20 Jul Weekday News Wrap: Friday, July 20, 2012
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- As we reported earlier this week, today the ICJ will deliver its judgment in the Obligation to Prosecute or Extradite (Belgium v. Senegal) at 3:00 p.m. in The Hague (CET). The reading of the decision will be broadcast live on the Court’s website.
- France, the United Kingdom and the United States denounced China and Russia’s veto on yesterday’s Security Council resolution regarding placing stiffer sanctions on Syria. Syrian borders are now in rebel hands and battles rage on in Damascus.
- A trial date of March 25, 2013 has been set in the Hariri case before the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
- Afghanistan and Pakistan have plans to resume talks on Afghanistan’s peace process.
- China has condemned Russia for firing on and detaining dozens of Chinese fisherman who had entered Russia’s exclusive economic zone.
- As we’ve posted on before, the ICC will open an investigation into the violence since January 2012 in Mali. Mark Kersten at Justice in Conflict offers some preliminary analysis as does Professor Schabas at his blog, PhD Studies in Human Rights.
- Charles Taylor has appealed his conviction and sentencing for war crimes at the Special Court for Sierra Leone.
- China has promised $20 billion to African countries. Foreign Policy takes a look at what China might want for its money.
- There is bipartisan agreement in the US Congress to grant ‘permanent normal trade relations’ to Russia.
- The IMF has agreed to changes in its surveillance policies, to take into account the economic spillovers of domestic policies on global financial instability.