The paradise paradox: Maldives, a sinking country?
- Environment and Energy, Human Rights and Migration, Op-ed
The COVID-19 pandemic brought social, economic and health consequences for migrant seasonal workers, increasing social inequalities and worsening their already precarious working conditions.READ MORE
The infamous Indian Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) that came into power on the 11th of December, 2019, has incited protests all over the country. It seeks to grant Indian citizenship to non-Muslim immigrants from three Muslim majority countries – Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The Indian citizens are out on the streets protesting against the Act, while the plunge into theocracy continues.READ MORE
Reports on child abductions spreading on social media lead to the attack of Roma communities in France in March 2019. Following these, the reports and rumours proved to be unfounded and the police and city authorities in Paris warned against sharing false information and inciting to violence.READ MORE
Unprecedented hostility is taking place towards Indians coming from the state of Kashmir.
These violent attacks are happening in several states following a deadly suicide attack on the Indian forces in Pulwama – India-administered Kashmir.
Qatar is hosting the next world cup in 2022. Major sports events are prone to labour and other human rights violations, reason for which it is essential to revisit the situation of the richest country in the world, which combines both an image of luxury and of extreme poverty.READ MORE
Maldives is now the poster-child for the consequences of climate change. Global warming will almost certainly lead to the demise of these islands which are predicted to submerge in thirty years’ time. Disappearing into the rising sea, it will become the first country having to relocate all its population as refugees due to global climate change.READ MORE