War crimes

04.09.2019

‘Endemic Impunity’: UN Report on Yemen Says United States, France, and Britain May Be Complicit in War Crimes

‘Endemic Impunity’: UN Report on Yemen Says United States, France, and Britain May Be Complicit in War Crimes

“Five years into the conflict, violations against Yemeni civilians continue unabated, with total disregard for the plight of the people and a lack of international action to hold parties to the conflict accountable.” By Jake Johnson, staff writer Common Dreams A comprehensive and damning United Nations report released Tuesday… »

30.12.2017

How It Could Finally Be Possible to Prosecute War as a Crime

How It Could Finally Be Possible to Prosecute War as a Crime

By David Swanson War is a crime. The International Criminal Court has just announced that it will finally treat it as a crime, sort-of, kind-of. But how can war’s status as a crime effectively deter the world’s leading war-maker from threatening and launching more wars, large and small? How can laws… »

07.01.2017

A « Humanitarian NGO» deprives 5.6 million civilians of water

A « Humanitarian NGO» deprives 5.6 million civilians of water

VOLTAIRE NETWORK | 7 JANUARY 2017 The Jihadists, who since 24 December 2016 have been polluting the sources of Barada — the river which provides the water supply for the inhabitants (now totalling more than 7 million) of Damascus and the… »

07.07.2016

Chilcot’s judgment is utterly damning – but it’s still not justice

Chilcot’s judgment is utterly damning – but it’s still not justice

Little is more corrosive of democracy than impunity. When politicians do terrible things and suffer no consequences, people lose trust in both politics and justice. They see them, correctly, as instruments deployed by the strong against the weak. Since the first world war, no British prime minister has done anything… »

12.05.2016

Bangladesh: Reconciliation not state killing is the real healing deal

Bangladesh: Reconciliation not state killing is the real healing deal

Extra police and border guards by the thousand are on the streets of Dhaka and other big cities and towns of Bangladesh before a general strike takes hold to protest against the executions of two opposition politicians for war crimes. The hangings May 8, 2016, of Mohammad Mujahid – 67,… »

09.02.2016

All Sides in Syria Killing Thousands of Detainees in Crimes against Humanity, UN Reports

All Sides in Syria Killing Thousands of Detainees in Crimes against Humanity, UN Reports

Human Wrongs Watch   Thousands of detainees have been killed while in the custody of the warring parties in Syria over the past four and a half years, with thousands held by the Government beaten to death or dying from torture and anti-Government groups brutalizing… »

07.01.2015

With No Rebel Surrender, UN ‘Stabilization’ Mission in DR Congo Readies Military Operations

With No Rebel Surrender, UN ‘Stabilization’ Mission in DR Congo Readies Military Operations

Human Wrongs Watch With the deadline for the unconditional surrender of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) having passed on 2 January, and no significant additional surrenders of FDLR combatants registered since June, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (… »

02.06.2014

Ex-Counterterrorism Czar Richard Clarke: Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld Committed War Crimes

Richard Clarke, the nation’s former top counterterrorism official, tells Democracy Now! he believes President George W. Bush is guilty of war crimes for launching the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Clarke served as national coordinator for security and counterterrorism during Bush’s first year in office. He resigned in 2003 following the… »

17.02.2013

Bangladesh blogger murdered amid massive protests

Bangladesh blogger murdered amid massive protests

While thousands of demonstrators continued their agitation and occupation of the streets and in particular the protest hot spot of Dhaka’s Shahbagh Squre intersection, a blogger activist was stabbed – his efforts joined those caught up in the hysteria of a mass demand for a death sentence for Jamaat leader… »

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