International Human Rights News: Weekly Roundup

By Luiza Drummond Veado

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

Developing nations’ demands for better life must be met, says World Bank head – The Guardian


  • Africa

WFP ‘outraged and heartbroken’ by killing of three workers in South Sudan city – UN News Centre

Ivory Coast conflict: Gbagbo ally jailed over Novotel hotel murders – BBC

Congo arrests two suspected of killing U.N. experts; one escapes -Reuters

97 missing after asylum seeker boat sinks off Libya – Aljazeera

Nigeria thwarts Boko Haram plan to attack US, UK embassies – The Washington Post

Ethiopia Supreme Court says two Zone 9 bloggers should face incitement charges – CPJ


  • Americas

Fifth person dies in protests against Nicolas Maduro – Aljazeera

Mexican narcos drop bodies, and warnings, from the skies – The Washington Post

Rapporteur on the Rights of the Child Conducts Visit to Guatemala – OAS

US: California Bail System Penalizes the Poor – Human Rights Watch

UN expert probes human trafficking in Cuba in milestone trip – The Washington Post

US: New Threats to Women’s Health – Human Rights Watch


  • Asia

Some in Afghanistan question U.S. choice to use 22,000-pound bomb against ISIS – The Washington Post

Deadly clashes erupt at Palestinian camp in Lebanon – Aljazeera

China warns against intrusions over detained Taiwan activist – The Washington Post

Philippines boat school offers hope for indigenous children – Aljazeera

North Korea ‘ready for war’ after US redeploys navy strike team – The Guardian

Death Penalty: World’s biggest executioner China must come clean about ‘grotesque’ level of capital punishment – Amnesty International

Nine-year-old sues Indian government over climate change inaction – The Guardian


  • Europe

Russia asked to end alleged killings of gays in Chechnya – The Washington Post

Hungary: New bill hampers NGOs’ access to funding and seriously threatens civil society – FIDH

Brussels tells Poland, Hungary to take in migrants or face legal action – Reuters

Moment of reckoning in Turkey as alleged coup plotters go on trial – The Guardian

Turkey referendum: Erdoğan wins vote amid dispute over ballots – as it happened– The Guardian

Swedish court rules against midwife in abortion case – The Washington Post

EU extends sanctions on Iran over human rights violations – The Washington Post

Justice, social cohesion and media freedom remain top challenges in Kosovo – Council of Europe


  • Oceania

Australian governments have failed Indigenous peoples, says Oxfam – The Guardian

Palestinian activist’s Australian visa cancelled on eve of speaking tour – The Guardian


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