Saudi Crown Prince Under Scrutiny: Daily Brief

Plus: US border guards tear gas children; Open Society pulls out of Turkey; Chinese courts downplay abuse of women; still waiting for justice in Uganda; Australia's refugee policy "a horrible human experiment," and home a dangerous place for women. 

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman may face a criminal probe if he ventures to Argentina to attend the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires at the end of the month. Argentine prosecutors have begun examining a submission by Human Rights Watch concerning the role of Mohammed Bin Salman in connection with war crimes committed in Yemen as well as his possible complicity in allegations of torture.  Meanwhile, the Crown Prince is expected to be met by protests when visiting Tunisia today.

US border guards have shot several rounds of tear gas into Mexico last weekend to disperse migrants massed at the border wanting to seek asylum in the US. Amongst those hit by the chemicals were women and children.

A Chinese court refused to grant a women who had been severely beaten by her husband a divorce “to give the man a chance”. Such rulings reflect Chinese courts’ tendency to downplay abuse of women and push victims into mediation rather than providing justice, says Human Rights Watch researcher Yaqiu Wang.

“A horrible human experiment that has no end” is how Human Rights Watch Australia Director Elaine Pearson describes the situation of refugees and asylum seekers on Manus & Nauru under Australia’s current offshore processing policy.

The “most dangerous place” for women around the world may be at home. More than half of female murder victims last year were killed by their partners or family members, according to a new United Nations study.