RTI empowers people to ask questions, fight corruption, and hold the government accountable. The current establishment is stopping us from asking for information, deciding for ourselves, or advocating our choices. The Supreme Leader is strangling the voice of the nation, and we are letting him.
After Tito's death in 1980 and the subsequent dissolution of Yugoslavia, the region was shaken by a bloody civil war, which began in 1992 and ended in 1996. The conflict, which heavily involved the civilian population, highlighted the pre-existing tensions between the newly formed republics (Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian) which were led by strong nationalist … Continue reading Wartime Rape in Bosnian War
October 2021 marked the 40th anniversary of the abolition of the death penalty in France. It was a significant milestone in the country’s history that transformed the legal justice system and generated a lot of public interest and debate in France and elsewhere in the world. This topic continues to attract significant attention, as most … Continue reading ‘Pardon Impossible to Execute’: Death Penalty Debates
“Human duties are the universal responsibilities of human beings regardless of jurisdiction or other factors, such as ethnicity, nationality, religion or sex. The idea of human duties arises as a natural counterbalance to the philosophical idea of human rights.” These days, the whole world is paying lip service to human rights. At the United Nations … Continue reading Human Duties and Universal Responsibilities
Despite their promises, the Taliban have failed to honour their word on a number of commitments. There are still ongoing violations of basic human rights (such as the right of women to study and work, and freedom of the media). The amnesty offered to political opponents turned out to be mere lip service. The situation … Continue reading “Peacemaking” Hypocrisy: Human Rights Violations are Turning into a Norm Under the Taliban Regime