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Victory for Kenya’s Ogiek people in land rights case

The African Court of Human and Peoples Rights has ruled that the Kenya government violated the African Charter in a land rights dispute with an indigenous community.
from Minority Rights Group International on May 26, 2017.

Statue of woman removed from Bangladesh’s Supreme Court

Under pressure from Islamic hardliners, Bangladeshi authorities quietly removed a sculpture of a woman personifying justice from outside the Supreme Court building.
from New York Times on May 26, 2017.

Libyan coastguard accused of endangering lives during rescue

Libyan coastguards are accused of intimidating passengers in distress and shooting into the air during a rescue in the Mediterranean this week.
from MSF on May 25, 2017.

Industrial commodity prices set to rise in 2017, says World Bank

The World Bank is forecasting higher prices for industrial commodities, principally energy and metals, in 2017 and next year.
from World Bank on May 25, 2017.

Countries 'not prepared for the next pandemic'

Despite progress made since the Zika and Ebola crises, most countries are not adequately prepared for a pandemic, says a report released today.
from World Bank on May 25, 2017.

African Court to deliver judgement on Kenya land claim

The African Court on Human and Peoples Rights will rule on 26 May on an indigenous peoples' claim that the Kenyan government has violated their and rights.
from Minority Rights Group International on May 25, 2017.

Climate risk insurance is ‘wrong model for resilience’

World leaders should re-think their approach to climate risk insurance in the light of evidence that it may be worsening inequality and vulnerability, says a new report.
from ActionAid on May 24, 2017.

Africa 'subsidises rest of the world' by over $40bn a year

African countries receive $162bn year in loans, remittances and aid but lose $203bn through tax avoidance, debt payments and resource extraction, say researchers..
from Global Justice Now on May 24, 2017.

Taiwan's constitutional court rules in favour of same-sex marriage

Taiwan's civil law banning same sex marriage is unconstitutional and the legislature has two years to either amend or create a new law, the constitutional court has ruled.
from Taiwan News on May 24, 2017.

Criminal justice systems worldwide 'discriminate against the poor'

Criminal justice systems discriminate against the poor and penal populism overrides evidence-based justice policies, says a report on global prison trends.
from Penal Reform International on May 24, 2017.
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