April 18, 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Saturday condemned the targeting of the Ibn Khaldun Hospital in Yemen by combatants. Rebel soldiers and pro-government forces fortified near the hospital, and the resulting combat forced the hospital to evacuate all but those receiving emergency treatment in violation ...[read more]
March 26, 2015
by Alison Sacriponte
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Wednesday urged all sides of conflict in Yemen to obey the rules of war, expressing concern over reports of civilian casualties following air strikes in the capital Sana'a and other parts of the country. The ICRC reminded all parties involved ...[read more]
March 20, 2015
by Ashley Hogan
A military court in Warsaw on Thursday cleared four Polish soldiers of war crimes violations in Afghanistan. The trial began in February 2009. The soldiers were prosecuted for violating provisions of the Geneva Conventions, which provide protection for civilian villages that pose no threat to ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
The establishment of the ICC by the UN is the final product of fifty years of work aimed at developing an international judicial body with the capability of adjudicating cases of genocide and crimes against humanity. The efforts to create such a body began in 1872 with Hustav Moynier, one of the ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Since its inception in July 2002, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has become a dominant organization in international relations and the premiere tribunal for the prosecution of war crimes. Despite being founded only a decade ago, the ICC has already investigated and prosecuted atrocities in ...[read more]
June 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
The establishment of the ICC by the UN is the final product of fifty years of work aimed at developing an international judicial body with the capability of adjudicating cases of genocide and crimes against humanity. The efforts to create such a body began in 1872 with Hustav Moynier, one of the ...[read more]
May 14, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Monday that aid in Syria is being hampered by a disregard for the rules of war. Head of operations for the Near and Middle East Robert Mardini said that in spite of repeated calls for all parties to the conflict in Syria to respect the ...[read more]
March 28, 2013
by Brandon Gatto
Human rights lawyers on Tuesday filed an emergency motion in the US District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that guards at Guantanamo Bay have denied drinking water and sufficient clothing to a Yemeni prisoner. The motion was filed only a day before a fact-finding visit to the US ...[read more]
July 2, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Sunday said that an effective international arms treaty would save lives and aid in the enforcement of international law. The statement by the ICRC was made in anticipation of the UN Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty, which is being held in ...[read more]
June 26, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Libyan armed forces on Tuesday signed an agreement with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) affirming that the country will consider international humanitarian laws during military operations. Under the memorandum, which was signed at the Libyan military headquarters in Tripoli, ...[read more]

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