International Human Rights News: Weekly Roundup


UN chief welcomes G20 commitment to fight climate change– UN News

Abominable Acts of Violence Against Women Must Cease’ ICC Prosecutor– FOROYAA

‘Be the change’ we desperately need, UN deputy chief urges global youth– UN News


Burundi clashes with AU over arrest warrant against ex-Vice President– AfricaNews

Special UN envoy condemns twin explosions in Galkayo and Mogadishu– Reliefweb

Joint Letter on Ethiopia’s New Draft NGO Law– Human Rights Watch


European consumer groups want regulators to act against Google tracking– Reuters

MPs Betraying Trust In Reporting Constituents To Immigration Hotline– Rightsinfo

Thousands of People with Disabilities in Croatia Trapped in Institutions– Human Rights Watch

Russia’s ban on Pride events breaches human rights, court rules– Pink News

Latin America and the Caribbean

Mexico’s López Obrador sworn in as first leftist president in decades– BBC

Venezuela’s Health Crisis Demands an Urgent Regional Response– Human Rights Watch


May urges Saudi prince to cooperate with Khashoggi investigation– The Guardian

Morocco: Torture Suspicions Mar Mass Trial Verdicts– Human Rights Watch

Egypt: New human rights body to combat criticism against state– Al Jazeera

FIFA urged by own rights body to give Iran deadline for allowing women into stadiums– Reuters

Yemen war: The battle rages on, children suffer most– UN News

North America

US agents arrested 42 migrants on American side of the border, official says– The Guardian

North Korea Accuses Washington of Weaponizing Human Rights as Nuclear Talks Stall– New York Times

Canada Post workers rally at Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg– CBC


Crossbenchers introduce asylum seeker bill–

Human Rights Commission wants the Government to establish a pay transparency agency– NZ Herald

South and South-East Asia

Taiwan LGBT+ groups mull legal challenge after gay marriage referendum rejection– Thomson Reuters Foundation News

Separate ward for transgender patients inaugurated at PIMS– Pakistan Today

Philippines drug war: Police guilty of murdering Kian Delos Santos– BBC

Right to land is top demand as Indian farmers march to parliament- Reuters

Indonesian app that allows uses to report ‘misguided’ religious beliefs criticised by human rights groups– Independent

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