Sarah Bialek

Sarah Bialek

Sarah graduated from Maastricht University’s Graduate School of Governance/UNU Merit with a M.Sc. in Public Policy and Human Development, specialising in Trade and Development Law. After working at the UN Refugee Agency’s (UNHCR) External Relations department in Geneva she now lives in London and works in the Higher Education sector. She is passionate about International Relations and Development, as well as Trade Law and (forced) Migration.
    • More than medals

      This year’s Olympics will be one of the most special ones yet.  As citizens around the world anticipate the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and as their teams prepare for the various competitions taking place in August, a new team has just joined the game. In early...
    • What Happens After Freedom?

      Recently, in mid-May 2016, the Colombian rebel group Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, FARC, announced that they would release children younger than 15, that had been fighting for them as child soldiers, as part of a deal that the group is about to sign with the government. The exact number...
    • When Love Is a Crime

      The horrendous murder of the founder of Bangladesh’s only lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) magazine Roopbaan in late April highlights yet again how little the rights of certain groups in the South Asian country are regarded. Xulhaz Mannan, age 35, was hacked to death in his apartment, together...
    • The Stalemate: Precarious Peace in Mozambique

      Mozambique is back in the news, and has been for the last couple of months, but unfortunately not in the most positive way. Recently, the news coming out of Mozambique has been rather concerning and hints at an intensification of the simmering conflict between the government and the opposition....
    • Abortion as a Human Right

      Abortion is never an easy topic to address, and the level of access to it (if at all) is usually something that each country largely regulates and controls on its own, without much outside intervention and consequences. Until now! Ruling on a historic case brought before the United Nations Human...
    • The Never-Ending Refugee Camp

      By now, most people have heard of Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, which houses tens of thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing the war at home. There is, however, a refugee settlement in the world that is even bigger, and more a city than a camp. Its population size resembles...
    • Crime in the Desert

      We have all by now heard and read about the substantial influx of Syrian refugees into Europe, especially this year. Syrian refugees clearly make up the biggest group of people currently fleeing their home country in search of peace and security in Europe and elsewhere. Another big group, though, consists...
    • Statelessness: 10 Million Invisible

      Enrolling at university? Getting married? Going on a trip abroad? These seem like normal things to do, things that we mostly take for granted. Most individuals do not think about ‘belonging’ somewhere, and even though many of us have travelled far and lived abroad, we always keep that one...
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