King Charles III’s official visit to commemorate Kenya’s independence anniversary has drawn attention to the unresolved murder of Agnes Wanjiru allegedly committed by British soldiers, prompting her niece’s plea for justice, amid growing discontent over post-colonial issues and suppression of protests.
The Inquiry into allegations of severe war crimes involving a campaign of murder by UK Special Forces in Afghanistan, which was purportedly known and permitted by Senior Officers and the MOD, unravels a harrowing narrative of civilian deaths, potential cover-ups, and an organizational culture that enabled sustained, egregious violations of human rights, with the bereaved families seeking justice amidst institutional obfuscation and delayed inquiries.
On the first day of the Independent Inquiry Relating to Afghanistan, Lord Justice Haddon-Cave and Oliver Glasgow KC highlighted allegations of extrajudicial killings by UK Special Forces between 2010-2013, with Glasgow outlining seven crucial cases and emphasizing the Inquiry’s commitment to unveiling the truth and ensuring justice.
The proposed Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill, which aims to protect the UK government from legal consequences for its actions during The Troubles, is currently under scrutiny in Parliament, with critics arguing that it shields the state from accountability, undermines human rights norms, threatens the Good Friday Agreement, and dismisses the quest for justice by families affected by the conflict.
This report highlights the grave human rights violations and devastation caused by the use of explosive weapons in Sudan’s armed conflict, emphasizing the urgent need for international action, including an arms embargo and targeted sanctions, to protect civilians, ensure accountability, and provide humanitarian assistance.
Allegations of war crimes committed by elite Western military units in Afghanistan have been thrust into the spotlight following recent convictions of former Australian and potential UK SAS soldiers, raising concerns over unlawful killings, accountability, and adherence to international law.
The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine has released a report documenting numerous violations of international human rights and humanitarian law committed by Russian authorities in Ukraine and within Russia, including war crimes and attacks on civilians, calling for accountability and urgent action to protect civilians and prevent further atrocities.