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International Legal News: June 2018 (Part II)

The following media round up of international legal and foreign policy issues from around the world for the week of 18 - 25 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.




INTERNATIONAL 18/06/18

OPENING STATEMENT AND GLOBAL UPDATE OF HUMAN RIGHTS CONCERNS BY UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ZEID RA’AD AL HUSSEIN AT 38TH SESSION (AND LAST) OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=23206&LangID=E


INTERNATIONAL 18/06/18

ACADEMIC COMMENT - UNEXPLORED CONNECTIONS: THE CRIMES OF SADDAM HUSSEIN AND ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN RELATIONS

http://www.jurist.org/forum/2018/06/louis-beres-saddam-israel.php


SPAIN 18/06/18

SPANISH KING’S BROTHER IN LAW JAILED FOR CORRUPTION

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-06/18/c_137262749.htm


US 19/06/18

PROFESSIONAL COMMENT- BEATEN BY SOCIAL MEDIA: CERTAINTY AND SOCIAL MEDIA EVIDENCE

http://www.jurist.org/hotline/2018/06/jared-staver-personal-socialmedia.php


NICARAGUA 19/06/18

WE ARE VICTIMS WHO ASSIST VICTIMS: DOCUMENTING HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN NICARAGUA

https://globalvoices.org/2018/06/19/we-are-victims-who-assist-victims-documenting-human-rights-violations-in-nicaragua/


US 19/06/18

UN RIGHTS CHIEF CONDEMNS US IMMIGRANT CHILD SEPARATION POLICY

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/2018/06/un-rights-chief-condemns-us-immigrant-child-separation-policy.php


*The attorneys general from 20 states and the District of Columbia sent a letter ( read below)to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen on Tuesday 19 of June 2018 calling for the end to the Justice Department's policy of separating children from their parents who cross the US border seeking asylum. They claim this policy to be against Children Fundamental rights.

https://www.attorneygeneral.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/2018-06-19-AG-Ltr-to-AG-Sessions-Sec.-Nielsen-re-Family-Separation.pdf


QATAR 19/06/18

QATAR TAKING UAE TO ICJ WITH ACCUSATIONS OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/qatar-taking-uae-to-icj-with-accusations-of-racial-discrimination-16927007/


US 20/06/18

UN AMBASSADOR NIKKI HALEY ANNOUNCES US WITHDRAWAL FROM UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

Haley accused the Human Rights Council of protecting human rights abusers and being a "cesspool of political bias," a "hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights," and "not worthy of its name."

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/2018/06/un-ambassador-nikki-haley-announces-us-withdrawal-from-un-human-rights-council.php


RELATED:


WHY THE US LEFT THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL AND WHY IT MATTERS

http://theconversation.com/why-the-us-left-the-un-human-rights-council-and-why-it-matters-98644


US QUIT HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL: WHAT MESSAGE DOES IT SEND TO THE WORLD?

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/06/20/politics/us-human-rights-council-intl/index.html


CHINA 20/06/18

OPINION- TIANANMEN ANNIVERSARY A TIME TO EXAMINE CHINA’S HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD

http://thehill.com/opinion/international/393228-Tiananmen-anniversary-a-time-to-examine-chinas-human-rights-record


ROHINGYA 20/06/18

REPORT DETAILS HARDSHIPS OF ROHINGYA GIRLS IN REFUGEE CAMPS

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/2018/06/report-details-hardships-of-rohingya-girls-in-refugee-camps.php


UAE 20/06/18

AP REPORT UNCOVERS SEXUAL ABUSE OF YEMENI DETAINEES IN PRISONS CONTROLLED BY UAE

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/2018/06/ap-report-uncovers-sexual-abuse-of-yemeni-detainees.php


INDIA 20/06/18

INDIA REJECTS UNHRC REPORT ON ALLEGED HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN KASHMIR SAYS IT ‘LEGITIMISES TERRORISM’

https://www.firstpost.com/india/india-rejects-unhrc-report-on-alleged-human-rights-violations-in-kashmir-says-it-legetimises-terrorism-4550921.html


