Slavery Is Not Dead: Remaining Hurdles to Abolishing Slavery in Mauritania

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights ostensibly eradicated slavery from the world in 1948 — and yet, slavery continues to abound in Mauritania, where large swaths of the Haratine minority are enslaved by the Arab-Berber majority.   According to recent estimates, nearly twenty percent of the local population — one out of every two Haratines —…

Error Not Found: Internet Access as a Human Right

During a global pandemic with no end in sight, our screens became the avenue for which we conduct our daily lives. Nowadays, we go to school, go to work, find information, and communicate all through the internet. According to Statista, around 4.57 billion people were active internet users as of July 2020, encompassing 59 percent…

Fire and Fury: Greece and Its Migrants

With the onset of the twin catastrophes that were the 2015 Migrant Crisis and the European Financial Crisis, an obscure far-right party started making gains in the southeast European country of Greece. Golden Dawn comes from humble beginnings. Founded in 1985 by Nikolaos Michaloliakos for a “fringe group of fanatics who simply gathered in their…

Iraq’s Modern Water Crisis

Iraq faces a modern human rights crisis regarding water access because of power politics, government mismanagement, and environmental degradation.

Syria’s Libyan Connection

How Libya shaped the devastating Idlib offensive In December of 2019 the Syrian government launched an offensive that would create nearly a million displaced Syrians, thousands of dead, and result in a showdown between external powers. It was clear that the offensive in the Northwestern province of Idlib was a significant escalation, but it also…

Crimes Against Humanity: Afghanistan

America has engaged in the Afghanistan War for almost 18 years, making it one of its longest wars in its history. Recently, President Trump has ordered all 14,000 U.S. troops to withdraw from Afghanistan. While many Americans are questioning why this decision has been made, the answer can be found with the U.S.-Taliban peace deal…