Daily World News Digest, 26 June 2018

Two Togolese among victims in Gambia migrant murder case

Human Rights Watch reports that two Togolese have recently been discovered to be among about 50 West African migrants massacred in 2005 by a paramilitary unit in The Gambia. The victims’ families have urged the Togolese government to support efforts in Ghana to investigate and prosecute the case. https://bit.ly/2Ml7LNF

Iraq: long road to justice for Yezidis

Al Monitor reports that judges in Iraq have been prosecuting Da’esh suspects under the country’s counterterrorism law, while the UN has declared the killings of Yezidis by Da’esh to be genocide and has launched an investigation into Da’esh war crimes. Pari Ibrahim, founder and executive director of the Free Yezidi Foundation, points out that In Iraq there is no law to punish genocide. https://bit.ly/2MmtGnK

EU summit on Mediterranean migration

EU leaders meeting later this week will agree to further tighten their external borders, give more support to Libya and look at creating “disembarkation” centers outside the EU for people arriving by sea, Euractive reports. https://bit.ly/2Kmhcis

Spain agrees to work with Colombia to recover ship

The City newspaper in Bogota reports that President Juan Manuel Santos has sent a letter of intent to the government of Spain welcoming their engagement in the salvage operation of the San José galleon, which sank in 1708. In response, Spain has welcomed “collaborative mechanisms” that will facilitate the recovery of the galleon and search for a lasting solution regarding the future of a mass grave where Spanish sailors are buried. https://bit.ly/2yIYe0Z

Items in the Daily World News Digest are summaries of published reports relevant to the issue of missing persons, compiled by ICMP staff. These items do not necessarily reflect the position of ICMP.