China's Forced Repatriation of North Korean Defectors

China's Forced Repatriation of North Korean Defectors

By: Abbie Carver.

The human rights concerns surrounding the DPRK are abundant. Tens of thousands of North Korean civilians have been abducted by the North Korean government; family members of “dissidents” have disappeared; North Koreans sent to prison camps experience torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment (many fall ill or die soon after entering custody); citizens must obtain permission to travel within the country as well as abroad; women are trafficked and forced into marriages; and millions of North Koreans face extreme hunger or starvation.

 

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Why Do U.S. Police Officers Use More Excessive Force Against Civilians Than Many European Countries and What Can Be Done?

Why Do U.S. Police Officers Use More Excessive Force Against Civilians Than Many European Countries and What Can Be Done?

By Abbie Carver.

In 2015, U.S. police officers killed a reported 1,152 people. This is 18 times more lethal than police officers in Denmark, and 100 times more lethal that police officers in Finland. Today's post discusses why there might be such a difference between U.S. and European police forces.

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Sex Discrimination and Harassment in South Africa: The Need For Legislative Reform

Sex Discrimination and Harassment in South Africa: The Need For Legislative Reform

By Abbie Carver.

South Africa enacted legislation prohibiting sexual harassment as a form of gender discrimination. Unfortunately, greater legislative reform is needed to continue to fight for gender equality in South Africa. Continue reading to learn about the current legislation in South Africa addressing the issue of gender discrimination.

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