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Europe rights court: Germany investigation into Afghanistan airstrikes was lawful

Feb 18, 2021 - Legal Monitor Worldwide

(JURIST) - The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday that Germanys investigation into a 2009 airstrike on Kunduz, Afghanistan, was sufficiently conducted and did not violate the European Convention on Human Rights.

The German Federal Prosecutor General opened the investigation in 2010 when Afghan citizen Abdul Hanan filed a complaint after losing his two young sons to the attack, asserting that Germany did not fulfill its international legal obligation to investigate the inci...