Relentless crackdown on civil society continues in Egypt; the human rights in-tray for UK's new Prime Minister; Israel delays an HRW deportation hearing; slow wheel of justice for war crimes in Central African Republic; seven months of hell in the UAE; more destruction in Myanmar's Rakhine state; President Trump vetoes Congress attempt to block Saudi arms sales; & good news for women in Côte d’Ivoire...
If Egypt has any intention to let civil society in the country function independently, President al-Sisi should send a problematic new law on NGOs - non-governmental organisations - back to parliament.
The new UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, should ensure that his new government maintains a focus on human rights as it sets out its new agenda.
Israel’s Supreme Court yesterday delayed a hearing on whether the Israeli government can deport a Human Rights Watch employee for speaking out on unlawful settlements. The court delayed the case against Omar Shakir, Israel-Palestine director at HRW, until September.
The Special Criminal Court in the Central African Republic should step up its efforts to get justice for victims of war crimes.
New satellite analysis shows "minimal preparation" for the return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar as well as the "continuing destruction of residential areas" in northern Rakhine state.
Breaking news from the US, where President Trump has vetoed resolutions in Congress to block the sale of $8 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
And finally good news from Côte d’Ivoire, where a new marriage law could give women the same rights as their husbands over marital property - all part of a larger government plan to make men and women equal in marriages and when it comes to inheritance.