Afghanistan


ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda Appeals Court’s Decision To Reject Afghanistan Probe

The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, appealed the court’s rejection to disallow her to continue with investigating alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Afghanistan since 1 May 2003. In its 12 April 2019 decision, the judges unanimously agreed that starting the investigation now would not serve […]


Need For Independent Investigation Regarding The Deaths Of Three Protesters In North Waziristan, Pakistan

Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) are calling on the Pakistani government to order an independent investigation into the reported killing of three activists in the North Waziristan region of Pakistan. While some accounts say eight people were killed, it is known that […]


Afghanistan’s Silent Killer: Child Malnutrition

A recent UNICEF report has highlighted the damaging effects of malnutrition on children. Ongoing violence, a brutal drought and rampant poverty have left two million children suffering from malnutrition, 600,000 of which likely face death without external support. “We are the sole provider of treatment for severe acute malnutrition,” said […]


Council Of Europe Committee Criticizes Germany’s Treatment Of Afghan Asylum Seeker

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture has accused German police of choking and squeezing the genitals of an Afghan asylum seeker who was being expelled from the country, according to Al Jazeera. Politico reported that the incident occurred during the returnee’s flight back to Kabul last […]


Julian Assange: A Martyr Of Journalism

Thursday, 11 April 2019, saw the eventual arrest of Julian Assange, controversial figurehead of Wikileaks by British police. Following his expulsion from the Ecuadorian embassy in London ending his seven-year asylum. He had taken refuge there to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case that has since been […]


The ICC Decision Not To Investigate US War Crimes In Afghanistan Makes A Mockery Of International Justice

The International Criminal Court stated that it would not investigate alleged war crimes committed by United States troops in Afghanistan since 2003. The rejection was voted unanimously by a pre-trial chamber on 12th April on grounds that “the current circumstances of the situation in Afghanistan are such as to make […]


Taliban Announces Spring Offensive In Afghanistan Despite Peace Talks

On Friday 12 April, the Taliban announced the beginning of the Spring Offensive in Afghanistan called Operation Fath, or “Victory”. In a statement, the group reinforced their “unbreakable Jihadi determination,” and stated that they had “new tactics, public support, influence inside enemy ranks and advanced weapons.” Townships and urban areas […]


Unsafe Water Kills More Children In War Than Bullets, UNICEF Report Finds

A UNICEF Report has found that children under the age of five are 20 times more likely to die from diseases related to unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene, than from direct violence as a result of war. Released to coincide with World Water Day, the report emphasises the importance of […]


United States Revokes Visa Access For ICC Members Seeking to Prosecute Afghanistan War Crimes

On March 15th, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the country will revoke or deny the visas of International Criminal Court (ICC) personnel seeking to bring the potential war crimes committed in Afghanistan by US forces under investigation. According to Al Jazeera, the request cited information that […]