Live commentary from our TNGO columnists on the Russo-Ukrainian war.
How the correlation between women’s rights and the democratic process of Turkey underlines that Erdoğan fails at respecting both of them?
Sheikh Jarrah has experienced an exacerbation of violence the last few weeks. The tensions between the Palestinians and the Israelis escalated further with the violence spreading in the Gaza Strip.
Increasing amounts of scholarship in the international law community are showing that an inextricable link exists between child marriage and contemporary slavery. In light of this, child marriage can no longer be treated lightly or simply discounted as being part of culture. Child marriage violates the human rights of the child and goes against one of the key non-derogable international law norms: the prohibition of slavery.
Israel is greatly succeeding in its vaccination plan. But is this success coming at the expense of five million Palestinians?
Syrians of all backgrounds are becoming the victims of the regional powers’ hunger: as the country is depleted and its citizens are displaced or disappear, international powers seem to only look after their own benefit.
The recent explosion that shook Beirut is having disastrous consequences for the people, and may have serious implications for the region’s peace and conflicts.
On 30 June 2020, the Chinese Government passed the Hong Kong Security Law, a much debated piece of legislation which was welcomed with strong protests both in the region and at an international level.
How will the new law concretely affect Hong Kong? And how did international actors respond to it?
Zaid Fadl Qaisia, 15 years old, was killed during a raid in the West Bank that aimed at arresting him for having insulted an Israeli soldier on Facebook. The supervision of Palestinians through Facebook is one of the milder ways through which the Israeli government maintains control and surveillance over its public. Not only the West Bank, but also Gaza and East Jerusalem have been exploited as experiment fields to test and develop new tools of digital surveillance.
Sudan’s Prime Minister, Abdallah Hamdok, survived an assassination attempt in Khartoum this past 9th March. His convoy car was not affected, but the loud blast hit cars nearby, and the leader was able to escape, revealing that he is “safe and in shape”.