International Human Rights News: Weekly Roundup

By Giulia CarliniUdita Sharma,  Tola AkindipeTommaso Poli

Each week students at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre prepare an overview of the past week’s human rights related news stories from around the world. 

  • Africa

Chaos in Zimbabwe after Mugabe fails to announce expected resignation – The Guardian

Political Clashes in Kenya Leave Several Dead – The New York Times

Nigeria: Prison Congestion as Denial of Human Rights – What Govt is Doing – AllAfrica

Where are Burundi’s missing witnesses to crimes against humanity? – Irin News

Kenya Supreme Court Sides With Incumbent in Presidential Revote – The New York Times

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International Human Rights News: Weekly Roundup

By Udita Sharma, Giulia CarliniTola AkindipeTommaso Poli

Each week students at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre prepare an overview of the past week’s human rights related news stories from around the world. 

  • International

UN human rights office moves to tackle sexual harassment – Devex

UN Experts Place Human Rights at the Center of Paris Agreement Implementation – IISD – SDG

  • Africa

U.N. watchdog tells Congo to hold election, clean up human rights – Business Insider

International court opens probe into Burundi deadly violence – ABC News

UN releases Central African Republic crimes suspects – BBC News

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International Human Rights News: Weekly Roundup

By Giulia CarliniTola AkindipeTommaso Poli,  Udita Sharma,

Each week students at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre prepare an overview of the past week’s human rights related news stories from around the world. 

  • International

Guterres says UN needs to do more to combat sexual harassment -Devex

UN Human Rights Committee formally excludes unborn child from ‘right to life’ – LifeSiteNews

Protecting environmental defenders should be a central issue at climate talks – Open Global Rights

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International Human Rights News: Weekly Roundup

By Tola AkindipeTommaso Poli,  Udita Sharma,  Giulia Carlini

Each week students at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre prepare an overview of the past week’s human rights related news stories from around the world. 

  • International

Women’s rights threatened by fundamentalism and the far right, study finds – ABC News

  • Africa 

Central African Republic’s message to UN: ‘The only thing we want is peace’ – UN News

Africa eyes senior Trump envoy visit for US policy hints – Reuters

Tanzania arrests and detains activists on trumped up charges of ‘promoting homosexuality’! – Reprisals for Challenging the Government – PanAfrica ILGA

Peacekeeper, workers killed in attack on UN missions in Mali – CNN

Militants who killed 23 at Mogadishu hotel used intelligence service ID cards– The Guardian

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International Human Rights News: Weekly Roundup

By Tommaso Poli,  Udita Sharma,   Tola AkindipeGiulia Carlini

Each week students at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre prepare an overview of the past week’s human rights related news stories from around the world. 

  • International

#MeToo Floods Social Media With Stories of Harassment and Assault – The New York Times

In Response To #MeToo, Men Are Tweeting #HowIWillChange – Huffington Post

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International Human Rights News: Weekly Roundup

By Tommaso Poli,  Udita Sharma,   Tola AkindipeGiulia Carlini

Each week students at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre prepare an overview of the past week’s human rights related news stories from around the world. 

Africa

Mogadishu truck bomb: 500 casualties in Somalia’s worst terrorist attack- The Guardian

At least eight killed, dozens wounded in protests across Oromia – Addis Standard

Nigeria seeks re-election into UN Human Rights Council – Vanguard

Dozens of Boko Haram members convicted in mass secret trial in Nigeria – The Guardian

South Sudan is a disaster. Its president says: Not my fault. – The Washington Post

In Africa, LGBT Rights Activists Worry About Trump Impact – NBC News

Stop killings or face the music, warns Nasa – Daily Nation

Senegal Makes Strides on Palliative Care – Human Rights Watch

DR Congo: US, EU Should Expand Targeted Sanctions – Human Rights Watch

Central African Republic: UN Special Adviser condemns incitement of violence and hatred – UN News

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