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World News | Reuters | Friday April 17, 2015
Ukraine wants the International Criminal Court to investigate all alleged war crimes in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, where it has been fighting pro-Russian rebels, foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin said in an interview, broadening an existing probe.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday April 12, 2015
Bangladesh tightened security nationwide today after a senior Islamist was hanged for war crimes during the 1971 independence conflict, a move that triggered anger among his opposition supporters.
World News | Press Trust of India | Saturday April 11, 2015
Top Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Qamaruzzaman was hanged on Saturday for committing war crimes and mass killing during Bangladesh's 1971 War of Independence against Pakistan, days after he lost his final bid to overturn his death sentence.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday March 18, 2015
Serbian police today arrested seven people suspected of taking part in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia, in which around 8,000 Muslim and boys were killed, the war crimes prosecutor's office said.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday March 17, 2015
UN war crimes investigators for Syria said today that they were ready to share names and details from their secret lists of suspects with any prosecution authorities preparing cases.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday March 11, 2015
A Sri Lankan Tamil woman, who symbolised the fight against the alleged disappearances during the final stages of the war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 2009, was today released on conditional bail after spending nearly a year ...
World News | Reuters | Monday March 9, 2015
The International Criminal Court ruled today that Sudan had failed to cooperate in its war crimes investigation of President Omar al-Bashir and it plans to inform the United Nations Security Council.
World News | Reuters | Saturday February 28, 2015
A Nepali army officer was accused by a British prosecutor today of torturing two men in 2005, during his country's civil war, in a rare use of laws that allow British courts to prosecute certain serious crimes wherever they took place.
World News | Reuters | Friday February 27, 2015
Nepal's Supreme Court has rejected the possibility of amnesty for perpetrators of serious human rights abuses during a decade-long civil war, in a victory for human rights activists and victims' groups.
World News | Reuters | Friday February 20, 2015
United Nations war crimes investigators announced a radical change of strategy today, saying they would publish names of suspects involved in Syria's four-year war and push for new routes towards international justice.
World News | Reuters | Friday February 20, 2015
Sri Lanka has adopted a witness protection law ahead of an investigation into suspected human rights abuses in a 26-year civil war which foreign governments have said is necessary for a reconciliation with ethnic minority Tamils.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday February 17, 2015
Sri Lanka's new government won a six-month delay on Monday in the publication of a report on alleged war crimes, after the UN human rights chief praised its willingness to open the country up to scrutiny.
World News | Reuters | Saturday February 14, 2015
Sri Lanka's foreign minister met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday, and UN diplomatic sources said he pressed his government's desire to delay the release of a UN report on alleged war crimes during his country's civil war.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday February 2, 2015
A 93-year-old former Auschwitz death camp officer will go on trial in Germany in April charged with at least 300,000 counts of accessory to murder, a court said today.
World News | Reuters | Sunday January 18, 2015
The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas said on Saturday that it welcomed a decision by the International Criminal Court to launch an inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories.
World News | Associated Press | Saturday January 17, 2015
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) launched a preliminary probe on Friday that could clear the way for a full-scale investigation into possible war crimes in Palestinian territories - plunging the court into the most politically...
World News | Reuters | Tuesday January 13, 2015
Pope Francis called on Sri Lanka to uncover the truth of what happened during its bloody civil war as part of a healing process between religious communities, as he arrived in Colombo a few days after the island's wartime leaders were voted out.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday January 8, 2015
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse appeared unstoppable after overseeing a crushing defeat of Tamil guerrillas, but charges of corruption, nepotism and war crimes have dogged his second term in office.
World News | Associated Press | Tuesday January 6, 2015
A fierce debate is raging within Israel's military over the extent to which soldiers should be held legally accountable for their actions during last year's Gaza war, with commanders increasingly at odds with military lawyers.
World News | Jerusalem | Sunday January 4, 2015
srael has decided to freeze a monthly revenue transfer to the Palestinians in response to President Mahmoud Abbas's approach to the International Criminal Court and other international agencies, an Israeli official said today.
World News | Reuters | Saturday January 3, 2015
Israel is looking at ways to prosecute senior Palestinians for war crimes in the United States and elsewhere in response to Palestinian steps to join the International Criminal Court, an Israeli official said today.
World News | Associated Press | Saturday January 3, 2015
The Palestinians submitted documents to the United Nations to join the International Criminal Court today, a high-stakes move that will soon enable them to pursue war-crimes charges against Israel.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday December 31, 2014
A Bangladesh war crimes tribunal sentenced an Islamist party leader to death today after convicting him of atrocities committed during a 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.
World News | Associated Press | Tuesday December 23, 2014
Fighting between armed groups in Libya has killed hundreds of civilians and could lead to prosecution for war crimes, the UN's top human rights official said .