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The execution-style killing of a US reporterby the Islamic State armed group constitutes a war crime, Amnesty International said today.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Iraqi security forces not to intervene in the country’s political process amid heightened tensions and the threat from the Islamic State.
A United Nations-backed court has found the two most senior surviving leaders of Cambodia’s brutal Khmer Rouge regime guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced them to life in prison.
An attack on an elementary school in Gaza, where more than 3,000 displaced civilians had sought refuge, is a possible war crime and should be independently investigated, says Amnesty International.
Israel’s ground assault on the Gaza Strip accentuates the need for urgent international action to protect civilians in Gaza and Israel from further war crimes by both sides, says Amnesty International.
Following his capture by UK forces and rendition to Afghanistan, the US has released Yunus Rahmatullah, a Pakistani citizen held for ten years without charge, trial, or access to a lawyer.
Calls have been renewed for an international investigation into human rights violations and war crimes in Sri Lanka
The Geneva 2 conference on Syria must seek full access to investigate allegations that 11,000 people have been tortured and killed in detention, says Amnesty.
The Commonwealth Heads of Government should press host, Sri Lanka, on accountability for war crimes and human rights abuses, say activists.
Guatemala’s Constitutional Court may offer a general amnesty to former dictator Rios Montt, allowing him to avoid prosecution for war crimes.