World Affairs

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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.

The Right Side of History: A Case for Basic Income

Ontario's basic income pilot had proved successful -- so why cancel it?
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Canada’s Indigenous Water Crisis

Canada's indigenous people and marginalized people across the world are at a disadvantage for receiving the clean water that arguably should be their right.
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Colorblindness, the World Cup, and the Difficulty of Hyphenated Identities

When Trevor Noah called France's World Cup win an African victory, he incited a response from the French Ambassador. Ultimately, the debate leads to important questions of hyphenated identities and colorblindness.