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
NICARAGUA 21 DECEMBER 2018
Nicaragua: UN rights chief ‘alarmed’ by imminent expulsion of key human rights groups
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
US 24 DECEMBER 2018
UN rights expert urges full investigation into death of migrant girl, held in US
BAHRAIN 25 DECEMBER
Two court cases the UAE and Bahrain are hoping the West forgets
CHINA 26 DECEMBER 2018
'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.
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
US 26 DECEMBER 2018
The ice boxes at the border
DUBAI 27 DECEMBER
Sheikha Latifa: Mary Robinson 'backed Dubai version of events
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
SAUDI ARABIA 28 DECEMBER
On the front line of the Saudi war in Yemen: Child Soldiers from Darfur
INTERNATIONAL 28 DECEMBER
Children suffering ‘atrocities’ as number of countries in conflict hits new peak: UNICEF
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Unjustly Jailed freethem
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