The EU’s white paper on Artificial Intelligence: Pushing for progress while keeping Pandora’s box locked?

Over the last couple of days, several high ranking Silicon Valley executives — including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg — paid visits to Brussels. In the build-up to this week’s announcement,

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The origin of the EU’s migration problem – or how Europe learned to stop worrying and forget solidarity

Yesterday, the interior ministers of the EU were meeting in Zagreb to yet again negotiate about a common policy on the distribution of migrants. The stakes could not be higher

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#MeToo: How one tweet shook up the world

“If you have been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” This is the tweet Alyssa Milano, actress and activist, posted on the 15th

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The Gambia v Myanmar: The Case of the Decade & the Plight of the Rohingya

On 10 December 2019, a strikingly paradoxical scene unfolded in The Hague, as Nobel Peace Prize laureate and revered human rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi arrived at the International

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A Decade of Disappointment: MENA’s Arab Winter Likely to Persist Well into the 2020s

Predicting the future of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is a herculean task. The area’s heterogeneity, often underestimated by generalisations that the term ‘Arab World’ evokes, is

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Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: How a New Act creates a right to discriminate

In the United States on December 6th, the Fairness For All Act was introduced in the House of Representatives. The Act is sponsored by the representative of Utah, Chris Stewart.

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The Quest to Free Prometheus: Is China involved in Organ Harvesting?

On Tuesday the 24th of June, a counsel to the China Tribunal, an independent panel investigating if the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has been involved in ‘organ harvesting’, called

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Yemen: The World’s Worst Humanitarian Catastrophe

Yemen is currently facing the largest humanitarian catastrophe the world has witnessed in the last hundred years. Approximately sixteen million people are without access to adequate food supplies and require

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30 Years of Children’s Rights: The Influence of and on the Youth

Less than a week ago, the World Children’s Day was celebrated, along with the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. It has gone

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Human Trafficking: How Western Policies Could Be Blamed

On an early Wednesday morning, the Essex Police made the brutal discovery of 39 bodies in a refrigerated container truck, east of London. Not all victims have been identified yet,

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