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By Marria Noor Sajid For the past few months, many of us will have seen large scale protests in cities across the UK. Aptly named “Kill the Bill!”, this chant has echoed throughout the country, with protestors and activists alike protesting against Government plans to give police new powers to...

By Maya Eyre Last year, Poland made the controversial decision to create a near total ban for abortion, under any circumstances. This is not a total surprise for Polish citizens, as since 1993, abortion has only been allowed when the woman’s life was in danger, the prenatal tests showed that...

By Jacob Proffitt Few people will have missed the sight of insulate Britain protesters demonstrating across the country in recent months. Whist the group has attracted some support, their actions ultimately prompted the National Highways agency to obtain an injunction effectively banning the group from protesting across England’s roads. Under...

By Kerry Pearson  Greta Thunberg: ‘you say you love your children above all else, and yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes’. — Climate change is at the forefront of much of the news that we read and watch. And yet, for a long time,...

  By Poppy Cohen On the 8th March 2021, the Leeds Human Rights Journal ran an event with POLIS Society called ‘Women in Focus’ in honour of International Women’s Day. We were incredibly lucky to be joined by three speakers from the University, Dr Lata Narayanaswamy, Dr Laura Loyola-Hernández and...

  By Jack Valentine In the early hours of Friday 26th February, President Joe Biden carried out his first military action as President of the United States in the form of airstrikes in Syria. Aimed at facilities used by Iranian backed militia groups. Biden’s decision has brought to light many...

By Samuel Blencoe On Sunday 14th of February or Valentine’s Day, voters in Catalonia went to the polls to elect a new regional parliament and through that, a new regional government. These elections were particularly significant because, for the first time, an amalgamation of pro-independence parties achieved more than 50%...

By Valentina Casulli  Inaction surrounding the climate crisis may be the biggest human rights violation the world has ever seen. In the 1970s, fossil fuel companies such as Exxon began conducting intense research into climate science. They found that the level of CO2 was increasing in the atmosphere as a...

Philippa Dearlove Following the inauguration of Joseph Biden on 20th January 2021, a huge sense of relief amongst both wealthy capitalists and the struggling working class is palpable across America. To the 50 million people predicted to suffer food poverty in the wake of Donald Trump’s amnesic response to the COVID-19...

By Sotiris Paphitis The island of Cyprus has been torn in two since the illegal military invasion of 1974. The invasion resulted in thousands of deaths, missing persons, and hundreds of thousands of internally displaced. One of the peculiarities of the invasion was the town of Varosha, a district of the...