ACIJ In the Media 

November 20, 2020

The Guardian

‘The Inquiry into alleged war crimes by Australian special forces in Afghanistan is done: what now?’
NEWS

Rawan Arraf from the Australian Centre for International Justice speaks to The Guardian about some lingering questions from the release of the Afghanistan Inquiry report. 

November 19, 2020

BBC World News

‘Australian war crimes inquiry’
TELEVISION

Rawan Arraf from the Australian Centre for International Justice speaks to BBC World about on release of the Brereton Afghanistan War Crimes Inquiry. 

November 19, 2020

ABC Triple J Hack

‘Special forces soldiers accused of killing Afghan civilians’
RADIO

Rawan Arraf from the Australian Centre for International Justice speaks to Triple J’s Hack about the release of the Brereton Afghanistan War Crimes Inquiry. 

November 18, 2020

Al Jazeera English

‘Australia to release report into possible Afghanistan war crimes’
TELEVISION

Rawan Arraf from the Australian Centre for International Justice speaks to Al Jazeera about the Afghanistan War Crimes Inquiry. 

November 18, 2020

The Guardian

 
‘Calls for Australia to establish new redress scheme for Afghan victims of alleged war crimes by special forces’
NEWS

Rawan Arraf from the Australian Centre for International Justice speaks to The Guardian about Afghan victims’ rights to reparations for harm suffered. 

November 17, 2020

The Guardian

 
‘Mental health of veterans and their families ‘suffering’ due to looming war crimes inquiry report’
NEWS

Rawan Arraf from the Australian Centre for International Justice speaks to The Guardian about the establishment of the Office of the Special Investigator. 

November 16, 2020

RRR FM Radio

‘How does Australia prosecute war crimes?’
RADIO

Rawan Arraf from the Australian Centre for International Justice speaks to Melbourne’s The Grapevine on Triple RRR FM to speak about the forthcoming investigations and prosecutions of war crimes in Afghanistan.

November 13, 2020

ABC The World Today

‘New special investigator office gives hope to victims of war crimes’
RADIO

Rawan Arraf from the Australian Centre for International Justice speaks to The Wire about the establishment of the Office of the Special Investigator to investigate allegations of war crimes in Afghanistan.

November 13, 2020

The Wire Radio

‘New special investigator office gives hope to victims of war crimes’
RADIO

Rawan Arraf from the Australian Centre for International Justice speaks to ABC’s The World Today about the criminal investigations to come of the allegations of war crimes in Afghanistan.

November 12, 2020

ABC The Drum

The Drum discusses forthcoming report into the conduct of special forces soldiers in Afghanistan
TELEVISION

Rawan Arraf from the Australian Centre for International Justice speaks to ABC’s The Drum about the missing focus on the impacts of Afghan victims.

November 12, 2020

ABC PM

‘Afghan war crimes report will be ‘brutal’ could lead to prosecutions’
RADIO

The Australian Government announces the establishment of the Office of the Special Investigator and prepares the Australian public for the release of the Brereton Afghanistan Inquiry report next week. Rawan Arraf from the Australian Centre for International Justice, speaks to ABC’s PM about the missing focus on the impacts of Afghan victims.

November 7, 2020

The Guardian

‘Inquiry into alleged war crimes by Australian special forces in Afghanistan delivers final report’
NEWS

Following news that the Afghanistan Inquiry being led by Justice Brereton was provided to the Chief of the Defence Force, The Guardian references the joint NGO letter to Justice Brereton coordinated by the Australian Centre for International Justice .

October 31, 2020

The Age

‘The soldiers of today need to deal with the wrongs of the past: SAS leader’
NEWS

The Age references the joint NGO letter to Justice Brereton coordinated by the Australian Centre for International Justice .

October 30, 2020

The Guardian

‘Human rights groups want report into ‘bone-chilling’ claims against SAS released in full’
NEWS

The Guardian reports on the joint NGO letter to Justice Brereton coordinated by the Australian Centre for International Justice .

