Category: reform

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France parliament to debate ‘tricky immigration reform’

France’s parliament is set to debate toughening the country’s immigration policies through a bill that would accelerate the consideration of asylum applications and expedite deportations. The disputed bill, which will be debated in parliament on Monday, has prompted criticism from opposing sides of the political spectrum. Summarising the draft bill, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe…

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Does Morocco’s strict abortion regulations want reform?

Casablanca, Morocco – About two years ago, Zohra’s boyfriend abandoned her when he discovered she was pregnant. Suddenly, she was faced with an unwanted pregnancy. In Morocco, abortion is criminalised and punishable by prison and fines, except in the cases of married women whose medical reports prove that the pregnancy carries a physical threat. Even in such cases, a…

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Acquittal in Colten Boushie dying spurs name for reform

The family of an indigenous man who was killed in 2016 in Canada are taking their fight for justice to the country’s capital after a white farmer was found not guilty in the shooting death of their relative.  Colten Boushie, a 22-year-old indigenous man from Red Pheasant First Nation in Saskatchewan, a province in central…

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‘Europe has to reform’: How the a ways factual grew in 2017

The rise of the far right was a defining feature of European politics in 2017. In December, the trend peaked with Austria becoming the only European country to bring the far right into government. Several parties have exploited discussions about immigration, Islam and the role of the European Union, considering them a threat to security, to win support,…

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Saudi women scholars name out prince’s reform agenda

Leading female scholars from Saudi Arabia have described moves to ease restrictions on women as government spin aimed at an international audience to bolster support for efforts to liberalise its ailing economy. The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is seeking to appeal to western governments as a reformist while cracking down on the very…