On the Legitimacy of Israel under International Law

Current affairs editor Hassan Baker met with Professor James Bowen to discuss the conference on Israel and Palestine to be held in UCC. The conference titled ‘International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Exceptionalism and Responsibility’ has been organised by some UCC professors to be held on UCC on the 31st of March to the 2nd of April. Motley met with Professor James Bowen … Continue reading On the Legitimacy of Israel under International Law

Child Exploitation: Toying with the lives of children

Reid Maki of the Child Labour Coalition in Washington DC talks to Staff Writer Máirín-Rua Ní Aodha about the issue of child exploitation. “It’s sad to think that lots of toys that moms and dads buy girls and boys are made for them by girls and boys who never get to play with toys.”- Larry O’Loughlin, Irish poet. Child Labour Child labourers miss more than … Continue reading Child Exploitation: Toying with the lives of children

Yemen: A war overshadowed

Luke Holmes clears the mist on the overshadowed war currently occuring in Yemen. Doctors Without Borders announced that it was withdrawing from 6 hospitals in Northern Yemen due to the fact that they claimed Saudi Arabia were carrying out what they called “indiscriminate bombings”. The conflict in Yemen arose in March of 2015 when Houti rebels, loyal to Hussein Badreddin al-Houti who was killed by … Continue reading Yemen: A war overshadowed

A Global Problem with a Global Solution

DEPUTY EDITOR OF CURRENT AFFAIRS FIONA HUGHES SPEAKS TO UNHCR SPOKESPERSON MARTIN RENTSCH ON THE INTERNATIONAL NATURE OF THE CURRENT CRISIS AND OUTLINES SOME OF THE CONFLICTS THAT MAKE IT SO. The number of refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people around the world has topped 65 million. It’s the first time in the United Nation’s history that the number has surpassed 60 million. Motley spoke … Continue reading A Global Problem with a Global Solution