The International Criminal Court has authorised an investigation into accusations of war crimes in Afghanistan. An appeal by the ICC’s chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda was approved after being rejected last year. Allegations of atrocities committed by U-S soldiers, the Taliban and Afghan forces will be investigated. The torture of prisoners, sexual violence and the indiscriminate … Read more How can the ICC investigate possible war crimes in Afghanistan? | Inside Story
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said Washington will take “all steps possible” to protect Americans from the International Criminal Court (ICC) approval of a probe into war crimes it allegedly committed in Afghanistan. Speaking to the media in Washington, Pompeo called the ICC’s decision “reckless.” The US, he said, will take all measures … Read more So now the ICC is a ‘renegade, unlawful so-called court’ – Pompeo
The peace deal signed by the US and the Taliban at the weekend is not exactly, well, peaceful so far. It took 5 days before the first US airstrike against Taliban fighters, and then the International Criminal Court said it would be investigating alleged war crimes in Afghanistan over the last two decades. But considering … Read more Taliban duped into peace deal?
In the past three months, nearly one million people have fled advancing Syrian government forces in Idlib province near the border with Turkey. With Ankara refusing to open border crossings and millions of civilians trapped, the United Nations has warned of an impending bloodbath and a “massacre on a scale that has never been seen … Read more Idlib: ‘A crisis on a monumental scale’ | UpFront (Headliner)
On February 25, 2020, the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School hosted an expert panel to discuss the International Court of Justice case on genocide in Myanmar. In November 2019, The Gambia filed a case with the ICJ alleging that Myanmar military had violated the Genocide Convention for years in its treatment of the … Read more HLS Human Rights Program | The International Court of Justice Case on Genocide in Myanmar
Sri Lanka has withdrawn from a UN resolution that would allow war crimes allegedly committed during the country’s civil war to be investigated. That is despite a promise by the new government to probe historic allegations. Al Jazeera’s Minelle Fernandez reports from Colombo. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish … Read more Sri Lanka withdraws from UN war investigation pact
Since Libyan renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar began his offensive to take the capital Tripoli, he has courted the West by saying he is trying to rid the country of, in his words, “terrorists”. But elements within Haftar’s forces have been accused of sharing an ideology similar to the al-Qaeda and the ISIL (ISIS) group. … Read more Libya: Are Haftar’s forces harbouring ‘the new ISIL’?
Turkey’s president says he has asked his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to ‘restrain’ the Syrian government offensive in Idlib province. The last rebel stronghold in the country is currently in the middle of what the United Nations is calling a humanitarian catastrophe – scenes which Sky News portrayed in our special coverage from ‘Inside Idlib’. … Read more Is President Assad guilty of war crimes?
In this episode of UpFront we challenge Aung San Suu Kyi’s former spokesperson on allegations of genocide in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. And we debate the police response to protests in France against President Emmanuel Macron’s government with La Republique En Marche MP Roland Lescure. Follow UpFront on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJUpFront and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AJUpFront/
This week, the Sudanese government and rebel groups extended a deadline for a peace deal to end conflicts in the Darfur region and other parts of the country. Months of negotiations looked closer than ever to a resolution as the government announced last week that it had agreed to allow ex-president Omar al-Bashir and others … Read more 🇸🇩 Sudan: What would justice for Darfur look like? | The Stream