Plus: China faces pressure at WHO assembly; Egypt must end excessive use of pretrial detention; victims of Sri Lanka's war still await justice; UAE should release prisoners with HIV; documenting conditions in Greek refugee camps; and LGBT rights are human rights.
Félicien Kabuga, alleged chief financier of the Rwandan genocide in 1994, has been arrested in France this weekend. His arrest gives survivors hope for justice and accountability, even 26 years later.
The World Health Organization is meeting for it's annual World Health Assembly today, with the Covid-19 pandemic as the main focus. China will face pressure as several countries are pursuing an investigation into the way China has handled the pandemic.
Covid-19 has peeled away the last fig leaf covering Egypt’s grossly unjust pretrial detention system by eliminating even a pretense of independent review. Authorities should end the excessive use of pretrial detention instead of making it the norm.
The war in Sri Lanka ended 11 years ago. And yet, victims of wartime abuses are still waiting for justice.
Human rights should guide the use of billions of dollars committed by development finance institutions to address the Covid-19 health and economic crisis.