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Humanitarian Organization Warns Weapons Threaten ‘Our Shared Humanity’

The Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is calling on governments to ban fully autonomous weapons. ICRC President Peter Maurer said yesterday that he hopes the humanitarian organization’s public backing for new legally…
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Failing Diplomatic Talks Show Need for a Different Path

(Geneva) – Almost three in every four people responding to a new poll in 10 European countries want their governments to work for an international treaty prohibiting lethal autonomous weapons systems, Human Rights Watch said today. At…
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Civilians Killed, Extensive Damage

(Beirut) – Unidentified aircraft attacked a hospital compound in the city of Derna, eastern Libya, on February 7, 2016, in apparent violation of the laws of war. Two bombs struck the Al-Wahda Hospital compound in the Bab Tobruk area, killing at least two…
Al-Wihda Hospital staff housing units in Derna, Libya, damaged by airstrikes on February 7, 2016, according to a witness.
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Looting, Arson, and Some Beatings in Captured Western Towns

UPDATE: On July 19, 2011, the opposition's Military Council in western Libya responded to Human Rights Watch's allegations of abuse by rebel fighters.  The Council condemned the abuses, and committed itself to investigate them and respect the laws of war…
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Medical Workers in Western Town Detained, Abused

Tweet (Tunis) - Libyan government forces mistreated medical staff and patients during an unlawful six-week occupation of a hospital in Yafran, a town in Libya's western mountains, Human Rights Watch said today. Government forces placed…