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International Legal News: June 2018

The following media round up of international legal and foreign policy issues from around the world for the week of 11-18 June 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.


EGYPT:JOURNALISM IS NOT A CRIME

Photojournalist Shawkan has been locked up in a brutal Egyptian prison for over 4 years. His crime? Showing the world, the horrendous human rights abuses happening in his country.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cBoX8XNCf4


PALESTINE11/06/18

EXPERT: PALESTINE FAILS INTERNATIONAL LAW TEST FOR STATEHOOD AT ICC

https://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Expert-Palestine-fails-international-law-test-for-statehood-at-ICC-559581


ROHINGYA 11/06/18

CANADA’S RESPONSE TO ROHINGYA’S CRISIS FALLS SHORT

http://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/june-2018/canadas-response-rohingya-crisis-falls-short/


NIGERIA12/06/18

JUNE 12: A LONG TORTUOUS WALK TO JUSTICE

http://thenationonlineng.net/june-12-a-long-tortuous-walk-to-justice/


LIBERIA 13/06/18

ANOTHER LIBERIAN IN DELCO STANDS TRIAL FOR ALLEGED ROLE IN BRUTAL CIVIL WAR

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/philadelphia/thomas-woewiyu-trial-liberia-charles-taylor-war-crimes-delco-jabbateh-20180611.html

BRITAIN13/06/18

BRITAIN IS COMPLICIT SAUDI ARABIA’S WAR ON YEMEN

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/13/britain-complicit-saudi-arabia-war-yemen-hodeidah?CMP=share_btn_tw

VIETNAM13/06/18

VIETNAM CYBERSECURITY LAW A DEVASTATING BLOW TO FREEDOM: AMNESTY

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/06/vietnam-cybersecurity-law-devastating-blow-freedom-amnesty-180613074931697.html

CONGO14/06/18

APPEALS JUDGES TURN ICC ON ITS HEAD WITH BEMBA DECISION

https://www.justsecurity.org/57760/appeals-judges-turn-icc-head-bemba-decision/

INDIA14/06/18

THE PERILS OF BEING A JOURNALIST IN MODI’S INDIA

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/perils-journalist-modis-india-180614103115577.html

SPAIN15/06/18

BRINGING JUSTICE TO FRANCO ERA CRIMES IN SPAIN

https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/06/15/bringing-justice-franco-era-crimes-spain

SYRIA 15/06/18

BUILDING THE CASE AGAINST ASSAD’S REGIME

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/06/12/inenglish/1528799235_796657.html

USA15/06/18

US JUDGE REVOKES BAIL FOR EX-TRUMP CAMPAIGN MANAGER PAIL MANAFORTj

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/06/paul-manafort-jailed-obstruction-justice-charges-180615162114553.html

BANGLADESH16/06/18

IN RECORDING, CHILLING PROOF THAT HASINA’S WAR ON DRUGS INVOLVES EXTRA JUDICIAL KILLING

https://thewire.in/south-asia/in-recording-chilling-proof-that-hasinas-war-on-drugs-involves-extra-judicial-killing

QATAR 16/06/18

INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE TO HEAR QATAR CASE AGAINST UAE

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/06/16/565130/Qatar-UAE-International-Court-of-Justice

INTERNATIONAL17/06/18

THE PUNISHMENT OF WAR CRIMES

https://cyprus-mail.com/2018/06/17/the-punishment-of-war-crimes/

BANGLADESH17/06/18

CHILD LABOUR BANGLADESH ‘S CHEAP CIGARETTE FACTORIES

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/06/child-labour-bangladeshs-cheap-cigarette-factories-180617111413414.html

NORTH KOREA17/06/18

UN OFFICIAL: NOW IS THE “TIME” TO TALK HUMAN RIGHTS WITH NORTH KOREA

https://www.voanews.com/a/un-official-now-is-the-time-for-north-korea-human-rights/4441668.html

ISRAEL18/06/18

THE FALLACY OF ISRAEL’S HUMAN SHIELDS CLAIMS IN GAZA

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/fallacy-israel-human-shields-claims-gaza-180618085404724.html

USA 18/06/18

ANGER MOUNTS AGAINST TRUMP OVER CHILD SEPARATION POLICY

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/06/anger-mounts-trump-child-separation-policy-180618071221478.html

IRAN18/06/18

IRAN EXECUTES SUFI MAN OVER DEADLY TEHRAN BUS-RAMMING ATTACK

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/06/iran-executes-sufi-man-tehran-bus-ramming-attack-180618093630977.html


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