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Updated: Mar 4, 2019

Weekly Update: 18 February - 24 February 2019


The following media round up of international legal and foreign policy issues from around the world for the week of 18 February - 24 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.

Egypt: 18 February 2019

Award-winning Egyptian journalist Shawkan on verge of being released, says lawyer

Photographer jailed for covering Rabaa massacre has been transferred from his prison in preparation for full release

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/award-winning-egyptian-journalist-shawkan-verge-being-released-says-lawyer

https://slate.com/culture/2016/09/photos-by-imprisoned-egyptian-photojournalist-mahmoud-abou-zeid-featured-in-a-bronx-documentary-center-exhibition.html


Syria: 19 February 2019

Shamima Begum: The Human Rights Impact Of Making Someone Stateless

https://rightsinfo.org/shamima-begum-human-rights-impact-making-someone-stateless/


Africa: 20 February 2019

LGBT+ Africans optimistic as Kenya set to rule on decriminalising gay sex

https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/ea/Kenya-set-to-rule-on-decriminalising-gay-sex/4552908-4990458-gho9wu/index.html


Egypt: 20 February 2019

Egypt executes 9 political prisoners despite international outcry

"Sir, we have been given enough electric shocks to power Egypt for the next 20 years”

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190220-egypt-executes-9-political-prisoners-despite-international-outcry/


Brazil: 21 February 2019

Brazilian police want to test new tactic in war against child trafficking

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-trafficking-technology/brazilian-police-want-to-test-new-tactic-in-war-against-child-trafficking-idUSKCN1QA305


Mexico: 22 February 2019

Myanmar's Suu Kyi woos investors to crisis-hit Rakhine, decries "negative" focus

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-mexico-el-chapo/el-chapo-to-seek-new-trial-after-juror-admits-breaking-rules-idUSKCN1QB2AS


Myanmar: 22 February 2019

Myanmar's Suu Kyi woos investors to crisis-hit Rakhine, decries "negative" focus

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-myanmar-rakhine-investment/myanmars-suu-kyi-woos-investors-to-crisis-hit-rakhine-decries-negative-focus-idUSKCN1QB0HO?fbclid=IwAR2rtBtOC8rOoUoiXISVzApfylwd-JaKLmmzkuXfX9wZPHILwtnY0u0t0B8


Libya: 22 February 2019

Civilians Caught in Tightening Siege

https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/02/22/libya-civilians-caught-tightening-siege


Bosnia and Herzegovina: 22 February 2019

Appeal Judgement in the case of Prosecutor v Radovan Karadžić to be rendered on 20 March 2019


Radovan Karadžić was charged with two counts of genocide, five counts of crimes against humanity, and four counts of violations of the laws or customs of war committed by Serb forces during the armed conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina (“BiH”), from 1992 until 1995

http://www.irmct.org/en/news/appeal-judgement-case-prosecutor-v-radovan-karadžić-be-rendered-20-march-2019


Ethiopian: 22 February 2019

Interview: Ethiopia Lets in Human Rights Watch for First Time in 8 Years

Genuine Progress on Rights, Yet Ethnic Tensions Loom in Rural Regions

https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/02/22/interview-ethiopia-lets-human-rights-watch-after-8-year-ban


Rwanda: 23 February 2019

A Year On, No Justice for Refugee Killings

Police Shot Dead at Least 12 During Protest

https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/02/23/rwanda-year-no-justice-refugee-killings


Israel: 24 January 2019

Israeli forces shoot Palestinian youth and a teacher on her way home

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190224-israeli-forces-shoot-palestinian-youth-and-a-teacher-on-her-way-home/


Venezuela: 24 February 2019

After Venezuela Aid Is Torched, Guaido Plots Bolder Measures

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-24/venezuela-sits-in-a-dangerous-stalemate-after-a-day-of-violence?utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_content=business&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business


Nigeria: 24 February 2019

Dozens killed in Nigeria poll violence: observers

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-election/dozens-killed-in-nigeria-poll-violence-observers-idUSKCN1QD0CV


Spain: 24 February 2019

Hundreds protest against Spanish king in Barcelona

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-telecoms-mobileworld-protests/hundreds-protest-against-spanish-king-in-barcelona-idUSKCN1QD0U8


Syria: 24 February 2019

Tunnels, civilians slow capture of Islamic State's last Syria pocket

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-islamic-state/tunnels-civilians-slow-capture-of-islamic-states-last-syria-pocket-idUSKCN1QD0KR


Thailand: February 2019

Thailand migration Report 2019

http://thailand.iom.int/sites/default/files/document/publications/Thailand%20Report%202019_22012019_HiRes.pdf


Myanmar: February 2019

Free former child soldier jailed for speaking out.

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/free-aung-ko-htwe

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