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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

S. Korean healthcare and cosmetics exports surge 42% in August

South Korea exported US$1.69 billion worth of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and medical devices in August, up 42 percent from a year ago. According to data from the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI), the...

CaixaBank's acquisition of Bankia to create Spain's largest bank

CaixaBank will acquire state-owned Bankia in an all-share deal that would create Spains largest bank with total assets exceeding $786.6 billion. The deal will help the companies tackle dwindling profitability due to the...

Dubai’s DP World to work with Israel’s DoverTower in bid for Haifa Port

Dubai state-owned DP World is teaming up with Israels DoverTower in a joint venture that will bid in the privatization and to conduct a study on opening a direct shipping line between the two Middle East states. Haifa...

60% of pandemic-induced business closures in US become permanent

Yelp data revealed that 97,966 of the 163,735 business closures across the US due to the pandemic as of Aug, 31 wont be reopening. Permanent business closures rose 34 percent since Yelps last report in mid-July. Yelp...

S. Korea, Germany to boost energy ties towards economic recovery, climate goals

South Korea and Germany vowed via a virtual meeting to bolster cooperation in the energy sector towards the recovery of their virus-hit economies and helping each other achieve their climate goals. According to the...

Politics

Melania Trump: FLOTUS reportedly snubs stepdaughter Ivanka Trump's aspirations to become next president

First lady Melania Trumps former friend and adviser Stephanie Winston Wolkoff claimed that there was already some tension between Melania and her stepdaughter, Ivanka Trump. Her new book also revealed that the first lady...

Donald Trump: POTUS wants U.N. to hold China accountable for COVID-19 spread

Donald Trump was among the world leaders making an address in this years United Nations General Assembly. Tensions between the US and China in many aspects, especially COVID-19, have been placed center stage, with Trump...

Donald Trump: Robert Mueller's top deputy Andrew Weissman revealed POTUS did obstruct justice

Aside from the revelations offered by journalist Bob Woodward also come big reveals from special counsel Robert Muellers deputy Andrew Weissman in his upcoming book. The book, offering a peek into the Mueller...

Joe Biden: Campaign and Democrat committees gain financial lead

Former vice president Joe Biden and his campaign initially started off trailing Donald Trump in terms of cash reserves. But over the recent months and especially following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the...

Science

Climate change: Arctic sea ice reaches second record low

Although the world is suffering from the effects of climate change, colder regions such as Greenland and the Arctic are the worst hit. A recent report has revealed that the situation in the Arctic does not appear to do any...

NASA: Expert reveals the budget required to bring astronauts back to the Moon

With NASA currently undergoing preparations for its upcoming missions, the agency requires a lot of funding for preparations to stay on schedule. The upcoming Artemis mission is estimated to cost tens of billions of...

Asteroid to make a very close approach to Earth on Thursday

Despite being able to track thousands of asteroids passing through space, there are still some rocks that can escape detection. One such asteroid is coming to Earth this week, with astronomers predicting that it will make...

Mars mission: Scientists find "worms" inside Martian meteor

NASA is gearing up for the future Mars mission that will take place over the coming years, with the Perseverance Rover already making a headstart after launching into space many weeks ago. With the search for signs of life...

Technology

Can ‘Rainbow Six Quarantine’ be released in 2020?

The launch of Rainbow Six Quarantine was delayed even before the COVID-19 pandemic leading to the delay of its release. However, a recent supposed leak seemingly suggested that the game would be released sooner than most...

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’ beta tests kick off in October

The full release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is just around the corner. This also means that the annual beta tests before the games launch are also set. However, video game players should note that only those with...

‘Elder Scrolls 6’ may not be an Xbox-exclusive despite Microsoft’s ZeniMax Media acquisition

Microsoft kind of broke the internet on Monday after its plans to acquire ZeniMax Media -- Bethesda Softworks parent company -- was made public. There are plenty of popular IPs under the banners of ZeniMax and Bethesda,...

How Apple Watch SE compares to the flagship Apple Watch Series 6

The main star of Apples September event this year is not the new iPhone, but the latest lineup of Apple Watch. The biggest surprise, however, was that the Apple Watch Series 6 was not the only presented at the recent...

GoPro HERO9 Black: Everything to know about the new action camera

Joining the busy fall season for the consumer tech industry is the GoPro HERO9 Black. The new action camera has been announced and the improvements in its design, specs, and features would give fans to think about whether...
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