McGill Students for Amnesty International is a club that aims to raise awareness on international human rights violence on campus. We host weekly meetings and organise events to promote campaigns by Amnesty International Canada to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated.
How the “New” Scramble for Africa is Undermining Human Rights
by: Marie-Alix Depuydt Often referred to as the 21st-century Silk Road or the Chinese Marshall Plan, the Belt and Road Initiative, funded and initiated by China, aims to obtain greater political and economic power in a vaster range of land. This project is composed of both land corridors [belt] and maritime lanes [road]. Both …
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Does Qatar being the host of the World Cup predict future hosts?
by: Marie-Alix Depuydt The FIFA world cup: a global event occurring every four years, where countries play it out to become the next world champion. This year, in 2022, Qatar was selected as the host country in the hopes of bridging the gap between the Arab world and the West and attracting tourists and greater …
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How Gang Violence Has Consumed Haiti
By: Marie-Alix Depuydt Over 200 gangs operate in Haiti. 95 of which in Port-au-Prince, the capital. In the past five years, the territorial control by gangs has increased, leading them to become mercenary partners to politicians and wealthy coordinators. Gangs now control over 60% of the capital’s territory, which will keep increasing due to the …