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July 2nd, 2015

Change of Focus in Yemen: Protect the Most Vulnerable Peoples

Chad Rickaby, Blog Writer

Houthi rebels remain in control of much of Yemen. They have failed to abide by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2216 that calls for the relinquishment of all controlled territory. The Saudi led Arab coalition had hopes of seizing air strikes against the Houthi rebels, ending the “Decisive Storm” campaign and beginning its “Renewal of Hope” program which collation spokesman, Brigadier-General Ahmed al-Asiri, claims to centre on protecting civilians by providing basic rights and necessities and a renewed focus on counter-terrorism measures in the region. The “Renewal of Hope” program will utilize Resolution 2216 to prevent weapons, which are aiding in the advancement of Houthi Rebel forces and furthering the potential for ethnically motivated violence to escalate, from entering the country. However the failure of the Houthi rebels to abide by the resolution has led to continued air strikes from the Saudi led coalition. The recent snub of UN held peace talks in Geneva by president Hadi further attests to the deteriorating situation and failing resolve of the UN and international community to aid in this humanitarian disaster. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 2nd, 2015

Raphael Lemkin: Tantamount to Persistence

Sho Shibata, Blog Writer

The term “genocide” has been persistently used as a signifier describing atrocities of the worst kind on a mass scale. Yet, many overlook the contributions the so-called “one man NGO”, Raphael Lemkin – the man who coined the term “genocide”, has had on the advocacy for recognition of genocide as an international problem, particularly in the form of the Genocide Convention. Raphael Lemkin dedicated his life to campaigning for the protection of persecuted minorities everywhere. His relentless pursuit of justice offers us a humble reminder that, no matter how debilitating our own efforts may be, the struggle for good never relents, and neither should we. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 11th, 2015

Canada’s Humanitarian Legacy

Kitty Shephard, Blog Writer

Canada has traditionally held a very important humanitarian leadership role around the world. Peacekeeping missions have given it the legacy of a nation who aids countries in desperate need of relief. These efforts were recognized internationally when Canada was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts. The country’s concentration on international humanitarian work was crucial to the functionality of early United Nations (UN) operations. Consequently Canada often has an automatic association with peacekeeping operations. However recent phenomenon, both internally and externally, has put Canada’s reputation for humanitarianism under fire. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 11th, 2015

TRC Report Finds Canada Guilty of Cultural Genocide of Aboriginal Peoples and Pushes for Reconciliatory Action

Solaye Snider, Blog Writer

Released last week, the summary report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada gives the nation “a rare second chance to seize a lost opportunity for reconciliation.” The TRC’s report confirmed that Canada’s past policies towards Aboriginal people, especially the Residential Schools Program, amounted to “cultural genocide” in that the policies aimed to destroy Aboriginal people as distinct peoples through a program of forcible assimilation. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 2nd, 2015

Midas’ Tusks: Financing Genocidal Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sho Shibata, Blog Writer

How do militant groups – especially those who perpetrate genocide – gain the means to perform violent acts on a mass scale? This topic is undoubtedly very broad, crossing a range of disciplines; however, by examining the specific case study of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its domestic struggle with the illegal ivory trade, one can garner some insight as to the intricacies of funding mass violence. Born Free USA – a national animal advocacy non profit – hosted a report titled Ivory’s Curse: The Militarization and Professionalization of Poaching in Africa that builds upon findings that al-Shabaab funds its activity by poaching elephant tusk in Northern Kenya – widely considered as a transhipment hub for the ivory black market. Read the rest of this entry »

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