If a government was recognised as de facto government it implied that the government had effective control, the control appeared to be permanent and there was every likelihood that the regime would be a permanent one. This seems evident in Saudi Arabia’s de facto ban on women’s driving as women are viewed as inferior. Saudi women need permission from male counterparts to do a lot of things such as travelling and getting married inter alia.
Despite popular opinion, the Aboriginal peoples are still existent in the Western Hemisphere. They are not the way you would perceive them to be; half-naked with no idea of outside civilization or as perceived in a popular animated Disney film, Pocahontas. However, despite their evident advancement there are many issues that plague the contemporary Aboriginal peoples.
“Human rights are inalienable, immutable and universal principles that are incidents of an individual’s humanity”
These were the overarching themes that pervading Lecture Theatre Room 2 during the Cuban Five debate that was held on October 3, 2013 at the University of West Indies Law Faculty.
In June of this year, Russia’s lower house of parliament (the Duma) passed a new law, which bans the spread of “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations” amongst minors. The bill, which was pre-approved in January, passed unanimously in the lower house and was soon after signed into law by Russian president Vladimir Putin. Although, homosexuality was decriminalized in Russia in 1993, anti-gay sentiment remains high.
The implications of the Dominican Republic’s new Citizenship Laws
What if we were to wake up tomorrow and hear that all individuals born to poor immigrant parents are no longer citizens of the country in which we live? Absurd isn’t it? This is the situation facing nearly 250,000 people in the Dominican Republic born to undocumented immigrants since 1929. What’s important to note is that majority of these individuals are Haitian descendants.
Imagine: It is a regular Saturday afternoon; September 21, 2013. Young Kenyans, many of them everyday commuters, and a few foreigners are out about carrying on routine activities at a popular, upscale mall. It is International Peace Day in Nairobi but the sun is shining in a cruel and anachronistic twist of irony.
Pakistani woman seeks to set legal precedence for atrocities committed by husband, in-laws
The Living Dead
I write this not as a reference to the popular science fiction drama The Living Dead but instead as a reference to a clandestine reality that plagues many in places only known to us through global media.