Crisis in the Lake Chad Basin

Reuters has described the displacement of 2.3 million in the Lake Chad Basin as “the most neglected crisis of 2016.” Simon Brooks, head of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)’s delegation in Cameroon, states that the region “has suffered…

Ethiopia: In a State of Emergency

Since nation-wide protests commenced in Ethiopia in late 2015 due to outrage over investment projects aimed at repurposing land for industrial use, government-sanctioned mass arrests, detentions, enforced disappearances, and indiscriminate killings have plagued the country. This culminated in a State…

Russia to Decriminalize Domestic Violence

In Russia, a proposed bill to decriminalize some forms of domestic violence has been circulated a second time through the Russian legislature. More specifically, the pending legislation would consider an assault as an administrative offense rather than criminal offense, if…