Nauru and Australia’s Pacific Solution

by Dominique, Ashley and Brayden Historical and Geographical Context Since the end of World War 2, Australia has been active in the acceptance and resettlement of refugees. Over 75 years the island nation has accepted over 800,000 refugees for permanent resettlement (Parliament of Australia). However, in recent years the number of asylum seekers who arriveContinue reading “Nauru and Australia’s Pacific Solution”

The resettlement journeys of Tamil refugees.

Political Stakes for the Sri Lankan state During the civil war, the Sri Lankan state was able to neutralise the potential political cost of producing refuge-seekers by labeling Tamil political activity as terrorism. The state began describing Tamil militancy as terrorism in the early 1970s (Nadarajah & Sriskandarajah, 89). By the 1979 PTA, terrorism hadContinue reading “The resettlement journeys of Tamil refugees.”

The Island of Nauru and Australia’s Pacific Solution.

Since the end of World War 2, Australia has been active in the acceptance and resettlement of refugees. Over 75 years the island nation has accepted over 800,000 refugees for permanent resettlement (Parliament of Australia). However, in recent years the number of asylum seekers who arrive in Australia have steadily increased, sparking a nation-wide politicalContinue reading “The Island of Nauru and Australia’s Pacific Solution.”

The Khmer Rouge and the Cambodian Genocide

By Olivia, Melody, Damien Historical Context Cambodia‚Äôs history is a long and turbulent one that is mired by frequent invasions, civil wars, civilising missions, and an overall sense of subordination. The acceptance of France aid came out of years of civil war following the death of King Ang Duong in 1860, which was fought betweenContinue reading “The Khmer Rouge and the Cambodian Genocide”

Refuge Seeking in North America

By Jakob Kelly, Oxana Pilenko, and Chitta Chowdhury Historical/geographical context  In light of its existence as the product of colonial enterprise, the United States has historically created the conditions for mass displacement of people. Chattel slavery, militarized expansion, and neoliberal economic development all relied on the forceful displacement of people across continents. The official establishmentContinue reading “Refuge Seeking in North America”

Sri Lanka: a case study on the displacement of the Tamil peoples.

Authors: Karina Juma, Eliza Meeson, and Abarna Selvarajah. Historical Context Sri Lanka has historically been inhabited by diverse ethnic, cultural, linguistic and religious groups, including the majority Buddhist Sinhalese and the minority Hindu, Christian and Muslim Tamils. The Tamil people are largely concentrated in the North-East provinces of the island, which many refer to asContinue reading “Sri Lanka: a case study on the displacement of the Tamil peoples.”

Canada and Human Rights: Protecting Indigenous Peoples

By: Nick Lencz Pierre Elliot Trudeau was the Prime Minister of Canada when the Charter of Rights and Freedoms was implemented in 1982. Trudeau had long been a proponent of the rights of people and for every one to be given equal treatment and opportunity, at least within Canada. While Trudeau pushed for the CharterContinue reading “Canada and Human Rights: Protecting Indigenous Peoples”