expresses Deep Sadness at the Passing of...

Photo Courtesy of UN Geneva @ Flickr On Sunday 11 February 2018, Asma Jahangir, a leading figure in human rights and a defender of democracy and the rule of law in Pakistan, passed away in Lahore aged...

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Feb 09, 2018

Crimean Tatars: Indigenous Peoples Prime Targets...

Advisor to the Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis, Arsen Zhumadilov, appeared on UATV to discuss the gross human rights violations committed by Russian authorities in the annexed Crimean Penisula target...

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Feb 09, 2018

Gilgit-Baltistan: Human Rights violations by...

On 6 February 2018, human rights activists raised the issue of human rights violations in Gilgit-Baltistan, Balochistan and against Mohajirs in Karachi in a meeting of the US Foreign Relations Committee,...

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Feb 08, 2018

Somaliland: Democratic Stability and Strategic...

Since 1991, Somaliland has made steady democratic gains and is attracting foreign investment, given its strategic location along the Gulf of Aden. Its democratic stability and its economic interest allow...

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Feb 06, 2018

Taiwan: China Increases Island’s Oppression...

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Since the election of Tsai Ing-wen as President of Taiwan, China has increased its intimidation and oppression towards Taiwan through a series of diplomatic,...

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