COVID-19

Celebrating International Criminal Justice Day

Pursuit of Justice for Serious Crimes Continues Amidst Challenges July 17 marks International Criminal Justice Day, commemorating the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court (ICC). This is a moment to…

Oh No! Mexico!

As the world moves ahead, Mexico lurches backward. Viewpoint by Bill Dahl In June 2020, Mexico dropped out of the top 25 countries for foreign investment for the second time in over 20 years. For the second largest economy in Latin…

Top court orders adoption of anti-COVID-19 plans for indigenous groups

A motion had been filed by an indigenous group and political parties By Felipe Pontes Justice Luís Roberto Barroso, of Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled that the federal government must adopt a set of measures of curb the spread of, and…

Covid recovery and radical social change

A post-Covid world must genuinely value care, embrace vulnerability, and attack the existing structures of privilege. The view that radical societal change has been taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic has been expressed by progressive figures and organisations. For example,…

Open Letter on COVID-19 and Humanitarian Disarmament

he IPB and GCOMS have signed the following open letter created by ‘Humanitarian Disarmament.’ The letter argues that humanitarian disarmament can lead the way to an improved post-pandemic world and calls on states, international organizations, and civil society to follow…

Even after spending months indoors, 8 in 10 Brits would back ANOTHER LOCKDOWN if Covid-19 strikes again

A remarkably high number of Britons are open to the idea of another lockdown being imposed if Covid-19 cases surge again, a poll has revealed. Many are even afraid of going out and visiting public places that are about to…

May Force and Love Be with Us

The 18th June, Pressenza France published an article with the title “Dismissals of workers and new normality”, which consisted basically of pictures of workers protesting in Ecuador. After the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of unemployed has increased considerably. This fact…

Coronavirus: Germany’s new local lockdown is a warning not a disaster

German authorities have had to take the difficult decision of reimposing a pandemic lockdown in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia after a resurgence of the coronavirus. This comes after the country’s R number, a measure of how quickly new cases of the…

COVID-19 reaches nearly a third of indigenous ethnic groups

In such communities, 7,753 have been infected and 349 killed By Letycia Bond The COVID-19 pandemic has reached at least 11 indigenous ethnic groups, according to the National Committee for Indigenous Life and Memory. In the report published by the…

Hajj 2020: coronavirus pandemic frustrates Saudi vision for expanded religious tourism

Saudi Arabia has finally clarified that due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic only very limited numbers of local pilgrims will be allowed to perform Hajj in 2020. During the past decade, the kingdom has typically welcomed between 1.9 to 3.2…

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