Category Archives: World

Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia: Did justice take too long?

The conviction of former Khmer Rouge leaders for genocide is a symbolic human rights victory. However, the legal process has been criticized as being marred by corruption and delays. Ate Hoekstra reports from Phnom Penh. Continue reading

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Opinion: Hungary’s Viktor Orban finally welcomes a ‘refugee’

By giving refuge to former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, Orban is making a mockery of his government’s position. More importantly, he’s ridiculing everything the EU stands for, writes Boris Georgievski. Continue reading

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EU to review its financial support for Tanzania over human rights concerns

Tanzania’s President Magufuli is facing growing international pressure and sanction over the repression of civil society, the media and gays. The EU says it will review its financial support, as others cut the flow. Continue reading

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Is Israel heading for early elections?

Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has officially resigned and his kingmaker party is leaving the coalition. Though longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can survive, early elections now seem inevitable. Continue reading

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Can Donald Trump use force against the ‘migrant caravan’?

Just ahead of the midterms, the US president deployed thousands of soldiers to the southern border, curtailed asylum law, and threatened the use of military force against an approaching "migrant caravan." Is that legal? Continue reading

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Alexei Navalny’s European court date puts pressure on Kremlin

The Russian dissident politician has been repeatedly arrested and tried for his protests. Each time, he has called on Europe’s human rights court for help. But will that path remain open after Thursday’s decision? Continue reading

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Macedonian ex-PM escapes jail term, flees to Hungary

Hungarian strongman Viktor Orban and embattled former Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski have long been allies. Facing extensive corruption allegations at home, Gruevski now appears set to request asylum in Budapest. Continue reading

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Opinion: Africa doesn’t need lessons in democracy

If what’s happening in Florida’s mid-term elections had happened in Africa, the condemnation would have been swift. It’s time to reverse this, says Chrispin Mwakideu. Continue reading

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South Africa’s state capture scandal – one more cabinet minister down

A ruling party kingpin, grave allegations of corruption and a leaked sex tape: South Africa’s state corruption scandal has claimed yet another casualty – home affairs minister and one-time ANC youth leader Malusi Gigaba. Continue reading

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EU to Cambodia: Fix human rights or face economic hardship

Both Cambodia and Myanmar heavily depend on the European Union’s duty and quota free trade agreement. But the European bloc believes it is time that these countries address human rights abuses. Ate Hoekstra reports. Continue reading

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