Nothing can bring back those who died at the Grenfell tower disaster in London, one year ago. But the government owes it to their memory to deliver justice and ensure that everyone’s housing is safe, writes HRW's Benjamin Ward.
The International Criminal Court appeals chamber has overturned the conviction against Jean-Pierre Bemba, former vice-president of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Bemba was the court’s sole prosecution from its investigation of crimes in the Central African Republic from 2002 to 2003, and the ruling could send shockwaves through that conflict’s survivors of rape and other abuses.
Today is also Russia Day, just before the football World Cup kicks off in Moscow. Time to highlight the need for the authorities in Russia to release Oleg Sentsov, and also time to note how Ramzan Kadyrov, the ruler of the human rights black hole known as Chechnya, is using the tournament to try to polish his image using one of the world's biggest football stars.