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Amnesty International and reality of war

International humanitarian law is based on three key principles.
• Distinction. All sides must distinguish between military targets and civilians. Any deliberate attack on a civilian or civilian building – such as homes, medical facilities, schools or government buildings – is a war crime (providing the building has not been taken over for military use). 292 more words

COMMENTARIES

22nd August - On This Day In History

Born:

1934 Norman Schwartzkopf (US General – 1st Gulf War)

Died:

1978 Jomo Kenyatta (premier of Kenya)

On This Day:

1864 The signing of the Geneva Convention… 11 more words

Israel – They Burn Babies, Don’t They ?

Contrary to international law and the Geneva Convention, and even since its agreement with the PLO leadership in Oslo, Israel has made expanding these settlements a priority. 846 more words

The International Reporter

Rules of Engagement

Punishment for doing something worse than killing.

It may or may not be common knowledge that rules for war exists. These are known as the  201 more words

Life

Why Guantanamo Bay should be shut down.

Yes another persuasive one…

Imagine this: You are visiting family in Afghanistan. You go to the local mosque to pray peacefully. Strangers turn up and you’re taken away without anyone explaining what is happening. 1,101 more words

Politics

Lost and Found - July 27th Edition

What to remember about July 27th…

  • 1775  Benjamin Rush begins his term as the 1st Surgeon General of the Continental Army
  • 1929  Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War is signed by 53 countries; known as Geneva Convention…
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History