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International Legal News

Weekly Update: 14 JANUARY - 20 JANUARY 2019

The following media round up of international legal and foreign policy issues from around the world for the week of 14 January - 20 January 2019.

The Guernica Group will provide weekly media updates from the International Criminal Court, European Court of Human Rights, United Nations, European Union and other sources. Should you wish to contribute or submit a media summary, opinion piece or blog, please send to Nenad Vucijak for consideration.

Gaza: 14 January 2019

Palestinian teen shot by Israeli forces in Friday protest dies

The 14-year-old is the third Palestinian to be killed since Friday's protest along the perimeter fence

United States of America: 14 January 2019

Pompeo presses Saudis for accountability on Khashoggi murder

Top US diplomat says Saudi king and crown prince reaffirmed commitment to hold Khashoggi's killers to account.

Cote d'Ivoire:  14 January 2019

International Criminal Court acquits former president Gbagbo of war crimes in Côte d’Ivoire

International: 16 January 2019

More urgency needed to help increasing numbers ‘locked out’, before 2030, says UN’s Bachelet

Democratic Republic of Congo: 16 January 2019

Nearly 900 reportedly killed following ‘shocking’ intercommunal attacks in DR Congo

United States of America: 16 January 2019

US arrests journalist working for Iran's state Press TV

Iranian broadcaster says Marzieh Hashemi was arrested after landing at St Louis international airport

Saudi Arabia: 17 January 2019

Another Saudi woman takes to Twitter to 'escape abusive family'

Identified as Nojoud al-Mandeel, she posts audio clip alleging her father beat and burned her 'over something trivial’.

Middle East: 17 January 2019

#10YearChallenge: Hashtag used to highlight war and suffering

Viral craze used by social media users to highlight the destruction across several Middle East countries

Yemen: 17 January 2019

Houthis illegally detaining, torturing women: Yemeni activists

Sanaa-based monitor says Houthi rebels are holding dozens of women without trial and often torturing the detainees

Syria: 17 January 2019

'Abandoned, forgotten': Syrian refugees plead for help in Arsal

Refugees struggle to cope as conditions worsen in Lebanon's Arsal, an isolated border town once a stronghold of ISIL

Myanmar: 18 January 2019

UN rights expert calls for civilian protection as fighting escalates between military and armed group

Syria: 18 January 2019

Syria's war: Who is responsible for the dying children of Rukban?

The 'man-made' tragedy in the encampment of about 50,000 people already killed eight children this winter.

Saudi Arabia: 20 January 2019

Saudi Arabia to deport 250 Rohingya to Bangladesh: Activist group

Activists fear deported Rohingya could be jailed upon arrival in Bangladesh

Palestine: 19 January 2019

Jailed Palestinian who sold land to Israelis set to be freed

Palestinian-American who received life sentence for selling property to Jews is reportedly set to be sent to US.

Palestine: 20 January 2019

Children's lives 'in danger' amid Gaza fuel shortage

Five hospitals in the Palestinian territory could run out of fuel 'within hours', endangering lives of many patients

Saudi Arabia: 19 January 2019

Jamal Khashoggi case: All the latest updates

Here are the latest developments related to the Saudi journalist's murder inside the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul

Libya: 20 January 2019

Photojournalist Mohamed Ben Khalifa killed in Libya

Acclaimed news photographer was was hit by shrapnel during a new round of clashes in Libya

Saudi Arabia: 20 January 2019

Sister of jailed Saudi activist pleads for Pompeo's help

She says her sister has spent months in prison being beaten, waterboarded, given electric shocks and threatened with rape


January 2019 "Witness"

Latifa: Fighting Hatred with Love in France

After her son was murdered by Mohamed Merah, Latifa Ibn Ziaten decided to fight for France's marginalised youth


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