This paper was submitted as an undergraduate essay in December 2017. The article is in no way peer-reviewed, and received an o.k. grade. Regardless, this topic is close to me and valuable to study, and I would therefore like to share my thoughts. Again, it is just an educated guess. When theIndian government on November … Continue reading India’s 2016 Demonetization: A Miscalculation of Impacts and Incentives
This post was originally published in May 2018 after attending an event by Amnesty International. Back in 9th grade, I learned about Gross National Happiness. At University, I stumbled upon it again, and found it to be an appealing way to measure the prosperity of a country - not guided by purely economic factors or … Continue reading Thoughts on Bhutan
Originally published on my personal Facebook in September 2018 When today someone mentioned in class that the United States once passed a law in which it gives itself permission to invade The Hague, I assumed that we were talking about a time before the current international order came to existence as we know it. However, … Continue reading The Hague Invasion Act
Ein weiterer Brief an Europaparliamentsabgeordnete, auf den ich keine Antwort erhielt. Sehr geehrtx X, mein Name ist Alena Kahle und ich bin Studentin in Internationalem Recht. Kürzlich stand ich in Nordfrankreich nahe Dunkirk auf der Autobahn im Stau. Rechts von mir sah ich eine Art Zeltlager aufgebaut, und Wagen mit der Aufschrift "CRS" fuhr gerade ein. Obwohl … Continue reading Another letter to a German Member of the European Parliament
Ein Brief aus September 2018, auf den ich keine Antwort erhielt. Sehr geehrter X,mein Name ist Alena Kahle und ich studiere Internationales Recht. Gestern habe ich ein Praktikum in der Friedensforschungbegonnen. Als Einstimmung habe ich mich heute Abend mit einer Tasse Tee auf mein Sofa gesetzt und den Rohingya-Genozid recherchiert, weil ich mich in Zukunft sehr auf Bangladesh … Continue reading A letter to a German Member of the EU Parliament
In April 2019, the Indian populous will vote for its direct representatives. On a Wednesday evening, students gathered in a bookstore cafe to discuss the general atmosphere, worries and hopes.
The single most effective way to reduce our tendency to buy products that fuel civil wars and fights over livelihoods is to combat our general consumerism. The tendency to spend on leisure products and indulge on items that are not actually essential leads us to buy whatever is offered to us and to prefer cheap items over ethical ones. I personally urge governments to act and impose restrictions on the available products in shop and incentivize a lifestyle that is long overdue. Until then, it seems to be left up to us to act according to the urgency that is required.
This article was originally published on the website of The Hague Peace Projects on October 15, 2018. On Friday, October 12th 2018, Bangladesh was elected to serve on the Human Rights Council of the United Nations. Countries are frequently rotating within the Council to create a dynamic environment and engage in globally democracy. Hopes are high that … Continue reading Bangladesh in the Human Rights Council: Why it is Ironic – a Legal Analysis
This article was originally published on the website of The Hague Peace Projects on October 1, 2018. After the death of two students in a road accident in late July 2018, protests sparked in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka, with tens out thousands of students not only protesting the lack of government effort to prevent thousands … Continue reading The power politics of law enforcement: Arrest of prominent photographer Shahidul under the unlawful ICT Act