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World | Associated Press | Friday November 7, 2014
A report by human rights researchers at Harvard Law School has found that military activities carried out by Myanmar's powerful Minister of Home Affairs when the country was still under dictatorship could constitute war crimes.
World | Associated Press | Wednesday November 5, 2014
Amnesty International on Wednesday accused Israel of committing war crimes during the war in the Gaza Strip this summer, saying it displayed "callous indifference" in attacks on family homes in the densely populated coastal area.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday November 3, 2014
Bangladesh's highest court on Monday upheld the death sentence against a leader of the largest Islamist party after he was convicted of committing war crimes, including mass murder, during the 1971 independence conflict.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday November 2, 2014
A media tycoon who is a key figure in Bangladesh's largest Islamist party was sentenced to death on Sunday for war crimes, just days after its leader was ordered hanged for similar offences.
World | Reuters | Thursday October 30, 2014
Israel should investigate all alleged violations committed by its forces during three recent wars in Gaza and ensure military commanders are brought to justice for any crimes, a UN human rights watchdog said on Thursday.
World | Associated Press | Friday October 24, 2014
A former Bangladeshi Islamist party leader who was convicted of war crimes involving his country's 1971 independence war has died of a heart attack in a prison cell of a government hospital.
World | Reuters | Wednesday October 8, 2014
More than two weeks after a Nepalese hunger striker died, his frozen corpse still lies unclaimed in a hospital morgue - a grim reminder of the desperate struggle for justice by the families of victims of the decade-long civil war.
World | Press Trust of India | Saturday September 27, 2014
Sri Lanka has won the backing of 22 nations in its battle against the United Nation's war crimes probe into the country's human rights record during its brutal civil war.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday September 26, 2014
Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on Friday accused Israel of waging a "war of genocide" in Gaza and vowed to seek war crimes prosecutions.
World | Reuters | Wednesday September 17, 2014
Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday commuted to life imprisonment a death sentence handed to a top Islamist leader convicted of war crimes during the country's war of liberation in 1971, the prosecution said.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday September 16, 2014
As nations mount an offensive against the Islamic State militants that have gained a stronghold in Iraq and Syria, a U.N. human rights commission emphasized Tuesday that the Syrian President Bashar Assad's government has committed the bulk of atrocit...
World | Reuters | Tuesday September 16, 2014
Russian Parliamentary Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said on Tuesday any deliveries of weapons from NATO countries to Kiev would be abetting war crimes being committed in eastern Ukraine.
World | Reuters | Tuesday September 9, 2014
Domestic violence, mainly against women and children, kills far more people than wars and is an often overlooked scourge that costs the world economy more than $8 trillion a year, experts said on Tuesday.
World | Reuters | Tuesday September 2, 2014
The United Nations agreed on Monday to send investigators to Iraq to examine crimes being committed by Islamic State militants on "an unimaginable scale", with a view to holding perpetrators to account.
World | Reuters | Wednesday August 27, 2014
The Syrian government and Islamic State insurgents are both committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in their war against each other, U.N. investigators said on Wednesday.
World | Associated Press | Saturday August 23, 2014
Hamas has signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court, two senior officials in the group said on Saturday. Such a step could expose Israel as well as Hamas to war crimes investigations.
World | Agence-France Presse | Tuesday August 19, 2014
Sri Lanka will not grant visas to UN investigators probing war crimes allegedly committed during the island's decades-long separatist conflict, President Mahinda Rajapakse has said.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday August 15, 2014
First Israel's Iron Dome air defence system protected millions from rocket attacks. Now the state is assembling a "legal Iron Dome" to defend itself against potential allegations of war crimes in Gaza.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday August 14, 2014
Sri Lanka Thursday delivered a withering send-off to UN human rights chief Navi Pillay, accusing her of prejudice and trying to influence an ongoing war crimes investigation against Colombo.
World | Press Trust of India | Tuesday August 12, 2014
The UN has named three experts as members of an independent inquiry commission that will probe possible human rights violations and war crimes committed, particularly in the Gaza Strip, during the recent conflict between the Israelis and the Palestin...