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International Legal News: July 2018

The following media round up of international legal and foreign policy issues from around the world for the week of 25 June 2018 - 02 July 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.



CANADA 25/06/18

OPINION – CANADA SHOULD END INMUNITY FOR PERPRETATORS OF TORTURE

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2018/06/25/canada-should-end-immunity-for-perpetrators-of-torture.html


ROHINGYA 25/06/18

GOVERNMENT TO IGNORE ICC REQUEST FOR RESPONSE ON ROHINGYA CASE

https://www.irrawaddy.com/news/burma/government-ignore-icc-request-response-rohingya-case.html


ROHINGYA 26/06/18

JUSTICE FOR THE ROHINGYA? AN AMICUS BRIEF AND THE ROADS TO ACCOUNTABILITY

https://justiceinconflict.org/2018/06/26/justice-for-the-rohingya-an-amicus-brief-and-the-roads-to-accountability/


TURKEY 26/06/18

HUMAN RIGHTS BODIES 5268 PEOPLE TORTURED UNDER TURKEY’S STATE OF EMERGENCY

https://stockholmcf.org/human-rights-bodies-5268-people-tortured-under-turkeys-state-of-emergency/


INTERNATIONAL 26/06/18

UNSG: “ATROCITY CRIMES PREVENTABLE”

https://www.jurist.org/news/2018/06/unsg-atrocity-crimes-preventable/


SRI LANKA 26/06/18

DEPLORABLE THREATS AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/06/sri-lanka-deplorable-threats-against-human-rights-defender/


SPAIN 26/06/18

SPAIN STOLEN BABIES. BABIES WERE STOLEN FROM SPANISH MOTHERS AND GIVEN TO FRANCO ALLIES; THE FIRST TRIAL OVER THE SCANDAL IS UNDERWAY

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/06/26/europe/spain-stolen-babies-intl/index.html


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DOCTOR GOES ON TRIAL OVER SPAIN’S STOLEN BABIES

https://www.firstpost.com/world/doctor-goes-on-trial-over-spains-stolen-babies-scandal-4604181.html


USA 26/06/18

ACADEMIC COMMENTARY- US FOREIGN POLICY CAN’T IGNORE HUMAN RIGHTS

https://www.jurist.org/commentary/2018/06/us-foreign-policy-cant-ignore-human-rights/


LIBYA 26/06/18

AMNESTY CALLS ON LIBYA TO PROTECT WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

https://www.jurist.org/news/2018/06/amnesty-calls-on-libya-to-protect-women-human-rights-defenders/


INTERNATIONAL 26/06/18

ACADEMIC COMMENTARY – THE STAIN OF TORTURE

https://www.jurist.org/commentary/2018/06/david-crane-torture-stain/


INDIA 26/06/18

INDIA THE MOST DANGEOUS COUNTRY WITH SEXUAL VIOLENCE RIFE- GLOBAL POLL

SYRIA 26/06/18

RAPED, SHAMED, SURVIVING: THE LEGACY OF WAR FOR SYRIA’S WOMEN

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-women-dangerous-poll-exclusive/exclusive-india-most-dangerous-country-for-women-with-sexual-violence-rife-global-poll-idUSKBN1JM01X


UK 27/06/18

UK TOP COURT ALLOWS CIVIL PARTNERSHIP FOR OPPOSITE SEX COUPLE

https://www.jurist.org/news/2018/06/uk-top-court-allows-civil-partnership-for-opposite-sex-couple/


SPAIN 27/06/18

OPINION THE ‘WOLF PACK’ CASE SHOWED THE WORLD HOW SPANISH LAW IS MIRED IN MISOGYNY

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/26/wolf-pack-case-spain-law-misogyny


MYANMAR 27/06/18

MYANMAR MILITARY TOP BRASS MUST FACE JUSTICE FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY TARGETING ROHINGYA

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/06/myanmar-military-top-brass-must-face-justice-for-crimes-against-humanity-targeting-rohingya/


MYANMAR 27/06/18

‘WE WILL DESTROY EVERYTHING’: MILITARY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY IN RAHKINE STATE

https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/asa16/8630/2018/en/


INTERNATIONAL 27/06/18

JUSTICE FOR NOURA HUSSEIN

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/justice-noura-hussein


FRANCE 28/06/18

LANDMARK DECISION IN LAFARAGE CASE

https://www.ecchr.eu/nc/en/press-release/landmark-decision-in-lafarge-case/


USA 28/06/18

FEDERAL JUDGE ORDERS REUNIFICATION OF SEPARATED IMMIGRANT FAMILIES

https://www.jurist.org/news/2018/06/federal-judge-orders-reunification-of-separated-immigrant-families/


QATAR 28/06/18

INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE BEGINS HEARING ON QATAR’S CASE AGAINST UAE

https://independent.ng/international-court-of-justice-begins-hearing-on-qatars-case-against-uae/


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UAE AND QATAR FACE OFF IN INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICEOVER YEAR LONG BLOCKADE

https://www.foreignbrief.com/daily-news/uae-and-qatar-face-off-in-international-court-of-justice-over-year-long-blockade/


MYANMAR 29/06/18

UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR CALLS FOR ICC INVESTIGATION INTO MYANMAR

https://www.jurist.org/news/2018/06/un-special-rapporteur-calls-for-icc-investigation-into-myanmar/


QATAR 30/06/18

QATAR URGES UN’S TOP COURT TO END UAE CLIMATE OF FEAR

https://www.straitstimes.com/world/middle-east/qatar-urges-uns-top-court-to-end-uae-climate-of-fear


LIBYA 30/06/18

LIBYAN HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP SLAMS GOVERNMENT FOR NOT SUPPORTING INVESTIGATIONS ABU SALIM MASSACRE

https://www.libyaobserver.ly/inbrief/libyan-human-rights-group-slams-government-not-supporting-investigations-abu-salim-massacre


CONGO 02/07/18

CENSORED, HARRASSED AND ARRESTED: DR CONGO’S POLITICISED MEDIA

https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/listeningpost/2018/06/censored-harassed-arrested-dr-congo-politicised-media-180630222036345.html


INDONESIA 02/07/18

INDONESIA: SECURITY FORCES’ UNLAWFUL KILLINGS GOING UNPUNISHED -NEW REPORT

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releases/indonesia-security-forces-unlawful-killings-going-unpunished-new-report


GUATEMALA 02/07/18

IACHR WELCOMES HISTORIC DECISION FIGHT AGAINST IMPUNITY FOR CRIMES COMMITTED DURING THE INTERNAL ARMED CONFLICT IN GUATEMALA

https://reliefweb.int/report/guatemala/iachr-welcomes-historic-decision-fight-against-impunity-crimes-committed-during


INDONESIA 02/07/18

DON’T BOTHER, JUST LET HIM DIE: KILLING WITH IMOUNITY IN PAPUA

https://reliefweb.int/report/indonesia/dont-bother-just-let-him-die-killing-impunity-papua-enid


TURKEY 02/07/18

TURKISH PUBLICIST ARRESTED OVER ELECTION COMMENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA

https://stockholmcf.org/turkish-publicist-arrested-over-election-comment-on-social-media/

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