Monthly Archives: November 2010

Court Told of Rape of 8-Year Old Girl

A witness testifying at the war crimes trial of Congo’s former vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba broke down in tears as he described an 8-year old girl being raped in front of her mother by rebel fighters. The witness, whose identity … Continue reading

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UK Forces Guilty of War Crimes?

More than 200 former inmates of a British interrogation centre known as the Joint Forces Interrogation Team (JFIT) have submitted statements to the UK High Court accusing UK forces of systematic and brutal mistreatment which could amount to war crimes. … Continue reading

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US Investigated for Alleged Human Rights Abuses

America’s human rights record is coming under scrutiny before the UN Human Rights Council for the first time. Every UN member is subject to what is called a universal periodic review every four years. The US is taking it seriously, … Continue reading

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