Media Coverage

22/9/2020

For years, small boats have left northern Lebanon’s coast, packed with desperate migrants hoping to reach European shores. Until recently, they carried mostly Syrian and Palestinian refugees. But with Lebanon in freefall, its citizens have begun joining their ranks in larger numbers.

22/9/2020

The United Nations’ special rapporteur for hazardous substances and wastes, Baskut Tuncak, said in a report on Monday that the UN must offer “individual compensation and a public apology” to Roma, Ashkali, and Balkan Egyptian refugees who were poisoned while living in UN-operated camps in Kosovo that were situated on land contaminated by lead from a nearby mine.

22/9/2020

At least 57 members of the Afghan security forces were killed and dozens injured in overnight clashes with Taliban fighters across Afghanistan, security officials said on Monday, in the bloodiest day of fighting since government and insurgent forces began peace talks in Doha over a week ago.

22/9/2020

A high-level delegation led by the head of Sudan’s ruling council was in the United Arab Emirates for separate talks with Emirati and US officials on Monday, including discussions on its removal from the US’s list of countries that “sponsor terrorism,” according to state media.

22/9/2020

A new wave of demonstrations follows the extremely violent crackdown on protests in the capital Bogota, in which police indiscriminately opened fire on civilians, earlier this month. The National Strike Committee announced that they have organized nine marches in Bogota “in defense of life, against police brutality, persecution and assassinations” of human rights defenders.

17/9/2020

The UN Security Council on Tuesday asked Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to appoint a special envoy to broker peace in Libya, although Russia and China abstained from voting on the resolution that also extended the UN mission in the country.

17/9/2020

Bosnia’s State Investigation and Protection Agency arrested nine men on Wednesday on suspicion of committing crimes against Bosniak civilians in the village of Novoseoci in the Sokolac municipality during wartime in 1992. The crimes they are accused of include the killing of 44 Bosniak civilians. 

17/9/2020

In an open letter signed by groups including the United States-based Uyghur Human Rights Project, Genocide Watch, and the European Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, on Tuesday called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to launch an investigation.

Sixteen individuals co-signed the letter and assert that there is “mounting evidence” of crimes against humanity and genocide occurring in Xinjiang. This open letter only adds to the growing international pressure on China’s government over its actions in Xinjiang.

17/9/2020

On Tuesday, leaders of the 15-member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) met the heads of a military government that, on August 18, overthrew President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, in the bloc's latest attempt to quicken the transition from military leadership.

17/9/2020

The government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has committed systematic human rights violations including killings and torture amounting to crimes against humanity, United Nations investigators said in a report on Wednesday.

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