May 22, 2015
by Brittany Felder
South Sudan government troops are committing human rights abuses, such as abusing civilians and lighting villages on fire amid ongoing fighting in the region, Amnesty International (AI) reported Thursday. AI has also received reports that South Sudan government troops have committed other ...[read more]
May 20, 2015
by Marisa Rodrigues
JURIST Guest Columnist Mark A. Summers of Barry University School of Law discusses the legality of choice of weapons in the Syrian war in the context of International Humanitarian Law ... Amnesty International (AI) recently condemned the commission of war crimes and crimes against humanity by the ...[read more]
May 14, 2015
by William Helbling
The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to take action to strengthen the deteriorating security situation in Libya. Fatou Bensouda expressed her concerns over the recent increases in assassinations, terrorist attacks and targeting of ...[read more]
May 14, 2015
by William Helbling
The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) committed "grave violations of international humanitarian law" in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at the end of 2014, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reported Wednesday. The report claims that the ADF, a Ugandan rebel ...[read more]
May 11, 2015
by Emelina Perez
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Monday condemned Sunday's suicide attack targeting a bus carrying civilian passengers working for the Attorney General's office. The attack killed five prosecutors and injured 19 people. The Taliban claimed responsibility, making this their ...[read more]
May 9, 2015
by Emelina Perez
Forces led by Saudi Arabia ordered civilians in northern Yemen to evacuate the area by Friday afternoon, declaring that the entire region would be deemed a military target, but also announced plans for a ceasefire next week. The coalition dropped leaflets in the area warning they would strike ...[read more]
May 5, 2015
by Taylor Brailey
Amnesty International (AI) on Tuesday condemned both the Syrian Assad Regime and anti-government rebels for committing human rights abuses and war crimes in the Syrian city of Aleppo. AI's 74-page report, based on interviews with current and former residents of Aleppo, documents "unthinkable ...[read more]
May 4, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones
An Egyptian court on Monday upheld death sentences for five members of the Muslim Brotherhood on charges of killing policemen in 2013. The charges include attempted murder, weapons possession and violence stemming from an incident known as the "Kerdasa massacre," when supporters of the former ...[read more]
May 3, 2015
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Sunday that it has received credible evidence indicating that the Saudi-led coalition used illegal cluster munitions supplied by the US in airstrikes against Houthi forces in Yemen. According to a report by HRW, satellite imagery indicates that the munitions landed " ...[read more]
April 28, 2015
by Kimberly Bennett
A UN independent board of inquiry announced Monday that it uncovered evidence that at least 44 Palestinians were killed by "Israeli actions" while sheltering at UN locations during last year's Gaza war. The investigation also found that at least 227 Palestinians were injured. In response to the ...[read more]

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