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to turn away michael and one hundred eighty. under french law child refugees a guaranteed state protection but charity workers here say french police often ignore the rules it's unfortunately it's so common so we have that day where you see that somebody has written yeah the original birth date and the police change because in that way they don't have the responsibility to taking charge of the mail yet again and good police. i repeat these accusations because every day my colleagues face migrants you pretend to be minus risk. on all sides the lack of trust is clear there's also frustration that the european union isn't doing more to deal with the migration crisis leaving individual countries to cope and leaving the most vulnerable people lost in uncertainty natasha butler al jazeera. still ahead on al-jazeera. a dumping ground for electronic wastes taliban in china is
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causing problems for other countries. hello and welcome to international weather forecasts will start in europe where we've got cold air ticking down from the north you can see that flow coming from that direction during the course of thursday so london nineteen paris twenty still warm air high on across here in peninsula the still pretty woman across central areas of europe where there are some big showers too but that cold air will certainly bring about a change in berlin that just eighteen degrees with a chance of showers warsaw also on the chilly side cold air is standing down as far as fiona ahead of that frontal system we saw that warm air there across southeastern parts of europe and also the risk of some storms also looking pretty warm for rome a thirty degrees weather conditions on the other side of the mediterranean are by and large a fine tune of thirty benghazi thirty and karo pushing forty degrees and we're
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on one side of the split screen dignitaries on the other conduct see the world from a different perspective only on al-jazeera. you're watching al jazeera let's recap the top stories for you now after mounting pressure from both republicans and democrats u.s. president on the trunk the signed an executive order to end his controversial policy of splitting up migrant families families at the southern border children will now be able to stay with their parents for up to twenty days the saudi marotta coalition in yemen says it has taken full control of the airport and you data the streets of the city are deserted as fighting nears the army is now blocking the
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road between two data province in the capital sana at an effort to cut rebel supply lines seven former detainees and prisons run by the united arab emirates and yemen have described what they call a system of sexual torture he told the associated press they were raped and abused by you many guards under u.a.e. control the u.a.e. denies managing running prisons in that country. their opinion says it is ready to engage with the u.s. to resolve a trade route triggered by washington's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports the you trade commissioner cecilia mouse from describe the tariff says illegal and not in compliance with world trade organization rules she made the comments on thursday a day before the e.u. starts charging retaliatory duties on a range of american products and china has warned it will defend its interests over washington's new trade tariffs president trump announced earlier this week that he
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would have an extra two hundred billion dollars worth of chinese imports the world's two largest economies are headed towards an open trade war as talks for a compromise so far have failed. place in thailand are carrying out raids on factories in an effort to stamp out that your legal imports of electronic waste or a waste since china banned imports recycling companies in thailand have been taking in more waste than they are allowed scott hyla reports but that was police officers gather at a factory gate just outside bangkok they send up a drone to take a peek inside before scaling the wall and going in this is the latest in a series of raids on electronic waste factories for the past month the authorities have been cracking down on illegal operations and investigating imported waste some companies are bringing in more than they're authorized to import and using illegal factories like this one it's the largest raid of its kind yet police estimate that
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there are six thousand tons of illegal waste in the sprawling compound all these seven kompany can you but now we found out at. not that. factory but to another in the gun factory five importers have now had their license is suspended for a year intelligence gained on previous raids led police here to this plastic facility it's not even registered to do this kind of work now this is a stack of old router fronts now there are thousands of stacks like this on this facility and it's clear that this particular one came from overseas on the back of them there's a sticker with an american customer service number on it customs officials say that the import of plastic material for recycling including waste totals two hundred thousand tons for just the first five months of this year that's double the amount for all of last year i believe it. is wrong the ban from china
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in that country so. tend to fly other countries to to send. my being one of those countries. environmental group greenpeace also think the chinese ban has led to an increase their concern with the contamination electronic waste causing heavy metal in water and soil and airborne toxins but the more immediate concern there's no specific law that deals directly with the waste management so a pig in the cow dumping up and i think we have from other countries that mean we don't have a couple of a day we don't have five til at the end we don't have infrastructure to do that he says there's anough domestic waste to keep the current businesses open so there's no economic reason for thailand to take in other countries. got harder al-jazeera
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bangkok's. president says he is ready to put a decades old dispute with neighboring ethiopia to rest if the prime minister has said his country is ready to accept the terms of an agreement from eighteen years ago. reports the peace deal signed in two thousand between the two african neighbors has never been upheld. at the motor's de memorial eritrea's president on are those killed during its war of independence from ethiopia and welcomed in all the branch extended to his country from ethiopia as new prime minister. is now ready turning point it remains a priority for us to be actively engaged for this reason we will send a delegation to. and come up with a plan for future action eritreans fought and won independence from ethiopia in one thousand nine hundred three but the two sides went to war in one nine hundred ninety eight over the demarcation line between the two neighbors more than eighty thousand people were killed. the losses incurred in time wasted have been huge
