December 24, 2012
by Blake Lynch
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday accused Palestinian military units located in Gaza of violating laws of war by firing rockets into populated areas of Israel. These laws of war prohibit focused attacks on civilians and civilian structures or attacks that distinguish between civilians and ...[read more]
November 16, 2012
by Samuel Franklin
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday urged all involved parties to end the recent escalation of violence in Gaza and Southern Israel and to respect obligations to protect civilians under international law. Pillay expressed extreme concern over the continued use of ...[read more]
May 4, 2012
by Cody Harding
On May 4, 2011, International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo announced that an investigation had uncovered enough evidence to allow him to pursue warrants for Libyan leaders for war crimes and crimes against humanity. In March 2011, the ICC launched an investigation ...[read more]
January 30, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On January 30, 2008, the Israeli Supreme Court ruled that the Israeli government can continue to cut supplies of fuel and electricity to the Gaza Strip, rejecting legal challenges by human rights groups claiming that the blockade deprived Gaza residents of basic humanitarian needs in violation of ...[read more]
February 18, 2010
by Matt Glenn
Eighty-five victims of rocket attacks in Israel have filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia seeking damages from Iran and Iran's central bank for for injuries suffered in the 2006 Second Lebanon War. The suit, filed Monday, claims that Iran, between 2001 and 2006... ...[read more]
January 7, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Marc D. Stern: Amnesty International reads the law of war as if it was a law banning war. In evaluating Amnesty's criticisms of Israel's actions in Gaza, one needs to take into account the manifold ways it distorts a body of law which actually permits, while regulating, war. Amnesty p... ...[read more]
March 21, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Joe Stork: The conflict between Israel and Hamas-led forces in the Gaza Strip has taken a terrible toll among civilians. Palestinian rocket attacks that in late February killed one Israeli civilian and wounded others violated the international humanitarian law prohibition against deliberate o... ...[read more]
January 30, 2008
by Katerina Ossenova
The Israeli Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the Israeli government can continue to cut supplies of fuel and electricity to the Gaza Strip, rejecting legal challenges by human rights groups that the blockade deprived Gaza residents of basic humanitarian needs in violation of international law. ...[read more]
January 23, 2008
by Leslie Schulman
Israel and the United States plan to boycott a special session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva Wednesday called to discuss possible human rights violations in Gaza in the wake of a blockade imposed by Israel on the area last Friday. Israel closed crossings into Gaza after more ...[read more]
July 2, 2007
by Michael Sung
Palestinian rocket attacks against Israeli civilians and Israeli military reprisals constitute serious violations of the laws of war, according to a report released Sunday by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The report found that Palestinian militant groups, including Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Al... ...[read more]

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