April 14, 2020

 Worrawut Lakchai, a teacher in Thailand, is a literal Corona hero, singing to kids how they should behave during a Global Pandemic while dressed as Batman.
Source: Reuters.


I’ll be honest with you, I struggled with writing this blog post. Even if we go beyond the day...

March 15, 2020

 Chinese policemen patrolling. Source: Busiweek.com

As the Corona virus rampages across the globe, we often think of what it will do to the various dimensions of our everyday life. In this short read, I want to focus on the key issues in human rights that we face right...

February 26, 2020

‘We’re going to need more chairs!’ The World House was packed, as about a 100 people came out to hear the speakers during an intriguing night. Amnesty International and AISA are often publicizing the precarious situations of those who are in need, whose human rights ar...

February 19, 2020

In my last blog post on Eritrea, I have laid out a basic assessment of the situation in Eritrea, of the eextreme poverty and the violent and repressive totalitarian regime that rules the country. This post builds on that, and explains beyond the nation itself. Because...

February 16, 2020

Undocumented migrants. We tend to speak of these people in abstractions, a group of aliens that have no status in the Netherlands. But that goes beyond the question that the people who belong to this group are not some abstract category, but desperate humans, who have...

February 9, 2020

In September 2019, the Committee to Protect Journalists ranked Eritrea the number one most censored country, even lower than North Korea. Its Human Development doesn’t rank much better; in 2018, it was ranked 182nd out of 184 countries listed.The report on Eritrea by t...

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