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Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann

Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann

Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University
From 2003 to 2016 Rhoda Howard-Hassmann held a Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights at Wilfrid Laurier University; from 1976 to 2003 she was a professor of sociology at McMaster University. She has won several academic awards for her work on international human rights, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She is the author of eight books, most recently State Food Crimes (Cambridge University Press, 2016), and In Defense of Universal Human Rights (Polity, 2018), and is co-editor of four others, most recently The Human Right to Citizenship (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015).

Why Japanese-Americans received reparations and African-Americans are still waiting

Jul 18, 2019 07:17 am UTC| Insights & Views

In June, the United States House of Representatives held a debate about reparations to African-Americans. One of the questions in this discussion is why Japanese-Americans received reparations for their internment by the...

Colonial genocide is a composite act: A human rights analysis

Jun 19, 2019 02:01 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

Canada is currently embroiled in a debate about whether the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls should have used the word genocide to describe our federal, provincial and municipal...

Clashing rights: Behind the Québec hijab debate

May 27, 2019 09:08 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) government has introduced Bill 21, a law that would supposedly entrench religious neutrality in the province. It would do so by prohibiting providers of government services in...

Jehovah’s Witnesses: Neglected victims of persecution

Mar 25, 2019 13:50 pm UTC| Insights & Views Life

In February, a Russian court sentenced a Danish citizen who was a legal resident of Russia to six years in prison for such an extremist offence as organizing other Witnesses to shovel snow from their churchs property. A...

Venezuela: Denial of food is a human rights crime

Feb 06, 2019 23:36 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

In early February, the Lima group, a coalition group of several Latin American countries and Canada, urged the Venezuelan military to sever ties with President Nicolás Maduro. The group called for the urgent...

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Economy

Toyota halts Thai plants due to COVID-19 induced parts supply crunch

Toyota Motor Corp suspended operations at all three Thai plants through next Wednesday due to a coronavirus outbreak-triggered shortage of parts. The companys three Thai plants, all located in Bangkok, have a combined...

Wavve to air Olympics to catch up with Netflix in S.Korea

South Korean video streaming service Wavve is eyeing to boost its user base this summer by airing the Tokyo Olympics and catch up to market leader Netflix Inc. The Tokyo Olympics, which officially kick off Friday, may...

Crocs sues Walmart, 19 others for alleged trademark infringment

Crocs filed four trademark infringement lawsuits in several US district courts against about 20 companies, including Walmart and Hobby Lobby. In one of the lawsuits filed in Colorado, Crocs alleges that Walmart is...

Volkswagen cuts prices for latest SUV to become accessible for S. Koreans

Volkswagen will lower the prices of its latest SUVs to become the most accessible and affordable premium brand among imported cars for South Korean customers. Volkswagen Koreas Managing Director Stefan Krapp, who dubbed...

POSCO’s Q2 net profit surges 18 times on robust steel demand for cars, ships, construction

POSCOs second-quarter net profit soared from 100 billion last year to 1.81 trillion won this year on heavy demand for steel used in cars, ships, and construction amid the global economic recovery from the...

Politics

Kevin McCarthy humiliated: House Democrats mock House GOP leader over pledge to run GOP-led probe into 1/6

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy may find himself under more pressure in the coming days as the House Select Committee to investigate the January 6 insurrection begins its work next week. Following McCarthys pledge...

Kamala Harris meets with DACA recipients after federal court ruling in favor of repealing program

The recent federal court ruling in favor of Republicans puts thousands of immigrants at risk regarding the DACA program. This week, Vice President Kamala Harris met with several recipients of the program as the White House...

Capitol insurrection: Democratic Rep. says ex-POTUS Donald Trump should testify before 1/6 panel

The House select committee in charge of extensively probing the events of the January 6 insurrection on the Capitol is set to start work next week with its first hearing. California Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna said that the...

Joe Biden reveals other world leaders ask him about US' standing in latest town hall

US President Joe Biden seeks to re-engage the US with the rest of its allies all over the world since taking office back in January. In his latest town hall with CNN, Biden revealed that his counterparts all over the world...

Science

Hyundai Mobis develops brainwave analyzer to prevent drowsy driving

Hyundai Mobis developed a brainwave detection device dubbed M. Brain to alert motor vehicle operators against drowsy driving or sudden health issues. The M.Brain analyzes brainwaves to determine the drivers health...

Osaka University ties up with town of Okoppe to turn cow poop into methanol using LEDs

Researchers from the Osaka University and the town of Okoppe are conducting studies to produce methanol by illuminating biogas from cow manure with LEDs. Experiments were conducted at an agricultural and scientific...

Big bang: how we are trying to 'listen' to it – and the new physics it could unveil

Exactly what happened at the beginning of the universe, 14 billion years ago, is one of the greatest mysteries in physics theres no simple way to probe it. Thats because, in its early stages, the universe was filled with...

S. Korean researchers reveal method of using fat insects in producing eco-friendly biodiesel

South Korean researchers announced a method of producing environment-friendly fuels by utilizing the remains of high-fat black soldier flies. The method uses leftover fat from black soldier flies to produce animal feed,...

Nestlé, PepsiCo, and Suntory debut world’s first enzymatically recycled bottles

A consortium that includes Nestlé, PepsiCo, and Suntory has produced the worlds first food-grade PET plastic bottles from enzymatically recycled plastic using Carbios recycling process. The bottles that have been...

Technology

‘Dead Space Remake’ confirms there are no microtransactions planned

Dead Space Remake has been in the rumor mill for months, now, EA has finally confirmed the games development. While details about the gameplay and story are not that abundant yet, developer Motive has announced one crucial...

Oculus Quest 2 with 128GB storage could be underway

The Oculus Quest 2 will soon approach its first anniversary in the market, but a recent leak suggests it could be getting an updated model. A new product listing on a French retailers website was spotted and hints at a...

‘Genshin Impact’ is adding Aloy and Predator for free

The latest miHoYo and PlayStation collaboration has been announced, and it features the main protagonist of the upcoming Horizon Forbidden West. Aloy and her staple weapon will be released in Genshin Impact both in anime...

‘Battlefield 2042’ features maps from three older games through the Battlefield Portal

The third game mode in Battlefield 2042 has been unveiled, and it will be officially called the Battlefield Portal. Its name fits well with the experience it will offer as it will serve as a platform where old and new fans...
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