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but as the damage accumulated in things became increasingly unbearable it spurred the wrath and rebellion in the people of ethiopia who said enough is enough the un brokered a peace deal the two countries signed in algiers in two thousand but neither side has observed a truce. strict military conscription laws have prompted thousands of young men to flee from eritrea is red sea coast line for europe israel and other african countries ethiopia's new prime minister offer to start talks with their trio two weeks ago. since we all the largest and oldest country in the african continent people must understand that ethiopia should take the responsibility of taking the first step towards peace with asmara and that we are also responsible for the stability in the region not just let the trains and the buses start between the two nations and let us restore the ties between rich and ethiopian people. met as
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a war veteran and fought in bob may one of the disputed towns now i'll be says he is ready to get knowledge that all disputed areas belong to your trail diplomats are welcoming what they say is a new chapter of peace and reconciliation between eritrean an ethiopian people some in the theo up in ruling coalition believe the move is flawed but for now leaders of the two countries appear to be ready to find a path toward peace. south sudan's rival leaders are holding talks in a theo p.-a to end a five year civil war president silva care and rebel leader british are had met face to face sense of peace deal fell apart in two thousand and sixteen and that led to the exile of bashar ethiopia's helping to mediate the talks tens of thousands of people have died in the fighting and millions have been displaced first growing concern about the impact on libya's economy caused by fighting for control over lucrative production plants in the country's so-called oil crescent
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the state department has condemned recent violence between armed groups which has already destroyed one major terminal is calling for fighters loyal to rival leaders . and khalifa haftar to immediately withdraw from the area where the air which is hugely reliant on oil revenue is politically divided as three potential governments claim forms of legitimacy. turkey will go to the polls on sunday to elect members of parliament and more significantly a president with increased powers changes made to the constitution last year will give the new president encrease powers all the powers in the cabinet in parliament will be reduced or smith has more. so he has enjoyed impressive economic growth in the fifteen years reggie has been leader but there are problems now the value of the turkish lira recently fell to a record low losing eighteen percent against the dollar this year inflation is at
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twelve percent earlier and calls himself an enemy of interest rates but if rates were raised that would likely boost the lira and lower inflation youth unemployment is too high for many at almost eighteen percent and as well as money problems voters are also concerned about the crackdown on government critics freedoms and mass arrests at least seventy eight thousand turks have been arrested and one hundred fifty two thousand fired from their jobs following the failed coup attempt to years ago turkey's shaky economy will be at the forefront of most voters' minds the value of the lira has fallen interest rates and inflation are rising and that is hurting people's pockets casella has more from istanbul this is going to be the sixth time in four years and the second time under emergency rule that turks to the ballot box most polls so present president so far drawn the how the five rivals but short of the fifty percent needed for a first round when opening the way for
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a risk you run of the economy could be a factor in the result the national currency is lost twenty percent since the new year public opinion survey or as arson jar say's that's the main reason the election's been brought forward eighteen months. used. fifty four percent of turks see economy as the most important issue one nine percent say it is terrorism these sometimes replace each other economists take it johnson space issues are mostly homemade and part of the periodic cycle it doesn't see a major risk to. the economy is reliant on the dollar during the other party's rules turkey spend what it had in hand and what it borrowed from abroad so the income has remained the same expenditures rose. daunce ruling parties line. is that foreign man a place in has cause that's the klein supporters appear happy with that argument.
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all require a look at america the west in israel or the one out of spite i vote for the one. tricky place the failed coup attempt in two thousand and sixteen and has been ruled by a state of emergency since then thousands of workers have been sacked and many politicians controversially jailed for allegedly links with what aired on considers to be terror groups even pro kurdish presidential candidate still out and democrat has been jailed for more than a year without trial he campaigns from behind bars. although that the economy is secondary first comes freedom my prior she is justice rule of law and democracy press freedom is also a key concern the organization for security and cooperation in europe oh i see reports to the arena qualities in coverage of political campaigns since two thousand and fifteen out of the and his are forty came to power after the financial
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crisis of two thousand and one which swept away turkey is a stylish parties now they are forty is working hard say avoid a recession which could see it going the same way critics say the line between the states and the government has become blurred and the gap between the support for arabs. and the opposition has narrowed considerably soon on al-jazeera the stumble . australia placed in mark in the world cup later on thursday the team known as the socceroos need to when to stay in the tournament but ball is not the most popular spectator sport in australia but it is helping migrant children enter great into society andrew thomas reports. in western sydney this is an innovative program to get refugee and migrant children involved in sports football united has been running for more than a decade helping newly arrived children to integrate into their local community.
