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.
2016 deadliest year ever for migrants crossing Mediterranean – UN News Centre
UN urges Burundi to reverse ban on oldest human rights group – The Washington Post
Gambia: Arrests, Media Closures as Deadline Nears – Human Rights Watch
Brazil: Regain Control of Prison System – Human Rights Watch
Hungry Venezuelans flood Brazilian towns, as threat of mass migration looms – The Washington Post
Sri Lankan committee recommends hybrid courts for war crimes – The Washington Post
UN rights expert to assess potential abuses in northern Myanmar – UN News Centre
What Happens Off-Camera in Burma? – Human Rights Watch
Iraq: End irresponsible arms transfers fuelling militia war crimes – Amnesty International
Kosovar Ex-Premier, Wanted by Serbia, Faces French Court – The New York Times
Germany sued for damages of ‘forgotten genocide’ in Namibia – The Guardian
Turkey detains 18 in connection with attack near courthouse – The Washington Post
Swiss wade into complaint against WWF over tribe’s rights – The Washington Post
Asylum Seekers Left in the Cold – Human Rights Watch
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