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International Legal News: December 2018

The following media round up of international legal and foreign policy issues from around the world for the week of 07 - 14 December 2018.


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.


BAHRAIN 6 December 2018

Bahrain requested arrest of refugee ‘before he arrived in Thailand’

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/06/bahrain-requested-arrest-of-refugee-before-he-arrived-in-thailand


INDONESIA 9 December

Indonesia: Papuan Militants kill 17

https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/12/09/indonesia-papuan-militants-kill-17


INDIA 10 December 2018

Indian action under the scanner as UN Special Rapporteur probes fate of Dubai Princess

https://thewire.in/diplomacy/indian-action-under-the-scanner-as-un-special-rapporteur-probes-fate-of-dubai-princess


IRAN 11 December 2018

Iran sentences three Human Rights lawyers to prison, reports say;

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/11/iran-sentences-three-human-rights-lawyers-to-prison-report


ARGENTINA 11 December 2018

Argentina Dirty War: two Former Ford executives Jailed

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-46528478


TANZANIA 12 December 2018

Tanzanian girl’s rights activist wins the UN Human Rights Prize

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/12/12/africa/gyumi-un-human-rights-prize/index.html


US-BANGLADESH 12 December 2018

Reaffirming the commitment of the United States to promote free, fair, transparent and credible elections in Bangladesh

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-resolution/1169/text


BELARUS 12 December 2018

Prisioner executions in Belarus “ simply unacceptable” says UN Rights Body

https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/12/1028351


INTERNATIONAL 13 December 2018

Hundreds of Journalists jailed grlobally becomes the new normal

https://cpj.org/reports/2018/12/journalists-jailed-imprisoned-turkey-china-egypt-saudi-arabia.php


US 13 December 2018

Corker offers Resolution condemning Murder of Jamal Khashoggi

https://www.foreign.senate.gov/press/chair/release/corker-offers-resolution-condemning-murder-of-jamal-khashoggi


ETHIOPIA 13 December 2018

Ethiopia’s Torture Problem and the Court of Public Opinion

https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/12/13/ethiopias-torture-problem-and-court-public-opinion


CROATIA 13 December 2018

Why are Police in Croatia attacking asylum seekers trapped in the Balkans

https://lacuna.org.uk/migration/why-police-croatia-attacking-asylum-seekers-trapped-in-the-balkans/


SOUTH SUDAN 14 December 2018

UN Investigates systematic sexual violence across South Sudan

https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/12/1028571

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