The Ocean Cleanup

During the past weeks, IFLRY’s Climate Change Programme has been focused on highlighting different approaches that could help combat climate change. When it comes to the environment, however, another problem that needs to be addressed is pollution, more specifically plastic…

The Problem with Pandemic Bonds

In 2017, the World Bank launched “Pandemic Bonds”, specialized bonds to provide financial support to the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF). The creation of the PEF was announced by the World Bank in May 2016 at the meeting of G7…

[REDACTED]: Australia’s Fight for Press Freedom

On October 21st 2019, newspapers from across Australia and spanning the ideological divide, ran front-pages featuring blacked out stories and the sentence “When the government keeps the truth from you, what are they covering up?”. Part of a broader campaign…

Fifty Years of Pride: Why the Fight Continues

Prides occur all year long, however, June specifically is known as Pride Month due to the many Pride events taking place at this time of the year. Prides emerge and grow all over the world, and yet they are often…

8 Things You Might not Know about Refugees

There are over 68.5 million people around the world who have been forced to flee their homes – with 25.4 million of them being officially classified as refugees. Most have been displaced for years. Millions of refugees globally continue to…

Fiji: On the Frontlines in the Fight against Climate Change

The Republic of Fiji is an archipelago located in the South Pacific, about 3000 km (2000 mi) east of Australia. Its closest neighbors are other archipelagos, such as Vanuatu and New Caledonia in the West, and Tonga and Samoa in…

Introducing IFLRY’s CCP Climate Change Article Series

This article is the introduction to a series by the IFLRY Climate Change Programme, looking at how different countries are implementing the Paris Agreement. 2018 is an important year for climate action and for IFLRY’s Climate Change Programme. This month,…

Copyright Should Favour Creators – not Capital

Copyright laws have always struck me as a very good example of how Liberal ideas have been taken too far, subverting the rights and freedoms that they were initially supposed to confer. The first copyright law was the Statute of…

World Hepatitis Day: Why You Sould Know about this Disease

Viral hepatitis, which is hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E, is a heavy burden on global health. Acute hep-B and C account for 2.7 percent of deaths around the world. While 2 percent may seem like a small percent…