Australian soldiers’ war crimes and the challenging pursuit of justice
The attempt to impose humanitarian rules on war is always bound to fall short, but the effort must be made nevertheless.
Australian Special Operations Task Groups Long Range Patrol Vehicles drive in across one of Afghanistan's desert regions in 2009. An Australian independent inquiry report in 2020 found credible evidence that 25 Australian Special Air Service soldiers murdered 39 Afghans. Photograph courtesy of Paul Berry of the Australian Department of Defence/NATO NATO International Security Assistance Force Public Affairs