MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT 2006
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Gaza officials accuse Israel of war crimes at ICC
July 25, 2014
Top Palestinian officials on Friday filed a complaint to the International Criminal Court (ICC), accusing Israel of war crimes in Gaza. Palestinian Justice Minister Saleem Al-Saqqa and Gaza court public prosecutor Ismail Jabr started legal proceedings over the 18 days of fighting between Hamas and....... [more]

UN rights council to form commission to investigate war crimes in Gaza
July 25, 2014
The United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday announced its intention to create an international commission of inquiry that will investigate all alleged violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Specifically the inqu....... [more]

UN rights chief alarmed at possible international law violations in Gaza
July 12, 2014
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday expressed alarm at the possible international human rights law violations as a result of the military operations that took place in Gaza on Thursday afternoon resulting in the deaths of 88 Palestinians. Israel's military operation "Protecti....... [more]

UN rights experts urge Israel not to legalize force feeding of prisoners
June 26, 2014
UN Special Rapporteurs on torture and the right to health, Juan Mendez and Anand Grover, on Wednesday urged the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, to withdraw proposed amendments to the Prisons Act which would allow the forced feeding and medical treatment of inmates currently participating in a hung....... [more]

Egypt court sentences top Muslim Brotherhood official to death
June 20, 2014
The Giza Criminal Court in Egypt sentenced the supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, to death on Thursday for the second time in three months. Badie was sentenced along with 13 other members of the Muslim Brotherhood for allegedly inciting violence that resulted in the death of 10....... [more]

UN: Israel should release Palestinians on hunger strikes
June 7, 2014
United Nations Secretary General Ban Kim Moon on Friday urged Israel to release Palestinian administrative detainees over fears of failing health in a hunger strike. Some sources estimate that over 290 Palestinians detained in Israel are on hunger strike, with about 70 requiring medical treatment to....... [more]

Turkish court orders arrest of Israeli commanders involved in 2010 Gaza flotilla raid
May 28, 2014
A Turkish court on Monday called for international arrest warrants for four former Israeli military chiefs involved in a deadly 2010 maritime raid. According to a lawyer working on the case, prosecutors are seeking life sentences for the commanders who they claim were responsible for Israeli comman....... [more]

Former Israel PM sentenced to six years in prison for bribery
May 13, 2014
An Israeli trial court on Tuesday sentenced former prime minister Ehud Olmert to six years in prison for his role in a bribery scandal while serving as mayor of Jerusalem. The Tel Aviv District Court ruled that Olmert was guilty of participating in a corrupt real estate deal in the 1990s involving t....... [more]

Israel lawmakers approve bill limiting presidential pardons
May 11, 2014
Israel's Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved a bill on Sunday that would allow Israel's courts to impose restrictions the president's ability to pardon murderers. The stated purpose of the bill is to prevent diplomatic overtures and "prisoner swapping," which is the exchange of hostages o....... [more]

Supreme Court to rule on Jerusalem birthplace law
April 21, 2014
The US Supreme Court on Monday granted certiorari in three cases slated for argument during the October 2014 term. In Zivotofsky v. Kerry, the court will address the constitutionality of a federal statute requiring the Secretary of State, on request, to endorse US passports and Consular Reports of....... [more]

The US Says Landmines are Horrific?So Why Won't It Ban Them?
April 19, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Mary Wareham of Human Rights Watch discusses the US use of landmines and the possibility of the US joining the Mine Ban Treaty... Since antipersonnel landmines were banned by a majority of nations 15 years ago via an international treaty, their use even by those outside the t....... [more]




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