The World This Week: Tragedy in the New Year

January 03, 2015

Founder & Editor-in-Chief Atul Singh provides a roundup of the week’s events. As the world rings in 2015, tragedy has struck in a few places. In Southeast Asia, AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crashed, killing all 162 people on board. In Burundi, the army has clashed with rebels near the Democratic...

Colombia: A Step Back for Gay Marriage

May 19, 2013

A campaign against discrimination has been launched by gay activists in Colombia. Denying civil rights to a specific group in society, resembles the struggle against anti-Semitism and the African-American civil rights movement. In 2005, the government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero...

Keeping its Promises? Implementing Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in Peru

March 14, 2013

Amidst a booming extractive sector and increasing awareness of indigenous peoples’ rights at multilateral levels, Peru has finally adopted respective legislation. However, the recent implementation of the law reveals significant gaps. With increasing foreign investment and a booming...