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Thus, while much of the analysis about the ICC's examination of potential war crimes in the State of Palestine has focused on atrocities committed in the Gaza Strip in summer 2014, it is the settlement enterprise in the West Bank and East Jerusalem that may well be Israel's undoing. As Human Rights Watch ...
The European Union warned Kosovo today (12 January) that its relations with the bloc will suffer if it scraps a war crimes court linked to its bloody independence struggle. The EU's message, echoing one by the United States last month, came amid uncertainty as to whether Kosovo's parliament will put a ...

The European Union has warned Kosovo that bilateral relations will suffer if a war crimes court is scrapped. The statement on January 12 by the EU office in Kosovo comes after a similar message from the United States last month. The warnings come amid uncertainty whether Kosovo's parliament will put a ...
It helped develop international criminal law in relation to genocide, crimes against humanity, the responsibility of commanders for the crimes of their subordinates, and rape and sexual violence in conflict as war crimes. The ICTY also contributed to the momentum that led to the creation of the International ...
Kosovo President Hashim Thaci is insisting that he will sign legislation to abolish a special court set up to try former Kosovo Liberation army (KLA) members for war and postwar crimes if parliament passes such a measure. "The law on [the] special court is in place, but if the parliament votes otherwise, it will ...
A special tribunal has sentenced two people to death for committing crimes against humanity in Moulvibazar during the Liberation war in 1971. A three-member tribunal led by Justice Md Shahinur Islam passed the order on Wednesday. The tribunal also sentenced three other convicts to imprisonment until ...

Norwegian Immigration Minister Sylvi Listhaug has landed in hot water for her African tour, which aims at limiting the refugee flow to Europe. Amnesty Norway warned the Norwegian government against entering agreements with Sudan's regime, whose president has been suspected of genocide.
It bears all the hallmarks of a war crime, as hideous as those being dealt with by the International War Crimes Tribunal sitting in The Hague. Astonishing as it may seem, Sinn Fein has never acknowledged that this massacre was carried out by the IRA. Among all the sound and fury generated by this incident ...
On 23 April 1999, a NATO missile attack on Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) headquarters killed 16 employees of the state broadcaster. The forgotten war crime occurred during the Kosovo war (March 1998-June 1999), and was part of NATO's aerial campaign alongside the US-backed Kosovo Liberation ...
It helped develop international criminal law in relation to genocide, crimes against humanity, the responsibility of commanders for the crimes of their subordinates, and rape and sexual violence in conflict as war crimes. The ICTY also contributed to the momentum that led to the creation of the International ...
Israel is facing a possible International Criminal Court war crimes probe over its 2014 assault on Gaza and the ongoing expansion of settlements in the occupied West Bank. Despite the threat, the Israeli Defense Minister announced on Tuesday Israel would approve the construction of hundreds of new ...
A special court is expected to deliver its verdict in a war crimes case against five Moulvibazar suspects, including Shamsul Hossain Torofdar alias Ashraf, on Wednesday. ... Four other war crimes suspects are Md Nesar Ali, Yunus Ahmed, Ojayer Ahmed Chowdhury and Mobarok Miya. Ojayer, 60, and ...
The Iraqi Parliament has voted to set up a committee to investigate possible war crimes in the multi-ethnic town of Tuz Khurmatu following its recapture by Iraqi forces from Kurdish peshmerga fighters. Tuz Khumatu, located 90 kilometres south of the disputed oil-rich city of Kirkuk, has been at the forefront of ...
prosecutors in Bosnia-Herzegovina say German authorities have arrested a former member of the Bosnian Serb forces who is suspected of war crimes during the country's war that followed the breakup of Yugoslavia. The prosecutor's office said on January 8 that Milorad Obradovic was arrested in the ...
In light of the fact that the South African government's intention to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, it is worth remembering that Mandela strongly supported the international effort to prosecute international crimes of crimes against humanity, genocide and war crimes. He further saw an ...
German police have arrested a former member of the Bosnian Serb forces who is suspected of taking part in the detention and killing of Muslim civilians during Bosnia's 1990s war, prosecutors in Sarajevo said Monday. Milorad Obradovic was arrested in the Munich region and German authorities have ...
