All Rights All Around the World (Jan. 9, 2011)

A daily digest highlighting events around the world.

Human Rights Watch takes up cause of Nathalie Morin
Preview: “A Quebec woman who says she’s being held against her will by her husband in Saudi Arabia has received the support of Human Rights Watch.”

Rights group rejects criticism by Gaza Ministry
Ma’an News Agency
Preview: “A Palestinian rights group on Saturday rejected claims by Gaza’s Interior Ministry that it is not legally competent.”
Related: We will not go down, for the Gaza tonight‎ (, Befriending Justice – Curtis Doebbler‎ (Ma’an News Agency)

COTE D’IVOIRE: Human rights getting ugly – Briefing‎
Preview: “IRIN has produced a series of briefings exploring the crisis in Côte d’Ivoire triggered by contested elections in November 2010. Both Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara are laying claim to the presidency, with Gbagbo refusing to yield to international pressure to step down. The series takes a look at the UN’s position, issues of human rights, as well as the stances of the African Union, ECOWAS, western governments and the EU and World Bank.”
Related: UN focuses on human rights abuses in Ivory Coast‎ (Jerusalem Post), Who will pay for violence in Ivory Coast?‎ (CNN International)

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