Justice for Kenya

February 03, 2014

A closer look at the ICC and the trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Background Despite the fact that the International Criminal Court (ICC) may appear to be a recent phenomenon, in reality, the long story of its establishment stretches back to the late 19th century. In 1872, Gustav...

Land of the “Boutique Jihad”: The Foreign Fighters in Syria

November 01, 2013

The number of foreign fighters in Syria has reached an alarming level. As the Syrian Civil War rages on for a third year, it has morphed into a wider jihad by Islamist militants, both home-grown and foreign imports. Syria has become the "favorite" battleground of the so-called jihadists...

Prostitution and Human Trafficking: The Middle Road of Regulation

September 04, 2013

Human trafficking is not a natural feature of legalized prostitution, but a consequence of badly regulated prostitution. Thinking of slavery, pictures of ancient Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages, or its more modern forms in the Americas and elsewhere come to mind. Slavery has abounded for...

The Struggle for Independence in West Papua

July 30, 2013

West Papuans have always resisted the Indonesian occupation. The people of West Papua have been struggling for freedom for over 50 years under a brutal Indonesian military occupation. The people of the different tribes are being slaughtered, raped and tortured, and their surroundings have been...