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Key NATO member accused of slaughtering innocent people [distressing images]

Since 19 January, a key NATO member has been relentlessly bombing cities, towns and villages, reportedly killing men, women and children. The victims are Kurds. The perpetrator is Turkey. And the place is Afrin province, a largely Kurdish area of … Continue reading

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High Court rules British troops are guilty of cruelty, despite alleged government ‘cover-up’

In a highly significant test case, Britain’s High Court has ruled that British armed forces were guilty of cruelty during and after the 2003 invasion of Iraq. It also ruled that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) breached the Geneva Convention … Continue reading

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When a leading university caves in to pressure from spooks, we all need to be afraid

The dean of Harvard University’s Kennedy School, Douglas Elmendorf, invited war crimes whistleblower and LGBTQ+ campaigner Chelsea Manning to be a visiting fellow. But the very next day, after pressure from a former and a current CIA director, the offer … Continue reading

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The International Criminal Court is investigating US war crimes. But there’s a huge catch

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is investigating the US for alleged crimes committed during the post-9/11 occupation of Afghanistan. Specifically, the investigation is examining claims of torture and ill treatment. But there’s one big catch. It may not be able to examine … Continue reading

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Moves to prosecute Turkey’s president for crimes against humanity: the evidence

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is currently being asked to take action against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his ministers. Lawyers, meanwhile, have slammed their regime for “systematic war crimes”. And the evidence is overwhelming. Action through the ICC is the … Continue reading

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Cables via #Wikileaks show how US/Spain conspired to prevent arrest of Bush Administration for war crimes

The US strategy from the beginning of the second Iraq War has been to deflect criticism and prosecution by blaming others. The war began with a lie: that Saddam Hussein had WMD (the true reason for invasion was, of course, … Continue reading

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ICC examines 1268 cases of UK war crimes in Iraq – also cases dismissed by UK inquiry

Just over a year back the Al-Sweady Inquiry (see Appendix) cleared British soldiers of war crimes in Iraq and, instead, blamed lawyers – Leigh Day and PIL – who represented the victims of those alleged crimes. However, some of the … Continue reading

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