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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

Japan's May exports to S. Korea down to 11-year low of 3.66-T won

Japans exported 3.66 trillion won worth of goods to South Korea in May, down 18 percent from last year, which is lowest in 11 years due to the pandemic and trade dispute between the two countries. Japans shipments of...

US refrains from slapping antidumping duties on S. Korean cold-rolled steel

The US refrained from imposing antidumping duties on cold-rolled steel from Hyundai Steel Co. and POSCO, which would help boost trade between the two countries. The US Department of Commerce determined that cold-rolled...

China to invest billions in chipmaking capabilities to catch up with global rivals

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporations (SMIC) listing in Shanghai could raise it as much as $7.5 billion, which would be invested in technology to catch up with global competitors. Chinas SMIC, which...

Big US banks set to earn huge PPP loan fees

The largest banks in the US will earn hundreds of millions of dollars in transaction fees under the federal governments Paycheck Protection Program. JPMorgan Chase processed the most PPP at $28.8 billion of loans as of...

UAE says its banks are capitalized enough to withstand any shock

Banks in the UAE are adequately capitalized to withstand any macro-financial shock caused by the coronavirus crisis and the drop in oil prices, says the countrys central bank. The statement was in reaction to rating...

Politics

Joe Biden says he will reverse Donald Trump's withdrawal of the US from WHO

President Donald Trump has taken the United States out of several global agreements as part of his America First agenda, which has received widespread criticism in turn. Recently, former vice president Joe Biden has said...

Michelle Obama partners with Meghan Markle in global conference for young women

A star-studded virtual conference is happening next week with Michelle Obama as one of the speakers at the event. She will also be joined by Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex. Michelle Obama, Meghan Markle speaks at...

Why Manny Pacquiao vs. Conor McGregor is more plausible than fans think

It has been close to a year since fans and sports experts started speculating on who should be the next to challenge Manny Pacquiao. The Filipino champ has been paired with the biggest names in boxings welterweight...

Melania Trump: FLOTUS's statue in Slovenia set on fire

As Americans pushing to end racism in the country are also calling for the removal of names and statues of historical figures that are known to be racist, the Trump administration has called to retain these symbols. First...

Science

New study suggests Cerne Abbas Giant actually dates back to the Medieval period

The Cerne Abbas Giant has been met with some debate regarding its history among archaeologists. Now, a new study suggests that the historic figure may not be as ancient as many may believe it to be. Researchers,...

8 Skeletons of soldiers found in mass grave in Poland

Perhaps one of the most chilling discoveries one could make would be of human remains. Recently, a group of researchers found the skeletal remains of eight people in a mass grave. Express reports the discovery of eight...

Mars: China, US, and UAE to launch rockets to Red Planet in search of life

Space agencies all over the world are shifting focus towards Mars as well as the mission of searching for alien life in the universe. This month, three countries hope to get a head start in the search for life, starting...

Black hole: Scientist addresses the concern that the universe could collapse into a supermassive black hole

There have been many theories suggesting what could happen when the universe has reached its final or ultimate end or at least what would happen once the Sun dies out. One scientist, in particular, weighed in on the...

Technology

Poco M2 Pro: $200 smartphone with a quad camera and 33W fast charger

After months of leaks and speculations, the Poco M2 Pro has finally been announced by Poco India. Most of the expected specs and features have now been confirmed for the device, and so is the one caveat that some tech fans...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’: The role of Judy Alvarez and Evelyn Parker in V’s upcoming missions

Night City Wire has done its job of keeping the hype up for Cyberpunk 2077, but a welcome bonus was the unveiling of two non-playable characters named Evelyn Parker and Judy Alvarez. Online discussions prove their brief...

‘The Last of Us 2’: Naughty Dog condemns myriad of online death threats targeting cast and devs

The launch of The Last of Us 2 has been bittersweet for Naughty Dog in the few weeks that the game is out in the wild. Aside from high scores from critics, the developers and cast members have been receiving vile comments...

‘World of Warcraft’ bonus events reward players with passive reputations buffs

World of Warcraft players looking to improve their in-game reputation faster than the normal process will have several chances to do it until next week. All they have to do is join special events, including the Cataclysm...
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