A Contrario

A CONTRARIO is a blog devoted to research and writing on global justice issues. Since its inception in September 2012, the A CONTRARIO team seeks to inspire discourse on various subjects related to international justice, in addition to fostering relationships with and engaging the international community on related issues.

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Reuben Moses For two years in a row, Cameroon, beset by a civil armed conflict in the West and Boko Haram insurgency in the North, has topped the Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) list of the “most neglected displacement crises in the world.” The NRC based its determination on three factors: the lack of political will […]…
Shriya Gambhir Prisons of the modern era, is a concept which was unknown to the people in the medieval times. In those times, the prisons were used to confine the debtors, persons accused of crimes that awaited their trial, religious or political offenders, and the convicts who awaited their sentencing. In the late 18th century, […]…
Priyal Sepaha FGM: violations and risks Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) refers to the practice of removal (the extent varies) of the external female genitalia or any damage inflicted due to mutilation injury. FGM is a worldwide human rights issue, affecting an untraceable number of girls. The reasons for practising FGM may vary from society to […]…
Regina Paulose[1] In early January, young Rohingya children went outside of their homes in search of firewood. Four children tripped on a landmine and perished. The remaining children were severely injured. In 1997 the Mine Ban Convention (Ottawa Treaty) banned the use of anti-personnel landmines. There are 164 state parties to the Convention. Since 1997 […]…
ADETOKUNBO HUSSAIN INTRODUCTION The World Health Organization Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on 20 March 2020, revealed reports of more than 210,000 cases of COVID-19 and over 9,000 people deaths caused by COVID-19. Around the world, desperate measures have been adopted to tackle the outbreak of COVID-19, which has been labelled as a ‘once in a century event’. […]…
Fozia Hussain “I am here because I listen to my consciousness. Because I have children, because of my children. Because I desire to live in a country where we can still live”. (Kadir Demir, protester) A law which would provide amnesty to men who have sex with girls under the age of 18 if they marry their victims is currently set to be introduced by the Turkish government. The proposed law could release men…
Dr. Garima Tiwari Picture Credits: http://lawofwork.ca/the-ontario-human-rights-commissions-issues-statement-on-covid-19-and-employment/ The outbreak of coronavirus ( COVID-19)  first detected in December 2019 in Wuhan, China has created a worldwide scare and has highlighted the global vulnerability to all nations alike.  It has been declared as a “ public health emergency of international concern”. With the propensity of the disease to spread rapidly, ad-hoc emergency measures are being taken and laws and policies are being implemented relating to health measures, isolations,…
Dr. Garima Tiwari Picture Credits: Ontario Human Rights Commission  The outbreak of coronavirus ( COVID-19)  first detected in December 2019 in Wuhan, China has created a worldwide scare and has highlighted the global vulnerability to all nations alike.  It has been declared as a “ public health emergency of international concern”. With the propensity of the disease to spread rapidly, ad-hoc emergency measures are being taken and laws and policies are being implemented relating to…
Anne Watanabe In January, NOAA and NASA announced that the previous decade was the hottest on record, and the UN warned of more extreme weather events in the new decade, the result of heat-trapping greenhouse gases. Climate change’s impacts – whether in the form of massive wildfires, hurricanes or flooding, or slower-onset destruction by drought, sea level rise, or extreme heat – will increasingly drive migration worldwide as people flee their homelands. In 2018, there…
Mariam Paulose “The eye doesn’t see what the mind doesn’t know.”  — D.H. Lawrence We would like to believe slavery has been abolished since the 19th century yet it continues to exist all around us. We are oblivious to its many forms and intricate networks. Human trafficking, a form of modern slavery takes place right under our noses, locally within our own communities, in our grocery store parking lots, shopping malls, and an unexpected…