Trials Start Against Guatemalan Officials Accused of Responsibility for Death of 40 Children

Zahra Banday, BA English TRIGGER WARNING: This article contains graphic descriptions of sexual abuse and violence. In February of 2017 around one hundred children tried to escape Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asunción, a state-run orphanage in Guatemala, but officials soon found them, rounded them up and took them back to the shelter. They proceeded […]

Vatican Reveals Code for Priests Who Father Children

Zahra Banday, BA English TRIGGER WARNING: This article discusses rape and child abuse. It has recently come to light that the Vatican has a secret internal code for dealing with priests who break celibacy vows and father children. Vatican spokesperson Alessandro Gisotti talked with The New York Times saying, “I can confirm that these guidelines […]

ISIS Supporter Shamima Begum Stripped of UK Citizenship

Caroline Hilgers, BA International Relations and Social Anthropology The last few weeks have stirred up big questions regarding nationality and citizenship in the UK, as the case of 19-year-old Shamima Begum has become national news. Shamima Begum was first reported on in 2015 when she left the UK with two other girls from London to […]

SOAS Students Host Library Sleepovers to Show Solidarity Against Proposed Cuts

Elizabeth Shwe, BA Politics – Exchange Student From Princeton On multiple nights between 15 January and 3 February, a group of SOAS students provided 24-hour library services, or “sleepovers”,  at the SOAS library to show solidarity with the library staff against the proposed cuts to the library and other services as part of the One […]

SOAS Awaits Announcement on Final OPS Restructuring Proposals

Gabriel Huland, PhD Media Studies After a period of discussions and consultations, the One Professional Service (OPS) restructuring process will soon enter a new phase.  SOAS management has now presented to the Executive Board the revised proposals addressing the fiscal deficit currently hitting SOAS. The changes are due to take place by 3 June 2019, […]