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COVID-19: China’s Response and its Impact on Human Rights

 

 

By: Eli Tanenbaum On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) officially declared that the outbreak of COVID-19 had reached the level of a global pandemic. Accordingly, it became necessary for governments to take action in an attempt to prevent COVID-19 from spreading. International human rights law recognizes that during serious public health threats […]

 

 

Why is TikTok Suing the Trump Administration Over its plan to Ban the App?

 

 

By: Emily Ariz In early August, the Trump Administration issued an executive order that would ban two Chinese-owned apps, TikTok and WeChat, from the U.S. market.[1] The executive order characterizes TikTok’s popularity in the U.S. as a “national emergency” arguing that “the spread . . . of mobile applications developed and owned by companies in […]

 

 

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Why is TikTok Suing the Trump Administration Over its plan to Ban the App?

 

 

By: Emily Ariz In early August, the Trump Administration issued an executive order that would ban two Chinese-owned apps, TikTok and WeChat, from the U.S. market.[1] The executive order characterizes TikTok’s popularity in the U.S. as a “national emergency” arguing that “the spread . . . of mobile applications developed and owned by companies in […]

 

 

Brexit Developments

 

 

By: Sebastian Garcia Boris Johnson has recently come under a great deal of scrutiny for threatening to break international law regarding the highly contentious Brexit deal.[1] He has opened up the first parliamentary debate on his bill to rewrite part of the Brexit divorce deal, saying the legislation is “essential” for guaranteeing the economic and […]

 

 

Hong Kong: An Eastern Protest for Western Freedom

 

 

By: David McDonald Hong Kong, long considered a gateway for investment between a closed-off China and the rest of the world, might be moving from a haven of democracy in the East to a city of oppression similar to the rest of China. Protests in June, estimated to consist of hundreds of thousands to over […]

 

 

What’s happening in India? Islamophobic Overtones of the Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens

 

 

By: Fahim Gulamali In December 2019, India passed a Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), changing the country’s 1955 citizenship legislation and prompting an onslaught of violence between the law’s proponents and opponents.[1] The CAA provides a path to citizenship for six religious minority communities belonging to Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.[2] It grants Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, […]

 

 

Racism and Classism During a National Pandemic: Will America Ever be the Same Again?

 

 

By: Jordan Rhodes  The COVID-19 virus has forced countries all over the world to adopt unprecedented responses to restrict the spread of the disease. As the virus has reached the United States, most if not all Americans have been impacted in some way or another. There has always been a line in the sand dividing […]

 

 

 

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