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
said Wednesday an investigation has shown Full...
(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 Inquiry on Libya concluded that Full
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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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.
The commission's report dismissed allegations...
(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
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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
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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 of 50 years. Given his age, this is in essence a life...
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 International Criminal Court has sought the arrest...
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 by a coup this year. Court's Prosecutor...
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
the state's home department that was obtained...
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 girls are raped. Civilians are massacred.
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. A resolution supporting the U.N. special representative...
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 are imposing Sharia law upon territory they...
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
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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 it did not name two Full
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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 new
system relies upon an impartial judiciary...