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# Crimes Against Humanity

This year
UN investigation finds migrants stuck in Libya are being tortured and forced into sex slavery
Nearly all the survivors interviewed did not lodge official complaints out of fear of reprisals, arrest, and extortion.
Last year
Evidence of rape by Russian soldiers in Ukraine mounts as ICC investigates war crimes
A report by
Lauren Boland
A growing number of women have shared testimony of being sexually assaulted during the war.
Evidence of rape by Russian soldiers is mounting in Ukraine, Lauren Boland reports.
A growing number of women have shared testimony of being sexually assaulted during the war.
The International Criminal Court is investigating suspected war crimes.
Joe Biden accuses Putin's forces of 'genocide' in Ukraine for the first time
Analysis: Under international law, is Putin criminally liable for his invasion of Ukraine?
All time
US deports 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard to Germany
His deportation was first ordered by an immigration judge last year.
Vogue says biker shorts are cool wear to the club and we say no they are not
This is not fashion, darling.
UN probe video of apparent slave auction in Libya
A video showing the apparent trade surfaced last week.
Opinion: The threat of Ebola and the 'Responsibility to Protect'
The international community is pouring its efforts into containing the criminal militancy of Isis, but we should turn our attention to funding Ebola emergency relief.
Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of crimes against humanity
Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea were charged with crimes against humanity, genocide, religious persecution, homicide and torture.
UN declares North Korea's crimes on par with Nazism, apartheid and Khmer Rouge
The head of a UN inquiry has condemned North Korea’s extensive human rights abuses – including extermination, enslavement and sexual violence.
Starvation, enslaving and exterminating: that's what the UN found in North Korea
The UN says North Korea should face the International Criminal Court over crimes against humanity.
Victims demand apology from Japanese mayor over wartime sex slaves remark
Up to 200,000 women from Korea, China, the Philippines and elsewhere were forcibly drafted into brothels catering to the Japanese military in territories occupied by Japan during WWII.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web…
Prosecution wants 80 years for Charles Taylor
Prosecutors say that Charles Taylor deserves an 80-year sentence for the war crimes he was convicted of last week, including aiding and abetting murder and rape on a mass scale.
Crimes against humanity charges brought against Kenyan presidential candidates
The men have been ordered to stand trial over post-election violence in 2007 and 2008.
Pol Pot's deputy tells court: Khmer Rouge 'were not bad people'
Nuon Chea, on trial for genocide, today denied responsibility for the mass killings of his fellow Cambodians – blaming their deaths on neighbouring Vietnam.
Gaddafi's son will be tried in Libya, says interim government
The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor says he wants to ensure Gaddafi will get a fair trial if tried in Libya.
Argentina's Angel of Death sentenced to life in prison over 'dirty war' crimes
The former navy spy is one of a dozen former officers jailed for life over crimes committed during military junta of the 70s and 80s.
Dutch state found responsible for three Srebrenica deaths
In a groundbreaking ruling, the Dutch state has been found responsible for the deaths of three Bosnian Muslim men during the bloody Srebrenica massacre of 1995 – which saw 8,000 Muslim men and boys killed by Serb forces.
ICC issues warrants for Gaddafi and son
The Hague-based court also issued a warrant for the arrest of Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah al-Sanoussi.
UN votes to impose sanctions on Gaddafi
The United Nations votes for sanctions and to refer the Libyan leader to the International Criminal Court to face a charge of possible crimes against humanity.
Former DR Congo leader on trial for war crimes
Jean-Pierre Bemba faces charges of murder, rape and pillage during the most important trial at the International Criminal Court to date.