Drone Wars: The Inconvenience of Due Process and Supremacy of the National Security Complex

Drone Wars: The Inconvenience of Due Process and Supremacy of the National Security Complex

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in Americas, Laws of War, Terrorism | No Comments

By Jacob ShiflettHuman Rights Generation The United States Department of Justice recently released the now infamous White Paper memo that details the so-called legal justification for the targeted killing program. President Obama, under the guidance from the Department of Justice, argues callously that the United States has the authority to kill United States citizens while […]

Head of UN mission appeals for release of civilians trapped in Syria violence

Head of UN mission appeals for release of civilians trapped in Syria violence

Posted by on Jun 18, 2012 in Laws of War, Middle East, News | No Comments

UN News Centre 17 June 2012 – The chief United Nations observer in Syria has appealed to the parties to enable civilians trapped by the escalating violence to leave conflict zones.   “The parties must reconsider their position and allow women, children, the elderly and the injured to leave conflict zones, without any preconditions and […]

UN: ‘List of Shame’ Cites School Attacks

UN: ‘List of Shame’ Cites School Attacks

Posted by on Jun 12, 2012 in Laws of War, News, United Nations | No Comments

Published in: Human Rights Watch Security Council Should Impose Sanctions for Targeting Children, Teachers (New York) – Armed forces and armed groups that attack schools and teachers should face consequences from the United Nations Security Council, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) said today. The UN Secretary-General’s annual reporton children and armed conflict, […]

Taylor Sentencing Only a Step Toward Justice; More People Should be Prosecuted and Reparations Paid to Victims

Taylor Sentencing Only a Step Toward Justice; More People Should be Prosecuted and Reparations Paid to Victims

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Africa, Laws of War, News, United Nations | No Comments

Published in Amnesty International (New York) – Amnesty International today issued the following comments about the 50-year sentence imposed on former Liberian President Charles Taylorby the Special Court for Sierre Leone for aiding and abetting war crimes. “The criminal prosecution of Taylor should resonate with those in Syria, Sudan, and elsewhere where other heinous crimes […]

Sudan: Cluster Bomb Found in Conflict Zone

Sudan: Cluster Bomb Found in Conflict Zone

Posted by on May 26, 2012 in Africa, Laws of War | No Comments

Published in: Human Rights Watch Sudan Should Join 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions (Washington, DC) – The Sudanese government should investigate the discovery of a cluster bomb in Southern Kordofan, a conflict zone hit by government bombing, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch called on Sudanto join the international treaty banning the weapon. […]

US: Transfer CIA Drone Strikes to Military

US: Transfer CIA Drone Strikes to Military

Posted by on Apr 22, 2012 in Americas, Laws of War | No Comments

Published: in Human Rights Watch April 20, 2012 Ensure Intelligence Agency Abides by International Law (New York, NY) – Remarks by a US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) official suggesting the agency is not legally bound by the laws of war underscore the urgent need for the Obama administration to transfer command of all aerial drone […]

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