international humanitarian law

  • November 1, 2016

    The fierce offensive on western Aleppo city launched by armed opposition groups on 28 October 2016 has seen indiscriminate attacks on civilian areas, Amnesty International has said.

  • August 17, 2016

    Reiterating his call on all warring parties in Yemen to immediately implement the cessation of hostilities, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the reported coalition airstrike on a hospital in the rural town of Hajjah which killed 11 people.

  • August 9, 2016

    With more than two million people impacted by the fighting in and around Aleppo,the United Nations has made an urgent call for a humanitarian pause in the hostilities to enable immediate access to repair the electricity and water networks, and provide assistance to people in need.

  • August 1, 2016

    An aerial attack which partially destroyed a maternity hospital in rural Idlib province in northwest Syria appears to be part of a despicable pattern of unlawful attacks deliberately targeting medical facilities, said Amnesty International.

  • July 15, 2016

    In its response to the House of Commons International Development Committee report on the crisis in Yemen, the UK government has maintained that, despite all of the evidence on the contrary, the Saudi Arabian military has not breached international humanitarian law, says Campaign Against Arms Trade.

  • May 4, 2016

    With increasing wartime assaults on and patterns of systematic destruction of health facilities in countries affected by conflict, the UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to strengthen protection for health care workers, the sick and wounded, hospitals and clinics, in war zones.

  • March 15, 2016

    Law firm Leigh Day, representing Campaign Against Arms Trade, has begun formal legal action in the High Court to challenge the government's decision to export arms to Saudi Arabia. This follows increasing evidence that Saudi forces are violating international humanitarian law in Yemen.

  • February 29, 2016

    Condemning an apparent airstrike in Yemen that reportedly killed at least 32 civilians in a market northeast of Sana'a on 27 February the UN Secretary-General has called for a prompt and impartial investigation into the incident, which saw a death toll among the highest from a single bombing in recent months.

  • February 16, 2016

    Attacks on at least two medical facilities in Syria yesterday (15 February) are just the latest of scores of apparently deliberate attacks on hospitals, clinics and medical personnel being committed in flagrant violation of international humanitarian law, says Amnesty International .

  • February 5, 2016

    Campaign Against Arms Trade has welcomed the International Development Committee's call for the UK to suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia and end its opposition to calls for an independent international inquiry into allegations of alleged abuses of international humanitarian law in Yemen.