Posts Tagged: war crimes
New debates, especially on the national security state, bring new vibrancy to our civic life. In death, even flawed politicians can do us that final service.
On the eve of the 20th anniversary of its establishment, the International Criminal Court needs to up its game.
American taxpayers are helping to fight someone else’s war in Yemen, and the blood is on our hands.
Conflicts don't have to include "genocide" to demand intervention. And "intervention" doesn't have to mean military action.
The groundbreaking court brought many of the war's worst criminals to justice, but more is needed to heal the region's deep divisions.
When U.S. rivals committed atrocities in Aleppo, Western talking heads were appalled. But when the U.S. supports them in Mosul? Silence.
Maybe we'll never see America's torturers behind bars. They should still have to tell the truth about what they did.
If war crimes are defined as military actions that, intentionally or not, harm great numbers of civilians, then either all wars today are crimes, or the term has become meaningless.
Absent much stronger U.S. and European pressure on their Saudi allies, Yemen's latest ceasefire threatens to collapse — which could mean a return to massive civilian bombardments.
We need an independent investigation of the brutal U.S. attack on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan, which killed 42 people.