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these kids would play twenty four seven i mean we can't keep and have programs going to satisfy them i think i've heard thousand times i want to be a soccer when i grow up but love for the national team the socceroos isn't universal on television football competes with two types of rugby rugby union and rugby league cricket and australian rules football which is hugely popular in the cities of melbourne and adelaide. the round ball game is sometimes to ride it as a migrant sport. but in participation terms football is number one and this diversity is reflected in the australian national team players who fled wars in the balkans have been at the heart of previous world cup campaigns this world cup in russia a representatives with lebanese samoan iranian and croatian heritage more than half the scored have non english speaking backgrounds reflecting modern australia we're
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all australians but we have different heritage is and football's been a great bonding tool for that for the country but despite more people playing the game australia's top domestic league has seen poor attendance figures this past season putting the sport's governing body under pressure our challenge is to turn those grassroots participants people who play the game love the guy and turn them into fans of the professional future is very broad but at the moment it's still very much a converted the barman tim cahill who was with everton in english premier league for many years is now it is fourth world cup for australia he began. samoa is a teenager and is an inspiration to others wanting to be rude it makes me take a big step towards noise. made and made it seem to me more and i can be one and be just like them in such
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a competitive environment in australia diversity of appeal is its greatest asset andrew thomas al-jazeera sydney. website as al-jazeera dot com i'll just talk calm keep it here much more on the other side of the breaking getting a recap of your headlines on al-jazeera. and we shall carry on these are the top stories right now on al-jazeera after mounting pressure from both republicans and democrats u.s. president donald trump has signed an executive order to end his controversial policy of splitting up migrant families at the southern border children will now be able to stay with their parents for up to twenty days and trump says he wants to keep them together even longer so we're keeping families together and this will solve that problem at the same time we are keeping
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a very powerful border i think continues to be zero tolerance we have zero tolerance for people that enter our country illegally the opinion says it's ready to engage with the u.s. to resolve a trade route triggered by donald trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports the e.u. will impose a twenty five percent duty on three billion dollars worth of u.s. gets including bourbon and motorbikes that will start on friday the new trade commissioner cecilia maelstrom described the u.s. tariffs as a beagle and not in compliance with world trade organization rules. the saudi coalition in yemen says that it has taken full control of the airport and he data the streets of the city are deserted as fighting nears the army is now blocking the road between who date a province and the capital sana in an effort to cut rebel supply lines seven former detainees and prisons run by the united arab emirates and yemen have
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described what they call a system of sexual torture they told the associated press they were raped and abused by you many guards under u.a.e. control the u.a.e. denies managing or running prisons in that country. president says he is ready to put a decades old dispute with neighboring ethiopia to rest this comes after ethiopia's prime minister announced his country is ready to accept the terms of an agreement from eighteen years ago a peace deal was signed in two thousand between the two african neighbors but it is never been held south sudan's rival leaders are holding talks in ethiopia to end a five year civil war president salva kiir and rebel leader requests shahr haven't met face to face peace deal fell apart in two thousand and sixteen that led to a shower being exiled ethiopia is helping to mediate these talks and we will keep you posted on those are the headlines to keep it here on al-jazeera much more news to cover and side story is next.
