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Human Rights and US Foreign Policy: Implications for India and China

Ayjaz Wani and Kashish Parpiani, Observer Research Foundation – 28 April 2021 This Observer Research Foundation paper by Ayjaz Wani and Kashish Parpiani examines the Trump administration’s approach to human rights within India and China and how the approach compares to the current one under the Biden administration. The paper’s main findings note “an emergent…

Hopes and fears of mother-to-be in Afghanistan

UN News, 6 February 2021 Arifa Omid, Afghan mother and UNICEF employee, writes a beautiful letter to her unborn baby daughter in this article on UN News. In the letter, she talks about her fears for her daughter growing up in a country where the oppression of women is plentiful, but also her hopes for…

Thailand legalises early abortions; pro-choice groups want more

Zsombor Peter, Aljazeera – 9 February 2021 Until now in Thailand, women were only permitted to have an abortion if the pregnancy was a result of rape or posed serious mental or physical risk to either the mother or the baby. This law makes Thailand one of the most progressive states in the region considering…

UN rights experts alarmed by rise in use of lèse-majesté laws in Thailand

UN News – 8 February 2021 Thailand’s fragile democracy has been further tested with their controversial lese-majeste law. This law prohibiting citizens from insulting the country’s royal family has been condemned worldwide, however a stark rise in its usage has caused the UN to express concern over its restriction of freedom of speech in the…

NO PLACE FOR OPTIMISM: Anticipating Myanmar’s First Report to the International Court of Justice

This article was originally published by the Center for Global Policy’sRohingya Legal Forum. The Forum is a coalition of leading international jurists and scholars who specialize in international law and aims to research innovative legal mechanisms in relation to the Rohingya crisis and develop appropriate policy recommendations. The foreword to this article was provided by…