Daily Archives: June 10, 2018

Capsized Ship Results In Highest Migration Attempt Death Toll Of 2018

At least 100 migrants died when a ship capsized off the coast of Tunisia on June 2nd. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the incident was the deadliest attempted migration in 2018 so far. The fishing vessel departed from Tunisia with around 180 migrants on board late Saturday […]

Supreme Court Rules Colorado Baker Can Refuse To Make Wedding Cake For Same-Sex Couple

In a 7-2 ruling on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court voted in favour of Masterpiece Cakeshop, the bakery that denied service to a same-sex couple in Colorado. It was the court’s decision that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission had been hostile to the business owner Jack Phillips’ ‘religious beliefs,’ and […]

Spanish Authorities Rescue More Than 500 People Attempting To Cross The Mediterranean Sea

Extensive rescue operations of refugees en route to Spain through the Mediterranean Sea occurred over the weekend of May 26th and 27th. The migrants, seeking asylum within the European Union, originated from various territories in Northern or Sub-Saharan Africa, but all departed on the perilous journey from Morocco. The Spanish Maritime […]

Third Round Of HLRF Talks Pass Without A Negotiated Peace Settlement For South Sudan

Talks concerning peace in South Sudan finished on Wednesday 23 May, without a negotiated settlement between the warring parties. The third round of the High-Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF), held in Addis Ababa, took place between 17 and 23 May. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the regional organization facilitating the […]

ICC Overturns Its Conviction Of Jean-Pierre Bemba In Blow To Human Rights Regime

On June 8, 2018, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court acquitted Jean-Pierre Bemba of the two counts of war crimes and three counts of crimes against humanity for which he was found guilty of in 2016. Bemba, former vice-president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, had been […]