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UN Policy Problems Permeating National Refugee Policy

UN Policy Problems Permeating National Refugee Policy

A large policy discussion is taking place between the US government and the UN, refocusing, and in many cases slashing US contributions to UN agencies to adjust closer to current US foreign policy approaches. One example of an extensive refocus is with a new policy to put funding and ...

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Minority Rights Activist: “The ethnic cleansing of Bangladeshi Hindus continues”

Minority Rights Activist: “The ethnic cleansing of Bangladeshi Hindus continues”

According to the Bangladesh Jatiya Hindu Mojahote, an umbrella organization representing Hindus within Bangladesh, 107 Bangladeshi Hindu civilians were murdered, 31 Hindu victims disappeared, at least 25 Hindu women and girls were raped, 23 Hindus were forcefully converted and 235 Hindu temples and statues within Bangladesh were desecrated during ...

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The Forgotten Genocide

The Forgotten Genocide

The reality of conflict in this New Year is that there must be a reckoning to remember the forgotten from the last few years and honour those lost to human rights atrocities. What is worse than fake news, is no news, and with so little attention being paid to some ...

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Perpetual Conflict: An End to the Beginning?

Perpetual Conflict: An End to the Beginning?

In the past few weeks, forces fighting to completely liberate Syria and Iraq from ISIS have claimed that their mission is accomplished in ousting the fascist army from their countries.

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US Withdraws from Global Compact on Migration

US Withdraws from Global Compact on Migration

= On December 2, 2017, the United States (US) mission to the United Nations (UN) informed Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that the US would end its participation in the process to develop the Global Compact on Migration. In its statement, the mission explained that the US decided to ...

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The plight of Hindus in Bangladesh continues to deteriorate

The plight of Hindus in Bangladesh continues to deteriorate

Between 2001 and 2011, a dramatic decrease in the Hindu population was recorded in Bangladesh. Since then, the plight of Hindus in the country has only gotten worse. As we speak, the plight of Hindus in Bangladesh is getting worse and worse. Between 2001 and 2011, an alarming decrease in ...

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UN Secretary General Calls on Member States to Take a People-centered Approach to Migration Crisis

UN Secretary General Calls on Member States to Take a People-centered Approach to Migration Crisis

According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), more than 2,200 migrants died while trying to cross the Mediterranean during the first seven months of 2017. In the United States, more people are dying while trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, even though fewer people are ...

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We Should Have Never Permitted Another Inquisition

We Should Have Never Permitted Another Inquisition

In the last week there have been mass graves discovered in Iraq. There is little detail on who the 400 people found buried are, why they were executed or what group they belonged to, but just that they were victims of ISIS and their location. This story and many ...

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Bangladeshi Hindu activist: “Sheikh Hasina’s government helps the Rohingya but neglects non-Muslims”

Bangladeshi Hindu activist: “Sheikh Hasina’s government helps the Rohingya but neglects non-Muslims”

In an exclusive interview, Shipan Kumar Basu, the head of the Hindu Struggle Committee, emphasized that Sheikh Hasina’s government is rushing to help Rohingya Muslims but is systematically discriminating against Hindus, Buddhists and Christians in her country including the Rohingya Hindus who came to her country seeking shelter from ...

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GailForce: Standby for More Debates on Privacy vs Security

GailForce:  Standby for More Debates on Privacy vs Security

“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to gets his pants on.” –Winston Churchill On October 4th, the House Judiciary Committee introduced a bill that would extend the controversial Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which is set to expire at ...

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Is the International Community neglecting the Rohingya Hindus?

Is the International Community neglecting the Rohingya Hindus?

Rohingya Muslims are not the only victims of the ethnic cleansing presently going on in Myanmar. Hindu homes are reportedly being burned and looted while the international community continues to only focus on the plight of Rohingya Muslims.

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Hindu Rights Activist Seeks Israeli Support for Bangladeshi minorities

Hindu Rights Activist Seeks Israeli Support for Bangladeshi minorities

The minorities in Bangladesh are in a dire and tragic predicament. Sheikh Hasina, who has served as prime minister since 2009 has done nothing to offer security to them.

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Hindu Rights Activist: Bangladeshi Democracy on the Verge of Extinction

Hindu Rights Activist: Bangladeshi Democracy on the Verge of Extinction

The persecution of the Bangladeshi Supreme Court’s Chief Justice due to his opposition to the 16th amendment highlights the oppression experienced by Hindus.

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The Persecution of Christians and Hindus in Bangladesh

The Persecution of Christians and Hindus in Bangladesh

According to former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, “If a country does not recognize minority rights, you will not have the kind of prosperity and stability that is possible.” The present reality in Bangladesh highlights that Clinton is correct about this.

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Can Better Policy Curb Irregular Migration to Europe?

Can Better Policy Curb Irregular Migration to Europe?

With over a million migrants arriving on Greek and Italian shores last year looking to enter the EU, curbing the flow of third country asylum seekers from places like Eritrea is an urgent policy priority for European leaders.

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