World Affairs

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Celebrating Invasion Day: Australia’s History War

Australia Day isn't a cause for celebration for much of Australia's population: for First Nations members, it's a reminder of a dark colonial history.
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Computer Simulations and the Ethics of Predicting Human Behavior

Computer simulations can be helpful in predicting human behavior, but what about when those predictions are immoral?
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The US, the UN, and Human Rights Investigations

The US's recent decision to halt cooperating with UN human rights investigations sets a dangerous precedent - and endangers lives.
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Uighur Re-Education and Freedom of Conscience

This article focuses on the recent reports of a humanitarian abuses in the Xinjiang region of China, involving Uighur Muslims and the relationship this has to human conscience and freedom.
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The Death of Jamal Khashoggi and the Ethics of Arms Deals

With the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Turkey, this article examines the ethical issues that go along with dealing arms internationally and what the ethical ramifications are.
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First Nations in Canada and the ‘Duty to Consult’

In Canada, a Supreme Court decision impinges on Indigenous and First Nations' rights to treaties and environmental decisions.
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Democracy Notwithstanding: The Strange Case of a Canadian Constitutional Scuffle

A Canadian Premier's move to override a court decision with a rarely-used Charter clause has grabbed international attention -- because it questions the rule of law.
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Australia’s Moral Disgrace: Child Mental Health Crisis in Australian Immigration Detention

The Australian off-shore detention camp on Nauru continues to hold children indefinitely, at great risk to their mental health.
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Facebook and the Rohingya Genocide

The genocide of the Rohingya people in Myanmar was greatly influenced by Facebook.
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Crisis in Sweden: A Struggle with Mass Migration

Three years after the Syrian refugee crisis, Sweden still hasn't worked out the best system for resettlement.