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UN warns of possible war crimes as Taliban hold tightens around north of Afghanistan
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UN warns of possible war crimes as Taliban hold tightens around north of Afghanistan

Updated Aug 10th 2021, 1:46 PM 16,509 Views 45 Comments

The UN says at least 241,000 people have been displaced since May.

War crime judges uphold life sentence for 'Butcher of Bosnia' Mladic
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War crime judges uphold life sentence for 'Butcher of Bosnia' Mladic

Jun 8th 2021, 3:53 PM 8,686 Views 7 Comments

The UN tribunal in The Hague rejected Ratko Mladic’s appeal against his 2017 life sentence.

Australian elite troops 'unlawfully killed' 39 in Afghanistan, report alleges
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Australian elite troops 'unlawfully killed' 39 in Afghanistan, report alleges

Nov 19th 2020, 7:30 AM 24,792 Views 37 Comments

The findings recommended 19 soldiers be investigated by police for possible charges, including murder.

Kosovo president steps down to face war crime charges in The Hague
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Kosovo president steps down to face war crime charges in The Hague

Nov 5th 2020, 12:34 PM 14,430 Views 8 Comments

The charges relate to his time as a guerrilla leader in the country’s war for independence.

International Criminal Court may investigate British military over war crimes allegations
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International Criminal Court may investigate British military over war crimes allegations

Nov 18th 2019, 8:39 AM 12,887 Views 22 Comments

A BBC Panorama programme claims that killings of civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq have been covered up.

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

Apr 7th 2019, 11:00 AM 11,994 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Updated Mar 20th 2019, 2:15 PM 16,622 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Nov 6th 2018, 10:56 PM 33,384 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Sep 11th 2018, 7:05 AM 25,134 Views 42 Comments

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

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

Feb 23rd 2018, 6:28 PM 33,518 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Feb 23rd 2018, 2:36 PM 14,496 Views 32 Comments

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

13 Bosnian Muslims arrested over 1990s war crimes
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13 Bosnian Muslims arrested over 1990s war crimes

Dec 4th 2017, 7:05 PM 11,943 Views 12 Comments

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

Bosnian army leader dies after drinking poison at war crimes court
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Bosnian army leader dies after drinking poison at war crimes court

Nov 29th 2017, 8:00 PM 107,079 Views 110 Comments

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

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

Nov 22nd 2017, 11:12 AM 17,126 Views 92 Comments

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

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

Oct 8th 2017, 12:10 PM 19,949 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Sep 4th 2017, 9:55 PM 8,087 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Aug 13th 2017, 2:56 PM 8,119 Views 40 Comments

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

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

Jul 4th 2017, 6:10 AM 56,457 Views 59 Comments

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

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

Oct 1st 2016, 7:00 AM 7,644 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Sep 26th 2016, 9:30 PM 14,364 Views 144 Comments

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

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

Sep 18th 2016, 11:00 AM 377 Views 12 Comments

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

Ireland could become home to witnesses under an international protection programme
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Ireland could become home to witnesses under an international protection programme

Jun 1st 2016, 6:01 AM 14,763 Views 23 Comments

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

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

May 28th 2016, 5:00 PM 14,820 Views 35 Comments

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

Radovan Karadzic found guilty of genocide and jailed for 40 years
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Radovan Karadzic found guilty of genocide and jailed for 40 years

Mar 24th 2016, 6:01 PM 18,095 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Mar 21st 2016, 3:37 PM 12,195 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Oct 29th 2015, 6:04 AM 17,435 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Oct 7th 2015, 7:16 AM 6,997 Views 20 Comments

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

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

May 7th 2015, 6:25 PM 11,630 Views 16 Comments

Omar Khadr arrived in Guantanamo Bay aged 15.

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

May 4th 2015, 8:45 AM 79,686 Views 40 Comments

Victims in Croatia might soon get justice after war crimes.

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

Dec 31st 2014, 8:25 PM 13,974 Views 47 Comments

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

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

Dec 23rd 2014, 6:45 AM 14,088 Views 72 Comments

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

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

Nov 5th 2014, 5:33 PM 10,883 Views 121 Comments

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

Opinion: The threat of Ebola and the 'Responsibility to Protect'
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Opinion: The threat of Ebola and the 'Responsibility to Protect'

Oct 1st 2014, 1:15 PM 59 Views 14 Comments

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.

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

Sep 12th 2014, 1:00 PM 92 Views 37 Comments

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.

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

Jun 19th 2014, 9:42 AM 13,875 Views 147 Comments

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

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

May 22nd 2014, 8:40 PM 5,482 Views 52 Comments

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

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

May 22nd 2014, 7:00 AM 3,194 Views 26 Comments

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

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

May 19th 2014, 8:46 AM 5,424 Views 62 Comments

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

Tribunal rejects acquittal of "Butcher of Bosnia" Ratko Mladic
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Tribunal rejects acquittal of "Butcher of Bosnia" Ratko Mladic

Apr 15th 2014, 3:58 PM 7,564 Views 46 Comments

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

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

Apr 5th 2014, 5:07 PM 5,720 Views 64 Comments

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.

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