February 19, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
UN Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad Al Hussein urged Syrian authorities on Thursday to release jailed activists that have been held without due process, in some cases for years, after reports of widespread torture and human rights abuses of detainees. Syrian authorities reportedly targeted ...[read more]
February 16, 2015
by Brittany Felder
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Sunday that militias allied with Iraqi forces are committing abuses that are "possibly war crimes". HRW reports that in some areas residents have been forced from their homes, kidnapped and extra-judicially executed. In the provinces of Muqdadiyya area of Diyala, ...[read more]
February 12, 2015
by Laura DeGeer
Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday urged both sides to the conflict in eastern Ukraine to "take immediate steps to protect civilians in the days before comes into force ... on Saturday night at midnight." According to the group, civilians are now at an even greater risk, as both sides will " ...[read more]
December 1, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Access to Justice (A2Justice) and eight other civil rights groups brought Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan before the Federal High Court in Abuja Monday with the goal of forcing an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by members of the Nigerian military and the state-sponsored ...[read more]
November 6, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Libya's Supreme Court on Thursday declared the UN-backed elected parliament unconstitutional. The ongoing crisis in Libya has created two rival parliaments, one based in the nation's capital Tripoli, and the other, which was declared illegitimate by the high court, based in the northeastern city ...[read more]
October 30, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Rival militias in Libya are committing serious human rights abuses, including war crimes, according to an Amnesty International (AI) report released Thursday. According to AI since July 2013, "militias and armed groups have launched indiscriminate attacks in urban areas of the capital, Warshafana ( ...[read more]
October 14, 2014
by Ann Schober
Iraqi Shiite militia, armed and supported by the Iraqi government, have been committing war crimes and abducting and murdering "scores" of Sunni men in retaliation for attacks by the Sunni-led Islamic State (IS), Amnesty International (AI) said Tuesday. In a briefing AI reports that the militia ...[read more]
September 22, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
More than 140,000 people have been internally displaced in Libya as a result of the country's rapidly deteriorating security situation, the UN said Monday. Renewed fighting between feuding militias has caused a new wave of displacement, particularly in the western outskirts of Tripoli and the ...[read more]
September 8, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday accused militias in Libya of committing war crimes during a battle that has been ongoing since July. Libya Dawn Alliance, led by militias from Misrata, and a coalition of militias from Zintan have been fighting for control over Tripoli's airport. Thousands of ...[read more]
September 4, 2014
by Addison Morris
Militia fighting in Tripoli and Benghazi have forced 250,000 people to flee over the last four months, the UN reported Thursday. According to the report, released by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the UN Human Rights Office, approximately 150,000 people have fled the country ...[read more]

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