Ewelina U Ochab

Ewelina U. Ochab

Ewelina U. Ochab is a human rights advocate and author of the book Never Again: Legal Responses to a Broken Promise in the Middle East. Ochab works on the persecution of minorities around the world, with main projects including Daesh genocide in Syria and Iraq, Boko Haram atrocities in West Africa, and the situation of religious minorities in South Asia. Ochab has written over 30 UN topical reports (including Universal Periodic Review reports) and has made oral and written submissions at the Human Rights Council sessions and the UN Forum on Minority Issues. Ochab is currently working on her Ph.D. in international law, human rights and medical ethics.
The UK Considers New Approach to Counter Terrorism
The UK Considers New Approach to Counter Terrorism

The UK is considering a new law that would criminalize “entering or remaining in a designated area” to help prosecute ISIS fighters from Britain who return home. But laws that could help prosecute them already exist.

Silence in Light of Genocide: UK Should Change Genocide Determination Policy
Silence in Light of Genocide: UK Should Change Genocide Determination Policy

Britain’s policy cannot be justified in light of recent genocides.

US Imposed Sanctions on Burma, Other States Should Do the Same - Burma Sanctions
US Imposed Sanctions on Burma, Other States Should Do the Same

The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on several members of the Burmese military, Border Guard Police commanders, and two Burmese military units for their involvement in mass atrocities. More states should do the same.

Christianity in North Africa and West Asia, a Review of Edinburgh Companions to Global Christianity
Christianity in North Africa and West Asia, a Review of Edinburgh Companions to Global Christianity

Governments in North Africa and West Asia don’t do enough to protect religious freedom. Ewelina Ochab’s chapter in a new book reviews the problem.

Britain Has a Flawed Response to Islamist Terrorism’s Threat
Britain Has a Flawed Response to Islamist Terrorism’s Threat

The UK’s very broad counter-extremism strategy is inadequate to address terrorism and violent extremism, Islamist or otherwise.

Establish a Global Coalition to Save the Cradle of Christianity
Establish a Global Coalition to Save the Cradle of Christianity

Iraqi Christians in the Nineveh Plains require assistance, which can only be achieved by a coalition of states seeking the indigenous population’s best interest. President Trump and numerous European governments have made assisting displaced and persecuted Christians a top priority. These leaders have followed words with actions, but more must be done.

Dutch Government Takes Stance on Daesh Genocide
Dutch Government Takes Stance on Daesh Genocide

On December 22, 2017, the Dutch government published a letter recognizing that in all likelihood Daesh (ISIS) perpetrates genocide against religious groups in Syria and Iraq.

Christians Are Fleeing the Cradle of Christianity Again
Christians Are Fleeing the Cradle of Christianity Again

Christians in the United States and Europe must continue to speak up for our Iraqi brothers and sisters in Christ. We must act now, or the oldest Christian community in the world could vanish during our time.

Religious Minorities Face Uncertain Fate in Syria and Iraq
Religious Minorities Face Uncertain Fate in Syria and Iraq

While the Daesh genocide perpetrated against Christians, Yazidis, and other religious minorities is an extreme example of religious persecution, it sheds light on the perils religious minorities have been encountering more generally in the Middle East.

The Ever Growing Refugee Crisis
The Ever Growing Refugee Crisis

Despite the fact that Syria and Iraq have been struggling with humanitarian crises, the reality of Christian minorities in both countries may be worlds apart.