Thursday, January 31, 2008

Lawyers Accuse Dutch Army Leaders of Breaking International Humanitarian Law

Two lawyers have submitted a complaint with the Attorney-General’s office in The Hague accusing the Dutch military leadership of a severe breach of humanitarian law in Afghanistan. They claim that the Dutch kill too many civilians because they are using too heavy guns from great distances in order to hit Taliban fighters. According to the lawyers the law of warfare prohibits such attacks which hit civilians. The Attorney General’s office has announced that it will not follow up on the complaint.

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