Palestinian teen killed in clashes with Israeli army: govt

A Palestinian teenager was killed on Friday in clashes with the Israeli army on the sidelines of a protest in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry said. Ali Ayman Nasr Abu Aliya, 13, “succumbed to his wounds after he was shot with live rounds in the stomach” during clashes north of Ramallah, the… Continue reading Palestinian teen killed in clashes with Israeli army: govt

Australian special forces ‘unlawfully killed’ 39 in Afghanistan

Australia’s elite special forces “unlawfully killed” 39 Afghan civilians and prisoners, including summary executions as part of initiation rituals, according to evidence in a searing military inquiry now being referred to a special war crimes prosecutor. A years-long internal investigation into military misconduct was released Thursday, prompting the Chief of the Australian Defence Force to… Continue reading Australian special forces ‘unlawfully killed’ 39 in Afghanistan

Op-ed: US has assaulted rule of law by sanctioning ICC officials over Afghan war crimes probe

The United States has penalised the International Criminal Court for investigating war crimes in Afghanistan. In a bizarre but not unpredictable move, Washington has imposed penalties on the Prosecutor of the ICC for investigating crimes committed by US forces in Afghanistan. Sanctioning the officials of the ICC for carrying out their mandated duties would amount… Continue reading Op-ed: US has assaulted rule of law by sanctioning ICC officials over Afghan war crimes probe

US sanctions ICC prosecutor investigating American war crimes in Afghanistan

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday slapped sanctions on the top prosecutor of the International Criminal Court — a move that The Hague-based tribunal called a “serious” attack against the rule of law. The economic sanctions against Fatou Bensouda and another senior ICC official, Phakiso Mochochoko, after earlier visa bans on Bensouda and… Continue reading US sanctions ICC prosecutor investigating American war crimes in Afghanistan