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Bedoon Rights Are Human Rights

Bedoon Rights

Bedoon Rights is an online community founded by Kuwaiti-stateless advocate Mona Kareem. The network is the only online reference in English devoted for the case of statelessness in Kuwait providing relevant official documents translated, reports made by international organizations, daily reporting, videos, photos, and offering help to journalists, correspondents, and bloggers interested in spotting the light on the stateless struggle in Kuwait by offering information, on-ground guidance, and setting up relevant interviews. We had a chance to catch up with Mona to learn more about Bedoon Rights. Read More »

R2P Fails Syria

Like many in my generation, I refuse to accept that there is nothing that can be done to stop the political and military abuses that directly harm humanity.  In this day and age, it seems absurd that a handful of powerful leaders can cause the death and destruction of the masses without facing any serious consequences.  But at the same time, it is unclear what to do when situations scale out of control.  Are military interventions valid?  Economic sanctions?  Who takes the lead on preventing atrocities?  How do they go about it?  The recent events in Syria have once again brought up these important issues, and put into question the feasibility of R2P. Read More »

The Arab League: A Human Rights Watchdog for Syria?

Protests in Syria

Violence in Syria has pushed the Arab League of States to step up as the region’s Human Rights defender.  Can this organization become a force for the individual rights of Arab people? One of the bloodiest chapters of the Arab Spring is currently being written in Syria. The Assad family, who has ruled the country for 40 years, has met their countrymen cries for political change with violence and repression. Since January 2011, the revolt has claimed more than 5,000 lives, and has resulted in tens of thousands imprisoned. Read More »

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