Greece Violating European & International Law: Daily Brief

Plus: abuses against protesters in Colombia; lack of credible reforms in Zimbabwe; Dutch monarch's apology for past "excessive force"; Nigerian military releases more children and youth from prison; and coronavirus upheaval exposes sexism around the world.

Greece continues its inhumane and illegal refusal of asylum claims for people fleeing conflict. Human Rights Watch has  found that more than 450 people are currently being detained on a naval vessel in terrible conditions. Meanwhile, five European countries have agreed to welcome unaccompanied minors currently living in Greek refugee camps.

In several occasions, the Colombian National Police used excessive force against protesters in peaceful demonstrators in late 2019, while efforts to ensure accountability of these acts have been limited.

Zimbabwe is failing to enact credible reforms on human rights, good governance, and the rule of law. 

Dutch King Willem-Alexander has offered an apology over "excessive violence" during the early years of Indonesian independence, reversing previous Dutch monarchs’ stance of refusing to apologize for the nation’s past abuses in the country. 

Nigeria’s military has released an additional 223 children, some of whom had been in detention for up to four or five years, from a maximum-security prison in Borno State, the epicenter of the conflict with Boko Haram. 

The coronavirus is another example of gender inequality around the world, as women are being disproportionately affected and silenced for their activism.