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‘Rip up old playbook’ & probe IDF actions in Gaza for war crimes – Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch believes injuries and deaths of Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip, caused by Israeli soldiers’ use of lethal force, may amount to war crimes and the officials responsible should face trial and sanctions. The IDF’s actions “highlight the need for the International Criminal Court to open a formal investigation into the situation in Palestine,” the New-York-based global ...

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‘War crimes’: Palestine calls on ICC to investigate Israeli ‘human rights violations’

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry has asked the International Criminal Court to open a probe into Israeli violations against Palestinians, linked to illegal settlements, calling Tel Aviv’s actions “crimes against humanity”. The settlements are “the single most dangerous threat to Palestinian lives, livelihoods, and national rights,” the ministry said in a statement released on Facebook. Israel called the move “cynical” and claimed the request to the ...

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Russia calls for EU nations not to become accomplices in Ukrainian war crimes

Russia’s envoy to the OSCE has called on European nations to stop supporting Ukraine’s “nationalist, inhumane and criminal” operations against the Donbass republics, listing examples of ceasefire violations by pro-Kiev forces. “We call upon all member states of the OSCE [Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe] not to become accomplices in the Kiev regime’s war crimes, not to provoke ...

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Arrest of Muslim general on war crimes reopens Bosnia war wounds

Bosnian authorities have arrested a dozen wartime Bosnian Muslim officers on war crimes charges, including General Atif Dudakovic. While Muslim politicians are outraged, Serbs see the arrests as too little, too late. Dudakovic, 64, commanded the 5th Corps of the Bosnian Muslim Army in the Bihac enclave during the 1992-95 Bosnian War. His troops fought against the Bosnian Serbs as ...

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Arrests & crimes against homeless in Los Angeles on the rise – report

More homeless people in Los Angeles were arrested for felonies and misdemeanors, and were were also subjected to more police use of force in 2017 than in the previous year. Crimes against LA’s homeless have also risen. A new report by the Los Angeles Police Department puts the grim reality of an estimated 34,000 people living rough into figures.  The ...

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‘The hammer will fall harder’: Danish govt plans double punishments for ‘ghetto’ crimes

The Danish government has announced plans to double penalties for certain crimes committed in so-called ‘ghetto’ areas. These districts are characterized by a higher than average immigrant population. Justice Minister, and Danish Conservative Party leader, Soren Pape Poulsen told Danish daily Berlingske that “vandalism, theft or threats could be the reason (for double penalties). That means the hammer will fall ...

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ICC records 1.17mn Afghanistan war crimes testimonies, but US ‘unlikely’ to be held accountable

Over a million statements have been made to the International Criminal Court (ICC) by Afghan citizens claiming to be victims of war crimes by terrorist groups as well as by the Afghan military and the US-led coalition. The ICC opened up an investigation into the situation in Afghanistan last November and began collecting testimonies with the help of organizations working ...

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Police are failing to record thousands of violent crimes, including rape

Thousands of crimes including rape and domestic abuse are going unrecorded every year by police forces in England, it has been revealed. Critics say too many victims are being let down. Three forces were singled out for their “inadequate” crime recording by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS). Thames Valley Police and North Yorkshire Police ...

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Germany averaged 4 anti-Semitic crimes a day in 2017 — govt data

Germany saw an average of four anti-Semitic crimes per day in 2017, according to preliminary government data cited by the Tagesspiegel newspaper. The final tally is expected to be even higher. Police registered a total of 1,453 crimes which targeted Jews last year, according to the figures. That number consisted of 32 acts of violence, 160 instances of property damage, ...

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Israeli police fail to respond to crimes against Palestinians – rights group

Published time: 7 Jan, 2018 17:56 Israel’s police fail to bring Israeli citizens to justice for ideologically motivated crimes against Palestinians in the occupied territories, bringing charges in little over 10 percent of all cases, a rights group says. Israeli human rights group Yesh Din monitored 225 complaints into hate crimes committed by Israelis against Palestinians from 2014 to August ...

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