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Updated: Mar 5, 2019

Weekly Update: 04 February - 10 February 2019


The following media round up of international legal and foreign policy issues from around the world for the week of 04 February - 10 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.


Syria: 4 February 2019

Exhausted, hungry, ill – thousands flee ISIS-held territory

http://www.syriahr.com/en/?p=115356


Cambodia: 4 February 2019

“What hell feels like”

https://www.hrw.org/report/2019/02/04/what-hell-feels/acid-violence-cambodia#


Syria: 4 February 2019

She joined ISIS at 15, with 2 kids now, this German woman wants to go home

http://www.syriahr.com/en/?p=115386


Saudi Arabia: 5 February 2019

Saudi human rights defender gets backing for Nobel Peace Prize

Loujain al-Hathloul, a leading Saudi women's activist detained since May, has been nominated for global honour

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/saudi-human-rights-defender-gets-backing-nobel-peace-prize


Vietnam: 6 February 2019

Well-known Vietnamese blogger missing in Bangkok

https://rsf.org/en/news/well-known-vietnamese-blogger-missing-bangkok


Iran: 6 February 2019

40 Years of Crimes Against Humanity, The Mullah’s Record

https://iran-hrm.com/index.php/2019/02/05/40-years-of-crimes-against-humanity-the-mullahs-record/


Guatemala: 7 February 2019

'A drastic step backwards': Guatemala considers amnesty for war crimes

Proposal under consideration by congress would free criminals convicted of extrajudicial killings and torture

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/07/guatemala-war-criminals-crimes-against-humanity-amnesty


Australia: 7 February 2019

Australia denies issuing Interpol red notice against Hakeem Al-Araibi

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/australia-denies-issuing-interpol-red-notice-against-hakeem-al-araibi


Saudi Arabia: 7 February 2019

Evidence shows Khashoggi murder planned, carried out by Saudi officials

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190207-evidence-shows-khashoggi-murder-planned-carried-out-by-saudi-officials/


Syria: 7 February 2019

UN urges full rights for Syria’s displaced children

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190207-un-urges-full-rights-for-syrias-displaced-children/


Sarajevo: 8 February 2019

Bosnian-Serb ex-soldier asks for wartime rape acquittal

http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/bosnian-serb-ex-soldier-asks-for-wartime-rape-acquittal-02-08-2019


Sarajevo: 8 February 2019

Western Diplomats Criticise Bosnian Serb Srebrenica Commission

The US embassy in Sarajevo and Bosnia’s peace overseer criticised Bosnian Serb officials’ decision to establish a commission to probe crimes committed in Srebrenica during the war, which Bosnians claim is a bid to rewrite history

http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/internationals-condemn-bosnian-serb-srebrenica-commision-02-08-2019#.XF2YQRFMJp0.twitter


Egypt: 8 February 2019

In Egypt, “political prisoners aren’t even recognised as humans”

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190208-in-egypt-political-prisoners-arent-even-recognised-as-humans/


Iran: 8 February 2019

Child labours are physically and sexually abused by Municipality agents

https://iran-hrm.com/index.php/2019/02/08/child-labors-are-physically-and-sexually-abused-by-municipality-agents/


Myanmar: 9 February 2019

Myanmar admits killing Rohingya

http://mwcnews.net/news/centrals-asia/69936-myanmar-admits-killing-rohingya.html


Syria: 9 February 2019

From the death camps southeast of Al-Hasakah, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitors the tragic situation of the residents and the catastrophic humanitarian conditions, at a time when Al-Hool camp is witnessing bad weather conditions that caused a tragedy for tens of families, as well as the tragedy of hundreds of other families

http://www.syriahr.com/en/?p=115869


Egypt: 9 February 2019

HRW condemns execution of 3 Egypt prisoners

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190209-hrw-condemns-execution-of-3-egypt-prisoners/


Israel: 10 February 2019

Israel arrests Palestinian over killing of Israel woman

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190210-israel-arrests-palestinian-over-killing-of-israeli-woman/


Sudan: 10 February 2019

Sudan sees first admission of fatal torture of protester

The victim schoolteacher was detained during demonstrations against the government and his death has caused widespread anger and condemnation

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/02/sudan-sees-admission-fatal-torture-protester-190210130659294.html


Venezuela: 10 February 2019

Food, humanitarian aid pawns in Venezuela political standoff

Venezuelans stream across the Colombian border while foreign aid remains stuck in a standoff between President Maduro and the US

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/02/food-humanitarian-aid-pawns-venezuela-political-standoff-190210073532440.html

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