The biggest stories of March 18, 2014
Mar 18, 2014
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...
World | Reuters | Tuesday August 12, 2014
The United Nations on Monday named three experts to an international commission of inquiry into possible human rights violations and war crimes committed by both sides during Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday August 11, 2014
The United Nations can conduct an effective investigation into reports of war crimes in Sri Lanka without visiting the country, said U.N. Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay, reacting to a government decision to deny investigators entry.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday August 7, 2014
A United Nations-backed war crimes tribunal in Cambodia sentenced the two top surviving cadres of the Khmer Rouge regime to life in jail on Thursday after finding them guilty of crimes against humanity for their roles in the 1970s "killing fields" re...
World | Associated Press | Wednesday August 6, 2014
Three and a half decades after the genocidal rule of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge ended, a UN-backed war crimes tribunal is due to deliver its first verdicts on Thursday in a historic case against the last two living leaders of the regime to stand trial.
World | Reuters | Wednesday August 6, 2014
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki said there was "clear evidence" of war crimes by Israel during its offensive in Gaza as he met International Criminal Court prosecutors on Tuesday to push for an investigation.
World | Reuters | Tuesday August 5, 2014
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki will on Tuesday visit the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands as he pushes for a war crimes case against Israel after nearly a month of fighting in the Gaza Strip.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday July 26, 2014
Islamic State fighters accused of atrocities in Syria are expected to be added to a list being drawn by the United Nations of possible war crime indictees, the chief rights investigator said on Friday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 25, 2014
Human Rights Watch has urged Kiev to stop using unguided Grad rockets which it said have killed at least 16 civilians in four recent attacks, warning that firing such weapons at populated areas could amount to war crimes.
World | Reuters | Wednesday July 23, 2014
Israel may have committed war crimes by killing civilians and shelling houses and hospitals during its two-week-old offensive in the Gaza Strip, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said on Wednesday.