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SUNS # 8942 Tuesday 9 July 2019

Trade : Rules Chair clarifies on status of fisheries texts by facilitators   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The Chair of the Doha Rules Group negotiations has clarified that facilitators on the proposed disciplines for fisheries subsidies have been mandated by Heads of Delegations at their meeting on 17 May "to prepare, by the end of July, clean consolidated text as a basis for work after summer break."

Rights : Grave rights violations in Venezuela, says UN High Commissioner   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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There are reasonable grounds to believe that grave violations of economic and social rights, including the rights to food and health, have been committed in Venezuela.

United Nations : Australia's forgotten asylum seekers   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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As the focus of Australian politics shifts away from refugee and asylum-seeker policies, the government avoids accountability for inhumane actions.

United Nations : Libya tragedy - why lock up migrants in the first place?   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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A military strike on a detention centre for migrants in Libya that claimed dozens of lives on Tuesday Jul. 2 has reignited a debate over the poor treatment of the mainly African people who transit through the turbulent country.

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