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2020 | Nuhanovic Foundation supports victims of Afghan war crimes and Pakistani drone strike victims in ICC case

On 5 March, the ICC Appeals Chamber authorised the prosecutor to start investigations into war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the Afghan conflict by US forces/the CIA, the Taliban and Afghan forces.

As the investigation phase gets underway, the Nuhanovic Foundation is supporting international human rights and legal action charity Reprieve to make representations on behalf of victims of the US rendition and torture programme and victims of drone strikes in Pakistan launched from Afghan territory, seeking to persuade the prosecutor to investigate their cases, and to prosecute the perpetrators in order to secure accountability and justice.

This marks the first time the US has ever been subjected to an investigation for grave human rights abuses committed during the ‘war on terror’ era.

The Appeals Chamber's judgement can be found here.