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#War Crimes

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 25 years on from the Rwanda genocide. Can we make sure it never happens again? Opinion

Opinion: 25 years on from the Rwanda genocide. Can we make sure it never happens again?

187 million people were killed through genocide and state-sanctioned mass murder, in the 20th century, writes Cian Matthew Kearns.

From TheJournal.ie Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic's jail sentence increased to life imprisonment The Hague

Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic's jail sentence increased to life imprisonment

Karadzic (73) was notorious for his role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

From TheJournal.ie Former Nazi concentration camp guard (94) breaks down during first day of trial War Crimes

Former Nazi concentration camp guard (94) breaks down during first day of trial

The German man is charged with complicity in mass murder at a Nazi concentration camp during World War II.

From TheJournal.ie US threatens International Criminal Court with sanctions if it prosecutes Americans for war crimes Afghanistan

US threatens International Criminal Court with sanctions if it prosecutes Americans for war crimes

The court is considering prosecuting US servicemen over alleged detainee abuse.

From TheJournal.ie North Korean general should be 'hanged in the streets' not going to Olympics, says S. Korean politician Closing Ceremony

North Korean general should be 'hanged in the streets' not going to Olympics, says S. Korean politician

Kim Yong Chol is heading to the closing ceremony but is accused of war crimes.

From TheJournal.ie UN wants war crime charges after people in South Sudan 'forced to watch the rape of loved ones' Heinous Acts

UN wants war crime charges after people in South Sudan 'forced to watch the rape of loved ones'

A UN report said some of the cases are “reminiscent of Bosnia”.

From TheJournal.ie 13 Bosnian Muslims arrested over 1990s war crimes War Crimes

13 Bosnian Muslims arrested over 1990s war crimes

The 13 are suspected of “murders, torture, rapes, persecutions and expulsions” of civilians.

From TheJournal.ie Bosnian army leader dies after drinking poison at war crimes court The Hague This post contains videos

Bosnian army leader dies after drinking poison at war crimes court

Slobodan Praljak shouted out “Praljak is not a criminal. I reject your verdict”, immediately before bringing a brown bottle to his lips.

From TheJournal.ie 'Butcher of Bosnia' Mladic imprisoned for life after being found guilty of genocide The Hague

'Butcher of Bosnia' Mladic imprisoned for life after being found guilty of genocide

The 74 year old faced 11 charges, including genocide and crimes against humanity, at the UN tribunal.

From TheJournal.ie Angelina Jolie 'offered to help capture' Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony Child Soldiers This post contains videos

Angelina Jolie 'offered to help capture' Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony

The actor apparently wanted to invite Kony to dinner so he could be arrested.

From TheJournal.ie Investigators accuse government of Burundi of war crimes including execution and torture Climate Of Fear

Investigators accuse government of Burundi of war crimes including execution and torture

Three investigators from the UN’s Human Rights Council have been probing the political climate of the African country for the past 12 months.

From TheJournal.ie UN commission 'has enough to prosecute Assad for war crimes' Syria

UN commission 'has enough to prosecute Assad for war crimes'

“The preparatory work has been done, but nevertheless, there is no prosecutor and no court.”

From TheJournal.ie 'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped' South Sudan

'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'

Men, women and children in South Sudan have been shot, hacked to death with machetes and burnt alive.

From TheJournal.ie Wilful killing, torture, taking of hostages - what are war crimes and how are they prosecuted? Explainer

Wilful killing, torture, taking of hostages - what are war crimes and how are they prosecuted?

Five facts about war crimes, and the long, arduous legal process to bring perpetrators to justice.

From TheJournal.ie Irish government says Syrian war has reached "new depths of barbarity" as airstrikes on Aleppo continue War Crimes

Irish government says Syrian war has reached "new depths of barbarity" as airstrikes on Aleppo continue

Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan is to ‘convey concerns to Russian authorities’ as Western powers accuse Russia of war crimes.

From TheJournal.ie All's fair in love and war? Not when it comes to war crimes Column

All's fair in love and war? Not when it comes to war crimes

Professor of international criminal justice, Dr Niamh Howlin, says countries and individuals can be held responsible for the things they do during war time.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland could become home to witnesses under an international protection programme Relocation

Ireland could become home to witnesses under an international protection programme

This would be the first time Ireland is involved in an international witness protection programme.

From TheJournal.ie Jihadist to become first person to plead guilty to war crimes for destroying historic monuments in Timbuktu Landmark Case

Jihadist to become first person to plead guilty to war crimes for destroying historic monuments in Timbuktu

The man had told his defence lawyer he was “a Muslim who believes in justice.”

From TheJournal.ie Radovan Karadzic found guilty of genocide and jailed for 40 years War Crimes

Radovan Karadzic found guilty of genocide and jailed for 40 years

The former Bosnian Serb leader was sentenced to four decades in jail over the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II.

