Mining is a highly destructive endeavour towards our environment but demand for gems and minerals is non-stop; early colonial relationships continue to define these industries.
Much of the devastation of our globe's natural resources traces its origins to early colonialism. These relationships continue to define the extraction of resources that severely impact ecosystems.
Rohingya refugees shout slogans during a protest against a disputed repatriation programme at the Unchiprang refugee camp near Teknaf, Bangladesh. November 15, 2018.
Nearly 15 years after the international community endorsed the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), standards tragically are slipping.
In Myanmar, gender inequality is fed by a deeply held concept called ‘hpon,’ which considers men to be spiritually and morally better than women.
In Myanmar, spousal abuse is legal and stigma stop most women from reporting sexual violence. A bill championed by feminists but long stalled in Parliament may soon give women their basic rights.
International outrage led to Aung San Suu Kyi falling from grace after Myanmar unleashed violence against the Rohingya.
Human Rights Day might not be a reason for celebrations. But it's a useful reminder of what's been achieved over 70 years.
Residents stand near rescued Rohingya men after they were brought ashore by local fishermen in Kuala Idi, Aceh province, Indonesia on Dec. 4, 2018. A wooden boat carrying the hungry and weak Rohingya Muslims, forced to flee Myanmar and Bangladesh, was found adrift.
(AP Photo/Iskandar Ishak)
The UN's Genocide Convention turns 70 this month. It's time for the world to reaffirm its commitment to the international law and show the moral courage of our convictions.
Aung Sun Suu Kyi is now seen as an enabler of ethnic cleansing and genocide.
Facing increasing international pressure, Myanmar's one-time star leader is running out of time to show leadership on human rights and the Rohingya crisis.
Canadian troops arrive to a UN base in Gao, Mali, on in June 2018, amid an insurgency by jihadist and ethnic rebel groups. Canada has yet to impose sanctions on the African country because it lacks names to target for asset freezes and other measures.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The federal government has set aside $22.2 million to develop and co-ordinate sanctions while educating Canadians about their obligations. Where to start is the first question.
A Rohingya refugee woman in Bangladesh.
REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain
The evidence in the report is compelling, but experts explain there are many barriers to global leaders taking action.
Reuters journalist Wa Lone is escorted out of the Insein township court in Yangon.
EPA/Lynn Bo Bo
From press freedom to ethnic cleansing, Myanmar seems to be slipping backwards faster than ever.
Medicins san Frontieres estimates that so far, over 13,000 Rohingya Muslims have died in the conflict.
A new report recommends the UN Security Council refer members of the Myanmar military – and potentially some Rohingya forces – to the International Criminal Court.
One of the world's worst refugee crises is still unfolding, and conditions on the ground have barely improved.
Adul Sam-on (right) during the rescue operation.
Handout: Thai Navy Seals.
There are at least 400,000 stateless people living in Thailand – many of them young, like Adul. Here's what their lives are like.
Green spaces and meaningful tasks are both good for mental health.
Gardening not only provides nutritious food, but a reminder of home for refugees.
Beginning the recovery in Bogalay, Myanmar on May 8, 2008.
One hundred and forty thousand people died when a major hurricane hit Myanmar in 2008. Would the country be better prepared today?
The aftermath of anti-Muslim violence in Kandy.
EPA/M. A. Pushpa Kumara
Fed by colonialism, civil war and online hate speech, Buddhist extremism in Sri Lanka has been on the march for decades.
A Rohingya Muslim child kisses his mother after they fled Myanmar for Bangladesh in September 2017. Thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled their country for places like Malaysia and Thailand, where a UN agency assesses their refugee claims. But can the UNHCR unwittingly cause countries to neglect investigating war crimes?
(AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees assesses the refugee claims of millions of people worldwide. It needs to be more open about what it discovers and how it makes decisions.
Aung San Suu Kyi has lost much of her goodwill since the 2017 Rohingya crisis.
When Aung San Suu Kyi led her party to victory in 2015, many hoped Myanmar's worst days were behind them. But the government's complicity in the Rohingya crisis has tarnished her reputation.
Rohingya refugees stand in a queue to collect aid supplies in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar 21 Jan. 2018.
Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters
Vast numbers of Rohingyas in the region are stateless, living in limbo. Therefore, the Rohingya repatriation deal, its terms, delay and successful implementation impacts upon the lives of millions.
What is the future of Rohingya refugees?
AP Photo/Manish Swarup
The way Bangladesh has taken in Rohingyas stands in stark contrast to Europe, which faced an influx of Syrian refugees in similar numbers. I saw how refugee camps were being run in an efficient manner.
Aung San Suu Kyi takes a trip to Beijing.
Rolex Dela Pena/EPA
China's attitude towards Myanmar reflects a bigger strategy: to bolster its presence in Asia at the expense of the established American-led order.