China’s evolving publicity push to control narrative on Xinjiang crackdown

Background: “Viruses of the mind” “The State Party has turned the Uyghur Autonomous Region into something resembling a massive internment camp, shrouded in secrecy, a sort of no-rights zone,” said Gay McDougall, chair and rapporteur for China of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination during a committee meeting in August 2018. China […]

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Xinjiang: A summary of China’s concentration camps

On November 6, in Geneva, the United Nations Human Rights Committee reviewed China’s human rights situation. 17 countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the UK and the US, questioned China on its repression of ethnic minorities in its Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) and called on China to close down its ethno-religion oriented detention camps. […]

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The legislative conundrum of regulating cryptocurrency

TRANSLATED BY CARA EVANS-GILLEN AND PROOFREAD BY GENEVIEVE SILK Anonymous and independent of any political system, cryptocurrency is dividing governments from a legislative point of view. While certain countries are very reluctant to embrace it, and are trying to adapt their laws and regulations to this new digital craze, worthy of the same Dutch tulip […]

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Legalisation of cannabis: Canada picks up the pace

TRANSLATED BY LAUREN VALENTINE AND CARA EVANS-GILLEN On Monday 27th November 2017, the Canadian House of Commons got third reading of the C-45 Bill before being sent back to the Senate for reading. Seeking to legalise, regulate and limit the recreational use of cannabis, it is ambitious but the vote is far from unanimous. Overview […]

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Erasmus: a springboard to finding a job

TRANSLATED BY SERVANE JARDIN-BLICQ AND PHILIPA USHER-SOMERS The 30th anniversary of Erasmus is a chance to reflect on the advantages this European exchange program has to offer, as much on a language level as on professional one. Given that the labour market is closed in Europe, an Erasmus experience is a real asset when it […]

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Human Rights threatened by martial law in the Philippines

TRANSLATED BY BENJAMIN SCHOEB AND JOYCE CHEN Following the attacks that claimed the lives of a dozen civilians, carried out on May 23rd 2017 by Isis-affiliated fighters, President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao island. The island has been under marital law since. The Philippine government could decide to extend martial law across the […]

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