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It defines a "war crime" as any "grave breach" of the Geneva Conventions, including torture, cruel or inhuman treatment, and sexual assault or abuse. The penalty is to be "imprisoned for life or any term of years...if death results to the victim...the penalty of death." From reading the law, it's very hard to see ...
Despite the executive order President Obama signed on his first day in office to close GITMO, it remains open to this day and Donald Trump has promised to “load it up with some bad dudes,” Geneva Conventions be damned. Indeed, Secretary of Defense James (“Mad Dog”) Mattis has said that the ...

By preventing the rescue and/or extrication of wounded or dead, the Israeli military is violating both international humanitarian law and Israeli laws governing warfare anchored in the Geneva Conventions. Articles 15 and 17 of the Fourth Geneva Convention concern the treatment and evacuation of ...
Due to the Geneva Conventions, medical personnel can only carry a weapon for self-defense, so a CSH must also be wary of advances from the enemy, Dandy said. In a combat zone, if a hospital takes heavy artillery fire or is in danger of being overrun by the enemy, it must be capable of jumping to ensure ...
... the Security Council after Israeli soldiers reportedly killed at least 15 Palestinian protesters and wounded about one thousand others along the border fence, said the Israeli military was in violation of international humanitarian law and the Geneva Conventions. On Friday, thousands of Palestinians started ...
He is about to become Donald Trump's personal national security advisor with a staff of 400 right next to the White House. He must be stopped! For Bolton, the Constitution, federal law, the Geneva Conventions, and other international laws are pieces of paper to be thrown away with unctuous contempt.

It defines a "war crime" as any "grave breach" of the Geneva Conventions, including torture, cruel or inhuman treatment, and sexual assault or abuse. The penalty is to be "imprisoned for life or any term of years ... if death results to the victim ... the penalty of death." The high ground of War Crimes morality ...
This has led to a vast spectrum of third rows that range from surprisingly spacious and comfortable to chairs that may contravene the Geneva Conventions, were they to be used in a time of conflict. So what should you look for if you are considering a seven-seat SUV? The first thing to do is to decide exactly ...
As the occupying power, Israel has an obligation under the Geneva Conventions to protect the civilian population. Israel is also required by law to avoid transferring its own population (settlers) into the occupied territory. It ignores and shuns these moral obligations. Israel resorts to collective punishment of ...
He didn't know that Mattis regularly consulted a personal library of some 7,000 volumes on history and strategy, that (like most generals) he's not too keen to go to war unless he really has to, and that (also like most generals) he takes the Geneva Conventions seriously and opposes torture. In recent weeks ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The targeting of hospitals and humanitarian workers during modern-day war constitutes a new level of barbaric tactic that violates not just morality but the Geneva Conventions. The aptly titled documentary “The New Barbarianism,” which makes its PBS debut Saturday night on Rhode ...
Kassem argues that the Geneva Conventions provide clear law in the context of detention in an international armed conflict (IAC), but the law is not as clear in a NIAC. (Kassem concedes the conflict in question morphed over time from an IAC to a NIAC.) The reason, according to Kassem, that the existence ...
A few years ago, two girls from the International School of Monterey created a History Day documentary on the Geneva Conventions. The Geneva Conventions came about partly through the efforts of Swiss citizen Henri Dunant, who witnessed the aftermath of the Battle of Solferino with thousands of ...
Second, why the secretary-general believes "we have not been able to discuss" the application of international humanitarian law, including the Geneva Conventions, to cyberwar is perplexing. Despite the lack to date of any cyber operations triggering armed conflict, intergovernmental, governmental, and ...
While western hostages around the world easily make headlines, the local prisoners in conflicts are less reported on and even less often identified. Yet, they serve as important tools of propaganda and deterrence when filmed and exposed on the internet. New conflicts tend to move further and further into the information ...
President Masood Khan also condemned the killing of 6 innocent Kashmiris in Shopian, in a clear violation of the Geneva Conventions. The victims of these gruesome murders, he said, were not combatants and were not participating in any hostilities. The Joint Resistance Leadership, he said, have alleged ...
Earlier this week, the HDP warned that Turkish intentions were in contravention of international law and amounted to a war crime according to the Geneva Conventions. The US, Russia (which gave the green light for Turkey's invasion), the Syrian state, the UN, or independent human rights organizations ...

