Killings in Axum by Eritrea troops ‘may amount to war crimes’

The killings of hundreds of civilians by Eritrean troops in the ancient Ethiopian town of Axum in November last year amounted to “a series of human rights and humanitarian law violations”, according to Amnesty International. The killings in Axum, located some 187km (116 miles) north of Mekelle, capital of the Tigray region, occurred during the […]

US President Biden, Saudi King Salman discuss end to Yemen war

Biden affirms US commitment to Saudi defence, calls for diplomacy in Yemen and praises release of rights activists. United States President Joe Biden spoke for the first time since becoming president with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Thursday as the US prepares to release a report about the 2018 murder of […]

Can justice be served 12 years after Sri Lanka’s civil war ended?

25:00 From: Inside Story UN’s human rights chief said Sri Lankan government is failing to pursue those responsible for war crimes. Read more 25 Feb 2021 facebooktwitterwhatsapp More episodes from Inside Story play 25:00 play 25:00 play 25:15 play 25:10 Show more . Source link

Justice has failed Sri Lanka civil war victims: UNHCR

Efforts to ensure justice for victims have failed, Michelle Bachelet says while introducing her report on Sri Lanka to the UN Human Rights Council. Twelve years after the end of armed conflict in Sri Lanka, domestic efforts to ensure justice for victims have failed, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said […]

A ‘war zone’: Witnesses describe violence at Myanmar protests

Yangon, Myanmar – Saturday was the worst day of bloodshed yet during mass protests in Myanmar against the February 1 military coup, which overthrew the elected government headed by Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy.  Police opened fire on peaceful protesters in Mandalay, Myanmar’s second-biggest city, killing two – including a […]

South Sudan’s current violence ‘lot worse’ than during civil war

UN report says hundreds killed, hundreds of thousands displaced during fighting; women and girls abducted and raped. Violence raging on in vast swathes of South Sudan a year after a peace deal was signed to end the five-year civil war is “a lot worse” than during the war itself, according to a United Nations report […]

UN chief backs new blueprint to end ‘suicidal’ war on nature

A new scientific blueprint for tackling climate change, pollution and the accelerating loss of plant and animal species shows how to end the world’s “suicidal” war on nature, UN chief Antonio Guterres has said. “Humanity is waging war on nature. This is senseless and suicidal,” Guterres wrote in the preface of the United Nations Environment […]

US ‘energising’ talks to end Yemen war: Special envoy

The US pivots from Trump-era foreign policy as special envoy confirms talks with Houthi rebels to end Yemen civil war. The US special envoy to Yemen, Timothy Lenderking, said on Tuesday the United States was “aggressively” using back-channel discussions to speak to Houthi leadership in the war-torn country in an effort to end the country’s […]

CAR ‘militia leaders’ plead not guilty to war crimes at ICC trial

Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona and Alfred Yekatom accused of leading militias in widespread attacks on Muslims. Two men accused of leading Christian-dominated militias in widespread attacks on Muslims in the Central African Republic (CAR) have rejected all charges against them at the start of their trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday. Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona, a […]

Opinion | America’s Other Forever War

The problem with this moral logic is that besieging an oppressive regime usually harms not the oppressor but the oppressed. In a 2019 study, the economists Antonis Adam and Sofia Tsarsitalidou found that when the United States sanctions an autocratic government, civil liberties get worse. A 2020 article in the Journal of Development Studies found […]

US, Europe accuse Russia of blocking Ukraine war solutions

US diplomat leads charge in pressing Moscow to ‘immediately cease its aggression’ in eastern Ukraine, occupation of Crimea. The United States and Europe on Thursday accused Russia of blocking any solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The remarks came during a UN Security Council video conference convened by Moscow to mark the sixth anniversary […]

Is an end to Yemen’s war finally in sight?

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I.C.C. Rules It Has Jurisdiction to Examine Possible Israel War Crimes

JERUSALEM — The International Criminal Court on Friday determined that it has jurisdiction over the territories occupied by Israel in 1967, despite Israel’s insistence to the contrary, opening the way for an inquiry into allegations of Israeli, and Palestinian, war crimes in the region. The ruling by the I.C.C. in The Hague came six years […]

Biden Announces End of U.S. Support to Saudi War in Yemen

President Biden outlined a sweeping vision of restored American global leadership on Thursday, announcing an end to U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s military campaign in Yemen and vowing to confront Russia and China. He also promised to work with allies to combat issues like the pandemic and climate change and announced a freeze on President […]

Former Uganda Militia Leader Is Convicted of War Crimes

A former Ugandan rebel who was abducted as a child by the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army and later rose to be a commander of the militia was convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity on Thursday at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. The defendant, Dominic Ongwen, was a 9-year-old on the way […]

ICC finds Ugandan LRA commander guilty of war crimes

BREAKING Child soldier-turned-Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen convicted by Netherlands-based court. The International Criminal Court has convicted a Ugandan child soldier-turned-Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The Netherlands-based court on Thursday found Dominic Ongwen, 45, guilty of charges relating to crimes including murder, sexual enslavement, abducting children, torture […]

‘Today’s fake culture war resurrects an old colonial trick’

London, United Kingdom – Dan Hicks is a professor of contemporary archaeology at the University of Oxford who has worked at the university’s Pitt Rivers Museum for 14 years. Pitt Rivers, in Oxford, is an institution that says it is committed to a “decolonisation” process. In 2020, it removed more than 100 human remains from […]

Central African Republic war crimes suspect appears at ICC

Seleka armed group commander Mahamat Said Abdel Kani accused of crimes against humanity and war crimes. A Central African Republic war crimes suspect made his first appearance at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday after being handed over to the Hague-based tribunal. Mahamat Said Abdel Kani, 50, an alleged leader of the Seleka, an […]

‘Declaration of War’: Protesters in Poland Vow to Fight Abortion Ban

Women’s rights advocates and allies in Poland vowed on Thursday to continue to fight a near-total ban on abortion, calling it a breach of human rights and a sign that the country is regressing. The constitutional court ruling, which abruptly came into effect Wednesday night, tightened Poland’s already restrictive laws to further ban abortions in […]