International Humanitarian Law

Syria: Five Years of War and Abandonment

Luke Browne | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK
Luke Browne

Five years ago, on 14 March 2011, the cities of Aleppo and Damascus witnessed a rare sight: hundreds of people on the streets, calling for democratic ...

It's Time to Support Legal Action to Stop Arming Saudi Arabia

James Crawley | Posted 07.01.2017 | UK Politics
James Crawley

As UK citizens it's important we stand in solidarity with CAAT's legal action, lending our signatures to their online petition, and lobbying our MPs to take a stand in the commons. It is clear, now more than ever, that the UK has to review this destructive trade relationship. It's time for the UK to #StopArmingSaudi.

UK Turns Back on UN Protection of Civilians

Thomas Nash | Posted 29.10.2016 | UK
Thomas Nash

The UK is set to break with a 15-year tradition by refusing to hold an open debate on the protection of civilians during its presidency of the UN Secu...

The British Medical Journal on Syria, Casualty Recording and Bombing in Populated Areas

Thomas Nash | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK
Thomas Nash

Image from Kobane, Syria, courtesy of Handicap International In an editorial accompanying a study of casualty data from the conflict in Syria, the Br...

Syrian Bombardment: Are the UN, the League of Arab States, the EU, Turkey and the US Really Impotent, or do They Choose to Be?

Kirsty Hughes | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Politics
Kirsty Hughes

As the Syrian army continues to bomb and attack civilian targets in Homs, and other towns and villages in Syria, killing children, men and women - against all the laws of war, international humanitarian law and the protection of civilians - statements of outrage are piling up, but no action.

Red Cross Forced To Deny War Crimes Laws Could Be Applied To Video Games

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Tech

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been forced to explicitly deny that players of video games that simulate warfare could be guil...

Geneva Convention On Human Rights For Video Games?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK Tech

Violent war-themed video games could be subject to The Geneva and Hague war crimes conventions, according toThe International Committee of the Red Cro...