Daily World News Digest, 28 September 2018

Migrants and refugees in Libya abandoned in war zone

One month after the fighting began, refugees in Tripoli, Libya say they feel completely abandoned by both the EU and the UN, according to firsthand accounts given to The National. An estimated 8,000 men, women and children were being held in Tripoli detention centers run by the Libyan Department for Combatting Illegal Migration (DCIM) before the fighting broke out on August 26. Due to evacuation of United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) staff, the organization cannot assist migrants and refugees that are still trapped in the city. http://bit.ly/2xJI7gx

New UN panel to prepare indictments over Myanmar atrocities

The UN Human Rights Council voted Thursday to set up a panel to prepare criminal indictments over atrocities committed in Myanmar, amid allegations of genocide against the Rohingya minority, Inquirer reports. The panel will be responsible for preparing “files in order to facilitate and expedite fair and independent criminal proceedings… in national, regional or international courts or tribunals.” http://bit.ly/2Inejuf

Mass grave found in Mexico

The Mexican police uncovered a mass grave outside the city of Reynosa in Tamaulipas containing 38 bone human fragments. Forensic scientists say their bodies might have been burned, Daily Express reports. The authorities have confirmed that the bone fragments are human and are currently analyzing them to confirm the identities of the dead. http://bit.ly/2RbTXs6

UN: Peace in Central African Republic impossible without justice for victims

United Nations human rights expert Marie-Therese Keita Bocoum warns that true peace in Central African Republic will not be possible without justice for the hundreds of thousands of victims who have suffered violence and human rights abuses during more than five years of civil war, Voice of America reports. According to Ms Bocoum, some steps have been taken in establishing a system of transitional justice and peace in the country but the success of reforms can only be assured if they are based on justice for the victims. http://bit.ly/2R4pBHP

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.