Daily Archives: June 10, 2019

“UNHCR Secures Release Of 96 Detainees From Libya’s Zintan Detention Centre”. UNHCR: Saviour Or Culprit?

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported on the 4th of June that it had secured the “release of 96 detainees from Libya’s Zintan detention centre.” The UNHCR claims to have relocated these “detainees” to a “Gathering and Departure Facility” in Tripoli, where they wait to be evacuated […]

Will The Next President Of Mauritania Stand Against The Violation Of Human Rights?

Amnesty International together with other local human rights organizations in Mauritania is calling on all the candidates to come out for this month’s presidential elections to sign a manifesto that consists of various programs to promote and protect human rights. Mauritanians want a president who will be able to urgently […]

Trump’s Mexican Immigration Deal – Asylum Seeker Crisis Continues 1

The Trump Administration has called off its tariff threat against Mexican importers. Two days before the proposed commencement of his unpopular duty tax on Mexican goods, President Trump has announced a new bilateral trade agreement. It’s hoped that the agreement will mitigate persistent cross-national tensions which have ignited from Trump’s […]

Malaysia’s Artificial Island Construction Plans Spell Disaster For The Environment And Locals

The plan by the state government of Penang to construct artificial islands off the southern coast of the Malaysian state has been met with heavy criticism based on environmental and food security concerns. The three islands covering 1,821 hectares are part of the government’s Penang South Reclamation project (PSR) to […]

Peace Talks In Sudan Collapse Following Arrest Of Opposition Leaders

On Saturday, members of the opposition were arrested in Sudan, after meeting with African Union (AU) appointed mediator Abiy Ahmed in an attempt to restart peace talks with the Transitional Military Council (TMC). Opposition politician, Mohamed Esmat, and secretary general of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North, Ismail Jalab, were seized […]

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda Appeals Court’s Decision To Reject Afghanistan Probe

The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, appealed the court’s rejection to disallow her to continue with investigating alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Afghanistan since 1 May 2003. In its 12 April 2019 decision, the judges unanimously agreed that starting the investigation now would not serve […]