Weekday News Wrap: Monday, November 19, 2012
- Ban Ki-moon has called for a ceasefire in Gaza. Another Israeli air strike early on Monday morning has increased the death toll to 85 Palestinians and three Israelis.
- IntLawGrrls reports that James Stewart has been elected as the new ICC Deputy Prosecutor
- On Friday, the ICTY Appeals Chamber issued its judgment in Gotovina and Markac. Over at EJIL:Talk!, Marko Milanovic issues a scathing critique.
- The US is looking to shift climate change action away from the UNFCCC towards the Major Economies Forum which brings together states responsible for 85% of global emissions.
- On his tour of South East Asia, President Obama has visited Burma for meetings with President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
- At their summit, the 10 ASEAN members have taken a unified decision to urge China to engage in top-level talks to settle the various South China Sea territorial disputes. Cambodia’s leader, who is hosting the summit, was tasked with conveying the message to Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao upon his arrival in Phnom Penh for the expanded ASEAN meetings.
- The ASEAN heads of state also signed a non-binding Human Rights Declaration, which has been criticized as containing limited protections and loopholes.
- EU officials are reportedly examining the legality of drafting a budget that excludes the UK.
- UK Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to announce limits on the right to judicial review, which he claims will improve economic growth.