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Myanmar can achieve democracy, but in name only

*Content warning: descriptions of racially/ethnically motivated violence and genocide* On the first of February, General Min Aung Hlaing and the Tatmadaw (the Myanmar army) successfully deposed Aung San Suu Kyi, the democratically elected leader of Myanmar, and a member of the National League for Democracy Party. The military ushered in a yearlong ‘state of emergency’ […]

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Sturgeon’s hotel lockdown is ultimately futile

As of the 15th of February, anyone entering Scotland (with the exception of those entering via the common travel area (CTA)) will be required to isolate in a hotel of the government’s choosing for 10 days at a personal cost of £1,750. This policy has been enacted in order to further stem the spread of […]

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ICC begins investigating Israeli and Palestinian war crimes

On Friday 5 February, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced it will begin investigating allegations of war crimes committed by both Israeli and Palestinian actors in Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has voiced serious opposition to the investigation but has no legal basis for his displeasure given that […]