ShareThisUN report calls for independent investigations of drone attacks 10 Mar 2014 A report by the United Nations Human Rights Council has called for independent investigations to be carried out into drone attacks after a series of strikes that result in unexpected civilian deaths in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere. Most of the attacks involved US drones. The UN special rapporteur on human rights, Ben Emmerson, records a dramatic reduction in drone strikes in 2013 in Pakistan but increases in Afghanistan and, towards the end of the year, in Yemen. But Emmerson noted a threefold increase in recorded civilian casualties from drone strikes in Afghanistan in 2013.
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