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al-jazeera. and. the united states pulls out of the u.n. human rights council calling it a cesspool of political bias so what will this mean for the global fight to protect human rights and will this further isolate the u.s. on the world stage this is inside story. hello and welcome to the program i'm peter the u.s. has walked out of the u.n. human rights council calling it hypocritical self-serving and
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a cesspool of political bias the move follows months of threats from president obama will trump to pull out of the u.n. council the united states has long had a conflicted relationship with the u.n. h. ossie and says it has to be reformed the announcement came at a time when president faces widespread and vociferously condemnation for his zero tolerance immigration policy that separating children from their families on the us mexico border well guess what guests in a moment but first the inside story jordan has this report. special a year ago the u.s. ambassador to the united nations criticize the u.n. human rights council for what she called its hypocritical behavior and nikki haley said the u.s. would quit the council if it didn't change its ways it's hard to accept that this council has never considered a resolution on venezuela and yet adopted five biased resolutions in march against
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a single country israel it is essential that this council address its chronic anti israel bias if it is to have any credibility it is correct to criticize the state of israel for its actions as said by rabbi law you can you can challenge the israeli government's policies without being a mighty comet such as this a permanent agenda item investigating israel's treatment of palestinians and the us is recent failure to prevent the un general assembly from condemning israel's use of force in gaza finally made the trumpet ministration say enough on tuesday but when organizations undermine our national interests and our allies we will not be complicit when they seek to infringe on our national sovereignty we will not be silent we take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights we could have withdrawn immediately we did not do that if
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instead we made a good faith effort to resolve the problems the us has had a troubled relationship with the council when it was set up in two thousand and six president george bush refused to join because he feared countries with poor human rights records would be able to sit on a panel intended to punish human rights violators key in bush's decision making the us ambassador to the u.n. at the time john bolton he's now president trumps national security advisor i think president were. mark obama then joined the council in two thousand and nine are you to leave us would have more influence and give israel more protection from negative resolutions in the process now the u.s. is leaving the council again and that has human rights groups around the world very concerned they fear that without the american presence on the council it will be much less able to hold countries such as russia syria or north korea accountable
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for the mistreatment of their citizens it's also not clear how long washington plans to stay away from the human rights council rosalyn jordan al-jazeera the state department. well the council is based in geneva and its mission is to promote and to protect human rights around the world it was established back in two thousand and six to replace the un commission on human rights that had been strongly criticized for allowing countries with poor human rights records to be members of the un h r c has forty seven member countries who serve for three year terms it meets three times a year and investigates human rights records of all u.n. member states in a special process it covers issues including freedom of expression freedom of belief women's rights bt rights and the rights of racial and ethnic minorities the un general assembly can suspend the rights of any council member that's violating human rights in a gross and systematic way this requires
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a two thirds majority vote. let's get going let's bring in our guests joining us from geneva dion shar on he's the director of independent diplomat in london we have rosa friedman professor of law and global development of the university of reading and joining us from washington is mohammed a cop professor of conflict resolution at the george mason university welcome to you all coming to you first what does this decision do to the organization well the decision is not really one that comes as a prize in geneva everyone that's been following the human rights council in geneva has been expecting it ever since nikki haley came to geneva in june of last year and said that in essence she wanted the council to reform around three pillars the first one is its membership the second one is its perceived biased towards israel and the third one is its efficiency i think that here. the shock is really the
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surprise is really that it comes so sudden in a way even though we had seen it coming most would have expected that there'd be a trigger say for instance the u.n. publishing a report condemning israel or something of the kind but in any case i think most people expected it and. then the biggest concern nowadays is what you know how this is going to unfold a year and a half away from the reform of the human rights council the human rights council itself is due to be reformed in twenty twenty and you know this withdrawal poses a lot of questions on the roser what does it also say about where the organization stands today and why didn't it react to those demands from nikki haley to reform i think that there are many countries many n.g.o.s that agree with us about the need for reform it was the way that the u.s. was going about trying to reform the body that i think caused this trigger this
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this reaction and this walking out in quite an immediate manner. essentially the u.s. wanted to sponsor resolutions on reform where is it these these things have to be crossed regional they have to have co-sponsors and be championed by many countries and the way that the u.s. was pushing for reform was by floating resolutions without first garnering support and then reacting very badly when those floated resolutions were being pushed off the table and mohammed what does it also tell us about the current direction of travel for the trumpet ministration while it is a verb to day in the us history it contradicts all the morals and institutions that have been established since the put it in times in colonial america or according to the will sorely in our doctrine that gave us the league of nations and then contributed to the establishment of the u.n. nation systems unfortunately the air from administration now is exist in this
