Not since World War II has an international tribunal held a
former head state accountable for war crimes. That changed last week when the Special
Court for Sierra Leone sentenced Liberia's former president, Charles Taylor, to
prison for a term...
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, M23 rebels are committing war
crimes and other human rights abuses. Both adults and minors are conscripted to
serve in the rebel militia. If they attempt to flee, they are killed. Pregnant
women and even preteen...
Syrian Attorney Mohammed Haj
Hussein is attempting to create an impartial legal system in territory held by
rebels. The goal is to provide justice that has been lacking in President
Bashar al-Assad's authoritarian regime.
On a positive note...
The rule of law in Mali is at a critical juncture. In the past six
months, the nation's government has been toppled by the military, the acting
president was nearly beaten to death, there have been Taureg secessionist
movements, and radical Islamists...
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
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
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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...
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
(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...
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...
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
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(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
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.
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
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