Lawyers Without Borders at UCL

The 17/18 President of UCL’s Lawyers Without Borders Student Division takes us through their activity at UCL, as well as plans for next year Eamonn Lynch-Bowers President of LWOB UCL Student Division Lawyers Without Borders is a pro bono organisation with a global presence. Its dedication to strong international ties and worldwide collaboration allow LWOB…

Election expectations and reality: how human rights are affected

Ben Cartwright, UCL Amnesty Society President The 2017 general election was widely expected to be Theresa May’s way of obtaining a landslide majority and giving her an opportunity to transform Britain and its human rights legal framework. However, after the results came in and Britain faced a hung Parliament, the Conservatives’ ability to change Britain…

POLICY EXPERT: “We are in charge of our own crisis”

Guest contributor and first year Politics and Eastern European Studies student at UCL , Stanislaw Krawiecki, shares his thoughts on the current refugee crisis in Europe, in particularly Poland’s role in the crisis… On the one hand- the refugee crisis, one of the defining processes of the contemporary reality in Europe, largely shaping the development of a new…

BREAKING NEWS: We shall not cower in fear

In light of the shocking terrorist incidents in Westminster today, one of The Amnesty’s breaking news correspondents, shares this touching message of sustained hope… We shall not cower in fear Though the times are uncertain  the days are darker and the future remains opaque.   Hope shall forever endure Though victims depart from this fearful…

What Hinders Deep Discussion Of the New Syrian Constitution?

So this Tuesday, we’ve decided to suspend our central health piece in place of this article shared by Sophie Mangal, Editor of Inside Syria Media Centre, all the way from West Chicago, Illinois. ISMC does a lot of important work, mainly centred around dispelling the myths about the current situation and advancements in Syria through…

The f word and the oh-so dirty truth

“Does my feminism make you uncomfortable? Great, I’ll shout louder”: Augusta explains, why the f word shouldn’t compel people recoil into a shell of isolation, but should be celebrated. The f word. A dirty word. A divisive non-issue, if you would believe the rhetoric espoused by some. But in a year where the funding of…

The Skin Trade: A Growing and Gruesome Crime

Women and Health Contributor Eshi Vaz, shares the secrets behind an unconscionable economic trade The philosopher and economist Amartya Sen is noted to have said that ‘poverty is not just a lack of money; it is not having the capability to realise one’s full potential as a human being’. To this extent, thousands of trafficked…

Meet the Team behind the Haverstock Series

One of the amazing things about the Haverstock Journalism team is just how incredibly impressive they are and just how diverse their interests and experiences are. This is definitely one of the things, that made their article so incredibly interesting to read! So, as  promised, they’re here! Here are the stories of the authors behind…

OPINION: “Brexit is a downward train going nowhere…”

Global Politics editor, Alex Stephenson, shares his thoughts about the implications of Brexit   It’s been touted Brexit is a train crash in slow motion. To say so is wrong – Brexit is a series of multi-car pile ups, slowly converging to create one nebulus of political insanity. Many crashes are accidental, and may amount to…