armed conflicts

Deadly drones increasingly deployed in conflicts, more control is needed

The rapidly growing use of deadly drones is profoundly shaping state and armed groups’ capacities to wage war. It could have significant regional security implications. In a new report, titled Violent Skies, peace organization PAX conducted research on the use…

Slaves

By Baher Kamal For over 400 years, more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims of the transatlantic slave trade, one of the darkest chapters in human history. Slavery is, nevertheless, far from being just a chapter…

One Humanity? Millions of Children Tortured, Smuggled, Abused, Enslaved

By Baher Kamal ROME, Aug 16 2016 (IPS) – Children are being smuggled, sexually abused, maimed, killed for their vital organs, recruited as soldiers or otherwise enslaved. Not only: 69 million children under five will die from mostly preventable causes, 167…

(Liberated) Afghanistan Re-Commits to Ending Children Recruitment in Security Forces

Human Wrongs Watch 19 February 2016 – Following a mission to Afghanistan, the United Nations envoy dealing with children and armed conflict issues, has welcomed the Government’s recommitment to fully implementing its plan to end and prevent the recruitment and…

… And All of a Sudden Syria!

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* 5 January 2016 (IPS) – The “big five” – i.e., the most military powerful states on earth (US, UK, France, Russia and China) have just agreed that it would be about time to end…