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Bangladesh court convicts British reporter

2014-12-02 11:59

A Bangladesh court has found an award-winning British journalist guilty of contempt for questioning the official death toll in the country's 1971 independence war.

Islamic nations lobbying Palestinians to go to ICC

2014-09-27 22:53

The head of the world's largest bloc of Islamic countries says the organisation has been lobbying the Palestinians to join the International Criminal Court so it can prosecute Israeli leaders for war crimes.

UN warns of 'genocide' in Iraq

2014-08-13 08:51

Up to 30 000 people are still facing a "potential genocide" on a mountain in northern Iraq, the UN has warned.

N Korea to publish 'rosy' human rights report

2014-08-11 12:36

North Korea says it would publish its own 'rosy' human rights report, six months after a UN inquiry published a list of violations so severe it amounted to crimes against humanity.

Court jails Khmer Rouge leaders for life

2014-08-07 10:04

Two former Khmer Rouge leaders have been jailed for life after being found guilty of crimes against humanity by Cambodia's UN-backed court, the first-ever sentences for leaders of the murderous regime.

Israel may be committing war crimes - UN human rights chief

2014-07-23 10:52
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Israel may be committing war crimes in Gaza, where its killing of children raise the "strong possibility" that it is violating international law, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says.

Taylor: Imprisonment in UK breaches my rights

2014-06-19 20:14

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor says his imprisonment in Britain breaches his human rights and has applied to serve the rest of his jail term for war crimes in Rwanda, his lawyer says.

ICC gives DRC warlord Katanga 12-yr jail term

2014-05-23 10:37

The ICC has sentenced Congolese warlord Germain Katanga to 12 years in jail for arming an ethnic militia that carried out a "particular cruel" 2003 village massacre.

France charges Rwanda genocide suspect

2014-04-10 21:12

France has charged a Rwandan genocide suspect and is holding him without bail after a diplomatic row with Kigali during ceremonies to mark the 20th anniversary of the massacres.

Uganda probes alleged atrocities in LRA rebel war

2014-03-26 16:40

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered investigations into alleged atrocities committed by the army during 20 years of war against LRA rebels, officials say.

US sends more forces to Uganda for Kony hunt

2014-03-24 07:49

Washington is sending more special commandos and tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft to Uganda to help hunt for fugitive warlord Joseph Kony, a report says.

DRC warlord verdict a test for flagging ICC

2014-03-07 07:45

The ICC is set to pass judgement on alleged DRC warlord Germain Katanga in a key test of the prosecutor’s ability to bring solid cases and win convictions at the Hague-based tribunal.

UN: Hundreds involved in N Korean war crimes

2014-02-17 19:25

Hundreds of North Korean officials are potentially liable for the worst crimes against humanity being committed in the isolated country, a UN Commission of Inquiry says

ICC hears DRC warlord Ntaganda evidence

2014-02-10 13:27

Judges at the ICC are weighing whether there is enough evidence to put Bosco Ntaganda, the former leader of a rebel group in DRC’s unstable eastern region, on trial.

Japan distances itself on sex slavery comment

2014-01-27 14:56

Tokyo has distanced itself from comments by the new head of national broadcaster NHK, who said the Imperial Army's system of wartime sex slavery was not unique to Japan.

Kony wants to surrender, CAR says

2013-11-22 07:36

CAR says Joseph Kony, an accused war criminal hunted by African troops and US advisers, is believed to be in the country’s remote southeast and has been talking with the president.

1 500 masterpieces looted by Nazis found

2013-11-03 22:25

Nearly 1 500 paintings, including works by Picasso and Matisse that were stolen by the Nazis, have been discovered in a German flat.

Nazi war criminal unrepentant

2013-10-17 22:05

Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke has spoken from beyond the grave as his lawyer released a posthumous "video testament" for the man convicted of executing 335 civilians.

Ex Hungary leader charged with war crimes

2013-10-16 18:41

Hungarian prosecutors have filed war crimes charges against Bela Biszku, a former communist leader, for his conduct in the aftermath of the 1956 anti-Soviet uprising in Budapest.

Kigali to deliberate on Taylor's jail term

2013-10-15 11:18

Kigali says it is "ready to make appropriate deliberations" on whether former Liberian leader Charles Taylor can serve his 50-year prison sentence in a Rwandan court.

Documents detail Taylor's life behind bars

2013-10-14 17:19

New documents released by lawyers for former Liberian President Charles Taylor has indicated the convicted war criminal enjoys playing tennis with fellow inmates.

Remains of Bosnia's war victims exhumed

2013-10-05 22:10

The remains of about 100 people, believed to be Bosnian Muslims and Croats who were killed during the 1990s war, have been exhumed from a mass grave.

Charles Taylor faces final war crimes verdict

2013-09-26 07:46

A UN-backed court is set to hand down its final verdict against Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor, jailed initially for 50 years for arming rebels during Sierra Leone’s brutal 1990s civil war.

Dutch apologise for colonial killings in Indonesia

2013-09-12 14:03

The Netherlands has formally apologised for mass killings committed by the Dutch military more than six decades ago during its former colony Indonesia's fight for independence.

 

Bangladesh man gets death penalty for war crimes

2014-11-24 16:48

A special tribunal in Bangladesh has sentenced a collaborator of the Pakistani army to death for his role in killings during Bangladesh's 1971 independence war.

