Human Rights Archive

Planning to visit the US? Be ready to share your passwords!

The Secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly, was questioned about the Muslim ban by the House Homeland Security Committee when he revealed some information about an unexpected strategy under consideration; demanding passwords of US visa applicants. He was questioned about “increased and enhanced use

Journalists could face 14 years in prison for leaking official material

“Journalists who obtain leaked official material could be sent to prison under new proposals” according to The Telegraph. New proposals are being brought forward in the U.K., in an overhaul of the Official Secrets Act, that could see journalists jailed for up to 14

Will Putin gift Edward Snowden to Trump to strengthen their relationship?

Recent reports have been circulating that Vladimir Putin is willing to ‘hand over’ Edward Snowden to Donald Trump. The reports originated in an article by former deputy director of the CIA, Michael J. Morell, who wrote: “What better way for President Putin to cement

Is Ukraine On The Cusp Of Chernobyl 2.0?

As promising reports filter out of Ukraine that Chinese investors plan to invest $1bn in turning the radioactive wastelands of Chernobyl into a giant solar farm, the country comes to grips with a new environmental crisis. Crises at all levels, in all departments… Ukraine

Who Are The Women Waging War On Environmental Damage?

They are your mothers, your sisters, your daughters and your friends. They are housewives, lawyers, doctors, scientists and artists. They represent everyone who feels that their voice is being muted or devalued. When, where and who? On January 21st, 2017, the day after Donald

Scientists say giant asteroid could hit earth next week, causing mass destruction

Scientists have discovered a massive asteroid that is on course to hit the Earth next week, and are scrambling to find a way to divert the object. The asteroid has been named 2016-FI and measures approximately 1 km across. If it strikes a populated

Children have a psychological bias towards creationism, now it’s taught in schools

A Gallup poll suggests that 42% of Americans believe in a creationist account for explaining the existence of human kind. This is a surprising figure considering the overwhelming evidence and consensus for evolution by natural selection. Unfortunately, the creationist angle is strengthened by people such as

Why We Should Talk More Openly About Mental Health Issues

Over the past month, I talked with people affected by mental illnesses. Some of the things I heard I could relate to, others were completely new to me, and gave me an intriguing insight into different perceptions of reality. For some people I talked

The unspoken truth about catcalling

I cannot think of just ONE single moment in which I fell victim to catcalling or street harassment. Instead, I have plenty of such situations in mind which were all similar and therefore mingle in my memory. Sometimes it was ‘just’ an awkwardly long

“It wasn’t even real rape!” – Debunking Rape Myths

Sexual assault is one of the most under-reported crimes in the U.S. While the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Crime Victimization Survey estimates an average of 293,066 victims of rape and sexual assault each year, the actual number of unreported cases is expected to