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No justice for Afghan civilians: Amnesty report

Afghans Villagers from Kapisa province

A new report by Amnesty International documents the inability of Afghan civilians to obtain justice for family members killed in attacks by NATO forces. “None of the cases that we looked into – involving more than 140 civilian deaths – were prosecuted by the US military. Evidence of possible war crimes and unlawful killings has […]

Respected Canadian negotiator removed from disarmament talks, resigns

Respected Canadian disarmament negotiator Earl Turcotte has been removed from his post following American complaints that his stance on the international Convention on Cluster Munitions was too aggressive. Turcotte has since informed his colleagues that he will be resigning from the Department of Foreign Affairs in order to independently advocate for the Convention, which he helped […]