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global human right part of i am for the sake of me in isolating those lated and also for showing some uncalled for sympathy to the israelis so i think the problem here is that the united states is going to lose its main reference of more of politics human rights and all the humanity that it has championed over centuries rose when mohammed talks about uncalled for sympathy for the israelis part of this as far as nikki haley is concerned is this article seven which means that they always have to they are constituted in such a way they always have to talk about israel at every meeting and that's why we've seen the reaction that we've seen today from benjamin netanyahu. but ever since the council was created there has been bias there has been excessive disproportionate scrutiny of israel we've seen that the un human rights council spent more time and resources talking about israel than it has about north korea yemen south sudan sudan and darfur and sri lanka combined but that has that bias it's not
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a perception that a bias against israel isn't not a reason to leave the human rights council it is a reason to reform and work with the council and in fact when item seven was perth first placed on the agenda the reason that it wasn't blocked by european union states was it was hoped that the discussion of israel and palestine would be contained to those two days that the session since it is not contained to those two days in israel is raised in all sorts of other agenda items many countries have sent can stop to engaging with item seven so there are ways around it and the us knows that there are ways around it but this is almost a good excuse and a good national populist excuse for the us walking out of the room you know what you think the chances are that the united states might go back in again they left before under george w. bush when he was a republican president but they chose under obama to join up and sign up the statues one more time. i mean it's going to be difficult to predict but to be
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honest i don't forsee them coming back before the twenty twenty so i.e. before the reforms are discussed and then there is a new. that there is a new body or that the reforms are in place i think that the message is pretty clear in fact i think the big question is whether these reforms or whether this would allow for the u.s. to return at all and and i agree with rose and how many have just said in many ways it creates a void i mean when you're trying to negotiate for reform and you're not there in the room negotiating it creates a void and so in countries other countries are more than happy to fill that void and so far as i'm can see in my my biggest concern is civil society the human rights council has been one of the few un avenues for engagement for civil society actors i agree that i mean i hear rose's points with regards to the israel bias and or or the discussion to the weight that's given them on on the record
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human rights record of israel but at the same time i must say that it's one of the very few conduits where we've had discussions on accountability atoll at the un i'm taking in with the engagement of civil society thinking you know it's had twenty eight commissions of inquiry not just on gaza but also on the myanmar. look at for instance syria is one of the very few places where we've had so much you know there's been an independent investigative body looking into the violations committed by the syrian government there and so on so so this has provided for a room for civil society engagement like nowhere else i mean there's over probably a hundred probably thousand of n.g.o.s active in there and the big fear is that this u.s. withdrawal creating that void would allow certain other countries to fill it and these other countries which are coming to the fray thinking for instance. china with its win win resolution which they tabled recently is it remains unknown as to
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how much space they would want to give to the ngos i mean when i say unknown and this is a diplomatic term i mean many countries the u.s. was part of the group of states that was favorable and supportive of the engagement of civil society actors so that is probably one of the biggest question marks on that mohammed in washington if there is now a void and there clearly is on the ranks of the within the ranks of the comes all those other countries that look to the united states to be the high water mark of not just international law and how it's applied but also the nexus of morality international reality if you will and the law who do they look to now. well before our other recent question let me couple of issues here i think you should not over credit the support for is that in explaining or deconstructing this decision i think we should mention also that there is a person that is also
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a political factor the personnel factor is that from six to become the king that america had never had in other words he wants to free himself up from all these institutions and accountability also this decision can be considered as an investment in the right wing. base where he is basically telling them that you are better off with us right wingers and he is also take into consideration this investment toward the elections next november at the congress level and also later on in two thousand and twenty two other is your question i think yes there will be a vacuum where there will be no leadership no point of reference and no final kind of text or money fest to that sort of explains to the rest of the world that there is a system so basically this is a move beyond the establishment beyond the international institution that is the
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u.n. that has over sighted this business of human rights all the way that otherwise we are going to be moving in on and shot the grounds in terms of what to do when some human rights for injured or encroached upon on therefore the trump administration is now. driving the world into the world in this and the war spot here is that he is undermining the u.n. system if we do without. oh if we abandon this system then i think we've become. really even in a big situation rosa i think you want to come in there i'd like i'd like to come in that i think that where the state in the case of the u.s. leaving the human rights council and the impact that this will have on the council and on the whole u.n. system trump has already taken money away from peacekeeping budgets from the u.n. population fund from other parts of the united nations system and other countries
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have stepped up to fill that void within the human rights council the european union is very strong the u.k. is very agile very effective with a very large mission and yes we will see a void by the u.s. not having its mission not having its its institutional knowledge and particularly its leadership on human rights but there are other countries we can look to protect the latin american countries who because of the geographic distance between them in geneva don't always play as strong a role as perhaps we might want them to we can look to these countries and expect them to step up and fill the void and to push back against the countries like china who are trying to undermine human rights who are trying to say state sovereignty is more important or the countries like egypt and india who block n.g.o.s from being accredited to the u.n. system and just a little bit worried that if we all say that the human rights council will collapse as a result of the us leaving were cheap we're actually forgetting that there are one hundred ninety three member states and no one state is more important than the
