Updated: Jan 26, 2019
WEEKLY UPDATE : 14 JANUARY - 20 JANUARY
The following media round up of international legal and foreign policy issues from around the world for the week of 14 January - 20 January 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.
GAZA 14 JANUARY 2019
Palestinian teen shot by Israeli forces in Friday protest dies
The 14-year-old is the third Palestinian to be killed since Friday's protest along the perimeter fence
UNITED STATES 14 JANUARY 2019
Pompeo presses Saudis for accountability on Khashoggi murder
Top US diplomat says Saudi king and crown prince reaffirmed commitment to hold Khashoggi's killers to account.
CÔTE D’IVORY 15 JANUARY 2019
International Criminal Court acquits former president Gbagbo of war crimes in Côte d’Ivoire
INTERNATIONAL 16 JANUAR 2019
More urgency needed to help increasing numbers ‘locked out’, before 2030, says UN’s Bachelet
DR CONGO 16 JANUARY 2019
Nearly 900 reportedly killed following ‘shocking’ intercommunal attacks in DR Congo
US 16 JANUARY 2019
US arrests journalist working for Iran's state Press TV
Iranian broadcaster says Marzieh Hashemi was arrested after landing at St Louis international airport
SAUDI ARABIA 17 JANUARY 2019
Another Saudi woman takes to Twitter to 'escape abusive family'
Identified as Nojoud al-Mandeel, she posts audio clip alleging her father beat and burned her 'over something trivial’.
MIDDLE EAST 17 JANUARY 2019
#10YearChallenge: Hashtag used to highlight war and suffering
Viral craze used by social media users to highlight the destruction across several Middle East countries
YEMEN 17 JANUARY 2019
Houthis illegally detaining, torturing women: Yemeni activists
Sanaa-based monitor says Houthi rebels are holding dozens of women without trial and often torturing the detainees
SYRIA 17 JANUARY 2019
'Abandoned, forgotten': Syrian refugees plead for help in Arsal
Refugees struggle to cope as conditions worsen in Lebanon's Arsal, an isolated border town once a stronghold of ISIL
MYANMAR 18 JANUAR 2019
UN rights expert calls for civilian protection as fighting escalates between military and armed group
SYRIA 18 JANUARY 2019
Syria's war: Who is responsible for the dying children of Rukban?
The 'man-made' tragedy in the encampment of about 50,000 people already killed eight children this winter.
SAUDI ARABIA 20 JANUARY 2019
Saudi Arabia to deport 250 Rohingya to Bangladesh: Activist group
Activists fear deported Rohingya could be jailed upon arrival in Bangladesh
PALESTINE 19 JANUARY 2019
Jailed Palestinian who sold land to Israelis set to be freed
Palestinian-American who received life sentence for selling property to Jews is reportedly set to be sent to US.
GAZA PLAESTINE 20 JANUARY 2019
Children's lives 'in danger' amid Gaza fuel shortage
Five hospitals in the Palestinian territory could run out of fuel 'within hours', endangering lives of many patients
SAUDI ARABAI 19 JANUARY 2019
Jamal Khashoggi case: All the latest updates
Here are the latest developments related to the Saudi journalist's murder inside the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul
LIBYA 20 JANUARY 2019
Photojournalist Mohamed Ben Khalifa killed in Libya
Acclaimed news photographer was was hit by shrapnel during a new round of clashes in Libya
SAUDI ARABIA 20 JANUARY 2019
Sister of jailed Saudi activist pleads for Pompeo's help
She says her sister has spent months in prison being beaten, waterboarded, given electric shocks and threatened with rape
JANUARY 2019 WITNESS
Latifa: Fighting Hatred with Love in France
After her son was murdered by Mohamed Merah, Latifa Ibn Ziaten decided to fight for France's marginalised youth