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Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday arrested 7 army officers, including a major and a captain, over allegations that they committed crimes against humanity. They reportedly tortured and shot dead dozens of unarmed people a few days ...
At the moment it is not clear, who had carried out an airstrike, however on Friday, the United States confirmed an airstrike in Idlib against terrorists, but denied targeting mosques in Syria.
While apartheid was originally associated with South Africa's white supremacist regime, the report notes that it remains a specific crime against humanity according to international law and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court ...
A top official with the United Nations has warned Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi that a crackdown on the Rohingya by the military and police amounted to "crimes against humanity" and that the situation in northern Rakhine states was far worse than ...
As war crimes and crimes against humanity continue to go unpunished in Syria, an Amnesty International campaign marking the sixth anniversary of the crisis calls on world leaders to take immediate action to deliver justice, truth and reparation to the ...
Harry Roque, an expert on international law, said moves to have President Rodrigo Duterte tried for crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court (ICC) are doomed to fail. This is because the ICC, of which The Philippines is ... drugs ...
MANILA (Reuters) - A self-confessed assassin who testified to being in a "death squad" under Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte will soon file a case at the International Criminal Court accusing the president of crimes against humanity, his lawyer said ...
The experts said they used "the commission of inquiry report as a basis" on issues of accountability for human rights violations in DPRK (Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea) especially "where such violations amount to crimes against humanity.".
Atty. Mel Sta. Maria is the Dean of the Far Eastern University Institute of Law and Professor at the Ateneo de Manila school of Law.
refugee advocates hold placards and banners during a protest in Sydney on October 5, 2016. Many Australians want the government's offshore immigration detention centers in remote locations in the Pacific Ocean closed.
Istanbul (dpa) - Germany, the Netherlands and Austria are committing "crimes against humanity," a top Turkish minister said Friday, further stoking a row between Turkey and Europe over Ankara's attempts to take its referendum campaign to the continent.
Istanbul (dpa) - Germany, the Netherlands and Austria are committing "crimes against humanity," accused a top Turkish minister Friday as a row between Ankara and Europe nations showed no sign of letting up.
Australia is not a country you'd expect to be investigated for crimes against humanity, but that's exactly what a group of human rights lawyers is asking the International Criminal Court to do.
By Stephanie Nebehay. GENEVA (Reuters) - A veteran investigator urged the United Nations on Thursday to appoint an international legal expert to prepare judicial proceedings against North Korea's leadership for documented crimes against humanity.
Top UN official says Myanmar government should bear responsibility for "systemic" abuse of Rohingya.
Burma's government has dismissed the United Nations' claims the country's security services have committed crimes against humanity in Rohingya-dominated areas of the country as "exaggerated". Last month, the United Nations issued a disturbing report ...
refugee advocates hold placards and banners during a protest in Sydney on October 5, 2016. Many Australians want the government's offshore immigration ...
A veteran investigator urged the United Nations on Thursday to appoint an international legal expert to prepare judicial proceedings against North Korea's leadership for documented crimes against humanity. His call came amid an international furor over ...
A top UN official says "crimes against humanity" are being committed by the military and police against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority.
Lawyer Jude Sabio says he wants to file by end of March the crimes against humanity case in relation to extrajudicial killings.
South Africa's withdrawal announcement had followed a 2015 dispute over a visit by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the ICC for alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Darfur. Al-Bashir was allowed to leave South ...
The severity of the reported violations, against a backdrop of severe and longstanding persecution, appears to me to amount to possible commission of crimes against humanity, which warrants the attention of the International Criminal Court (ICC). This ...
Mr Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said the violations, "against a backdrop of severe and longstanding persecution", amount to the "possible commission of crimes against humanity". He was addressing the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, where he highlighted ...
... formulated the talking point when, railing against international human rights groups which had warned that his brutal campaign then already racking up dead bodies might constitute crimes against humanity, he retorted: "[W]hat 'crime against humanity?
What do Duterte of the Philipines (elected 2016), Omar al-Bashir of Sudan (elected in 2015), Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya (elected 2013), Kim Jong-il of North Korea (assumed power in 1994), and Saddam Hussein of Iraq (assumed power in 1979) have in ...
