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WEEKLY INTERNATIONAL LEGAL UPDATE

Updated: Feb 6, 2019


The following media round up of international legal and foreign policy issues from around the world for the week of 21 - 30 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 DECEMBER 2018

States Must Treat Human Rights Defenders ‘as Partners, Not as a Threat’, Secretary-General Tells General Assembly

https://www.un.org/press/en/2018/sgsm19415.doc.htm


NICARAGUA 21 DECEMBER 2018

Nicaragua: UN rights chief ‘alarmed’ by imminent expulsion of key human rights groups

https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/12/1029111


GUATEMALA 22 DECEMBER 2018

OPINION - How did a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl end up dead in US custody?

The corrupt Guatemalan government has as much responsibility in Jakelin's death as US border officials and politicians

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/year-guatemalan-girl-dead-custody-181220103841433.html


US 24 DECEMBER 2018

UN rights expert urges full investigation into death of migrant girl, held in US

https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/12/1029281


BAHRAIN 25 DECEMBER

Two court cases the UAE and Bahrain are hoping the West forgets

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/court-cases-uae-bahrain-hoping-west-forgets-181223143341540.html


CHINA 26 DECEMBER 2018

'My husband is innocent': Wife of detained Chinese lawyer barred from trial

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/26/my-husband-is-innocent-wife-of-detained-chinese-lawyer-barred-from-trial


US 26 DECEMBER 2018

SEN DIANNE FEINSTEIN

"I am writing to voice my strong concern about the recent deaths and illnesses of children detained in Border Patrol custody, and to request a full accounting and a revised protocol to prevent such tragedies from occurring in the future.

https://twitter.com/SenFeinstein/status/1078038904656281601


BANGLADESH 26 DECEMBER 2018

Bangladesh opposition demands chief election official quit

Oikya Front calls for Nurul Huda's resignation, accusing him of bias as violence worsens ahead of Sunday's poll

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/12/bangladesh-opposition-demands-chief-election-official-quit-181226060639803.html


US 26 DECEMBER 2018

The ice boxes at the border

https://www.thecut.com/2018/12/what-are-las-hieleras-iceboxes-used-by-cbp-at-the-border.html


DUBAI 27 DECEMBER

Sheikha Latifa: Mary Robinson 'backed Dubai version of events

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-46697867?ocid=socialflow_twitter

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/28/world/middleeast/human-rights-robinson-dubai-princess.html


IRAN 28 DECEMBER

Iran jailed Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe for diplomatic leverage, says Hunt

Foreign secretary decries dual national’s ‘monstrous’ 1,000 days of imprisonment

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/dec/28/hunt-iran-imprisoned-nazanin-zaghari-ratcliffe-diplomatic-reasons?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet


SAUDI ARABIA 28 DECEMBER

On the front line of the Saudi war in Yemen: Child Soldiers from Darfur

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/28/world/africa/saudi-sudan-yemen-child-fighters.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur


INTERNATIONAL 28 DECEMBER

Children suffering ‘atrocities’ as number of countries in conflict hits new peak: UNICEF

https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/12/1029461


PAKISTAN 29 DECEMBER 2018

2018: A year of media suppression and rights abuses in Pakistan

Over the past year, there was a noticeable increase in attacks on freedom of expression and human rights in Pakistan

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2018-year-media-suppression-rights-abuses-pakistan-181229143544306.html


SAUDI ARABIA 30 DECEMBER 2018

Khashoggi murder: Book reveals 'new details' about killing

Written by Turkish journalists, the book purports to shed light on events that lead to Khashoggi's murder and aftermath.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/12/khashoggi-murder-book-reveals-details-killing-181230172533470.html


BANGLADESH DECEMBER 2018

Bangladesh: Polls close in election marred by violence

At least 10 people killed in clashes, media reports say, as polls closed in Bangladesh's general election.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/12/bangladesh-elections-millions-vote-threats-violence-181229193056682.html


PALESTINE 30 DECEMBER 2018

The events that shook the Palestinian territories in 2018

With little reason for optimism for 2019, here are the main events that rocked the West Bank, Gaza and Israel this year

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/12/events-shook-palestinian-territories-2018-181228140137550.html


DOCUMENTARY RADIO ROHINGYA NOVEMBER 2018

In a refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, a young Rohingya refugee dreams of giving a voice to his people.

https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/witness/2018/11/radio-rohingya-181125083648694.html


INTERNATIONAL 2018

Unjustly Jailed freethem

https://www.hrw.org/unjustly-jailed


CONGO DECEMBER 2018

Back to Kinshasa: The Fight for Democracy in the DRC

Three young activists put everything on the line to change the political future of the Democratic Republic of Congo

https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/witness/2018/12/kinshasa-fight-democracy-drc-181207165839405.html

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