Britain sends asylum seekers to Rwanda - criticized by the UN

Last year, more than 28 asylum seekers went to the UK in unstable boats. Asylum seekers will now be sent on to Rwanda. Photo: Sandor Csudai via Oxford Human Rights Hub.

Of: Hanne Karlsson

Earlier this year, the British government announced its plans to send asylum seekers to Rwanda. The agreement has been debated and several claim that Britain is trying to duck for its international obligations.

May 25, 2022, Notis

Week 19: debaters question new gender affiliation law and Swedish NATO membership

During the past week, debaters have, among other things, discussed the proposal for a new gender affiliation law. Pictured: Pride parade in Stockholm, 2018. Photo: Sparrow. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Of: Hanne Karlsson

During the past week, several actors have debated whether a new gender equality law in Sweden would mean a necessary modernization or whether it would do more harm than good. The NATO issue has also remained on the agenda.  

May 18, 2022, Current debate

El Salvador's president is criticized for cyber espionage and currency change

El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele has been controversial during his tenure, and the introduction of Bitcoin as the official currency in the country has diluted this. Photo: PresidenciaSV. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Of: Hanne Karlsson

El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele is facing massive criticism and is increasingly mentioned as a dictator. This after the development during the past year that has been fraught with the removal of judges from the Supreme Court, changes to the country's constitution and the introduction of Bitcoin as the official currency.

May 5, 2022, Analysis

Strong criticism of mining in Gállok gets the green light

Natural landscape in the Jokkmokk area. Photo: Matteo Liberati. Source: Canva

Of: Hanne Karlsson

At the end of March, the government gave the green light for the British mining company Beowulf Mining to investigate the possibilities of conducting mining operations in Gállok in Jokkmokk municipality. The decision has long been debated both nationally and globally due to most conflicts of interest over a possible mine. Since the decision was announced, several nature and human rights organizations have expressed sharp criticism of the proposal.

April 27, 2022, News

Week 16: Debators turn on the NATO issue

In mid-April, the Social Democratic prime ministers of Sweden and Finland - Magdalena Andersson and Sanna Marin - met to discuss the countries' possible entry into NATO. Now, among other things, Aftonbladet's editorial board is turning on the issue - and believes that Sweden should join NATO. Photo: FinnishGovernment. Source: Flickr.

Of: Hanne Karlsson and Linnea Ljungar

Last week's debate and leadership pages revolved to a large extent around the riots that took place in several Swedish cities during the Easter weekend. The global issues that were discussed continued to be about a possible Swedish membership in NATO - and among other things, Aftonbladet's management side has changed their opinion on the issue.

April 25, 2022, Current debate

Girls' schooling - a key to sustainable development

Afghan schoolgirls on their way to school in the village of Gardon e-Bola just west of Kabul. The school, which is run by the Swedish Afghanistan Committee, is one of the few schools in the country that will be kept open after the Taliban took power earlier this year. Photo: Paul Hansen. Source: DN.

Of: Hanne Karlsson

Last week was International Education Day. This year, the spotlight was on the universal right to education as a cog in achieving global sustainable development. At the same time as school development is going in the right direction on many levels, a special group has fallen behind - the girls.

February 1, 2022, Analysis

Migrants deported from the US and Mexico: "They are pressured to take more dangerous routes"

Tens of thousands of migrants have set up camp on the US-Mexico border while awaiting asylum. Photo: Christian Palma. Source: Flickr.

Of: Hanne Karlsson

Tens of thousands of refugees and migrants, mainly from Haiti, have been deported from the United States and Mexico in the past month. Many of them have been forced to leave the countries without being given the opportunity to seek asylum. Several human rights organizations claim that this is both discriminatory, illegal treatment and something that violates migrants' human rights.

November 11, 2021, Analysis

Week 44: "Rich countries must contribute more to climate change"

Kiribati is one of the countries in the world that will be hit the earliest and hardest by climate change. Elevated sea levels could lead to Kiribati being completely covered by water in the coming decades. Photo: Eskinder Debebe / Flickr.

Of: Frida Lamberth Wallensteen and Hanne Karlsson

The UN climate conference COP26 in Glasgow has begun and the focus of the Swedish debate is on climate justice, global cooperation and young people's participation in the climate issue.

November 8, 2021, Current debate

The president in a backward-facing cap evokes memories of the past

The young and popular President Nayib Bukele often wears a cap. Photo: CC0, via Wikimedia Commons.

Of: Hanne Karlsson

Since 2019, El Salvador has a new government, but the too-casual and trendy president has begun to show increasingly dictatorial sides. Several of the country's judges were recently dismissed and it undeniably looks like El Salvador is approaching an increasingly authoritarian government, something that Sweden should question, says Hanne Karlsson who is a student at the University of Gothenburg.

May 19, 2021, Debate