October 16, 2020

ABC

‘Australian Defence Force orders ban on destruction of evidence from Afghanistan war, as inquiry into alleged war crimes nears end’
NEWS

Rawan Arraf from the Australian Centre for International Justice talks to the ABC about the recent ADF embargo on the destruction of evidence raising serious concerns and questions, potentially impacting future prosecutions and criminal proceedings.

October 7, 2020

The Sydney Morning Herald & The Age

‘Australia needs a permanent war crimes investigation unit’
OPINION

Rawan Arraf from the Australian Centre for International Justice says Australia needs to establish a permanent international crimes investigations unit, and develop a broader national strategy on investigating and prosecuting international crimes.

October, 2020

Law Society Journal

 

Six minutes with Rawan Arraf
FEATURE

Rawan Arraf talks to the Law Society Journal of NSW about her work at the Australian Centre for International Justice.

July 31, 2020

Right Now

 

‘Is Australia a safe haven for war criminals and torturers?’
OPINION

Rawan Arraf from the Australian Centre for International Justice writes for RightNow.

June 22, 2020

ABC PM

 

‘US President threatens sanctions on International Criminal Court officials’
RADIO

Rawan Arraf from the Australian Centre for International Justice says the sanctions threaten the global rule of law and warns Australians working at the organisation could suffer.

 

June 5, 2020

Crikey

 

‘Without genuine war crimes investigations, Australians could end up in The Hague’
OPINION

Australia needs a full investigation and prosecution into war crimes in Afghanistan, otherwise the case could go all the way to The Hague., writes ACIJ Director, Rawan Arraf, in Crikey.

 

May 5, 2020

The Guardian

 

‘Australian government tells ICC it should not investigated alleged war crimes in Palestine’

Rawan Arraf, the director of the Australian Centre for International Justice, said Australia’s intervention in the court process was unprecedented.

“Why is Australia going out of its way to hold back an investigation into Palestine? Australia has always been a strong supporter of accountability and the fight to end impunity. It should not stop now and it should withdraw its request.”

 

March 17, 2020

Lawyers Weekly

 

‘Australian special forces must be thoroughly investigated’

“These explosive new allegations and the disturbing footage of unlawful killings and war crimes by Australian special forces must be thoroughly investigated. Not just by the Inspector-General of the ADF, but by the Australian Federal Police,” director of ACIJ Rawan Arraf said.

October 18, 2019

AAP

 

‘Prosecute terrorists; don’t deport’

The Australia Centre for International Justice fronted a joint parliamentary intelligence committee review on the government’s proposed changes to its citizenship-revoking laws on Friday.

…[b]ut the centre’s director Rawan Arraf said stripping citizenship from dual-nationals for terrorism was “ineffective” and it was “inconsistent” with Australia’s international commitments.

October 9, 2019

The Sydney Morning Herald &

The Age

 

‘Australians trapped in Syria should be brought home to justice’
OPINION

The suite of measures adopted by Australia are wholly inconsistent with Australia’s obligation and duty to prosecute international crimes, writes ACIJ Director, Rawan Arraf, in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

 

October 7, 2019

The Sydney Morning Herlad &

The Age

 

‘White House: Turkey to invade northern Syria where Australian families are held’

Rawan Arraf, the director of the Australian Centre for International Justice, says the move highlights that Australia and other Western nations have “completely foregone their responsibilities and obligations” to bring back their own citizens to face justice.

September 23, 2019

The Sydney Morning Herlad &

The Age

 

‘SAS war crime inquiry: ‘In everyone’s interest’ for war crime inquiry to put an end to speculation’

Rawan Arraf, Australian Centre for International Justice director, welcomed the the steps undertaken by the AFP and the Inspector-General of Defence to travel to Afghanistan to investigate the allegations of war crimes by Australian forces.

“Genuine investigations into war crimes allegations are necessary for the accountability process,” she said.

 

July 24, 2019

SBS Dateline

 

‘UK court deems arms exports to Saudi illegal, is Australia next?’

The Director of the Australian Centre for International Justice, Rawan Arraf has been following the UK case from its inception in 2017. “We need to ensure Australia is not exporting arms to governments committing international humanitarian law violations,” she said. “There are serious questions about Australia’s export processes that need to be answered.”

 

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