UN: Crimes against humanity spread in Syria

2014-08-27 16:06

An independent UN commission says that the Syrian government has likely used chlorine gas to attack civilians and that the Islamic State group committed crimes against humanity.

Top Egypt officials accused of war crimes: HRW

2014-08-12 13:32

Human Rights Watch has accused top officials in Egypt of likely 'crimes against humanity' in a August 2013 crackdown, in which hundreds of protesters were killed.

UN warns DRC rebels to disarm or face military

2014-08-08 08:18

The UN mission chief in the Democratic Republic of Congo has warned the last remaining rebel group in the east to lay down arms or face military action.

Khmer Rouge tribunal to tackle genocide charges

2014-07-29 09:42

The slow course of justice for the leaders of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime will inch forward again, as a UN-backed tribunal holds an initial hearing against a pair of defendants in their 80s facing genocide.

Srebrenica victims remembered 19 years on

2014-07-11 20:46

Thousands of people have gathered in Srebrenica to mark the 19th anniversary of the massacre of some 8 000 Muslim males by ethnic Serb forces, Europe's worst atrocity since World War II.

Congolese warlord on trial

2014-06-10 08:40

Prosecutors have presented enough evidence to justify putting on trial a Congolese militia leader accused of rape, murder and enlisting child soldiers.

UN: Warlord Kony hiding in S Sudan enclave

2014-05-07 08:31

Warlord Joseph Kony and some of his LRA commanders are hiding in Sudanese-controlled areas of a disputed enclave in South Sudan bordering CAR and Sudan, the UN says.

Ex-warlord Katanga appeals ICC conviction

2014-04-09 16:55

Congolese ex-militia boss Germain Katanga has appealed his war-crimes conviction for arming an ethnic militia that massacred scores of villagers in 2003, the ICC says.

Bangladesh bans largest Islamic party

2014-03-25 11:19

Bangladesh war crimes investigators have moved to outlaw the country’s largest Islamic party, accusing it of genocide and other atrocities during the 1971 bloody struggle for independence.

I Coast split over transfer of war crimes suspect to ICC

2014-03-24 07:49

The transfer of former Ivorian strongman Laurent Gbagbo’s onetime "Street General" to The Hague to face charges of crimes against humanity had divided his west African nation.

Calls for arrest of Sudan's Bashir

2014-03-05 09:16

More than 30 human rights and civil society organisations have called for the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on the fifth anniversary of his indictment of war crimes in Darfur.

DRC militia leader 'ordered rapes, massacres'

2014-02-10 16:26

Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda ordered troops, including child soldiers, to massacre and rape civilians to spread terror and grab territory, prosecutors have told the ICC.

Congolese warlord Ntaganda to face ICC judges

2014-02-10 07:35

The ICC is set to decide whether Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda should stand trial for murder, rape, sexual slavery and use of child soldiers.

Mass executions in Syria could be war crime: UN

2014-01-16 13:09

Extremist Islamic groups in Syria are committing a "soaring" number of executions in the country's north that could amount to war crimes, the UN human rights office says.

Uganda hopes Kony talks will bear fruit

2013-11-21 16:37

The spokesperson for Uganda’s military says he’s pessimistic that reported contact with rebel leader and accused war criminal Joseph Kony will bear fruit.

Sri Lankan president to defend war crimes claims

2013-11-14 11:28

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse has stated that he was ready to defend his country against allegations of war crimes at this week's Commonwealth summit.

Khmer Rouge defendant denies genocide charges

2013-10-31 13:33

Former Khmer Rouge leader Nuon Chea has denied all charges against him on the last day of a trial for the surviving leaders of the 1970s Cambodian regime.

Cambodia war crimes trial wraps up

2013-10-17 12:18

Prosecutors at the UN backed Khmer Rouge tribunal have been presenting their final arguments in a case against two senior regime leaders accused of genocide and war crimes.

Charles Taylor sent to UK jail

2013-10-15 13:56

Liberia's ex-warlord Charles Taylor has been transferred from The Hague to a British prison to serve his 50-year sentence for war crimes, the Special Court for Sierra Leone says.

Charles Taylor 'prefers Rwandan jail to UK'

2013-10-15 09:56

Ex-Liberian leader Charles Taylor has expressed fears of being attacked in a British prison, asking the court that convicted him to allow him to serve his 50-year sentence for war crimes in Rwanda.

Charles Taylor to serve sentence in UK

2013-10-10 12:44

The British government says former Liberian president Charles Taylor will be transferred to a UK prison to serve his 50-year sentence for sponsoring atrocities in Sierra Leone.

Court upholds 50 years for Charles Taylor

2013-09-26 13:23

An international war crimes court has upheld the conviction and 50-year sentence of former Liberian president Charles Taylor for aiding rebels in neighbouring Sierra Leone.

Ex-Guatemala soldier faces trial in US

2013-09-25 13:05

A US prosecutor says a former member of an elite Guatemalan military force helped massacre more than 160 people during the country's civil war, and lied in a US citizenship application.

Dutch state liable for Muslim deaths at Srebrenica

2013-09-06 15:00

The Dutch state is liable for the deaths of three Bosnian Muslims who were expelled from a UN compound at Srebrenica in 1995, the supreme court has ruled.

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