ARTICLES RELATING TO WAR CRIMES

ICC upholds war crimes acquittal of DRC leader

2015-02-27 17:30

The International Criminal Court has upheld the acquittal of Congolese ex-militia leader Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui who had been freed more than two years ago.

Activists urge govt to arrest fugitive DRC warlord

2015-01-07 11:11

Human Rights Watch has called for determined efforts to bring warlord Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka to justice for mass rape in the DRC four years after authorities ordered his detention.

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.

 

Ugandan victims have 'shot at justice' at the ICC

2015-01-17 11:35

Ugandan militia leader Dominic Ongwen's transfer to the International Criminal Court is a welcome development, advocates for global human rights prosecutions say.

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

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.

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