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Pit Bull Bans Only Breed Paranoia

Pit Bull Bans Only Breed Paranoia

Alyssa DeFalco, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2016


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Breed banning will never actually work to stop dog bites.

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Colombia’s Drug Problem Isn’t US Responsibility

Colombia’s Drug Problem Isn’t US Responsibility

Connor Borden, Staff Writer

September 13, 2016


Filed under OPINION

Although the United States and Colombia have cooperated in the past when providing to paramilitary assistance in pushing back the drug trade, the United States has overstepped their boundaries.

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The U.S. Needs To Take A Stand Against Duterte

The U.S. Needs To Take A Stand Against Duterte

Yasmin Gulec, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2016


Filed under OPINION

A UN member state, the Philippines have already ratified the Human Rights Declaration — they should be held to the standard they swear by.

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French Secularism Loses Original Focus

French Secularism Loses Original Focus

Aparna Alankar, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2016


Filed under OPINION

Laïcité clashes with the realities of modern day France and its growing Muslim community, and is increasingly being used to infringe upon the rights of Muslim citizens.

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Reflecting on Rwandan Genocide: 20 years

Reflecting on Rwandan Genocide: 20 years

April 6, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

On April 6, 1994, a private Dassault Falcon 50 jet carrying Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana was shot down as it approached the runway at Kigali International Airport. The crash triggered a genocidal slaughter unlike anything the world had seen since World War II. At least 800,000 people wer...

Harry’s Take: Justice required for Sri Lankan war crimes

Harry’s Take: Justice required for Sri Lankan war crimes

February 10, 2014


Filed under OPINION

Four years after defeating the Tamil Tigers, the Sri Lankan government and its leader, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, have been enjoying a surge in GDP growth and real incomes in a new era of peace. However, a new report released by the Public Interest Advocacy Center has accused the Sri Lankan sec...

Online monitoring calls for international law

Online monitoring calls for international law

November 19, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Yesterday in an op-ed for the Daily Mail, Google’s chairman Eric Schmidt announced the specific actions the company will take to tackle child pornography. The cooperation of technology companies with international law agencies has become a necessary step in the enforcement of civil and criminal law. ...

Human Rights Council does not serve purpose

Human Rights Council does not serve purpose

November 18, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Last week, the United Nations General Assembly elected 14 new countries to the Human Rights Council. The council is responsible “for promoting universal respect for the protection of all human rights.” Given this responsibility, the election of Saudi Arabia, China, Cuba and Russia is paradoxical. These countries are consistently in violation of international human rights standards, and their election is evidence of a broken system. Upon electing members to the council, the General Assemb...

Transparency needed on drone strike casualties

Transparency needed on drone strike casualties

October 23, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Two new reports officially released yesterday by human rights groups Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have raised grave concerns about U.S. drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan. Among the revelations were six drone attacks in Yemen, which resulted in the death of 82 people, including at least 57 civilian...

Al-Liby trial shows international equality

Al-Liby trial shows international equality

October 17, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Earlier this week in Lower Manhattan, Abu Anas al-Liby pled not guilty in front of a U.S. federal judge for charges of terrorism. Al-Liby is currently under indictment in the U.S. for alleged participation in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya, which killed more than 200 people. In...

Capture of al-Liby complies with international law

Capture of al-Liby complies with international law

October 9, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Late last week a U.S. Special Operations Raid in Tripoli, Libya ended in the capture of a prominent al-Qaeda figure. Secretary of State John Kerry was quick to correctly proclaim the suspected terrorist group leader Anas al-Liby a “legal and appropriate target.” There are strong legal precedents ...

U.K. withdrawal from the ECHR means withdrawal from the EU

U.K. withdrawal from the ECHR means withdrawal from the EU

October 2, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has indicated a potential withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights and the accompanying Court in Strasbourg. The withdrawal could be a necessary condition for the government to “keep our country safe,” Cameron said. In reality, a withdrawal from the...

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