Legal experts have said that Israel’s military operation in Jenin earlier this month, which killed 12 Palestinians and wounded 100 others, fits into the parameters of war crimes under the Geneva Conventions. Susan Akram, a clinical professor at Boston University’s School of Law, said the raid on Jenin clearly amounts to war crimes for[…]
A group of Yemeni nationals has filed a lawsuit in the US against defence contractors Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, and General Dynamics, accusing them of “aiding and abetting war crimes and extrajudicial killings” by supplying arms to the Saudi-led coalition’s war in Yemen. The lawsuit, filed in the district court of Washington DC, also names[…]
INTERNATIONAL The Israeli army has killed at least 10 Palestinians, including a five-year-old child and a senior military leader, in the latest bombardment on the Gaza Strip on Friday. Follow our live coverage of the situation in Gaza here Taiseer al-Jabari, head of the northern division of al-Quds Brigades (Saraya al-Quds), the military wing of the[…]
A top UN rights expert has called for Israeli settlements to be classified as war crimes, urging the international community to demand accountability for a practice it has long deemed illegal. Presenting his latest report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Michael Lynk, the United Nations special rapporteur[…]
Australia said on Thursday that its special forces were suspected of being responsible for 39 unlawful killings in Afghanistan, as it released a long-awaited report into alleged war crimes committed in the South Asian nation. Australia launched the inquiry in 2016, amid reports from whistle-blowers and in the local media[…]
Some 84 per cent of Canadians want a war crimes probe into Israel, a new poll surveying views over several issues, including a potential International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation of alleged Israeli war crimes, and the possibility of moving Canada’s embassy to Jerusalem, has found. The survey, sponsored by Canadians[…]
The threat of a new Gaza war continues to rise as Palestinians demand an end to the devastating 13-year-long blockade and Israel tightens the screws on Gaza’s economy while targeting Hamas positions. Israeli warplanes and tanks bombed Hamas military sites early on Tuesday in response to the incendiary balloons launched[…]
Israel again attacked Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Thursday in response to what it said were continued launches of “explosive balloons” from the Palestinian territory. Dozens of helium balloons laden with incendiary material have been deployed in recent days in a bid to pressure Israel to ease its[…]
A fact-finding mission to Libya has been established by the United Nations’ top rights body after prosecutors from the International Criminal Court said that mass graves discovered recently may constitute war crimes. The UN Human Rights Council on Monday adopted by consensus a resolution strongly condemning all acts of violence[…]
The world’s first trial of a senior member of the Syrian military for war crimes is underway in Germany despite ongoing restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because both the accused are in custody, German law says it is important to proceed with the case quickly in the interests of[…]
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