From TheJournal.ie Former DR Congo warlord found guilty of deliberate campaign of rape and murder War Crimes

Former DR Congo warlord found guilty of deliberate campaign of rape and murder

The International Criminal Court has convicted Jean-Pierre Bemba on five charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

From TheJournal.ie Evidence of mass graves, forced cannibalism and rape in South Sudan conflict War Crimes

Evidence of mass graves, forced cannibalism and rape in South Sudan conflict

The African Union has accused South Sudanese forces of extreme violence since the country’s civil war began nearly two years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Human rights group calls for the west to stop supplying arms to those 'committing war crimes' Yemen

Human rights group calls for the west to stop supplying arms to those 'committing war crimes'

American allies Saudi Arabia and the UAE are leading the coalition battling rebels in Yemen.

From TheJournal.ie Man who killed US soldier with a grenade when he was 15 freed from jail Omar Khadr

Man who killed US soldier with a grenade when he was 15 freed from jail

Omar Khadr arrived in Guantanamo Bay aged 15.

From TheJournal.ie 'I knew my rapists... I had to watch what they did to my daughter' Vukovar

'I knew my rapists... I had to watch what they did to my daughter'

Victims in Croatia might soon get justice after war crimes.

From TheJournal.ie Israel warns of 'retaliatory steps' as Palestine signs up to International Criminal Court War Crimes

Israel warns of 'retaliatory steps' as Palestine signs up to International Criminal Court

Benjamin Netanyahu called Israel’s soldiers “the most moral army in the world”.

From TheJournal.ie Women and young girls are being 'sold' or given as 'gifts' by Islamic extremists War Crimes

Women and young girls are being 'sold' or given as 'gifts' by Islamic extremists

Amnesty International says thousands of people may have been targeted in the war crimes in Iraq.

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty accused of being a "propaganda tool for Hamas" by Israel War Crimes

Amnesty accused of being a "propaganda tool for Hamas" by Israel

The group says Israel showed a “shocking disregard for Gaza civilians”.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The threat of Ebola and the 'Responsibility to Protect' United Nations

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Syria is the humanitarian tragedy of our generation, yet most people just shrug their shoulders War Crimes

Column: Syria is the humanitarian tragedy of our generation, yet most people just shrug their shoulders

Massacres, hostage-taking, torture and sexual violence. These are the war crimes happening in Syria, yet why don’t we care, asks GOAL CEO Barry Andrews.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Nazi concentration camp guards be tried for war crimes? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Nazi concentration camp guards be tried for war crimes?

For more than 60 years German courts only prosecuted Nazi war criminals if evidence showed they personally committed atrocities.

From TheJournal.ie China and Russia veto UN bringing Syria to court for war crimes Investigation

China and Russia veto UN bringing Syria to court for war crimes

The Security Council wants to bring the crisis to the International Criminal Court for investigation of possible war crimes.

From TheJournal.ie Eamon Gilmore calls for support on UN Syria, but Russia's already said no Diplomacy

Eamon Gilmore calls for support on UN Syria, but Russia's already said no

The resolution will seek to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court.

From TheJournal.ie Bosnian Serb ex-army chief's defence case opens against charges of genocide War Crimes

Bosnian Serb ex-army chief's defence case opens against charges of genocide

Ratko Mladic faces 11 charges for his role in Bosnia’s brutal 1992-95 conflict in which 100,000 people died.

From TheJournal.ie Tribunal rejects acquittal of "Butcher of Bosnia" Ratko Mladic War Crimes

Tribunal rejects acquittal of "Butcher of Bosnia" Ratko Mladic

A UN war crimes tribunal says that Ratko Mladic “has a case to answer”.

From TheJournal.ie Fifteen years later, the EU is to set up a special court for Kosovo war crimes War

Fifteen years later, the EU is to set up a special court for Kosovo war crimes

The court will address a report which found that some of Kosovo’s leaders were involved in war crimes – including harvesting and selling organs – during the conflict.

From TheJournal.ie Identifying victims of Argentina's 'Dirty War' Missing

Identifying victims of Argentina's 'Dirty War'

This month marks 30 years since the end of the bloody dictatorship – but thousands are still missing.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of Bosnian war criminals to be released and retried War Crimes

Hundreds of Bosnian war criminals to be released and retried

A legal error meant that many people found guilty of war crimes now have to undergo retrials.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

From TheJournal.ie War crimes verdict upheld for Charles Taylor Charles Taylor

War crimes verdict upheld for Charles Taylor

Victims of the former Liberian president’s regime spoke of their relief after his 50-year jail term was upheld.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Those Syrian children are dead because the world didn't try to save them Opinion

Column: Those Syrian children are dead because the world didn't try to save them

Using chemical weapons and targeting innocent civilians are war crimes. But so is silence – and every day we sit back while this slaughter continues is another day that we have facilitated the killing of innocent people, writes Maurice McQuillan.

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