Tag: development

  • The 2015 Human Rights Report – Land Grabs in Cambodia: Brought to you by Western Consumers

    By Adam McBeth This article is featured in the 2015 Castan Centre Human Rights Report. We will be featuring the articles on the blog throughout the month of May.  The story of what happened to Boeung Kak, a lake once crucial to Phnom Phen in preventing flooding from rivers during monsoon season, illustrates the problem of corruption and human rights […]

  • Guest Blog: DFAT’s Iraq pullout a bitter pill for aid

    By Laura Jean McKay In February this year Michael Bates, country director of the Danish Refugee Council in the Kurdish region and greater Iraq, received an email. It was from DFAT, the donor that was supporting 70 per cent of their programs in south and central Iraq, regretting to say that they were pulling out. […]

  • Swaziland, where it’s good to be the king

    By Marius Smith If you’ve been keeping up with the news about Kate and Will’s royal wedding, you may have noticed the kerfuffle over the invitation extended to King Mswati III.  The leader of Swaziland rules his tiny African nation with an iron fist.  Political parties are banned, emergency laws have been in place for […]