International Human Rights News: Weekly Roundup

By Luiza Drummond Veado and Cecilia Grillo

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

Egypt: NGO law threatens to annihilate human rights groups – Amnesty International

Charles Taylor: Liberia’s former leader’s ex-wife charged with torture– BBC

DR Congo: UN Should Investigate Kasai Violence– Human Rights Watch

  • Americas

US Mulls Sanctioning Venezuelan Oil as ‘Economic War’ Continues – Telesur

USA: Trump’s expected decision to leave the global climate deal could result in a human rights catastrophe of epic proportions – Amnesty International

Chile Judge Jails 106 Ex-Agents of Pinochet Dictatorship – Telesur

OAS fails to agree on Venezuela as protests continue – BBCNews

Bolivia’s Evo Morales Accuses OAS Chief of Trying to Wipe Out Latin America’s ‘Anti-Imperialist’ Govts – Telesur

  • Asia

India: Lack of Army Justice Could Provoke New Crimes – Human Rights Watch

Human Rights activist to sue Thai authorities – BBCNews

Thailand: Investigate Death in Immigration Lockup – Human Rights Watch

UN sends top human rights lawyer to Burma to investigate rape and murder of Rohingya Muslims – Independent

Burma/Thailand: Deported Turkish Man at Risk– Human Rights Watch

The Middle Eastern kingdom of Bahrain is quietly heading towards a ‘total suppression of human rights’ – Independent

Israel: 50 Years of Occupation Abuses – Human Rights Watch

Yazidi human rights activist bursts into tears on return to her village for the first time in three years – Independent

Rouhani faces pressure to improve human rights in Iran – Reuters

Another Day, Another Bomb in Kabul – Human Rights Watch

Flying without a man: The mysterious case of Dina Ali – BBCNews

  • Europe

London Bridge attack: Timeline of British terror attacks– BBC

What Do the Party Manifestos Say About Human Rights? – Human Rights Watch

Corruption inquiry at Council of Europe over Azerbaijan – BBCNews

Georgia/Azerbaijan: Journalist Kidnapped Across Border – Human Rights Watch

EU/Greece: Pressure to Minimize Numbers of Migrants Identified As ‘Vulnerable’ – Human Rights Watch

Italy refugee crisis: Gangs running child prostitution rings – Aljazeera

EU-China Summit: moving forward with our global partnership – EUNews



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