Warda Naili poses for a photograph at a park in Montreal in October. Naili, a convert to Islam, said she decided to cover her face out of a desire to practise her faith more authentically and to protect her modesty. Bill 62 forces women to remove their niqabs while using public services.
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Bill 62 is likely to trigger even tenser controversies on Quebecois identity before next year's provincial election. A historical perspective helps us understand the connection to Quebec sovereignty.
Anti-government protesters march in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Sept. 20, 2017.
What happens when outsiders step in with good intentions? As the crisis in Guatemala shows, it's complicated.
A clueless Tory government and a degenerate EU bureaucracy are locked in a pointless conflict. There must be something more than this.
Indigenous games like ‘Honour Water’ can teach Indigenous values and ceremonial practices.
Honour Water/Elizabeth LaPensée
A strengthening movement of Indigenous designers and developers is working to show Indigenous cultures, teachings, languages and ways of knowing through video games.
Trump and California Governor Jerry Brown have already had their run-ins.
A new federalism? Trump's decision to green-light the Dakota Access Pipeline and early battles with states show a disregard for the sovereignty of domestic government bodies.
After the Army Corps of Engineers approved an easement for the North Dakota Pipeline, two tribes requested – unsuccessfully – to halt construction while their lawsuit over the project is resolved.
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More than an easement: A scholar of Native American law lays out the legal arguments in the Dakota Access Pipeline and why they matter to all of us.
Brexit means replacing a court of law with a chit chat?
The British government is actually suggesting quite a radical change as part of leaving the EU, but it doesn't want to make it too easy to understand.
Gina Miller, whose challenge against the government has gone to the Supreme Court.
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Great expectations or much ado about nothing?
Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has agreed a truce with opposition Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama.
The main sticking point in the failed efforts at peace is the demand by Renamo that it be allowed to appoint provincial governors in the provinces where it claims to have won an electoral majority.
The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei via Wikimedia Commons
Under the Tudors, parliamentary sovereignty became paramount.
Britain has a number of bilateral treaties with Eastern European countries that will remain after Brexit.
The South African economy just narrowly escaped a credit rating downgrade but it is not in the clear yet.
South Africa is breathing a sigh of relief after escaping a credit rating downgrade. But there are still serious concerns around structure of the country's economy and finances.
Ethiopian migrants, all members of the Oromo community living in Malta, protest against the Tigray-minority government.
For the first time, all Oromo branches have come together to fight for their national self-determination and democracy
Nauru’s parliament would have been rebuilt in Queensland, but with less power.
In the 1960s, with the phosphate boom over and Nauru's economy in ruins, Australia offered to move the entire nation to Queensland's Curtis Island. But with no sovereignty on offer, the deal collapsed.
European laws are often actually written in pen.
The best option for future relations seems to be EEA membership, but that puts paid to the ideal of 'taking back control'.
Or should we?
Yes, the way the EU makes its laws is complex, but it is done democratically.
Cattle drink water from an almost dry dam in South Africa. The drought in the region is one of a number of troubling issues that remain largely hidden from public sight.
One of the many intriguing ideas of the Austrian philosopher, Ludwig Wittgenstein, was this: the limits of my language means the limits of my world. Does this explain the failure to see the gathering gloom…
There must be another way.
With the theatrics of the Kirchner years finally over, Argentina and the Falklands can start to defrost their relationship.
Thomas Sankara remains a revered figure in Burkina Faso long after his death.
Many African countries continue to creep along a predetermined path that takes them away from any real possibility to defend their sovereignty and meet the needs of their people.
When Australians hear about Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s dire warnings and counter-terrorism raids, they could lose historical perspective on the threat posed by Islamic State.
Dire government warnings and counter-terrorism raids in our suburbs paint a picture of the worst threat Western nations have ever faced. A little historical perspective is in order.