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Going Global: Courts should put workers over corporations

Going Global: Courts should put workers over corporations

April 18, 2014
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals found a corporate regulation unconstitutional on April 14. The ruling stated that the Securities and Exchange Commission provision requiring corporations to report any use of conflict minerals obtained from mining companies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and... Read more »

Going Global

Going Global

April 13, 2014
Filed under Opinion Columnists

Nina informs WSN readers about her take on everything from international human rights injustices to the latest news at NYU.

Going Global: Saudi Arabian women’s rights violations still need attention

Going Global: Saudi Arabian women’s rights violations still need attention

April 11, 2014
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

This week, Saudi government officials have been asked to review a ban on girls’ sports in state schools — a response to rising women obesity rates. Girls in many private schools are currently permitted to play sports while also adhering the Sharia law dress code. This request for review is part of a pa... Read more »

Going Global: Prison Rape Elimination Act standards not demanding enough

Going Global: Prison Rape Elimination Act standards not demanding enough

April 4, 2014
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Human Rights Watch released a landmark report in 2001, “No Escape: Male Rape in U.S. Prisons,” outlining the grotesque flaws in the country’s criminal justice system that allowed sexual abuse and violence to flourish in prisons. It spurred necessary action in Congress, and, with unanimous su... Read more »

Going Global: Lack of full transparency in lethal injection drugs immoral

Going Global: Lack of full transparency in lethal injection drugs immoral

March 28, 2014
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Lethal injection was introduced in 1977 and it has become the primary method used to carry out executions in 35 of the 36 states where the death penalty is still legal. Sodium thiopental became the go-to general anesthetic used in the drug cocktail administered to death row inmates until 2011, when... Read more »

Going Global: No tangible progress in combating Catholic sexual abuse

Going Global: No tangible progress in combating Catholic sexual abuse

March 7, 2014
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

It has been almost one full year since Pope Francis was elected to take Pope Benedict XVI’s place in the Vatican. He has been hailed by both the Catholic community and its critics for his openness to bringing much needed reform to the outdated ethos of the church. His forthcoming attitude has all... Read more »

NYU Wellness Center inadequate for student needs

NYU Wellness Center inadequate for student needs

February 28, 2014
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

In its most recent report, released in spring 2013, the American College Health Association detailed the overall health and well-being of college students across the country. The study found that sometime within the past 12 months, 31.8 percent of undergraduate students had felt “so depressed th... Read more »

NFL must accept LGBTQ players

NFL must accept LGBTQ players

February 11, 2014
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

University of Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Michael Sam told ESPN that he is “an openly, proud gay man” on Feb. 9. Already in line as a top draft pick for 2014, Sam’s announcement has produced a reaction ranging from comforting declarations of encouragement from fellow athletes, to a fru... Read more »

Women’s rights in Afghanistan lack attention

Women’s rights in Afghanistan lack attention

February 7, 2014
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Human Rights Watch released a report in January detailing the deteriorating state of human rights, specifically women’s rights, in Afghanistan. In a disturbing reflection of the report’s accuracy, a new law that would severely weaken a woman’s ability to seek redress in court for domestic violence,... Read more »

India not ‘rape capital of the world’

India not ‘rape capital of the world’

January 31, 2014
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Last week, a Danish woman reported to the police that she had been gang raped while travelling in New Delhi. This, combined with the rape of a young German charity worker earlier that week, has elevated sexual violence in India to the main topic of discussion in worldwide news cycles. Largely in response... Read more »

NSA program echoes same oversight questions

NSA program echoes same oversight questions

December 4, 2013
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Last week, yet another questionable National Security Administration surveillance program came to light through the extensive top-secret NSA files leaked by Edward Snowden earlier this year. This time, the government agency is targeting individuals’ online sexual activity and collecting information... Read more »

Stricter sanctions against Iran infringes on human rights

Stricter sanctions against Iran infringes on human rights

November 22, 2013
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  Nuclear talks between Iran, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany, known as the P5+1, resumed on Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland. Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed confidence, stating that this is now “the best chance we’ve had in a decade” to reach an agreemen... Read more »

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