Weekly News Wrap: January 4, 2016

Weekly News Wrap: January 4, 2016

Happy New Year, OJ readers! Here’s your first weekly selection of 2016 of international law and international relations headlines from around the world:


Middle East and Northern Africa



  • Sweden has begun ID controls as part of the government’s efforts to limit the number of refugees entering the country.
  • Belgian investigators released three people on Friday after questioning them over an alleged plot to attack the capital on New Year’s Eve which forced the cancellation of the city’s annual fireworks display.
  • Poland could be open to compromise over British demands to limit the rights of European Union migrants if London helps it bolster the NATO presence in central Europe, Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski told Reuters.
  • The head of a special team investigating alleged abuses by British soldiers in Iraq has said he’s confident there will be sufficient evidence for war crimes prosecutions.




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