War crimes
UN calls for investigation into Tigray war citing rights violations and other stories

Today we take a look the UN’s call for an investigation into Ethiopia’s Tigray region, a campaign to boycott Amazon, the ongoing Covid-19 vaccine development efforts in Cuba, and the declaration of an end of absolute poverty in China

ICC announces investigation into Israel’s war crimes in Palestine and other stories

In today’s episode we take a look at the ICC’s decision to launch an investigation into Israeli war crimes in Palestine, the ongoing brutal crackdown on anti-coup protesters in Myanmar, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act passed by the US House of Representatives, and the anti-government protests in Chile

Afghan IHRC annual report At least 3,000 civilians were killed in 2020, says Afghan human rights commission

According to the 2020 annual report of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), over 5,000 civilians were injured. Among those killed in various attacks were 2,958 children and 847 women

South Korean court orders Japan to compensate survivors of sexual violence during World War II

A lower court in Seoul ordered Japan to compensate 12 Korean women, who were forced to serve as “comfort women” for its military during the Second World War. The verdict is expected to pave the way for more such judgments

Kosovo War Crimes Indictment of Kosovo establishment for war crimes has major implications for region

Recently, the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office announced that it had filed indictments with the Kosovo Specialist Chambers against Kosovo president Hashim Thaci, former parliamentary speaker Kadri Veseli and others on charges of war crimes

Atrocities against Palestinians Bulldozer dragging body of a Palestinian shot dead by Israeli soldiers sparks international outrage

A video of a Palestinian man’s body being dragged by a bulldozer moments after he was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers has caused widespread shock and disbelief. Experts have called it a war crime and demanded an investigation

Israel announces new settlement construction on stolen Palestinian land

Human rights groups have warned that the new construction will end the territorial continuity between East Jerusalem and Bethlehem, which is important for any future Palestinian state in a two-state solution

UN publishes list of companies with ties to illegal Israeli settlements in West Bank

Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank are considered to be a war crime and are illegal under international law.

Gaza under attack Gaza truce under fire as Israel launches renewed aggression

The ceasefire was agreed upon after two days of the Israeli offensive killed 34 Palestinians, including eight children and three women.

US drone massacres in Afghanistan  US drone massacres in Afghanistan 

We take a look into the drone massacres and how video gamers have been recruited by US forces to kill with a press of a button sitting thousands of miles away. 

Prison sentence of former Blackwater guards cut in half by Federal Judge

The three ex-guards together killed 27 Iraqis and wounded 39 others in the Nisour square massacre in 2007

UN report indicts the US and European powers for war crimes in Yemen

The Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen says the US, UK and France may be charged with arming and providing intelligence and logistical support to the Saudi-led coalition  in Yemen

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