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UN prosecutor files amended Mladic indictment

BELGRADE Serbia - (APINTL) U.N. prosecutors have filed an amended indictment against Europe's top fugitive Ratko Mladic, seeking to speed up the court proceedings once he is arrested, the chief U.N. prosecutor for former Yugoslavia said Thursday. The amended indictment lists 11 counts of genocide...

Armenian-Americans Sue For Century-Old Losses

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Armenian-American lawyers filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the Turkish government and two banks seeking compensation for the heirs of Armenians whose property was allegedly seized nearly a century ago as they were driven from the Turkish Ottoman Empire. Lawyers were seeking...

ICE Deports Rwandan Wanted for Committing War Crimes During 1994 Genocide

Subject turned over to Rwandan authorities on international arrest warrant CHICAGO - An alleged human rights violator, wanted by Rwandan authorities on charges he committed crimes against humanity during the 1994 genocide, was deported to Rwanda on Wednesday by agents and officers with U.S...

Guatemala ex-dictator must appear in genocide case

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Former dictator Efrain Rios Montt must appear in criminal court in a genocide case involving crimes against indigenous Guatemalans during his de-facto government in the 1980s, a federal prosecutor said Saturday. The retired general must declare on Full version (available to...

Khmer Rouge chief jailer gets life in prison

PHNOM PENH Cambodia (AP) - A U.N.-backed tribunal's Supreme Court lengthened the sentence for the Khmer Rouge's chief jailer to life imprisonment on Friday because of his "shocking and heinous" crimes against the Cambodian people. The surprise ruling increased a Full version (available...

Philippine rights office to investigate mass grave

MANILA Philippines (AP) - The Philippines' human rights commission said Monday that it would investigate a report by the military that it has exhumed a mass grave containing at least 30 suspected victims of Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)

Cambodia genocide defendant ruled unfit for trial

PHNOM PENH Cambodia (AP) - One of the leaders of the former Khmer Rouge regime will be set free after a court in Cambodia ruled Thursday that she was medically unfit to stand trial for genocide, a decision survivors called Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)

ICC prosecutor: Sudan may face more Darfur charges

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 to be committed under Full version (available...

Humanitarian Crisis in Syria: International Law, Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect

by John M. B. Balouziyeh 1 Introduction The Syrian Civil War has triggered a humanitarian crisis of biblical proportions. At the time of this writing, 4.3 million Syrians had registered with UNHCR and at least 7.6 million more had been internally displaced within Syria. Today, more than half of...