Impunity

Drone strikes veiled in secrecy – A call for transparency

Drone Strikes

The lack of transparency of drone programs entails multiple problems. The imperative of enhancing transparency and allowing declassification becomes evident when looking at the infamous killing of Mamana Bibi. In the alleged US drone strike on 24 October 2012 in North Waziristan, Pakistan, 68-year-old Mamana Bibi was killed, and up to nine people were injured, including 8 children. It remains unclear what ...

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Cambodia – A Country as Candyshop for Landgrabbers

Cambodia A Country as Candyshop for Landgrabbers

“My house, possessions, clothes, all went up in smoke. Nothing was left” said Mai, a woman who lived in Bos/O’Bat Moan, a village in the province of Oddar Meanchey, after 150 men from police, military and presumptive workers of the company, which was granted a concession for a large area including her village, burnt down and bulldozed 119 houses. When she went ...

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5 years after the Ampatuan massacre, impunity remains

The Ampatuan Massacre How do we achieve peace in Mindanao? It’s been five years now since the ‘Maguindanao Massacre’, also known as the #AmpatuanMassacre where 58 people were kidnapped and brutally killed in broad daylight. It was on the morning of November 23 in the year 2009, that 58 people were on their way to file a certificate of candidacy for Esmael ...

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