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International Human Rights

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Is Northern Nigeria a Breading Ground for Terrorism?

By: Salem Abraham* Long before the kidnapping of the 276 Chibok schoolgirls, the mass killings of over 20,000 individuals, and the displacement of 2.3 million people, Boko Haram’s rise within the ranks of global terrorism came as little to no surprise to observers of the region. Just recently, the New York Times ranked Boko Haram as … Continue reading

Densely Populated Gaza Strip Uninhabitable by 2020

By: Amanda Qadri* For decades, Israel and the State of Palestine have clashed. Putting aside the politics behind the ongoing conflict, there is a humanitarian issue that is overlooked: Palestinians are being deprived of the daily essentials necessary for survival. According to the United Nations (U.N.), Gaza could be uninhabitable by 2020.[1] Palestinians are denied … Continue reading

The U.S. Drone Program: Targeted Killings and the Principle of Distinction

By: John Balbona* An important issue facing the United States (U.S.) and the international community as a whole is the role that unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as “drones,” should play in the fight against terrorism. Specifically, whether the use of drones for targeted killings of non-state actors within foreign countries is permissible by international … Continue reading