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Updated: Feb 11, 2019

Weekly Update: 28 January - 03 February 2019


The following media round up of international legal and foreign policy issues from around the world for the week of 28 January - 03 February 2019.


The Guernica Group will provide weekly media updates from the International Criminal Court, European Court of Human Rights, United Nations, European Union and other sources. Should you wish to contribute or submit a media summary, opinion piece or blog, please send to Nenad Vucijak for consideration.



Saudi Arabia: 28 January 2019

What can an investigation into Khashoggi's murder achieve?

A UN-led team is in Turkey to investigate journalist's murder and wants access to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul

https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/2019/01/investigation-khashoggi-murder-achieve-190128180753515.html


China: 28 January 2019

Wang Quanzhang: China jails leading human rights lawyer

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-47024825?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/c302m85q5rjt/human-rights&link_location=live-reporting-story


Thailand: 29 January 2019

Scott Morrison intervenes in Hakeem al-Araibi case

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/scott-morrison-intervenes-in-hakeem-al-araibi-case-20190129-p50ubd.html


Palestine: 30 January 2019

Palestinian children’s education deeply impacted by ‘interference’ around West Bank schools, UN warns

https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/01/1031682


Venezuela: 31 January 2019

Independent UN rights expert calls for compassion, not sanctions on Venezuela

https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/01/1031722


Syria: 31 January 2019

Marie Colvin: Syrian government found liable for US reporter's death

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-47082088


Bahrain: 1 February 2019

“Bahrain seeks to punish Hakeem through extradition process and show strength to gulf allies” - Radha Stirling

https://www.mynewsdesk.com/uk/stirling-och-partners/pressreleases/bahrain-seeks-to-punish-hakeem-through-extradition-process-and-show-strength-to-gulf-allies-radha-stirling-2831542


Myanmar: 1 February 2019

Human Rights Watch says Myanmar government using ‘abusive laws’ to punish critics

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/02/01/human-rights-watch-says-myanmar-government-using-abusive-laws/


Afghanistan: 2 February 2019

Afghanistan peace 'not going to be an easy process': US official

The US could leave Afghanistan in exchange for the Taliban joining government and ensuring the country will not be used by armed groups, but achieving peace will be far more complicated.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/02/afghanistan-peace-not-easy-process-official-190202192655021.html


Central Africa Republic: 2 February 2019

Central African Republic reaches peace deal with armed groups: UN

The agreement reached in Sudan is seen as a step towards ending years of fighting that has killed thousands

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/02/central-african-republic-reaches-peace-deal-armed-groups-190202152751007.html


Saudi Arabia: 3 February 2019

UN Khashoggi probe wraps up in Turkey: what next?

Saudi Arabia refused to cooperate with UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard's inquiry into Jamal Khashoggi's killing.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/02/khashoggi-probe-wraps-turkey-190202165824793.html


Syria: 3 February 2019

Struggling to walk: war-wounded Syrian children bullied

Demand for artificial limbs remains high in Syria, despite the lull in fighting in the eight-year war

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/02/struggling-walk-war-wounded-syrian-children-bullied-190203125909745.html


Philippines: 3 February 2019

Philippines: Concern over extreme ideology of armed groups

Al Jazeera speaks exclusively to a fighter from an armed group accused of bombing a cathedral in the Philippines.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/02/philippine-attacks-al-jazeera-talks-ajang-ajang-fighter-190203084808374.html


International

Global report on human trafficking 2018

https://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/glotip/2018/GLOTiP_2018_BOOK_web_small.pdf


Barrister abducted without trace for two years

It is now two years since Bangladeshi barrister Ahmad Bin Quasem, also Called to the Bar of England and Wales, was forcibly abducted from his home, almost certainly by Bangladeshi government security forces.

https://www.counselmagazine.co.uk/articles/barrister-abducted-without-trace-two-years


Bringing ISIL to justice

A vital step in establishing accountability for war crimes in Iraq but with inevitable tensions ahead: Kevin Dent and Serena Gates

examine the workability of UN Security Council Resolution 2379

https://www.counselmagazine.co.uk/articles/bringing-isil-justice

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