Hosted by Ryan International Group of Schools.
Special Political & Decolonisation
Discussing the Right to Self-Determination and its implication on Statehood.
Having recently gained popularity again in notable cases of Catalonia and
Kurdistan, the vital right to self-determination is a well-established subject of international law. With every individual throughout the world being in the rightful capacity to practice self-determination, which is the right to choose how one wishes to be governed, the question of what implication it has on the political being of a state or a region is significant to raise. The debate on this subject not only seeks discernment on the legal significance of the principle, but so much so, opens a scope for the participants to contemplate the supposedly obvious norms.
Analyzing the implications of the European Migrant Crisis.
The European migrant crisis gained enormous momentum in its severity in 2015 with thousands of helpless individuals traveling overseas in precarious conditions only to seek protection against the trauma of their war-torn homeland. The crisis has not only worsened the condition of a handful of those able to make it to the other side of the sea, but has crippled the economies and functioning of even the host states who seem to be barely prepared for every unexpected wave of the refugee influx. The situation calls for a strong discussion on how the states could be protected from the strain of the massive immigration without compromising on the vital rights of those seeking help.