Johannesburg - The Forum for Service Delivery says by failing to finalise a contract between the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), Minister Bathabile Dlamini has committed a crime against humanity.
(Seoul) - The International Coalition to Stop crimes against humanity in North Korea (ICNK) today announced its support for two new United Nations reports calling for the international community to hold the North Korean government accountable for ...
(Seoul, March 7, 2017) - The International Coalition to Stop crimes against humanity in North Korea (ICNK) today announced its support for two new United Nations reports calling for the international community to hold the North Korean government ...
President Duterte pointed out that, "When you kill criminals that is not a crime against humanity." "To say otherwise is to undermine society's legitimate desire to be free from fear and to pander to the interests of the criminals," presidential ...
Can a sitting President be convicted of crimes against humanity? Oh yes of course! One example is Slobodan Milosevik Serbian president, was convicted of crimes against humanity while he was a sitting president, until he resigned as president and tried ...
In prosecuting the crime against humanity of murder, The Elements of Crime, Article 7 (crimes against humanity), Paragraph 1 (Introduction), considers "that crimes against humanity as defined in Article 7 are among the most serious crimes of concern to ...
President Rodrigo Duterte shows a list of government officials and police officers who are allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade in his speech during the 38th National Convention of the Philippine Association of Water Districts at the SMX ...
"We think there's a very strong case to be made in front of the I.C.C. that crimes against humanity have been committed," Elaine Pearson, the Australia director at Human Rights Watch, said by telephone, referring to the International Criminal Court ...
crimes against humanity encompass acts that are part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population.
Olufunke Adedoyin, noted that the payment was "critical to the survival of our economy and the reduction of local debts." The House also passed for second reading a bill seeking to enforce the punishment of crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide.
A Bill before the House of Representatives, seeking to punish perpetrators of crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide, on Tuesday passed the second reading.
When the fight to legalize abortion was just beginning in the late 1960s, some in the academic community supported legal abortion because they felt that abortion could prevent the birth of children with disabilities.
But as the well-researched brief demonstrates, there's every indication that Australian officials, over the course of successive governments, have knowingly enabled the commission of crimes against humanity. Their victims have been people whose only ...
Turkey has cut off the Euphrates river flow to Northern Syria, leaving Tishrin dam and its hydropower plant non-operational in Eastern Aleppo to stop operation.
... to support and actively participate in the events of the Campaign "Justice for Khojaly" and exert due efforts for recognition on national and international levels of this genocidal act as crime against humanity as well as for bringing to justice ...
The Catholic Church, which has presided over a decades-long international cover-up of countless cases, perhaps hundreds of thousands, of child rape and other sexual abuse is arguably guilty of crimes against humanity. In Australia .... The Catholic ...
Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., joined Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and ranking member Ben Cardin, D-Md.
The Catholic Church, which has presided over a decades-long international cover-up of countless cases, perhaps hundreds of thousands, of child rape and ...
"At the time President Al Bashir landed on South African soil in June 2015, he was being sought by the ICC for war crimes and crimes against humanity, and two separate warrants had been issued for his arrest - on the 4th of March 2009, and on the 12th ...
Two legal experts called on the international community to bring human rights violations by the North Korean government before the International Criminal C.
Russia and Iran's ongoing military operations in support of Assad make Russian and Iranian leaders complicit in Assad's war crimes and crimes against humanity. Russia has repeatedly blocked collective action to respond to Assad's crimes at the United ...
The massacre committed in 2014 against the village of Mutarule, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has been acknowledged to be a crime against humanity. However, none of the defendants were convicted for crimes against humanity. "One was ...
... crimes against humanity and terrorism" has been held in the Turkish capital Ankara. Addressing the event, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the 1992 Khojaly massacre in Azerbaijan was a "crime against humanity". "We never forgot ...
... crimes against humanity and terrorism" has been held in the Turkish capital Ankara. Addressing the event, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the 1992 Khojaly massacre in Azerbaijan was a "crime against humanity". "We never forgot ...
Stateless Rohingya in Myanmar (Burma) face systematic persecution that poses an existential threat to their community. The current counterinsurgency operation and ongoing human rights violations against the Rohingya amount to possible crimes against ...


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