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remainder of them together while donald trump has pulled the u.s. out of several international agreements including the twenty fifteen iran nuclear deal which was reached with other world powers to curb to ron's nuclear program in exchange for easing sanctions the paris climate accord which is working to tackle global warming signed also in twenty fifteen by one hundred ninety countries the us has also withdrawn from the trans-pacific partnership a twelve nation trade deal that covers almost forty percent of the world's economy and the un global agreement on. migration the pledge is to uphold the rights of refugees and help them to resettle in another country rosa can i come back to you though when you talk about that agility that's that's all well and good and we accept that of course but as the cut has the time come for the council which it seems to me is like a work in progress almost am quite got it right because you're all saying the same thing there are valid criticisms here but they did launch commissions on north korea south sudan nothing came of that so the delivery of how they react to the
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information that they bring in is never pushed through well first of all we have to understand that the council is an intergovernmental body member states send their diplomats to represent national interests and so we will always be a political body and it won't have legally binding powers it has soft powers unlike expert bodies that are more likewise i judicial powers the commissions of inquiry the fact finding the information sharing this has been a game changer for human rights unlike the previous body the commission the council me throughout the year it is webcast anyone can access it members of the public n.g.o.s it provides information that is used by the security council that's used by regional bodies because gray violations of human rights often are a precursor to threats to international peace and security we've seen so much positive work of the council and yes there are always going to be problems there are reforms and needed the membership insue is one that has been there since the
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council began how do we how do we enforce soft membership criteria how do we encourage african after the african group as a regional group to stop pushing forward countries like democratic republic of congo or burundi who are violating human rights on a massive scale as candid as but these are things that can be addressed can be worked out this body is only twelve years old and as with all institutions changes are needed but that doesn't mean that we should negate the fact that so much good work has been done. at this party in geneva nikki haley tried to name and shame venezuela why is it the council during its lifetime has never held a specific singular session on venezuela i mean it was up to the u.s. to actually call for a special session on venezuela they haven't done so there where a member of the council they're not sitting on the margins that were standing member of it there were many opportunities to actually do some work on venezuela i
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think that i mean i have to accept i mean i accept what rosa said that the council still very much active it has had several successes and it brings to the fore questions that weren't necessarily how would i say tackle previously i mean from questions from l.g.b. t.q. to bloggers in saudi arabia and elsewhere and then and the venezuela actually issue is coming to the fore more so around what you were mentioning earlier the global compact and the refugee issues and to be honest another sign of the days is that actually it's other european countries that are starting to actually come to the fore on the issue let's not forget for instance the venezuela issue is impacting the latin american countries that are around it as well as european countries i think of the netherlands which has a little tiny island of of venezuela which is receiving a massive influx of refugees and so all these countries there is still in
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multilateral life to it in fact as independent diplomat we very active on that front we definitely see the netherlands as an example scandinavian countries canada but also latin american countries are coming to the fore several african countries are also quite active south africa's very active at their human rights council it's not a it's not because the u.s. withdrew that all of a sudden we have an implosion of that system it's actually very much still alive just like the paris agreement is very much alive and we. seen that countries do step up and this is going on i'm going to interrupt you there which i apologize because there are a couple of other points that i do want to get to as we head towards the end of the program mohammed in washington are there other organizations other agreements that the united states may yet still withdraw from. well i think the window is open because trump remains dogmatic leader who is on to establishment alliance on
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t. global he is the known global president of the entire history basically he wants to push america as far as he could from the rest of the world so it's not just an atlantic ocean there is a deeper ideological and cultural ocean between the united states now and the rest of the ward i also like to mention i've served on one of the u.n. panels of experts and they sensed there was a strong alliance between the so-called p three us britain and france and now i can see this alliance of kind of breaking away and i think there is a silver line in terms of decision to exit the human rights council since germany france and just a large extent the u.k. are now trying to restore the values of liberal democracy so i think in the wrong around the world that we look up to europe more than the united states and i think this is a corrective more of on the european side since trump now is no longer the moral
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or the leader of this western part of the roser you clearly believe that the council and the u.n. is safe helen clark the former prime minister of you zealand today saying she thinks there's an outside chance the u.s. may withdraw from the u.n. so my final question to you is this is the united states heading towards being a row state he praises kim jong un he puts a coach and horses through the iran nuclear deal nafta t p p the g seven which is looking like it's going to become the g six in the g one at loggerheads i mean how far is the united states prepared to go given what nikki haley has done today. i i don't imagine that the u.s. will withdraw wholly from the u.n. indeed i don't think it will give up its permanent seat on the security council because that seat brings with it power i think that where it comes to issues that trump doesn't care about human rights the environment anything essentially that
