Catherine Chang

Nicaragua: One Year In

Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, issued a statement on Tuesday calling for the Nicaraguan government to “ensure its security forces allow space for people to assemble peacefully and express their views in accordance with their rights under international law” and that “further use of excessive force” […]

Nigeria’s “Forgotten Conflict”: Mining Activities Suspended In Zamfara Amidst Rising Crime

Nigeria’s government has called for an end to mining operations as crime rises and insecurity continues in Zamfara, a state in the country’s northwest where gold mining has become increasingly common over the past decade. In the midst of a surge in property destruction, killings, and kidnappings of both locals […]

Cambodian Court Issues Arrest Warrants For Top Opposition Leaders

A Cambodian court has issued arrest warrants for top political opposition leaders living abroad as they prepare to return to the country. Included are warrants for Sam Rainsy, the founder of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), who is accused of incitement to commit a felony and plotting to […]

Ukraine Begins Impeachment Process

Members of the Ukrainian Parliament have begun the process to impeach President Petro Poroshenko after a media report was released linking him to a corruption scandal in which the president’s friends and high-ranking defense officials allegedly stole millions from the country’s military industry by receiving kickbacks for smuggling spare military […]

Egyptian Security Forces Kill 16 Suspected Fighters In Sinai 1

Egyptian security forces killed 16 suspected fighters in the country’s northern Sinai Peninsula, according to state media last Tuesday. According to the Interior Ministry, the “National Security Department was monitoring ‘two terrorist cells, planning to carry out a series of terrorist attacks against vital installations and important figures in El […]

UN Releases Preliminary Report On Khashoggi’s Death

A preliminary report was released on Thursday as the result of an independent international human rights inquiry led by United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary killings Agnes Callamard into the killing of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi. According to the UN report, which builds on information obtained from […]