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UK & US continue to honour and supply Saudi Arabia despite slaughter at weddings, funerals & in everyday life

Buckingham Palace 3rd August, 2017 The Duke of York this evening gave a Dinner at Buckingham Palace for Mr Yasir bin Othman Al-Rumayyan (Chief Executive, Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). Haaretz reports another airstrike on 15th … Continue reading

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UNCHR calls on EU to ban the development, production and use of drones

Events 2013-2015 As this site recorded, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, Ben Emmerson, a barrister specialising in European human rights law and member of Matrix Chambers, released an interim report on the use of drones in counter-terrorism … Continue reading

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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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