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isn't about trade and about wealth creation he's likely to continue to withdraw from institutions or from agreement or simply follow the path of what the u.s. has always done and not sign up to treaties in the first place but i don't believe that the u.n. is at threat of the u.s. withdrawal i do believe that the u.n. needs to recalibrate i think that nations need to come together within all of these multilateral institutions and think about how to fill the void and ultimately we're going to have to weather the storm until trump is no longer president. in geneva the last word to you in about the next thirty seconds or so would it be fair to see this u.s. administration is not changing just the united states it's also changing the rest of the world and we don't know yet if it's changing it for the worse or for the better. i would say that this decision from the u.s. is forcing everyone to actually change their game so we have countries which are forced to step up as mohamed has said i fully see it in geneva and certain
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countries which are coming to the forward to try to compete and in that sense they are actually china and the us sort of look the same which is an embarrassing situation for the u.s. as traditional allies in europe but i would say also that for civil society it's also a challenging time they have to actually be the change they want to see and that could also be an opportunity at the idea or definitely trying to encourage that movement and working with them. i think that this in gage meant of the of the human rights council should continue and let's see how the new. how the discussions around the reform will play out ok we have to leave it there thank you so much thanks to our guests are all friedman and mohammed to the car and thank you to you too for your company see the program again with the website al-jazeera dot com and for further discussion check out our facebook page facebook dot com forward slash edgy inside story can also follow the conversation on twitter at a g. and so story or tweet me i'll switch you back i'm at peter davi one one word that's
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it for me peter davi on the team here in doha we'll see you tomorrow. on june twenty fourth turkish citizens will vote in one of their most significant elections in recent years the winner will take on new sweeping presidential powers approved in a referendum last year we'll have full coverage of the vote and its impact follow the turkey elections on al-jazeera. a land from its indigenous people. plundered for its resources. now long held resentment it's a turn in violent with deadly consequences and you cannot use that as an excuse to go over human rights people empowered travels to south america to
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discover the violence of the mcclinton and al-jazeera. we have a news gathering team here that is second to their all over the world and they do a fantastic job when information is coming in very quickly all at once you've got to be able to react to all of the changes and al-jazeera we adapt to them. my job is is to break it all down and we helped of you understand and make sense of it. well and for you. getting to the heart of the matter if. the supreme leader calls you today and says let's have two weeks would you accept
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facing realities what do you think reunification would look like there are two people think the peaceful unification is still new option for first party do you. hear this story on talk to al jazeera. we're going to have strong very strong borders but we're going to keep the families together a presidential oversold backtracks on his decision to separate migrant families. i'm richelle carey this is al jazeera life and also coming up. and control of the day the airport the saudi and amorality coalition now sets its sights on regaining
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the rest of the many port city. allegations of police brutality against migrants arriving in france from italy. we're all australians but we have different heritage jews and football. tools so that the world cup and australian sporting tradition are helping migrants settle into their new life. yes president has found a pressure and signed an executive order to end his controversial policy of splitting. migrant families at the southern border he says the children will now be able to stay with their parents for up to twenty days but donald trump says he wants to keep them together even longer alan fischer reports from washington d.c. . he could have a lot of happy people faced with growing outrage a real retreat from president trump on his controversial policy of separating families who enter the u.s. illegally we're going to have strong very strong borders but we're going to keep
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the families together i didn't like the site where the feeling of families being separated. those who enter the u.s. illegally will still be prosecuted the continuation of trumps the zero tolerance border policy but families will be kept together while they wait for a hearing before an immigration judge but the trumpet ministration can't keep children in detention indefinitely under u.s. law in what is known as the florida settlement you have to be placed with a close relative or friend normally within twenty days and those who are in custody have to be kept in the least restrictive conditions possible the executive order that the administration announced today is going to set up family incarceration camps on department of defense facilities around the country but the executive order itself acknowledges that that is not a long term solution and kids will not be allowed to remain in those facilities for the duration of their proceedings which trumpets ministration will no seek a not to court hearing to modify that agreement to allow them to detain families
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for longer if you're really really pathetic really weak the country is going to be overrun with millions of people trumps executive order is only a temporary solution to the broader problem of immigration reform meeting at the white house republicans argued for measures to stop migrants entering the u.s. and then disappearing without appearing before an immigration judge as president you know you've got a real plan if you. take the adults of all requires the children to be separated if you let the adults in the country they never show up seems to me that we want to keep the family together and have a parish there for the democrats dispute trumps claim he was simply enforcing the law when it comes to separating children from their parents democrats argue it was a choice the uses what amounts to government sponsored child abuse as political leverage a bargaining chip in his effort to force through an extremist immigration agenda the house of representatives will vote in immigration legislation on thursday but
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with competing ideas on the best way forward there's no clear idea of what might get enough votes to succeed and this issue isn't about to go away alan fischer al-jazeera washington. mexico's president enrique pena nieto has joined the criticism of trump's the zero tolerance policy. makes it was expressed its most energetic condemnation of cruel and inhumane treatment towards any migrant especially towards those who are most vulnerable and like young girls and boys are saying there is a law professor at the university of michigan says trump's executive order won't make much of a difference. i think this is a situation of smoke and mirrors by the administration there saying ok we'll stop to examine separations but the policies that they've announced are very likely to continue with family separation and they're just trying to diffuse the growing protests rather than to actually solve the problem many of them are still in the
