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International Legal News

Updated: Jun 6, 2023

Weekly update: 9 May – 15 May 2023 The following media round up on international and foreign policy issues from around the world for the period of 9 May to 15 May 2023.


Guernica 37 will provide weekly media updates from the International Criminal Court, European Court of Human Rights, United Nations, European Union and other sources. Should you wish to contribute or submit a media summary, opinion piece or blog, please send to Ned Vucijak at nenadv@guernica37.com for consideration.


LIBYA- 12 May 2023


Arab News, ‘ICC issues four new arrest warrants in Libya war crimes investigation’

It is believed that they are senior members of former president Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.’


See here: https://www.arabnews.com/node/2301941/middle-east


NIGERIA/UK - 10 May 2023


Reuters, ‘Return of Benin Bronzes delayed after Nigerian president's decree’



USA - 11 May 2023


Al Jazeera, 'Pentagon withholding evidence in Russia war crimes case: Senators

Defence chief grilled on not cooperating with International Criminal Court prosecution, cites wariness of ‘reciprocity’.’


See here: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/5/11/pentagon-withholding-evidence-in-russia-war-crimes-case-senators


SYRIA- 14 May 2023


DeutscheWelle, ‘’Syria invited to Arab League meeting, despite war crimes

As Syria prepares to attend the first Arab League meeting since the start of its civil war in 2011, rights organizations insist the group's other members remember exactly who they are dealing with.’



TURKEY - 15 MAY 2023


BBC, ‘Turkey’s Erdogan faces second round in fevered race for presidency



UKRAINE/RUSSIA - 14 MAY 2023


Reuters, ‘Russia says two commanders killed as Kyiv wages Bakhmut offensive’



MEXICO/USA - 14 MAY 2023


Reuters, ‘Migrant crossings drop at U.S.-Mexico border after Title 42 expiry’



MYANMAR - 13 MAY 2023


The Irrawaddy, ‘Thousands Flee Homes as Cyclone Mocha Nears Myanmar’s Coast’



EU - 11 MAY 2023


EU Observer, ’Details emerge of first-ever EU sanctions on corruption

New EU sanctions against foreign kleptocrats should take into account the size of bribes taken and be decided by majority, instead of unanimity, details of the proposals say.’


See here: https://euobserver.com/world/157023


INDIA- 14 MAY 2023


Reuters, ‘India’s opposition Congress gains key foothold with state election win’



KENYA - 14 MAY 2023


Reuters, ’Six lions killed in Kenya in blow to conservation efforts’



THAILAND - 14 MAY 2023


Reuters, ‘Sensational!' - Revelry follows Thai opposition Move Forward's lead in elections’


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