Wildlife Trafficking under the Lens of International Law

An address to the Ninth Annual Cambridge International Law (CILJ) Conference in April 2020, in Panel 2: Risk, Diligence and Decision-making in International Humanitarian Law, Security and Arms Control, by Prof Fulvia Staiano, Adjunct Professor of International Law and European Union Law, Giustino Fortunato University, and Associate at the Institute for Research on Innovation and … Read more Wildlife Trafficking under the Lens of International Law

Top biodiversity researcher says humans must reduce deforestation, pollution

Philippe Grandcolas, a senior researcher at France’s National Centre for Scientific Research, told FRANCE 24 on the International Day of Biodiversity on Friday that decades of deforestation and pollution have been “a disaster”, and that animal trafficking puts humans at risk of viral infections. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest … Read more Top biodiversity researcher says humans must reduce deforestation, pollution

One every eight minutes: India’s missing children – BBC News

It is estimated that a child goes missing in India every eight minutes. Many are trafficked as part of a nationwide trade which is separating children from their families. Millions end up in forced labour, domestic slavery and sex work, in what’s become a lucrative industry. But despite this, it rarely dominates headlines, there’s little … Read more One every eight minutes: India’s missing children – BBC News

Policy Brief on COVID-19 and persons with disabilities & other topics – Daily Briefing (6 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Highlights: Disabilities policy brief Security Council Ecuador Brazil UNODC/Trafficking ICAO Bay of Bengal Yemen/UNFPA SECRETARY-GENERAL/PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Today, we released the Secretary-General’s new Policy Brief on COVID-19 and persons with disabilities. The brief shows that the world’s one billion people with disabilities … Read more Policy Brief on COVID-19 and persons with disabilities & other topics – Daily Briefing (6 May 2020)

‘We’ve done this to ourselves’ – Dame Jane Goodall says disrespect of nature facilitated coronavirus

Warning: this report contains distressing images. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) She’s been a global figurehead for international conservation for six decades – from her groundbreaking research with chimpanzees in Tanzania to conserving rainforests and campaigning to give people alternatives to killing and trafficking animals. But now, in the midst of yet another global pandemic – the Covid-19 … Read more ‘We’ve done this to ourselves’ – Dame Jane Goodall says disrespect of nature facilitated coronavirus

Impact of COVID-19 on people with disabilities & other topics – Daily Briefing (5 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Highlights: COVID/disability Displaced children Global Compact Libya Brazil DRC Ecuador Yemen Burundi Afghanistan Honduras Plastics/Asia SECRETARY-GENERAL Tomorrow, the Secretary-General will launch his latest COVID-19 policy brief. This one will look at the impact of the virus pandemic on the world’s 1 billion … Read more Impact of COVID-19 on people with disabilities & other topics – Daily Briefing (5 May 2020)

Sue Cleaver on the Future of Coronation Street Now Filming is Suspended | Good Morning Britain

Subscribe now for more! http://bit.ly/1NbomQa She’s a Corrie stalwart, who moved onto the Street in 2000, and now we can’t imagine life in Weatherfield without Sue Cleaver. Sue looks back at appearing in over 2,100 episodes, which have seen her character Eileen charged wrongly charged with fraud, get embroiled in a people trafficking ring, and … Read more Sue Cleaver on the Future of Coronation Street Now Filming is Suspended | Good Morning Britain

Trump holds ‘war on drugs’ press conference amid coronavirus pandemic

In an unusual start to the White House daily coronavirus briefing, US president Donald Trump announced a new focus on drug cartels. Trump was joined by attorney general, William Barr, the secretary of defense, Mark Esper and top military officials who did not seem concerned with social distancing. The president announced the sending of navy … Read more Trump holds ‘war on drugs’ press conference amid coronavirus pandemic

Mexico’s Missing Sons | Close Up

On 14th July 2014, schoolteacher Mirna Nereida received terrible news: her son Roberto had gone missing – an all too common occurrence in the ultra-violent drug trafficking heartland of Sinaloa in northern Mexico where she lives. With the police refusing to help, Mirna set off on a desperate mission to find her son, dead or … Read more Mexico’s Missing Sons | Close Up

El Chapo: Rare prison video emerges – BBC News

A video has emerged which shows the Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in prison. He was arrested in 2016 and was found guilty at his drug trafficking trial in 2019, at a federal court in New York. He stood trial for drug trafficking charges after successfully evading US and Mexican authorities for years … Read more El Chapo: Rare prison video emerges – BBC News

Addressing the terrorism-arms-crime nexus: Preventing and combating the illicit trafficking of small

Watch LIVE event to highlight the connection between terrorism and the illicit trafficking of small arms, light weapons, conventional ammunitions and explosives. 21 February 2020 10:00AM EST @UN_OCT UNODC – UNODC – United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime UN Office for Disarmament Affairs https://go.aws/2HHQs9m The international community has expressed increasing concerns at the nexus … Read more Addressing the terrorism-arms-crime nexus: Preventing and combating the illicit trafficking of small

Libya: GNA says ceasefire talks overtaken by Tripoli attacks

Libya’s United Nations-recognised government has withdrawn from talks to bring about a permanent ceasefire after renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar’s forces struck the main port in Tripoli. Haftar’s Libyan National Army launched a military offensive in April last year to take Tripoli, where the rival leadership of the Government of National Accord is based. A … Read more Libya: GNA says ceasefire talks overtaken by Tripoli attacks

The Ethiopian migrants who make the desperate journey to Saudi Arabia via Yemen

Every day, thousands of Ethiopians set off on foot on a desperate 2,000-kilometre trek in the hope of reaching Saudi Arabia. Their route takes them across the Djibouti desert, the Red Sea and Yemen, a country ravaged by civil war. Every year, hundreds die of exhaustion in the desert or drown while crossing the Gulf of … Read more The Ethiopian migrants who make the desperate journey to Saudi Arabia via Yemen

Barclays CEO Staley on Earnings, Profitability, Epstein Relationship

Feb.13 — Barclays Plc Chief Executive Officer Jes Staley talks about financial results, profitability and a Financial Conduct Authority probe into his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, the disgraced millionaire who died in prison last year after being arrested on charges of sex trafficking minors. Staley talks with Anna Edwards and Matt Miller on “Bloomberg Markets: European … Read more Barclays CEO Staley on Earnings, Profitability, Epstein Relationship