In one of the richest countries of the world, oil-producing Kuwait, more than 100000 people live without a nationality, without rights, without healthcare. They are the Bidoon, the stateless. Who are they, and why don’t they have a passport, despite living in Kuwait all their lives?
Between July 2010 and June 2011 the NGO Human Rights Watch performed a thorough examination of the activities undertaken by the UN Human Rights Council. Although some positive improvements have been detected more efforts should be done to eliminate some of the negative remnants of its predecessor.
Achieving independence is no easy task and usually involves armed conflicts and humanitarian crises. The latest country to declare independence, South Sudan, is no exception in this sense. The following article aims to analyze the external factors that make the path to sovereignty so difficult.
In order to maintain international peace and security, the United Nations’ Peacekeeping Operations have been a response to the failure of the collective security system. After the bad UN performance in Iraq in 2003, new initiatives of humanitarian interventions, as the ‘Responsibility to Protect’, have been disputed: How to get a workable compromise between humanitarian intervention and non-intervention?