Kabul, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has warned that the recent Kabul deadly suicide attack may amount to a war crime, the UN mission said on Monday. The mission released its preliminary findings into the Jan. 4 suicide attack in Kabul, where the ...

Many of the foot soldiers who carried out the atrocities as well as mid-level commanders remain free, and the domestic war crimes prosecutions that were supposed to deal with them have been slow and limited in scope. Politicians in some communities have successfully characterized the ICTY's conviction ...
December 6, 2017 (EL-FASHER) - A representative of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in North Darfur state called on the Sudanese government to investigate into war crimes and atrocities committed by Musa Hilal, a tribal leader involved in the counterinsurgency campaign in the early years of Darfur ...
December 6, 2017 (EL-FASHER) - A representative of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in North Darfur state called on the Sudanese government to investigate into war crimes and atrocities committed by Musa Hilal, a tribal leader involved in the counterinsurgency campaign in the early years of Darfur ...
Leading EU countries and the US have warned Kosovo of "severe consequences" if it walked away from a tribunal on war crimes allegations. "We urge all Kosovo's leaders … to speak out against this initiative and honestly inform Kosovo's citizens of the severe negative consequences, including for ...
Five western nations have warned Kosovo against repealing or amending a law on a war crimes court, saying it would suffer negative consequences "in international and Euro-Atlantic integration." A statement Thursday from the nations -- the United States, Britain, France, Germany and Italy -- said they ...
After you finish this multi-million dollar witch-hunt, you might join the United Nations in investigating U.S. war crimes in Yemen, where the Obama administration killed thousands of innocent civilians, bombed weddings and funerals, and used ten times more drone missiles than President George W. Bush.
The 63-year-old Dutch Ethiopian sentenced to life imprisonment for war crimes by judges in The Hague at the end of last year is appealing against his conviction, the NRC has reported. Eshetu Alemu, 63, was found guilty of ordering the killing of 75 detainees, many of them younger than 18 in 1978. Alemu ...
The 63-year-old Dutch Ethiopian sentenced to life imprisonment for war crimes by judges in The Hague at the end of last year is appealing against his conviction, the NRC has reported. Eshetu Alemu, 63, was found guilty of ordering the killing of 75 detainees, many of them younger than 18 in 1978. Alemu ...
He was one of six Bosnian Croat defendants in court on November 29 to hear rulings on the appeal of their sentences at the ICTY. Croatian political leaders seized upon Praljak's suicide as evidence of the failings of the war crimes tribunal, which was in the process of handing down its final judgment on ...
Bosnian authorities have charged 25 Muslim wartime officials and four Bosnian Serb officers with committing war crimes against civilians and prisoners of war in the country's bloody 1990s conflict. prosecutors in Sarajevo said on December 29 that 11 former Muslim members of the Bosnian army were ...
The U.S. is urging Kosovo leaders to leave unchanged a war crimes court established to hear serious cases arising from the country's war for independence. "The United States is deeply concerned by recent attempts of Kosovo lawmakers to abrogate the law on the Specialist Chambers," State Department ...
THE HAGUE -- A court in the Netherlands on Friday convicted an aide to a former Ethiopian dictator and sentenced him to life in prison for war crimes carried out during Ethiopia's "red terror" purges of the 1970s, including the execution of 75 prisoners. The defendant, Eshetu Alemu, 63, was found guilty of ...
In her conclusion on the long-running inquiry into the role of British troops in Iraq between 2003 and 2008, Bensouda said: "The [prosecutor's] office has reached the conclusion that there is a reasonable basis to believe that members of the UK armed forces committed war crimes within the jurisdiction of the ...
On Wednesday, a war crimes court in Sarajevo sentenced the 58-year-old to 14 years in prison for torturing and killing civilians during the Balkan war of the 1990s, reports the BBC. During that conflict, Basic had the nickname of "mistress of life and death" as she oversaw the treatment of Serbs detained by ...
Shocking numbers of children were used as human shields in Syria and were among the hundreds of thousands of people driven from their homes in Myanmar in 2017. The forced marriage and rape of children were also used as wartime tactics amid world conflicts this year, a Thursday report from UNICEF ...
PRISTINA -- Kosovar President Hashim Thaci says he will sign legislation to abolish a special court at The Hague that was set up to prosecute war crimes if it is passed by Kosovo's parliament. In an interview with RFE/RL on December 27, Thaci said that he is not "encouraging lawmakers" to pass such a ...
