War crimes
Belmarsh tribunal Assange Third Belmarsh Tribunal in Washington DC seeks to strengthen calls for Assange’s release

The Belmarsh Tribunal in Washington DC will present evidence and testimonies against the ongoing persecution against Assange

Rohingya refugees Facing state persecution in two countries, Rohingya have been pushed to flee at an alarming rate

Two reports chronicle the alarming state of refugees in Myanmar and Bangladesh. In 2022, there was a 360% increase in the number of Rohingya attempting deadly sea crossings in these two countries

UK arms sale to Saudi coalition in Yemen At least 87 Yemenis killed and 136 injured in 14 months with arms supplied by UK and US: report

According to the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), the UK alone has sold weapons worth nearly USD 28 billion to Saudi Arabia since the beginning of the war in Yemen in 2015

Rohingya boat stranded 20 Rohingya die on a boat stranded in the Andaman Sea

The boat has been adrift at sea since its engine broke down, stranding around 160 Rohingya for weeks without food, water, or medication

Why do rebel militias continue to kill in the Congo?

In a recent incident, the M23 rebel group has been accused of killing at least 300 civilians by the Congolese government. Kambale Musavuli from Centre for Research on the Congo traces the history of this rebel group.

Palestinian activist Salah Hammouri deported Israel forcibly deports Palestinian human rights activist Salah Hammouri to France 

Israel revoked Salah Hammouri’s residency status in October 2021 and kept him in prison under administrative detention from March 2022 before deporting him on December 18

“After two decades of war, the Congolese people are saying enough is enough”: M23 and war-making in the Congo

Peoples Dispatch spoke to Congolese activist and researcher Kambale Musavuli about the latest offensive of the M23 rebel group in the eastern part of the DRC and the broader history of proxy warfare in the region.

Dutch airstrikes in Afghanistan Dutch court finds 2007 airstrike in Afghanistan that killed 20 civilians unlawful, orders compensation

The court ruled that the early morning airstrikes carried out by the Dutch military on June 17, 2007 on civilian houses were a violation of international humanitarian law. Dutch forces were part of the US-led international coalition that invaded Afghanistan in 2001

UK forces in Afghanistan UK forces killed between 64 & 135 children in Afghanistan in eight years, says anti-war group 

During this period, the UK acknowledged the death of only 16 children. The report by Action on Armed Violence, an anti-war group, confirms the general trend of NATO countries underreporting the number of civilian casualties caused in their operations abroad

Shireen Abu Akleh’s killing Israel justifies Shireen Abu Akleh’s killing, refuses to act against responsible personnel

Akleh’s family members and human rights groups called the report of the Israeli “investigation” an attempt to whitewash a war crime. They reiterated their demand for an independent enquiry and full accountability in her killing

Why is Israel targeting Palestinian human rights groups?

Over the past week, Israel has continued and intensified attacks against Palestinian human rights organizations. Who are these organizations and why are they being targeted?

Israel targets Palestinian organizations Israeli forces raid offices of Palestinian civil society organizations 

On the morning of August 18, occupation forces raided the offices of seven leading Palestinian civil society groups, six of which had been declared “terrorist organizations” and banned by the Israeli government in 2021