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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: The International Criminal Court In The Spotlight (November 14 to November 19, 2016)

This roundup covers news summaries across six regions: Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America. Wherever possible I draw links to Singapore, but I think it is more important to understand geopolitical developments around the world, to draw attention to meaningful news stories, and to highlight both positive and negative events.

Around the world, I rely primarily on the email newsletters from “The Economist“, “Foreign Policy“, “Muck Rack“, “The New York Times“, “The Wall Street Journal“, and “The World Post“. In Singapore, the weekly digests from the European Union Centre and the Middle East Institute are handy. Do send me recommendations of news outlets or articles too, to jinyao.guan.yin.miao[a]gmail.com!

Taken from http://voxukraine.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/The-International-_2166929b-1.jpg.

The International Criminal Court.

November 14 to 19, 2016

The International Criminal Court (ICC) – the eponymous inter-governmental organisation with the jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes – makes the headlines this week. Weeks after three African countries (Burundi, Gambia, and South Africa) said that they would leave the ICC over perceived bias against African countries, former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan is urging for a stop to this exodus, justifying that the continent was not the role subject of international justice. In Afghanistan, an international prosecutor of the ICC said that she has reasonable basis to believe that American soldiers had committed war crimes in the country, and a full investigation may soon be underway.

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Africa

The Asia-Pacific

Europe

The Middle East

North America

Latin America

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