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Updated: Feb 6, 2019

17-21 DECEMBER 2018


The following media round up of international legal and foreign policy issues from around the world for the week of 17 - 21 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.



INTERNATIONAL

ENFORCED DISSAPEARENCE; WHERE ARE THEY?

https://www.amnesty.org/en/what-we-do/disappearances/


AUSTRALIA 13 DECEMBER 2018

Inside Story: James- Rickeston, locked up in Cambodia

https://www.abc.net.au/austory/james-ricketson/10614726


THAILAND 14 DECEMBER 2018

Hundreds of Thai Women Sold for Sex, US Prosecutors Say

https://www.benarnews.org/english/news/thai/thailand-rights-12142018165230.html


SYRIA 14 DECEMBER 2018

‘Get out and tell the world’: Marie Colvin's life and death in Syria's war zone

War photographer Paul Conroy speaks to MEE about his friendship with Marie Colvin and the importance of reporting from the ground

https://www.middleeasteye.net/in-depth/features/get-out-and-tell-the-world-Marie-Colvin-s-life-and-death-in-Syria-s-war-zone-489314576


CAMBODIA 17 December 2018

Fighting for a father's freedom

The decision to fly a drone over an anti-government rally landed James Ricketson in a Cambodian

prison for 15 months. This is the inside story of the Australian filmmaker's ordeal and the fallout for his family.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-17/fighting-for-james-ricketsons-freedom/10430358


ROHINGYA 17 DECEMBER

Rupa Huq MP: We must insist upon human rights not just for the Rohingya, but also for the Bangladeshi people

British Government Ministers must do more to challenge Bangladesh’s behaviour as we approach their December general election, says Rupa Huq MP.

https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/foreign-affairs/opinion/house-commons/100565/rupa-huq-mp-we-must-insist-upon-human-rights


ROHINGYA 18 DECEMBER 2018

Myanmar commission calls for evidence of Rohingya abuse

But many Rohingya and members of the international community view the internal probe as a sham

https://www.ucanews.com/news/myanmar-commission-calls-for-evidence-of-rohingya-abuse/84130


NORTH KOREA 20 DECEMBER

U.N. Condemns North Korea's 'Widespread' Human Rights Violations

http://time.com/5482324/u-n-condemns-north-korea-human-rights-violations/


SAUDI ARABIA 21 DECEMBER 2018

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi Arabia announces plans to reform security agencies

Reforms to the intelligence agencies will be overseen by Mohammed bin Salman, who has denied accusations of ordering the killing of Khashoggi

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/jamal-khashoggi-saudi-arabia-announce-plans-reform-security-agencies-497199115


IRAQ 21 DECEMBER 2018

Dozens of bodies 'found in Islamic State mass grave' in Iraq

Resident of Al-Abbassi area of Hawija says Islamic State would execute civilians and throw them in a deep well where grave was discovered

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/dozens-bodies-found-islamic-state-mass-grave-iraq-775530774


CHINA 21 DECEMBER 2018

Beijing slams reports of forced labour in Muslim detention camps

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/12/21/beijing-slams-reports-forced-labour-muslim-detention-camps/


AUSTRALIA - INTERNATIONAL 21 DECEMBER

'Thanks Australia': Detained refugee footballer says support keeps him strong

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/thanks-australia-detained-refugee-footballer-says-support-keeps-him-strong


NICARAGUA 21 DECEMBER 2018

Nicaragua: Report by independent experts affirms that government of President Ortega has committed crimes against humanity

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/12/nicaragua-report-by-independent-experts-affirms-that-the-government-of-president-ortega-has-committed-crimes-against-humanity/


PALESTINE 11 DECEMBER 2018

'Maybe the devil got into my mind': Tackling depression in Palestine

Depressive behaviour in the face of daily trauma - like living under occupation - is normal. But Palestinians are not always at ease with it

https://www.middleeasteye.net/in-depth/features/maybe-devil-got-my-mind-tackling-depression-under-occupation-233013015


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