Extreme Abuse against Migrants in Libya: Daily Brief

Plus: 26 people own more than the 3.8 billion people globally; costly Hungarian government hate campaigns; lessons from Uzbekistan's reforms; unlawful assaults against Buddhists in southern Thailand; South Korean female athletes denounce culture of abuse; Trump's family separation affected more children than previously known; and Vietnam should ensure labor reforms and workers' rights before the free trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam is implemented.

European Union policies contribute to a cycle of extreme abuse against migrants in Libya. Our new report details how the EU and Italy’s support for the Libyan Coast Guard contributes significantly to the interception of migrants and asylum seekers and their subsequent detention in arbitrary, abusive detention in Libya.

Last year, billionaire fortunes grew by $2.5 billion a day. Oxfam's latest inequality report documents how 26 people own more than the 3.8 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity.

The Hungarian government has spent €216 million on propaganda and fearmongering over the past 8 years, according to new information from Atlatszo.

While many countries are moving in the wrong direction on human rights, it’s sometimes the unlikely ones, such as Uzbekistan, that show signs of hope...

Separatist insurgents in Thailand’s southern border provinces killed two Buddhist monks in an unlawful assault on a temple on January 18, 2019. The deliberate attack on civilians and a place of worship is a war crime.

Female South Korean skating athletes are denouncing the culture of abuse they've been facing in their country.

Trump’s family separation affected ‘thousands’ more children than previously known. A draft policy document leaked to NBC News revealed that Trump administration's officials were discussing deliberately targeting migrant families by late 2017.

Europe's Trade Commissioner, Cecilia Malmström, asks Vietnam to ensure labor reforms and workers' rights before a free trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam is implemented.