Annual ICC meeting is an opportunity to strengthen court’s work; Iran executes journalist; justice needed for murder of Giulio Regeni; shocking statistic on homeless children in England; relentless crackdown against opposition in Guinea; gunmen attack school in Nigeria; World Bank should investigate Cambodia’s micro-loans; and good news from... Iraq
Member countries of the International Criminal Court should use their annual meeting in The Hague (14-16 December) and New York (17-23 December) to bolster the court’s delivery of justice for the worst crimes. The ICC is facing a decisive moment, as a new prosecutor and six new judges will be selected, and reforms should be implemented.
The authorities in Iran have executed a prominent dissident and journalist on Saturday, after convicting him on vague national security charges.
Italian prosecutors have announced that they have collected sufficient evidence to charge four Egyptian security officials, including senior officers from Egypt’s abusive National Security Agency for the 2016 kidnapping, torture, and murder of Italian researcher Giulio Regeni.
The number of homeless children living in temporary accommodation in England is estimated to be a shocking 136,000, 80 percent more than in 2010.
As Guinea’s President Alpha Condé prepares set to be sworn in for a controversial third term tomorrow, scores of opposition leaders, supporters, and others perceived to be close to the opposition are locked up, facing what appear to be politically motivated charges.
“International donors to Cambodia’s micro-loan sector should not be feeding a system that is abusing the rights of highly indebted borrowers struggling during a public health and economic crisis.”