International Legal News
Updated: Feb 25, 2019
Weekly Update: 11 February - 17 February 2019
The following media round up of international legal and foreign policy issues from around the world for the week of 11 February - 17 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.
Lebanon: 11 February 2019
Lebanon: New cabinet must prioritize human rights
Cambodia: 11 February 2019
Cambodia: A group of NGOs expresses support for the govt. and National Assembly to pass Access to Information Law
Spain: 12 February 2019
Catalan separatists go on trial in Spain
In 'trial of the century', 12 separatists face up to 25 years in jail for the failed Catalonia independence bid in 2017.
Thailand: 12 February 2019
'A victory!': Jubilation as freed footballer returns to Australia
Hakeem al-Araibi released from Thailand detention after international campaign on risks of his extradition to Bahrain.
Myanmar: 12 February 2019
Myanmar: Expert says violence and arrests of Karenni protesters must stop
Thailand: 13 February 2019
Politically Motivated Arrest of Philippine Journalist
Criminal Libel Case is Latest Attack on Maria Ressa, Rappler
Rohingya: 13 February 2019
Bangladesh proposes safe zone in Myanmar for Rohingya refugees
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen calls on Russia, China and India to help Dhaka in tackling the Rohingya refugee crisis.
Australia: 13 February 2019
'It never ends': Trauma of Australia's 'stolen' children
On the 11th anniversary of Australia's apology to the 'Stolen Generations', two survivors reflect on their experiences.
Turkey:13 February 2019
IBAHRI condemns persecution of human rights lawyer Ramazan Demir in Turkey
Maldives: 13 February 2019
Former Maldives President Yameen charged with money laundering
Criminal charges relate to claims Abdulla Yameen received $1m of government money into his private account
Mexico: 14 February 2019
How Mexico processed El Chapo's conviction
How Mexico is reacting to the conviction of drug kingpin 'El Chapo' after a trial that captured the world's attention.
Saudi Arabia: 14 February 2019
EU adds Saudi Arabia to 'dirty money' blacklist
European Commission broadens list of nations falling short in thwarting financing of terrorism and organised crimes
Saudi Arabia: 14 February 2019
Saudi Arabia's Jubeir condemns Iran for willingness to plot assassinations
'They have no problem assassinating diplomats... We don't do this,' Saudi minister says
Myanmar: 15 February 2019
Myanmar court sentences two to death for Muslim lawyer's murder
Yangon court sentences two men to death for the 2017 murder of Ko Ni, an aide to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi
South Sudan: 15 February 2019
South Sudan: Brutal sexual violence persists in northern Unity region – UN report
Ghana: 15 February 2019
UN experts urge Ghana to ensure justice for murdered journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale Divela
UK: 15 February 2019
Freedom of expression: UK libel regime failing abuse victims
Libya: 16 February 2019
ICC Prosecutor keen on pursuing legal action against all Libyan fugitives
Kashmir: 16 February 2019
Use of pellet guns violation of human rights: Korean professors
Saudi Arabia: 16 February 2019
Khashoggi's remains may have been burned in well: Report
Security camera footage shows the remains being carried inside the consul general's residence, where the well is located
Syria: 17 February 2019
The English Voice of ISIS Comes Out of the Shadows
Yemen: 17 February 2019
Land Mines Block Saudi- Led Assault in Yemen, Killing Civilians.
Hundreds of thousands of land mines have stymied the Saudi-led forces in Yemen, and could pose a danger to civilians for decades to come.
Libya: 17 February 2019
Libya's PC accuses Haftar of using "war on terrorism" as a means to political ends
Saudi Arabia: 17 February 2019
Human rights groups call on Apple and Google to review Saudi app that can track women