Media Coverage

8/3/2016

The convictions of small farmers accused in a clash over land rights has raised concern about the strength and independence of Paraguay’s judicial system.

8/2/2016

Marking the second anniversary of the seizure of Sinjar by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed his profound sympathy to the families of the victims and the survivors as well as deep concern for safety of the people.

8/2/2016

Tens of thousands of supporters of Sri Lanka’s former president marched to the capital on Monday to accuse the government of betraying the nation by agreeing with the United Nations to investigate allegations of war crimes during the country’s civil war.

8/2/2016

Women’s rights campaigners and human rights groups in Peru have vowed to appeal against a ruling that clears jailed former president Alberto Fujimori and his health ministers of criminal responsibility for a nationwide family planning programme that resulted in thousands of forced sterilisations in the late 1990s.

8/1/2016

China has put on trial a number of detained human rights activists, handing down a suspended three-year sentence to one activist after he reportedly confessed to colluding to subvert the state.

8/1/2016

Borovcanin, the wartime deputy commander of the Bosnian Serb interior ministry’s special police brigade, has been released from prison in Denmark, where he was serving his sentence, media reported on Monday.

8/1/2016

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia said on Tuesday that Serbia was obliged to cooperate in the contempt of court case against Radical Party members Petar Jojic, Jovo Ostojic and Vjerica Radeta, who are accused of threatening witnesses in the case against their leader Vojislav Seselj.

8/1/2016

China sentenced a prominent activist to three years in jail with a four year reprieve on Tuesday for subverting the state, in a case linked to a crackdown on human rights lawyers.

8/1/2016

Tens of thousands of people have fled a fresh outbreak of violence in South Sudan, reporting mass killings, looting and forced recruitment of child soldiers, U.N. agencies said on Tuesday.

8/1/2016

Tunisia’s parliament passed a vote of no confidence in prime minister Habib Essid on Saturday, effectively disbanding the government of the US-trained agricultural economist.

The no-confidence motion was passed by 118 votes, easily crossing the country’s 109-vote threshold after a debate that stretched late into the night. Out of the 191 MPs present for the vote, only three supported Essid and others abstained.

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