New documents show harm to human rights a 'no-deal' Brexit would cause in UK; biased policing destroys lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma; will UK reauthorize Saudi arms sales?; another blow for asylum seekers in the US; airstrikes force Syria's hospitals underground; putting the fox in charge of the henhouse at the European Commission; and a journalist arrested in Somaliland.
The human rights implications of a 'No-Deal' Brexit in the UK were laid bare today with the publication of a government document outlining its own contingency plans if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Riots on the streets, food price rises, and reduced medical supplies are all real risks, and as HRW says, those on the lowest incomes would be hardest hit.
Abusive, biased policing is destroying the lives of poor people and black people in the US city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, a new HRW report has found.
As a major arms fair takes place in London this week, there are fears that UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia - which were suspended following a court case in June - could be reauthorized again.
Breaking news from the US, where the Supreme Court has ruled to allow enforcement of a Trump administration asylum rule that denies most Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the country. It’s unclear how quickly the policy will be rolled out.
Air strikes have been targeting hospitals in the rebel-held province of Idlib, Syria, despite the fact that it is a war crime. Medics have been forced underground in order to survive.
The European Parliament should block the appointment of Hungarian politician László Trócsányi as new Enlargement Commissioner. His track record on human rights makes him totally unsuitable.
And another journalist in Somaliland has reportedly been arrested.