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UN Security Council puts sanctions on Congo rebels
Posted on 22 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to sanction the leaders of Congo's M23 rebel force, which hours earlier occupied the eastern Congolese city of Goma as U.N. peacekeepers stood by without resisting. But... Read More

Kashmir won't DNA test mass graves
Posted on 10 Sep 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

SRINAGAR India (AP) - The government of Kashmir has rejected wide-scale DNA testing of bodies in thousands of unmarked graves despite pleas by the families of those who disappeared during two decades of fighting in the restive region. A report by... Read More

Mali seeks International Criminal Court probe
Posted on 23 Jul 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

THE HAGUE Netherlands (AP) - Mali's justice minister on Wednesday asked prosecutors at the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into "grave and massive" crimes committed in the African nation that was plunged into turmoil... Read More

Group: Rwandan military aiding Congo fugitive
Posted on 5 Jun 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

DAKAR Senegal (AP) - Rwanda's military is providing weapons and refuge to an ex-warlord indicted for war crimes and whose fighters have launched a new rebellion in neighboring eastern Congo, an international human rights group said Monday. The... Read More

Vegas grocer accused of war crimes sent to Bosnia
Posted on 1 Jun 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A man accused of commanding a police squad that rounded up Bosnian Muslims for slaughter in 1995 fashioned a new life in Las Vegas as a modest grocery store owner before being arrested and deported to Full version (available to lexis... Read More

UN panel: Both sides committed war crimes in Libya
Posted on 5 Mar 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

GENEVA (AP) - A U.N. expert panel said in a report Friday that forces loyal to late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and opposition fighters both committed war crimes during the conflict in the Arab country last year. The U.N.-appointed Commission of... Read More

Sri Lanka will not fully implement own war report
Posted on 27 Mar 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

COLOMBO Sri Lanka (AP) - Sri Lanka will not implement all proposals from its civil war commission because the panel went beyond its mandate, a government minister said Monday after a U.N. rights council called for the report's implementation. ... Read More

Bangladesh indicts Islamic leaders for war crimes
Posted on 1 Jun 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

DHAKA Bangladesh (AP) - The chief of Bangladesh's largest Islamic party and one of his deputies were indicted Monday for alleged crimes against humanity committed during the 1971 independence war against Pakistan. A special tribunal set up by ... Read More

ICC prosecutor: Sudan may face more Darfur charges
Posted on 15 Dec 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Sudan may face more charges for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Darfur, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Thursday. Fatou Bensouda told the U.N. Security Council that crimes continue... Read More

UN backs shaming of those who use child soldiers
Posted on 25 Sep 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday backed the naming and shaming of governments and armed groups that recruit, kill or sexually attack children in armed conflicts over protests from Russia, China, Pakistan and Azerbaijan... Read More

Europeans want war crimes probe of Houla massacre
Posted on 1 Jun 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

GENEVA (AP) - European diplomats were pressing Friday for the U.N.'s top human rights body to propose a war crimes probe into last week's killing of over 100 civilians in Syria, a move that would be fiercely resisted by Russia but also is viewed... Read More

Serbia: Army chief is innocent of Kosovo crimes
Posted on 27 Jan 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

BELGRADE Serbia (AP) - Serbia's war crimes prosecutors have denied a human rights group's claim that the country's new army chief of staff committed war crimes against civilians in Kosovo during the 1998-99 war. The prosecutors' office... Read More

Last trial under way at Yugoslav war crimes court
Posted on 18 Oct 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

THE HAGUE Netherlands (AP) - Twenty years after war in Croatia catapulted Goran Hadzic from warehouse worker to rebel Serb president, he is in the dock in the final trial of the tribunal set up to prosecute war crimes committed during the Full version... Read More

Belgium seeks world court order on ex-Chad leader
Posted on 13 Mar 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

THE HAGUE Netherlands (AP) - Lawyers for Belgium urged the United Nations' highest court Monday to order Senegal to prosecute former Chad dictator Hissene Habre or extradite him for trial for allegedly masterminding Full version (available to... Read More