international law

  • February 17, 2016

    A British father of three who was kidnapped to Ethiopia in 2014 has spent his 600th day in detention.

  • February 15, 2016

    The United Nations has reported that Afghan hostilities in 2015 left more than 3,500 civilians dead, including an unprecedented number of children – one in four casualties over the past year was a child – and nearly 7,500 others wounded, making this the highest number of civilian casualties recorded.

  • January 26, 2016

    A protester who was under 18 at the time of the alleged offences for which he was convicted was among the 47 people executed in a single day in Saudi Arabia earlier this year, research by international human rights organisation Reprieve has found.

  • January 22, 2016

    Hundreds of extra-judicial killings, enforced disappearances, gang-rapes, sexual slavery, forced abortion, massive recruitment of child soldiers and indiscriminate attacks against civilians with entire villages burned down have been perpetrated by all in sides in South Sudan, says the UN.

  • December 17, 2015

    The UK Government is breaking national, EU and international law and policy by supplying weapons to Saudi Arabia in the context of its military intervention and bombing campaign in Yemen, say international law experts.

  • November 24, 2015

    As Parliament prepares to debate next steps in Syria, Quakers in Britain have issued a statement.

  • November 23, 2015

    The UN Security Council has called on all countries that can do so to take the war on terrorism to Islamic State-controlled territory in Syria and Iraq and destroy its safe havens, warning that the group intends to mount further terror attacks like those in Paris and Beirut.

  • November 17, 2015

    Christian Aid has welcomed new guidelines that will require the true provenance of goods and produce exported from Israeli settlements on the West Bank for sale in the EU to be clearly labelled. Until now, such exports have generally been labelled “Made in Israel.”

  • October 9, 2015

    During national Quaker Week, Quakers in Britain are protesting against the use of military drones. Quakers hold that drones devalue human life and undermine international law.

  • October 8, 2015

    A new report from Amnesty International has called for suspension of the transfer of arms used in attacks on Yemen and an investigation into Saudi Arabian violations.