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Denmark responsible for civilian casualties in Libya

On 25 January, the Danish newspaper Altinget - in cooperation with The Guardian and Airwars - broke the news that the Danish military has likely caused up to fourteen civilian deaths during its operations in Libya in 2011.

According to the report, the Danish government was long aware of this but did not disclose it to the Parliament or wider public. Relatives of the airstrikes’ victims were left with questions and no recourse to holding those responsible to account. This fits a larger pattern of limited transparency and accountability by Western militaries. It is now up to Denmark to finally make amends and to start making the necessary improvements to its civilian harm mitigation policies and practice.

You can read PAX's full commentary on the news below.

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Jan 25, 2024


Erin Bijl




January 2024

Denmark responsible for civilian casualties in Libya

Jan 25, 2024, Erin Bijl

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