For most outsiders, the image that frames the end of the ICTY is that of a Bosnian Croat commander, Slobodan Praljak, downing a vial of potassium cyanide on live television, moments after appeal judges upheld his 20-year term for war crimes -- the court's "final verdict." Praljak, a theatre director and ...
UN judges 'failed' by acquitting radical Serb of war crimes, court hears Vojislav Seselj, 63, now a member of the Serbian parliament with his Serbian Radical Party, has hailed his acquittal and done little to hide his contempt for the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia. - EPA pic, December 13, ...
A NAZI concentration camp survivor has said North Korea's brutal political prisons are worse than Auschwitz. Thomas Buergenthal, a former International Court Of Justice judge, this week called on tyrannical dictator Kim Jong-un to be trialled for crimes against humanity. This is a satellite image showing the ...
"Your Honours, justice has not been done in the case against Vojislav Seselj," said prosecutor Mathias Marcussen, adding his office had "identified numerous errors" in the 2016 ruling which found Seselj not guilty on nine counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Seselj himself snubbed the ...
Sarajevo, 12 December 2017 - The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina marked the successful completion of the war crimes Capacity Building Project at a ceremony in Sarajevo today. The project was a part of the OSCE Mission's long-standing support to the development of the judiciary and its ...
FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, Slobodan Praljak, center, enters the Yugoslav war crimes Tribunal court in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. Croatia's state television said Saturday Dec. 9, 2017, that former general Praljak who died after taking a poison at a ...
The experts at the seminar on the "Universal Declaration on human rights Day" at District Court Complex in Srinagar on Saturday said that India is not signatory of the Roman Statute for it is involved in "war crimes" in Kashmir. The seminar was organized by Jammu and Kashmir Bar Association at District ...
Congolese warlord jailed for war crimes. 22 Jun 2016. Former Congolese Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba sits in the courtroom of the International. Congolese ex-rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba has been jailed for 18 years following a landmark conviction at the International Criminal Court for war ...
Cape Town - A notorious Dutch war criminal and gunrunner who fled justice in the Netherlands has been arrested after being tracked down to his Cape Town mansion. The "blood timber" trader, Guus Kouwenhoven, 75, arrived in Cape Town last December, ostensibly for medical treatment. This was during ...
It was the first such court to prosecute war crimes since the Nuremberg and Tokyo trials at the end of the Second World War. It indicted 161 people, including former presidents and prime ministers. All were caught, handed themselves in, or died. Ninety were convicted. Nineteen were acquitted. None is a ...
Earlier, Guterres had said 12 UN peacekeepers, all of them Tanzanians, had been killed and at least 40 others injured. "I condemn this attack unequivocally," he said. "These deliberate attacks against UN peacekeepers are unacceptable and constitute a war crime. I call on the DRC authorities to investigate ...
Cape Town - A man, convicted of being an accessory to war crimes for selling weapons to former Liberian President Charles Taylor, was issued with a ... prosecutor Christopher Burke told Magistrate Phakama Madinda that a Dutch court had found Kouwenhoven guilty of war crimes, arms trading and ...
ICC chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda said that following a thorough factual and legal assessment of the available information, the prosecutor's office believes "that there is reasonable basis to believe" that members of the UK armed forces "committed war crimes" against persons in their custody and thus ...
The Latest: Bosnian war crime suspect pleads guilty in Ohio. Dec 7, 2017 Updated 9 min ago. facebook · twitter · email · Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. Cleveland (AP) -- The Latest on an Ohio man accused of lying about his role in Bosnian war crimes (all times local):. 5 p.m.. The government says an Ohio man ...
Belgrade, Serbia (AP) -- An ultranationalist leader in Serbia says he won't attend an appeals hearing next week in his case before a United Nations war crimes tribunal. Vojislav Seselj said Thursday he will "never go back there voluntarily." The U.N. tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, last year ...
The government says an Ohio man has pleaded guilty to an immigration fraud charge after he was accused of hiding his role in a 1995 Serbian massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim Bosnians. Oliver Dragic (DRAH'-gich) was arrested after a three-count federal indictment last year. Mike Tobin, a spokesman ...
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