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Updated: Mar 19, 2019

Weekly Update: 4 March  - 10 March  2019


The following media round up of international legal and foreign policy issues from around the world for the week of 4 March - 10 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.



Syria: 4 March 2019 

Is Syria giving Universal Jurisdiction new life ?

https://www.justiceinfo.net/en/tribunals/national-tribunals/40483-is-syria-giving-universal-jurisdiction-new-life.html


Germany: 4 March 2019 

Germany asks for extradition of Syrian official for CAH and suit allowed in US for victims of torture at Abu Ghraib

http://www.iclmediareview.com/4-march-2019-germany-asks-for-extradition-of-syrian-official-for-cah-and-suit-allowed-in-us-for-victims-of-torture-at-abu-ghraib


Egypt: 4 March 2019 

'It is as if I am flying': Egyptian journalist freed from jail after almost six years

Photographer Mahmoud Abu Zeid, AKA Shawkan, was jailed in 2013 after covering protests

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/04/photographer-mahmoud-abu-zeid-shawkan-journalist-released-egypt

https://cpj.org/2019/03/egyptian-photojournalist-shawkan-finally-free-afte.php


Malaysia: 5 March 2019 

Malaysia joins International Criminal Court

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/malaysia-joins-international-criminal-court-icc-11312826


Colombia: 6 March 2019 

Colombia investigates enlistment of child soldiers, testimonies at Gambia’s Truth Commission allege involvement of country’s former president in crimes, ICC PTC II decision on principles in victims’ participation application

http://www.iclmediareview.com/6-march-2019-colombia-investigates-enlistment-of-child-soldiers-testimonies-at-gambias-truth-commission-allege-involvement-of-countrys-former-president-in-crimes-icc-ptc-ii-decis


Colombia: 6 March 2019 

Colombia’s war crimes tribunal opens investigation into child recruitment

https://colombiareports.com/colombias-war-crimes-tribunal-opens-investigation-into-child-recruitment/


Geneva: 6 March 2019

U.N. Rights Chief, Denouncing “ Gross Inequalities” Jabs at China and Israel

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/06/world/europe/un-rights-bachelet.html


Sri Lanka: 6 March 2019 

Sri Lanka U-turns war crime probe

https://www.france24.com/en/20190306-sri-lanka-u-turns-war-crimes-probe


Myanmar: 7 March 2019

ICC’s ruling on Myanmar could have implications for Syrian war criminals

https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/pm/icc-ruling-on-myanmar-could-have-implications-syrian-war-crimes/10881198


Syria: 7 March 2019

Syrian refugees file ICC case against Regime

https://www.justiceinfo.net/en/live-feed/40507-syrian-refugees-file-icc-case-against-regime.html\


South Korea: 7 March 2019 

Military ‘Sodomy’ Law Violates Rights

Constitutional Court to Consider Repeal of Anti-Gay Law

https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/03/07/south-korea-military-sodomy-law-violates-rights


Saudi Arabia: 7 March 2019 

My sister is in a Saudi jail. Her crime? Campaigning for women’s rights

The government of Saudi Arabia claims it operates an open and tolerant nation. Its deplorable actions prove the very opposite is

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/07/saudi-arabia-womens-rights-jail


Sudan: 8 March 2019 

Sudanese journalist detained in undisclosed location

https://cpj.org/2019/03/sudanese-journalist-detained-in-undisclosed-locati.php


Iran: 8 March 2019 

UK grants diplomatic protection for British-Iranian woman

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been imprisoned in Iran for nearly three years on espionage accusations

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/03/uk-grants-diplomatic-protection-british-iranian-woman-190308161005380.html


Iraq:  8 March 2019 

ISIL fighters' families struggle in Iraqi society

A human rights group says that families with ties to ISIL are facing collective punishment - which is a war crime.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/03/isil-fighters-families-struggle-iraqi-society-190308153926245.html


Syria: 8 March 2019 

ICC urged to investigate Syria's forced deportations

Requests filed the International Criminal Court on behalf of refugees to ask for investigation into Syria.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/03/icc-urged-investigate-syria-forced-deportations-190307150239434.html


Sudan: 9 March 2019 

Sudan's Bashir orders release of detained women protesters

Move to release the women coincided with International Women's Day, which saw continued protests against Bashir's rule

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/03/sudan-bashir-orders-release-detained-women-protesters-190309055103598.html


Kashmir : 9 March 2019 

India-Pakistan tensions: All the latest updates

Recent crackdown on outlawed groups by Pakistan not enough, says Indian foreign ministry spokesperson.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/02/india-pakistan-tensions-latest-updates-190227063414443.html


Malaysia: 9 March 2019 

Malaysian jailed for more than 10 years for insulting Islam

The sentence is believed to be the harshest such penalty on record in the Muslim-majority country

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/03/190309143611139.html


Venezuela: 10 March 2019

Venezuela's Guaido calls for massive protest as blackout drags on

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/venezuela-s-guaido-calls-for-massive-protest-as-blackout-drags-on-11328246


U.S.: 10 March 2019 

US judge may force Trump administration to reunite more families separated at Mexico border

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/us-judge-may-force-trump-administration-to-reunite-more-families-separated-at-mexico-border-11328204


Iran: 10 March 2019 

Human rights violations on the rise in Iran

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1464571


Cambodia: 2018 

Rithy Panh: Living the experience of Genocide in Body and Soul

https://www.justiceinfo.net/en/justiceinfo-comment-and-debate/in-depth-interviews/39596-rithy-panh-living-the-experience-of-genocide-in-body-and-soul.html

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