ARTICLES RELATING TO WAR CRIMES

ICC set for first monetary awards to war crimes victims

2017-03-24 08:53

Judges at the ICC are expected to unveil the first compensation awards to victims of war crimes, with lawyers estimating a 2003 attack on a Congolese village caused $16.4 million in damage.

Ex-Chad leader Habre appeals war crimes conviction

2017-01-09 19:19

Chad's former president Hissene Habre has begun an appeal against his life sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity after a conviction hailed as a landmark for Africa.

Uganda rebel commander goes on trial at ICC

2016-12-06 11:03

One of the most senior commanders in the feared militia of fugitive Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony is going on trial at the International Criminal Court.

ICC prosecutors say US forces may have committed war crimes

2016-11-15 14:34

International Criminal Court prosecutors say that a preliminary probe indicates that members of the US armed forces and the CIA may have committed war crimes by torturing detainees in Afghanistan.

Congolese warlord surrenders but will justice prevail?

2016-10-15 13:00

A rights group has expressed concern over whether justice will prevail after warlord Gedeon Kyungu Mutanga surrendered in southern Democratic Republic of Congo with about 100 of his fighters.

How much is child soldier's lost youth worth? ICC asks

2016-10-12 13:18

"How do you calculate a lost childhood?" That was the question before war crimes judges trying to set the amount of landmark reparations to be paid to former Congolese child soldiers.

US extradites Rwandan academic to face genocide charges

2016-09-29 14:21

A Rwandan academic who is accused of participating in the 1994 genocide has arrived in the country following his extradition from the United States.

Timbuktu ready to forgive as jihadist faces justice

2016-09-25 19:00

Timbuktu's residents still recall with horror the sight of jihadists waging a campaign of destruction against the fabled Malian city. But now some say they are ready to forgive an extremist whose trial in The Hague they see as a rare moment of justice.

US Congress calls ISIS atrocities 'genocide'

2016-03-15 11:39

American lawmakers have voted to label ISIS atrocities in Syria and Iraq 'genocide', and called for setting up Syrian war crimes tribunal under United Nations authority.

ICC declines term cut for Lubanga

2015-09-22 20:01

The International Criminal Court has rejected an application by convicted Congolese war criminal Thomas Lubanga for his early release.

 

Syria regime hanged 13 000 people in 5 years - Amnesty International

2017-02-07 13:13

As many as 13 000 people were hanged in five years at a notorious Syrian government prison near Damascus, Amnesty International has said, accusing the regime of a 'policy of extermination'.

UN prosecutors demand life sentence for Mladic

2016-12-07 18:50

International Criminal Tribunal prosecutors have demanded a life sentence for General Ratko Mladic, telling judges they should convict and imprison the former Bosnian Serb military chief .

US rejects ICC 'war crimes' probe, says 'not warranted'

2016-11-16 19:12

The United States has insisted its soldiers and spies in Afghanistan are not subject to prosecution by the International Criminal Court and any war crimes probe into their actions would be 'unwarranted'.

Botswana reaffirms support for ICC, 'regrets' SA decision

2016-10-26 12:09

The government of Botswana has become the first African country to "regret" the decision taken by South Africa to leave the International Criminal Court. It also affirmed its support for the court.

DRC militia leader, 100 fighters surrender to authorities

2016-10-13 07:19

The governor of the Democratic Republic of Congo's Haute-Katanga province says a warlord and militia leader who escaped prison has surrendered along with 100 of his fighters.

ICC close to paying first war crimes reparations

2016-10-11 12:20

The ICC is closing in on another milestone as it seeks to make its first ever reparation to gthe victims of war crimes, focusing on the pain suffered by child soldiers.

DRC's Bemba appeals ICC war crimes conviction

2016-09-29 06:00

Former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba, jailed for 18 years for war crimes, has formally appealed against his conviction by the ICC, arguing his trial was "flawed," his lawyers have said.

DRC warlord on hunger strike at war crimes trial

2016-09-13 21:02

Congolese former rebel Bosco Ntaganda has gone on hunger strike and is refusing to appear at his international war crimes trial in protest against his detention conditions, judges have been told.

ICC brings 60 new charges against LRA Kony's deputy

2015-09-25 08:07

The ICC has unveiled 60 new war crimes charges against the deputy leader of Uganda’s brutal Lord’s Resistance Army, including using child soldiers and keeping sex slaves.

Sri Lanka setting up war-crimes court

2015-09-17 18:36

Sri Lanka has agreed to have a special court under a domestic mechanism investigate alleged war crimes committed during the country's 26-year civil war.

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