Newsletter - August 2023
MIGS and more than sixty human rights groups, scholars, lawyers’ associations, and activists signed a statement calling for global attention to the Chinese government’s crackdown against human rights lawyers. You can read the full statement here.
Kyle Matthews and MIGS co-founder Frank Chalk signed a joint letter addressed to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, to save the life of Iranian boxing champion Mohammad Javad Vafa’i Thani, who is facing imminent execution for taking part in the anti-government protests in Iran.
MIGS hosted a Twitter Space discussion titled “The Wagner Group Mutiny Explained” with Professor Kimberly Marten (Barnard College, Columbia University). You can listen to the recording on Apple Podcast or Spotify.
MIGS Distinguished Senior Fellow Liet. Gen Romeo Dallaire was the guest speaker of the Callioux Law Concert and Speaker Series.
MIGS Youth Fellow Michaela de Toldi attended the conference “Defending the Global Human Rights System from Authoritarian Assault” organized by the International Forum for Democratic Studies and the National Endowment for Democracy.
Marie Lamensch spoke about gendered disinformation to ODIL, a francophone organization supported by the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie. You can listen to the podcast episode here.
Marie Lamensch and Lauren Salim attended the virtual launch of #ShePersisted’s new report “From Catalyst for Freedom to Tool for Repression (Tunisia Report)”. The event was co-organized by Access Now and #ShePersisted.
MIGS hosted a Twitter Spaces discussion with the Financial Times’ Ukraine correspondent Christopher Miller. Listen to the chat here. A podcast episode version will be available soon.
In the Media