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Only US, UK and France vote against the UNHCR resolution to probe legality of drone strikes

In the Miami Herald, John Zarocostas reports from Geneva that the U.N. Human Rights Council agreed on Friday, despite strong objections from the United States, to study whether American drone strikes comply with international law. Several NATO allies abstained. The … Continue reading

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United Nations special investigation into drone strikes and targeted killings

CNN updates January reports of a United Nations special investigation which will examine drone strikes and targeted killings in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. It will be prepared for the U.N. General Assembly by British lawyer Ben Emmerson, the United … Continue reading

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