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Weekly Update: 25 February - 03 March 2019

The following media round up of international legal and foreign policy issues from around the world for the week of 25 February - 03 March 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.

Geneva: 25 February 2019 

UN Human Rights Chief calls for courage and vision in advancing rights for all

Saudi Arabia: 25 February 2019 

Khashoggi murder: Killing of Saudi journalist at Istanbul consulate to be investigated by UN

Yemen: 26 February 2019 

Is Yemen's mass starvation a war crime?

The Stream discusses man-made famine in Yemen and attitudes surrounding it

Myanmar: 26 February 2019

IBAHRI condemns death penalty ruling in U Ko Ni trial

South Korea: 27 February 2019 

South Koreans demand answers for abductions during Korean War

Relatives of South Koreans taken by the North in the 1950s remains a key issue in peace efforts with Pyongyang

Rohingya: 27 February 2019 

Stateless Rohingya refugee children living in ‘untenable situation’, UNICEF chief

Uganda: 27 February 2019

Life in prison better than partial freedom – Stella Nyanzi

Syria: 27 February 2019 

Children leaving last ISIS areas shows signs of severe Psychological distress: Save the Children

Israel: 28 February 2019 

UN Council: Israel Intentionally Shot Children and Journalists in Gaza

The UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 Gaza protests presented its conclusions, according to which 183 Palestinians were killed by Israel, including 35 children. Netanyahu: 'new records of hypocrisy and lies’

Middle East: 28 February 2019

Yazidi leaders call for help finding thousands of missing women and children kidnapped by Isis

Venezuela: 28 February 2019 

IBAHRI condemns continued fair trial violations against Venezuela’s Judge Afiuni

Palestine: 28 February 2019 

UN: Possible Israel crimes against humanity in Gaza

Probe finds 'reasonable grounds to believe' snipers intentionally shot at children, civilians during 2018 Gaza rallies.

Philippines: 28 February 2019 

'Come to Philippines, Become Citizens,' President Duterte Tells Rohingya Muslims

Sudan: 1 March 2019 

S. Sudan Has 'No Respect for Right to Life' - Amnesty

Syria: 1 March 2019 

Will EU Courts Put Syrian War Criminals on Trial?

Argentine: 1 March 2019

Argentina judge who led Jewish bombing investigation jailed

Former Argentine President Carlos Menem was acquitted in the trial, but victims of the 1994 attack hope the trial will pave the way to a new investigation.

Syria: 1 March 2019 

Syrians ‘exposed to brutality every day’ as thousands continue fleeing ISIL’s last stand

U.S: 1 March 2019 

Contradicting Trump, Otto Warmbier's parents blame North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the death of their son

"Kim and his evil regime are responsible for unimaginable cruelty and inhumanity. No excuses or lavish praise can change that," Fred and Cindy Warmbier said.

Georgia: 1 March 2019 

Georgia's historians fight against censorship of Soviet archives

They accuse the national archive of hiding information about crimes committed when Georgia was part of the erstwhile USSR

Guatemala: 2 March 2019 

Women land defenders face 'extreme criminalisation', added risks

In El Estor, Guatemala, women lead fight for land rights despite added risk of sexual violence and stigma.

Libya: 2 March 2019 

Refugees in Libya 'tortured' for breaking out of detention centre

Nearly 150 detainees broke out of their cell in Tripoli's Triq al Sikka earlier this week to protest against abuse

Pakistan: 3 March 2019 

Explainer: Who are Kashmir's armed groups?

Al Jazeera explains the major groups that are involved in the armed movement for Kashmiri self-determination

Greece: 3 March 2019 

"My mission is to make sure that nobody can say: 'I didn't know'."

Award-winning photographer Yannis Behrakis dies aged 58

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, who worked at Reuters for over 30 years, has died after a battle with cancer.

Brazil: 3 March 2019 

Emboldened by Bolsonaro, armed invaders encroach on Brazil's tribal lands

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