Category Archives: War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

“Don’t they know that winter is coming?” Frustration and fear among Iraq’s displaced

By James Lynch and Francesca Pizzutelli, Refugee and Migrants’ Rights researchers, in northern Iraq. Everywhere in northern Iraq thousands of people driven from their homes by the conflict are now struggling to survive in grim conditions. As winter approaches it can only … Continue reading

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Testimonies from Kocho: The village ISIS tried to wipe off the map

By Donatella Rovera, Senior Crisis Response Advisor at Amnesty International, in northern Iraq  Just as the dire humanitarian situation on north-western Iraq’s Sinjar Mountain was beginning to improve, news broke on Friday about one of the worst reported attacks in … Continue reading

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In Israel, as in Gaza, human rights are the last line of protection

By Yonatan Gher, Executive Director, Amnesty International Israel My brother and I are experiencing the current Israel-Gaza conflict quite differently. He is 20, serving out his military service and has been fighting in Gaza. I, on the other hand, am … Continue reading

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‘The bombing only stopped when the sun came out’ – Gaza under fire

By a human rights fieldworker in Gaza Last Monday into Tuesday were the scariest day and night since the current conflict began. The violence finally reached the area where I live; where I, my children and neighbours had thought it … Continue reading

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‘We are all Gaza’ – Palestinian anger in the West Bank

By Saleh Hijazi, Amnesty International’s Researcher on Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories Across the city of Ramallah in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) hang billboards and banners showing images of bloodshed and destruction alongside the words: “Here now, we … Continue reading

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