Weekday News Wrap: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
- The European Court of Human Rights has decided this morning that the UK can extradite Abu Hamza, a British citizen, and six other men to the US. Profiles of the men can be found here.
- The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, believes that LRA leader, Joseph Kony, will be captured this year.
- Turkey has accused Syria of firing across the border, killing two and injuring three and killing, close to one of the largest Syrian refugee camps inside Turkey, as tensions between the two countries escalate. Ryan Scoville at Prawfsblawg wonders what can be done and whether this may open a self-defense justification for intervention.
- Two LGBT activists holding a sign saying “Gay is Normal” at a protest in St. Petersburg, Russia, were arrested for allegedly violating a new Russian law prohibiting propaganda of homosexuality among minors.
- Human Rights Watch reports that Syrian authorities have summarily executed at least 100 civilians, and possibly more, in recent attacks. Jurist also offers coverage here.
- A cameraman for Lebanon’s Al-Jadeed network was shot dead on the Lebanon-Syria border.
- Nigerian finance minister, and candidate for the position of World Bank President, calls for an end to U.S. leadership of the World Bank.
- Sahara Desert states are at odds with one another on how to deal with the recent events in Mali amid concerns of regional instability.
- The activist hacker group Anonymous states that it has plans to carry out further cyber attacks against Chinese websites in order to uncover corruption and to lobby for human rights issues.
- British Prime Minister David Cameron is slated to visit Myanmar later this week to meet with President Thein Sein and opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.
- On the heels of the Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s visit to Washington Monday, where she complained to U.S. President Barack Obama about U.S. monetary policy, Politico opines that it is time for a bold partnership between Brazil and the U.S.
- A Reuters piece discusses China’s competing strategic choices regarding North Korea’s rocket launch tests.
- Following requests for WTO consultations on China’s rare earth export practices, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will create a regulatory body that brings together all the stakeholders in the rare earth’s industry to streamline the industry, ensure the production limits and resolve the trade tensions.
- Following the earlier US appeal, Canada has now filed a counter-appeal against the WTO Panel’s decision on the US country-of-origin-labelling (COOL) legislation.