Genocide Took Place in Cambodia: Daily Brief

Plus: France should step up on Yemen conflict; UN Security Council must address Uyghurs in China visit; the need for a UN investigation into Khashoggi murder; Angola must stop abusive deportations of migrants; European Court of Human Rights rules against Russia's arrests of opposition leader; European Parliament pressures Vietnam to improve human rights ahead of trade agreement; and some good news about girls education in Afghanistan.

Two top leaders of the Cambodian Khmer Rouge have been convicted of genocide and other crimes against humanity. This decision represents a milestone for international accountability, recognizing that the killing of 1.7 million people committed during the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975-1979 was a genocide.

France should start giving substance to its calls to end atrocities in Yemen by halting arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

The UN Security Council, which typically only leaves New York City to travel to conflict zones, is heading to China later this month. Council diplomats should use their trip to draw attention to the elephant in the room: the Chinese government’s ongoing repression of 13 million Turkic Muslims.

The facts surrounding the gruesome murder of Jamal Khashoggi have continued to leak into the public view. But what's missing is any commitment to delivering meaningful justice...

The Angolan government should immediately suspend the abusive deportation of Congolese migrants and conduct a prompt and impartial investigation into alleged abuses by state security forces. 

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russia's continued detention and arrests of Alexei Navalny, Russia's main opposition leader, violated his human rights and were politically motivated.

Just a few weeks before having to vote on the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, the European Parliament calls for concrete improvements in Vietnam's human rights record, sending a clear warning to the country and to the EU.

And some good news from Afghanistan. A new report shows an increase in the number of girls graduating from schools in the Kandahar province.