Have the IDF become addicted to explosions? Investigation reveals extent of demolitions carried out across Gaza

Using social media posts from IDF soldiers, Bellingcat tracked the activities of the 8219 Commando, a combat engineering battalion, revealing their extensive involvement in demolitions across Gaza.

UK government refuses to disclose arms export licenses to Israel, citing future publication and public affairs concerns

In response to a freedom of information request, the Department for Business and Trade has declined to provide details on arms export licenses to Israel since October 2023, invoking exemptions related to future publication and the effective conduct of public affairs.

Is Israel using artificial intelligence to target Gaza?

A recent investigation by +972 Magazine claims the Israeli Defense Forces are using an AI system named “Lavender” to target tens of thousands in Gaza, sparking debate over the ethical implications of AI in warfare.

Arizona court allows Mexico’s lawsuit against U.S. gun dealers to proceed

In a landmark ruling, an Arizona federal court has decided that Mexico can move forward with its lawsuit against U.S. gun stores and distributors, accusing them of facilitating firearms trafficking to cartels.

UK court exonerates two in Saudi bribery case amid British government approval claims

Jeffrey Cook and John Mason have been acquitted in a case accusing them of bribing Saudi officials for defence contracts, after evidence suggested the UK and Saudi governments had sanctioned the payments.

SAS members detained over alleged war crimes in Syria comes amid wider scrutiny of Britain’s ‘elite’ forces

British military police have detained five SAS members for alleged war crimes in Syria, spotlighting the elite unit’s conduct amidst ongoing investigations into unlawful killings in Afghanistan and involvement in a domestic drug network

U.S. investigates Israeli airstrikes for mass civilian casualties following alleged use of white phosphorus

The U.S. State Department is probing Israeli airstrikes in Gaza that killed civilians and the suspected use of white phosphorus in Lebanon, potentially influencing future American military aid to Israel.

Ukraine: uncovering the devastation of Mariupol

The report “‘Our City Was Gone’: Russia’s Devastation of Mariupol, Ukraine” by Human Rights Watch, Truth Hounds, and SITU Research documents the extensive civilian and infrastructural damage caused by the Russian military assault on Mariupol in 2022, calling for accountability for apparent war crimes.

U.S. Court greenlights Mexico’s $10 billion potential lawsuit against gunmakers

In a landmark decision, a U.S. appeals court has allowed Mexico to proceed with its $10 billion lawsuit against American gun manufacturers, challenging the long-standing legal immunity of the arms industry.

University of Cambridge’s Wilberforce Society report on allegations of extrajudicial killings by UK Special Forces

This report allegations into extrajudicial killings by UK Special Forces in Afghanistan analyses both domestic and international factors and provides key recommendations.

British military deliberates: is releasing details of alleged war crimes to AOAV in public interest?

The UK Ministry of Defence delays releasing details on alleged war crimes by the UK military, citing a need to balance public interest and investigations, amidst AOAV’s call for transparency and accountability.

AOAV signs joint letter by civil society organisations to Control Arms Export Committee regarding UK arms to Israel

A coalition of leading civil society organisations have penned a letter to both the Control Arms Export Committee (CAEC) and the Financial Times. The letter addresses the escalating violence in southern Gaza and the UK’s role in supplying arms to Israel.