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Author Archives: Sam Biden

Sam Biden is a double law graduate from Aberystwyth University whose degree focused primarily in the enforcement and protection of civil liberties. His research surrounded areas such as data protection, protection from unlawful interference, environmental law, freedom from torture, inhuman or degrading treatment, humanitarian law and natural law jurisprudence. Sam’s areas of interest include the advocating for the protection of digital liberties, ensuring of safe passage and treatment for the victims of the migration crisis and the drafting of solutions to repair corporate exploitation resulting in human rights violations and exacerbated climate damage.

Seeking Justice and Accountability – The Joint Application to the ICJ and Path to the ICC for Syrian Torture and War Crimes

The joint application to the ICJ by Canada and the Netherlands, alongside the international efforts to bring Iranian and Syrian military officials to account for alleged war crimes at the ICC, mark significant steps toward achieving justice and accountability for the victims of the long-lasting Syrian conflict.

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“Zone of Unlaw” – A Longstanding Struggle for Stability in Ein el Hilweh Camp

Addressing the root causes of the crisis, including socio-economic insecurity and political tensions, is imperative for establishing lasting peace and security within the camp. The international community must remain committed to supporting humanitarian efforts, facilitating dialogue and advocating for the rights and dignity of the refugees.

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Closing Gender Gaps in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH): Challenges, Progress and Equitable Access

The global overview of the period between 2000 and 2022 reflects significant progress in providing safe drinking water and sanitation services to communities worldwide. Despite the increase in global population to a predicted 8 billion people, the number of individuals lacking at least basic drinking water services decreased from 1.2 billion to 703 million.

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Indefinite Incarceration – Thousands of Children in Northern Syria at Risk of Death During Arbitrary Detention

Despite the fall of IS in Northern Syria, closure for the many victims of their assaults and exploitation has not yet been obtained. Repatriation efforts appear insignificant at best, with hundreds of vulnerable children still being detained in inhumane conditions with little hope for freedom.

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