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From Bad to Worse – How the UK’s Counterintuitive Rwanda Agreement Fails to Meet Britain’s International Obligations

The UK has, albeit not admittingly, attempted to palm off their international obligations upon another State. This attempt is not only non-permissible under international law but also does not relieve the UK of their obligations to the Refugee Convention, of which they are a signatory party.

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Centralized Unreliability – Iraqi ‘Fact-Finding Committee’ & Governorate Courts Continue to Fall Short on Accountability

Since 2019, Iraq has been plagued by constant demonstrations and protests against corrupt governance. In responding to these protests, many claim that the Iraqi government have disregarded not only human rights, but also civil and political rights such as freedom of expression & association.

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Mercenary Work – New Relationship Between Suspected Russian ‘Wagner Group’ and Mali Armed Forces Leaves 300 Dead

On 1 April 2022, the Malian government proudly announced their successes during a recent operation in Moura that left an estimated 300 ‘militants’ dead. Between 23 and 31 March, the Malian army and suspected Russian mercenary counterparts, Wagner Group (WG), summarily executed these estimated 300 men.

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