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In response to the attack, Trump ordered strikes of Tomahawk missiles against Syrian sites from which the weapons were launched. That action was commendable, but there have been no follow-up strikes against Syria after it has renewed its campaign, which violates the Geneva Conventions against use ...
Under Geneva conventions, parties to an armed conflict bear the responsibility of providing care to the wounded. But in Mosul, humanitarian actors soon realized that Iraqi and Kurdish forces lacked the medical personnel necessary to care for their own soldiers, let alone civilians injured in the conflict.
“The government's plans to transfer 350,000 refugees to Afrin under a campaign of invasion is an attempt of demographic change in contravention of the international law, and a downright war crime according to the Geneva Conventions,” a statement on the HDP's website read. At the beginning of the offensive to capture ...
“Under the Geneva Conventions, this was clearly the responsibility of the Iraqi military,” says Dr. Paul Spiegel, the director of the Center for Humanitarian Health at Johns Hopkins University. “But the Iraqi military just did not have the capacity to do it.” The Iraqi Army barely had enough medics to tend to its ...
Alexander De Croo: “Civilians in conflict zones are being targeted indiscriminately and communities are being starved. Assistance meant for victims must not be seized by belligerent parties. Rules set out in the Geneva Conventions apply in times of war. The International Committee of the Red Cross works ...
“Crafting Digital Geneva Conventions should be done by international coalition. Cybersecurity experts from private sector and the governments should work together on drafting it. Then governments of different countries would need to ratify the conventions.” Impacts re critical infrastructure attacks:.
... Cultural Rights, the 1949 Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols, and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.” She urge forming “an independent international commission of inquiry to investigate the unlawful violations and egregious crimes committed by the Israeli occupation.".
The [International Committee of the Red Cross's (ICRC)] fundamental principles dictate that aid should be delivered without discrimination based on political belief and that the organization should remain neutral in conflicts — but the Geneva Conventions and the U.N. resolutions creating the humanitarian ...
The principle of proportionality also prohibits parties to an armed conflict from launching attacks that might incidentally harm medical personnel, creating excessive harm in relation to any concrete military advantages gained. Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions further requires that the wounded and the sick ...
For example, as a deputy assistant attorney general, Mr. Nielson authored a 2005 Office of Legal Counsel memorandum that dubiously argued U.S. personnel could torture civilians and comply with the Geneva Conventions, so long as the torture was conducted outside of United States territory.
In a new war crime and without any justification or reason endangering soldiers' life, on Saturday afternoon, 17 February 2018, Israeli forces killed two Palestinian children and wounded 2 others after the Israeli forces fired artillery shells at them near the border fence with Israel in al-Shokah village, east of ...
A humanitarian intervention by armed force - there are four tests to be met. It has to be legal under the charter of the United Nations, it has to be proportionate under the Geneva conventions, it has to be reasonably supported by the people, and it has to be doable. Bosnia passed all these tests, Iraq in 2003 ...
... president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, calling him a "fascist", a "dictator" and an "assassin". But their main target was the United Nations, which they accuse of guilty silence. They called for the UN to guarantee an air exclusion zone, international troops at the border and application of the Geneva Conventions.
Under the Geneva Conventions, warring parties are responsible for providing medical care to civilians in the territory they control. ... "Under the Geneva Conventions, this was clearly the responsibility of the Iraqi military," says Dr. Paul Spiegel, the director of the Center for Humanitarian Health at Johns ...
... the visible sign of protection under the 1949 Geneva Conventions. Medical personnel, with the symbol displayed, during an armed conflict are to be considered non-combatants and should not be attacked and not be taken as prisoners of war by parties to a conflict. Attacking medical personnel, vehicles, ...
Our brief cites a wide range of sources supporting this proposition, including commentaries to the Geneva Conventions of 1949, manuals used by militaries around the world, judgments of international tribunals, and prior judgments of the U.S. Supreme Court. One key issue on appeal is just how the court ...
