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.
The Human Rights Centre blog marked Human Rights Day (10 December 2016) with a blog post from the director of the Human Rights Centre, Lorna McGregor, who discussed why we must reclaim human rights.
Annual ICC Assembly: States hold ground on ICC, but serious challenges remain – Coalition for the International Criminal Court
ICC: First Lord’s Resistance Army Trial Begins – Human Rights Watch
Nigeria: Communities and NGOs protest against super-highway project in Cross River state; say 1 million people will be displaced – Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
Egypt: Bring to justice those behind deadliest church attack in years– Amnesty International
Protesters Gain Victory in Fight Over Dakota Access Oil Pipeline – The New York Times
A Bumpy Peace for Colombia – The New York Times
India Records Huge Spike in ‘Honor Killings’ in 2015 – The New York Times
Rights group, worried about HIV, urges Philippines action – The Washington Post
Database helps Holocaust survivors reclaim Warsaw property – The Washington Post
Angela Merkel calls for widespread ban on ‘full veil’ Islamic coverings – The Washington Post
Turkey Faces Crossroads Over Constitution– Wall Street Journal
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