The United States confirmed that Depleted Uranium (DU) ammunitions were used in Syria. The use of such weapons has long been criticized for posing health risks to both combatants and civilians. What is the potential legal issues arising out of the use of DU in non-international armed conflicts?
IS is trying to destroy the Yazidi population in Syria and Iraq, targeting women and girls through sexual slavery and other crimes. The international community should intervene to ensure them a better future and bring their perpetrators to justice.
The UN has established several international commissions of inquiry to investigate alleged violations of international law in situations of conflict. These commissions engage with international legal norms but also operate on the political plane.