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country and some of them are not the administration has disavowed any intention of reuniting those families so some of them will be reunited through the efforts of lawyers and advocates who will figure out ways to get through the administration's roadblocks but the administration itself is not lifting one finger to reunite those people and is in fact getting in the way and has said they have no interest in changing what goes on with that twenty three hundred a stolen babies stolen children in the saudi america coalition and gammoned says it has taken a full control of the airport and her data and that is a key step in its offensive to push with the rebels from that city caught in between all the fighting are the people of her day to her struggling to survive a twenty links applies matheson reports. the classrooms at this her data school were once places of learning shelter whole families whose homes are being destroyed . and since two thousand and fifteen the warplanes have been firing missiles at our
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place because the rebel camps were close when the attacks increased on the bullets fell into our houses and many of them were destroyed we left we have come to the school to stay here they have had i have my twins we left and we didn't take anything not even a pin or a mattress we kaante been go back to our houses oh a few kilometers away fighters loyal to president hadi celebrate as they seize control of the airport the balance tipped by intensified air strikes from saudi arabia and u.a.e. fun to play. rebels say they still control the city and the seaport and it's the port that the coalition really wants. supplies coming in to yemen including food and medicine as well as its oil exports all go through hard data whoever controls the port city could have a tight grip on goods in and out of yemen. but the coalition also says weapons
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supplied by iran a smuggled to rebels through the port and that's why her data's a target to run under who's he's denying allegations of weapons smuggling speaking in a pro who the t.v. network the rebels leader remains defiant. most of the coastal area of the hama in her day that are still free and are a large area of the coast is under control of our people and. even if they bring the wolves we will not submit or collapse. meanwhile airstrikes creep closer to the center of the city the coalition says who the fighters are using civilians as human shields they say who think tanks are hidden in populated areas. aid agencies say if supplies of food water and medicine start coming it will make the severe humanitarian crisis even worse for the people of the data the chances of survival are dwindling rob matheson. and there is growing concern about the impact
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on economy caused by fighting for control of its oil production plants the u.s. state department has condemned the recent violence between armed groups which has destroyed one major terminal it's calling for fighters loyal to rival leaders abraham khalifa haftar to immediately withdraw from the area libya which is usually reliant on oil revenue is politically divided as three potential governments claim forms of legitimacy now the fighting in libya has forced more than two hundred thousand people from their homes and the u.n. set up hundreds of projects to help them bring settle that many say what they really want as political stability. head report from libya libya's capital tripoli . this is one of at least ten camps for internally displaced libyans in the capital close to four hundred families have been living here for nearly seventy years they were forsett from their hometown of one of our for supporting deposed leader
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moammar gadhafi. has a large family and can only find part time work. this camp is crowded i live with my two wives and thirteen children in only two rooms it's very tough it's not getting any better for. the united nations refugee agency is setting up aid projects nationwide to a live in the suffering of displaced people retired as we speak three hundred. impact projects around this country several million dollars worth of projects and i came to libya also with a view to increase to expand this broad philippo grandy says there are about two hundred thousand displaced people in libya libya is in this camp have recently been given permission to return home following very closely and deal with the rebels and the city of misrata but they don't know when that will be because the
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reconstruction work needs to be completed first and that could take months there are also about internally displaced people who cannot go back home. it is the thirty three thousand families have been displaced from. since warlord for hefted launch of his military campaign in eastern libya they include fall timidly she's lived in tripoli for three years sometimes out of no where the owner of the house could just happen where you just the tell you i'm not renting the house anymore you have to leave you know you just think every day what's going to happen . i mean i feel like sometimes a stranger you know he i mean like there's no support whatsoever from the government omar and thousands of others continue to rely on humanitarian assistance until they are finally allowed home. her family going home is
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a distant dream but you need a political breakthrough n.p.'s what i do hate. tripoli still had on al jazeera trade war fear is think european union is ready to retaliate against us terrorists. but will you be and that they are now you forget it was. a plea for answers in a problem why are peaceful protesters languishing in prison. i. mean the weather sponsored by cattle. hello the remaining rather large but rare thunderstorms in turkey and greece and france and italy although daily but they are becoming fewer and fewer gerry the picture of all of europe is settle the pressure is high which usually means good
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summer weather a difference in the north frontal system strong across the u.k. in scandinavia beijing is cooler and windy and in fact for a while it's going to be but not for long so that's the picture then for the longest day of the year in london darnton degrees and noisily breeze that extends the cooling trend into france as well at the same time it's thirty three in vienna but that's not going to last until tomorrow now the caress spreads down and you've got eighteen degrees as a result and i mean hans from the likelihood of some of the storms once again and remain your blog area and slovenia just us three examples. that's all happening of a land still over no strain it's very quiet it's breezy weather every now and again and occasional showers that attempted to affect the coast of morocco to think will succeed about such a twenty three degrees a breeze becomes out of the interior it's still pretty hot the east car is up to forty hander the valley the king's hottest still and of course the.

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