UN's Top Human Rights Official Warns Killing Civilians Could Be War Crime
UNITED NATIONS—The UN's top human rights official issued a strong warning yesterday that killings of innocent civilians in Lebanon and Israel could amount to war crimes.
"International humanitarian law is clear on the supreme obligation to protect civilians during hostilities," said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour. "This obligation is also expressed in international criminal law, which defines war crimes and crimes against humanity."
Louise Arbour is a former Canadian Supreme Court Justice, and is former chief prosecutor in the Slobodan Milosevic war crimes trials.
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