Third, detention operations should be conducted in strict conformity with U.S. and international law, including the Geneva Conventions. Not only is this mandated, it would reduce the legal friction that has proven so counterproductive in the fight against terrorism. Fourth, the system to try terrorism defendants ...
International Humanitarian Law is a branch of law outlined by the International Community of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the Geneva Conventions, internationally ratified since the 19th century. IHL's original purpose was to protect human life during armed conflict – not an insurgency, uprising, or terrorist ...
These include Hague Peace Conferences, Geneva Conventions, the League of Nations, and the United Nations whose Charter narrowed the scope of legitimate war to that of self-defence. After the Second World War interstate wars between the great powers has declined steeply, in part because of this ...
It is against the Geneva conventions to shoot bullets at the vital parts with an aim to murder the civilians who were peacefully protesting. Charges of murders should be lodged against the Indian armed forces,” she added. Andrabi said that the Kashmiri daughter, Sumaira, is struggling for life at SKIMS, Soura ...
“The laws of war under the Geneva Conventions apply here and violations of human rights on the territory constitute war crimes,” Legeay said. Nevertheless, these crimes occurred in the middle of the desert in a conflict that has been both misunderstood and largely forgotten. For these reasons, ACAT has ...
Watkins said it was time to “draw a line in the sand” and for the international community to take stock and reflect on the principles set out by the Geneva conventions. The last few years have been marred by an escalation in the number of assaults on humanitarian and development workers. Five Save the ...
The city of Geneva, however, reminded that the Geneva Conventions require Turkey to protect civilians, and to guarantee access to the wounded and to humanitarian aid. Turkey has been carrying out an air and ground operation in the Afrin region targeting US-backed Kurdish YPG fighters, which Ankara ...
We also reaffirm the importance of full respect for the 1925 Geneva Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare; with the Geneva Conventions including their Additional Protocols ; with UN Security Resolutions ...
Because of the proximity of a British ammunition dump, they were not allowed to display a red cross on the building, in accordance with Geneva conventions, and an Argentinian Skyhawk hit the plant with two bombs, which remained unexploded in the roof throughout the campaign. As the British advanced ...
In addition to the States Parties to the Geneva Conventions, a new wave of social investors can stimulate fragile or conflict-affected economies. Last year the ICRC launched the world's first-ever Humanitarian Impact Bond, which raised $26 million for new physical rehabilitation centers in Nigeria, Mali, and ...
if he stood by his 2005 memo, Nielson noted that a 2006 Supreme Court decision held that Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions protects detainees in U.S. custody outside U.S. territory. He said that his memo was not a formal opinion and that he wrote it to document advice he had given other ...
Human Rights First urged committee members to carefully examine Mr. Neilson's legal views on torture, especially his possible involvement in authorizing the torture of detainees in U.S. custody. In a 2005 legal memorandum for the Department of Justice, Mr. Nielson argues that the Geneva Conventions do ...
On yet another front, the use of torture, Nielson appears inclined to reinforce the worst impulses of President Trump. Trump has questioned the Geneva Conventions and supported waterboarding, saying, “The problem is we have the Geneva Conventions, all sorts of rules and regulations, so the soldiers are ...
By way of background, the Geneva Conventions were drafted in the wake of World War II. Prior to this point, the law of war mainly regulated means and methods of warfare and the treatment of combatants, but provided few protections to civilians qua civilians. The most important sources of law at the time ...
By making this kind of appeal to the ECHR, the entire republican movement - political and militant - was effectively recognising the jurisdiction of the International Humanitarian Laws and associated Geneva Conventions it was meanwhile denying to combatants and civilians it captured and murdered.
In my previous post, I gave a close critique to Nielson's own memo “to the file” setting forth a crazy (and dangerous) theory about the applicability of the Geneva Conventions that would also countenance the extraterritorial torture of civilians. The argument gets rather technical, but the short of it is that Nielson ...


 

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