Media Coverage

11/20/2019

Days of protests in Iran over rising fuel prices and a subsequent government crackdown have killed more than 100 people across the country, according to rights group Amnesty International. 

11/20/2019

Chile has said it will stage a referendum to replace the country's dictatorship-era constitution next year, conceding to a key demand of protesters after nearly a month of violent civil unrest.

11/20/2019

Fatal attacks on protesters in Sudan in June were planned and could amount to crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on November 17. Sudan’s transitional authorities should commit to genuine accountability for unlawful violence against protesters since December, in which hundreds were killed.

11/20/2019

War crimes allegedly carried out by the British military may for the first time be investigated by the International Criminal Court.

11/20/2019

President Uhuru Kenyatta finally faced his Mount Kenya backyard yesterday, denied promising opposition leader Raila Odinga 2022 support and gave indication he is open to the prime minister position.

11/18/2019

On May 2, 2002, confrontations between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group and the United Self-Defense Forces (AUC) paramilitaries erupted in Colombia's western province of Choco. The fighting killed dozens, mostly women and children.

A cylinder bomb fell on the church where civilians took refuge amid the fighting. The official death toll stands at 74, but some estimate as many as 119 were killed in what has become known as the Bojaya massacre. Hundreds more were injured in the days of fighting leading up to the massacre.

11/18/2019

Sri Lanka’s new president and scourge of the Tamil Tigers Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday urged minorities unnerved by his election victory to work with him, as he was sworn in at a ceremony steeped in symbolism for his core supporters.

11/18/2019

Due to the current situation and for "security reasons," Tuesday's parliamentary session was postponed until November 19, according to the Speaker of Lebanese Parliament Nabih Berri. 

The meeting's agenda included the discussion of laws on corruption in the public sector among others. Nonetheless, this agenda, and specifically the General Amnesty Law and the plan to set up a special court to deal with fiscal crimes, sparked public debate.

Nizar Saghieh, lawyer and founder of the Legal Agenda, explained in a conference on Monday the implications of this law.

11/18/2019

Syrian refugees in Norway have joined a pan-European drive for justice over torture, extra-judicial killings, and other abuses, making a landmark request for Norwegian police to investigate atrocities committed during Syria’s long civil war.

11/18/2019

Saudi Arabia and Yemen's Houthi rebels are holding indirect, behind-the-scenes talks to end the devastating five-year war in Yemen, officials from the two warring sides have said.

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