Australian War Crimes in Afghanistan Demand Justice: Daily Brief

Australians suspected of war crimes in Afghanistan must be investigated and the guilty prosecuted; pushbacks in Greek waters put lives at risk; Myanmar’s military still uses children in fighting; abuses in palm oil fields linked to top beauty brands; new research into post-election violence in Guinea, EU should not compromise on fundamentals of democracy & human rights; and the G20 is the ideal platform to highlight Saudi human rights abuses. 

Australian special forces have unlawfully killed 39 people in Afghanistan, according to a report released today by the government in Canberra. What is needed now is prosecutions of the suspects, and adequate and swift compensation to the victims and their families, says Human Rights Watch.

Mounting evidence suggests the Greek government has been secretly expelling thousands of migrants trying to reach its shores.

An in-depth investigative article by Associated Press exposes rape and other abuses in palm oil fields linked to top beauty brands.

The post presidential-election period in Guinea has been marred by violence and repression, with at least 12 people dead.

As a battle heats up over the bloc's budget and Covid relief package, the European Union should not compromise on rule of law and other fundamentals of democracy and human rights.

And the upcoming virtual G20 summit is the ideal platform to highlight the horrible human rights record of its host Saudi Arabia.