Category: International Law

Justin Podur: Elections Theater

Are fair elections too hard for the international community to manage?

Murtaza Hussain: Former Drone Operators Say They Were “Horrified” By Cruelty of Assassination Program

U.S. drone operators are inflicting heavy civilian casualties and have developed an institutional culture callous to the death of children and other innocents, four former operators said at a press briefing today in New York. The killings, part of the Obama administration’s targeted assassination program, are aiding terrorist recruitment and thus undermining the program’s goal of eliminating such fighters, Read more…

Laura Gottesdiener: One Night in Kunduz, One Morning in New York

Two Versions of the U.S. Destruction of a Hospital in Afghanistan

Justin Podur: The End of Universal Jurisdiction

Spain has struck down its case against Rwanda and the doctrine that once kept war criminals awake at night

Doug Noble: Reaper Madness: Obama’s Whack-a-Mole Killing Machine

“Our entire Middle East policy seems to be based on firing drones,” Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, told The Intercept. “They’re enamored by the ability of special operations and the CIA to find a guy in the middle of the desert in some shitty little village and drop a Read more…

Marjorie Cohn: ‘Drone Papers’ Revelations Are a Cry for Ending the Slaughter

A new whistleblower has joined the ranks of Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, John Kiriakou and other courageous individuals. The unnamed person, who chose to remain anonymous because of the Obama administration’s vigorous prosecution of whistleblowers, is a member of the intelligence community. In the belief that the American public has the right to know about Read more…

Paul Street: “Humility and Restraint”

Obama has continued the U.S. presidential tradition of committing war crimes

Kathy Kelly: Killing Blind

People worldwide should be encouraged not to cooperate with the war makers and war profiteers who masquerade as providers of security

David Cromwell: Sick Sophistry – BBC News On The Afghan Hospital ‘Mistakenly’ Bombed By The United States

One of the defining features of the corporate media is that Western crimes are ignored or downplayed. The US bombing of a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on the night of October 3, is an archetypal example. At least twenty-two people were killed when a United States Air Force AC-130 repeatedly attacked the Read more…

Justin Podur: Syria and Afghanistan: The Limits of Bombing

Considering flawed assumptions that lead to magical thinking about what the West can do in countries that it bombs

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