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The Forced Expulsion of Rohingyas Reflects Why India Needs a Refugee Law

Lovish Garg 28th September 2017

The Indian Government recently revealed its decision to deport the 40,000 Rohingya Muslims from the country, including the 16,000 refugees registered with the UNHCR. This decision is seen as a reaction to the intensified protests by right-wing Hindu fundamentalists who perceive them as a threat to national security and have been demanding their expulsion. The […]

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An International Law Perspective on India’s Response toward the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Vidushi Sanghadia 22nd September 2017

In the opening statement made in the Human Rights Council’s 36th session on 11th September 2017, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein observed the appalling state of affairs concerning the security operations underway in the Rakhine state of Myanmar, exacerbated by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA). He pointed […]

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The World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Victor Boutros and John Richmond 11th September 2017

July 30th marked the UN’s fourth annual World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, which seeks to increase awareness of human trafficking as a serious crime and human rights violation. Traffickers make money by exploiting others, often forcing them to work in their business or to engage in commercial sex, seizing their earnings, and paying them […]

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Towards Adequate Assistance for Victims of Modern Day Slavery

Ewelina U. Ochab 5th September 2017

Modern day slavery is a topic of concern across the world. International concern is justified because in the 21st century, there are more victims of slavery than at the time when William Wilberforce fought to end slavery. Some of the victims of modern day slavery have gained media attention, as for example the Yazidi girls […]

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