HUNGARY 21/06/18

NEW HUNGARY LEGISLATION ‘SHAMEFUL AND BLATANTLY XENOPHOBIC’ - ZEID

https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=23239&LangID=E


ROHINGYA 21/06/18

GIRLS LIVE PRISON LIKE EXISTENCE IN ROHINGYA REFUGEE CAMPS

https://plan-international.org/news/2018-06-21-girls-prison-rohingya-refugee-camps


USA 21/06/18

NEW HAMPSHIRE GOVERNOR’S VETO MESSAGE REGARDING SENATE BILL 593 TO ABOLISH DEATH PENALTY

https://www.governor.nh.gov/news-media/press-2018/documents/20180621-sb593.pdf


NORWAY 22/06/18

EUROPE RIGHTS COURT REJECTS NORWAY MASS MURDERER’S APPEAL

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/2018/06/europe-rights-court-rejects-norway-mass-murderers-appeal.php


US 22/06/18

US SUPREME COURT RULES WARRANT GENERALLY NEEDED TO TRACK CELL PHONE LOCATION

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/2018/06/supreme-court-rules-warrant-generally-needed-to-track-cell-phone-location.php


INTERNATIONAL 22/06/18

WOMEN’S RIGHTS FACING GLOBAL PUSHBACK FROM CONSERVATIVE AND FUNDAMENTALIST GROUPS, UN EXPERTS WARN

https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=23244&LangID=E


VENEZUELA 22/06/18

NETIZEN REPORT: WHO WILL BE NEXT VENEZUELA’S POLITICAL CRISIS SEES A NEW WAVE OF CENSORSHIP, MEDIA REPRESSION

https://globalvoices.org/2018/06/22/netizen-report-who-will-be-next-venezuelas-political-crisis-sees-a-new-wave-of-censorship-media-repression/


INTERNATIONAL 22/06/18

BLOG- YOLANDE: GIRLS AND THEIR ALLIES CAN HELP END CHILD MARRIAGE

https://plan-international.org/blog/2018/06/girls-allies-end-child-marriage


INTERNATIONAL 23/06/18

SHOULD WE SEND TRUMP TO THE HUGE?

https://www.thecrimson.com/column/after-the-fact/article/2018/6/23/levin-send-trump-to-hague/


US 23/06/18

OPINION- THE US IS NOT OFF THE HOOK WITH HUMAN RIGHTS EVEN IF IT LEAVES THE UN

https://metro.co.uk/2018/06/23/the-us-is-not-off-the-hook-with-human-rights-even-if-it-leaves-the-un-7651017/


SAUDI ARABIA 23/06/18

SAUDI ARABIA LIFTS BAN ON WOMEN DRIVING

https://www.itv.com/news/2018-06-23/women-prepare-to-get-behind-the-wheel-as-saudi-arabia-driving-ban-ends/


POLAND 25/06/18

REFORMS A SERIOUS BLOW TO JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE, SAYS UN RIGHTS EXPERT

https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=23258&LangID=E


IRAN 25/06/18

IRANIAN LAWYER NASRIN SOTOUDEH CHARGED WITH NATIONAL SECURITY CRIMES FOR REPRESENTING HIJAB PROTESTERS

https://globalvoices.org/2018/06/25/iranian-lawyer-nasrin-sotoudeh-charged-with-national-security-crimes-for-representing-hijab-protesters/


NIGERIA 25/06/18

DEPORTED BY NIGERIA, MIGRANTS ABANDONED IN THE SAHARA DESERT

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/06/deported-nigeria-migrants-abandoned-sahara-desert-180625141430180.html


INTERNATIONAL

‘INVISIBLE GIRLS' FACE NORMALIZED VIOLENCE

https://plan-international.org/news/2017-05-09-data-reveals-impact-violence-towards-girls

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