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Amnesty report shows global decrease in death sentences
Amnesty International released a global report on the judicial use of death sentences and executions Monday, finding that death sentences decreased worldwide last year. The report includes 20 countries and covers January to December of 2019. Overa (More)
UN Security Council urges Yemen ceasefire to prevent COVID-19 spread
The UN Security Council on Friday called upon Yemen's warring factions to end their five-year civil war due to the spread of COVID-19. "Yemen cannot face two fronts at the same time: a war and a pandemic," said UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths. "We (More)
Saudi Arabia detains 298 government employees on corruption charges
Nazaha, Saudi Arabia's anti-corruption body, on Sunday arrested 298 government employees on charges of bribery, embezzlement and exploiting their positions. Government authorities claim that they are going after graft committed by ordinary employ (More)
Sudan agrees to compensate victims of USS Cole bombing in Yemen
Sudan's transitional government agreed Thursday to compensate victims of a suicide bombing on the USS Cole, while at a port in Yemen in 2000, that resulted in the death of 17 US sailors. This move is an essential requirement before Sudan can be remov (More)
London firm requests arrest of UAE officials in connection with Yemen war crimes
London-based law firm Stoke White submitted evidence to the US, the UK and Turkey on Wednesday requesting the arrest of Mohammed Dahlan. Dahlan is "the key advisor to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan" of the United Arab Emirates, according t (More)
Can the US Justify its Position as a Right to Self-Defense and can President Trump be Prosecuted for the Crime of Aggression?
One of the underlying rationales of the UN Charter, as highlighted in its preamble, is to ‘to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind’. Any obvious statement in regards to (More)
Aung San Suu Kyi named in criminal complaint of genocide against Myanmar's Rohingya
Human rights groups filed a criminal lawsuit in Argentina on Wednesday, alleging that the government and military of Myanmar, including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, have committed crimes against humanity and genocide against the ethnic Rohingya (More)
UN: US, UK and France may be complicit in war crimes in Yemen
A UN panel reported Tuesday that the US, UK and French governments may be complicit in war crimes for their assistance to the Saudi-led coalition that is attacking and starving civilians in Yemen as a military tactic. The panel's report, drawn fro (More)
The Yazidi Massacre Five Years On-The Shadow of an Atrocity
This past Saturday was the Fifth Anniversary of the latest Yazidi genocide perpetrated largely by ISIS, as other actors in the region looked the other way. Today Yazidis in the region remain in limbo. As Nadia Murad, Nobel Peace Laureate, stated (More)
An American War with Iran: Legal and Strategic Implications for Israel
In apparent response to US President Donald Trump's unilateral American withdrawal from the July 2015 Iran Pact (JCPOA), the Islamic Republic has seemingly reinvigorated its active nuclear program. In turn, this has led to a more-or-less continuing c (More)
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