International Human Rights News: Weekly Roundup

By Manon ClayetteNina Giraudel, Sweekruthi Keshavamurthy,  and Ayushi Kalyan 


At Security Council, UN chief calls for ‘quantum leap’ in funding activities to prevent conflict, address root causes – UN News

New UN-backed action plan promotes hiring of refugees – UN News

UN High Commissioner Calls on World Bank to ‘Marry’ Rights and Development – Human Rights Watch

The Security Council and Climate Change – Too Hot to Handle? – EJIL: Talk!



Africa Live: South African gangs burn 18 lorries – The BBC

Swaziland has a new name – eSwatini – but will anything else change? – The BBC

Rwanda’s Paul Kagame accuses ICC of bias against Africa – Al Jazeera

Tanzanian protest fails amid heavy police presence – Al Jazeera

UN raises alarm over fate of missing aid convoy in South Sudan – Al Jazeera


UN human rights expert to visit UK to assess racism post Brexit vote – OHCHR News

Turkey: Journalists Convicted for Doing Their Jobs – Human Rights Watch

Greece reinforces land border with Turkey to stem flow of migrants – The Guardian

UN agency urges Greece to upgrade conditions at Evros reception centre amid rising number of refugee arrivals – UN News

Irish Voters Speak Out on Landmark Abortion Referendum – The New York Times

Cannes film festival to set up sexual harassment phone line – The Guardian

Latin America and the Caribbean

Mexicans protest ‘epidemic’ of forced disappearances – Al Jazeera

‘The people lost their fear’: How Nicaragua’s new revolution took shape – The Washington Post

World Food Programme in Colombia needs US$46 million to urgently help 350,000 migrants from Venezuela – World Food Programme

Indigenous Brazilians rally to demand land rights protection – Al Jazeera

‘Breathtaking homicidal violence’: Latin America in grip of murder crisis – The Guardian


UN calls for de-escalation at Gaza-Israel border – Al Jazeera

Israel border clashes: Three Palestinians killed, Gaza officials say – The BBC

British-Iranian academic Abbas Edalat arrested in Iran – CNN

Armenian genocide: Thousands march around world to commemorate and demand recognition for atrocity – The Independent

Israel: Deportation not “voluntary” if alternative is indefinite detention or serious risk of harm – Human Rights Watch

Syria war: Government forces continue bombardment of Yarmouk camp – Al Jazeera

North America

Central American ‘migrant caravan’ reaches US-Mexico border – Al Jazeera

US intelligence committee probe finds no Trump-Russia collusion – Al Jazeera

Toronto attack an opportunity to re-evaluate de-radicalization in Canada – CBC News


Australia should follow NZ and make three-year uni degrees free, Greens say – The Guardian

Australian plan for Captain Cook monument to mark colonial landing prompts anger: ‘It’s an invasion’ – The Independent

Australia pledges $400m to save Great Barrier Reef – Al-Jazeera

South and South-East Asia

Indonesian President Jokowi to Ban Child Marriage – Human Rights Watch

Thailand protesters in rare rally over Chiang Mai development – The BBC

Myanmar violence: Thousands flee fresh fighting in Kachin state – The BBC

Korea peace talks: A missed opportunity for human rights – Amnesty International

Asaram Case Highlights Need for Witness and Victim Protection in India – Human Rights Watch

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