War Crimes

Ethiopia at the U.N.: Tigray ‘Criminal Group’ Is ‘Hell-Bent on Destroying Foundation of Our Country’

Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen, who also serves as foreign minister, devoted very little of his address to the U.N. General Assembly on Saturday to discussing the brutal two-year civil war that heated up again over the past few weeks. He spent no time at all responding to the allegations of war crimes and human rights atrocities against both his government and its adversaries.

Ethiopias Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Demeke Mekonnen Hassen addresses the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York City on September 24, 2022. (Photo by Bryan R. Smith / AFP) (Photo by BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images)

Report: Ethiopia, Led by Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Committing ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ in Civil War

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a joint report on Wednesday in which they alleged Ethiopia’s federal government has perpetrated “ethnic cleansing … crimes against humanity and war crimes” in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region as part of a civil war between Addis Ababa and the separatist militia known as the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - OCTOBER 04: Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attends an inaugural celebration after Amhed was sworn in for a second five year term as Prime Minister of Ethiopia on October 04, 2021 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Mr Abiy's Prosperity Party was able to claim a majority after June's …

Australia Finds Evidence Its Soldiers Committed War Crimes in Afghanistan

The Australian Defense Force (ADF) released a report on Thursday detailing the results of a four-year investigation into alleged abuses by Australian troops in Afghanistan. The report found 39 unlawful killings were committed between 2005 and 2016 by Australian special forces soldiers, 19 of whom will now face criminal investigation and the potential loss of military honors. 

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 19: Chief of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) General Angus Campbell delivers the findings from the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force Afghanistan Inquiry on November 19, 2020 in Canberra, Australia. A landmark report has shed light on alleged war crimes by Australian troops serving in …