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#War Crimes

# war-crimes - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

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

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

Jun 8th 2021, 3:53 PM 8,667 Views 7 Comments

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

# war-crimes - Thursday 19 November, 2020

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

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

Nov 19th 2020, 7:30 AM 24,760 Views 37 Comments

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

# war-crimes - Thursday 5 November, 2020

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

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

Nov 5th 2020, 12:34 PM 14,424 Views 8 Comments

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

# war-crimes - Monday 18 November, 2019

International Criminal Court may investigate British military over war crimes allegations
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

International Criminal Court may investigate British military over war crimes allegations

Nov 18th 2019, 8:39 AM 12,883 Views 22 Comments

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

# war-crimes - Sunday 7 April, 2019

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

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

Apr 7th 2019, 11:00 AM 11,978 Views 29 Comments

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

# war-crimes - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

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

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

Updated Mar 20th 2019, 2:15 PM 16,618 Views 0 Comments

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

# war-crimes - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 6th 2018, 10:56 PM 33,383 Views 0 Comments

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

# war-crimes - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

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

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

Sep 11th 2018, 7:05 AM 25,127 Views 43 Comments

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

# war-crimes - Friday 23 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 23rd 2018, 6:28 PM 33,516 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'
# Heinous Acts
# Heinous Acts

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

Feb 23rd 2018, 2:36 PM 14,495 Views 32 Comments

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

# war-crimes - Monday 4 December, 2017

13 Bosnian Muslims arrested over 1990s war crimes
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

13 Bosnian Muslims arrested over 1990s war crimes

Dec 4th 2017, 7:05 PM 11,936 Views 12 Comments

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

# war-crimes - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Bosnian army leader dies after drinking poison at war crimes court
# The Hague
# The Hague

Bosnian army leader dies after drinking poison at war crimes court

Nov 29th 2017, 8:00 PM 107,069 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.

# war-crimes - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

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

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

Nov 22nd 2017, 11:12 AM 17,121 Views 92 Comments

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

# war-crimes - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Angelina Jolie 'offered to help capture' Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony
# Child Soldiers
# Child Soldiers

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

Oct 8th 2017, 12:10 PM 19,935 Views 19 Comments

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

# war-crimes - Monday 4 September, 2017

Investigators accuse government of Burundi of war crimes including execution and torture
# Climate Of Fear
# Climate Of Fear

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

Sep 4th 2017, 9:55 PM 8,081 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.

# war-crimes - Sunday 13 August, 2017

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

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

Aug 13th 2017, 2:56 PM 8,117 Views 40 Comments

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

# war-crimes - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'
# South Sudan
# South Sudan

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

Jul 4th 2017, 6:10 AM 56,435 Views 59 Comments

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

# war-crimes - Saturday 1 October, 2016

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

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

Oct 1st 2016, 7:00 AM 7,636 Views 13 Comments

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

# war-crimes - Monday 26 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 26th 2016, 9:30 PM 14,356 Views 144 Comments

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

# war-crimes - Sunday 18 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 18th 2016, 11:00 AM 313 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.

# war-crimes - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

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

Ireland could become home to witnesses under an international protection programme

Jun 1st 2016, 6:01 AM 14,749 Views 23 Comments

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

# war-crimes - Saturday 28 May, 2016

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

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

May 28th 2016, 5:00 PM 14,808 Views 35 Comments

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

# war-crimes - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Radovan Karadzic found guilty of genocide and jailed for 40 years
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

Radovan Karadzic found guilty of genocide and jailed for 40 years

Mar 24th 2016, 6:01 PM 18,094 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.

# war-crimes - Monday 21 March, 2016

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

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

Mar 21st 2016, 3:37 PM 12,191 Views 16 Comments

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

# war-crimes - Thursday 29 October, 2015

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

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

Oct 29th 2015, 6:04 AM 17,381 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.

# war-crimes - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

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

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

Oct 7th 2015, 7:16 AM 6,993 Views 20 Comments

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

# war-crimes - Thursday 7 May, 2015

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

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

May 7th 2015, 6:25 PM 11,623 Views 16 Comments

Omar Khadr arrived in Guantanamo Bay aged 15.

# war-crimes - Monday 4 May, 2015

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

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

May 4th 2015, 8:45 AM 78,728 Views 40 Comments

Victims in Croatia might soon get justice after war crimes.

# war-crimes - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

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

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

Dec 31st 2014, 8:25 PM 13,964 Views 47 Comments

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

# war-crimes - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

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

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

Dec 23rd 2014, 6:45 AM 14,087 Views 72 Comments

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

# war-crimes - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 5th 2014, 5:33 PM 10,882 Views 121 Comments

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

# war-crimes - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 1st 2014, 1:15 PM 53 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.

# war-crimes - Friday 12 September, 2014

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

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

Sep 12th 2014, 1:00 PM 86 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.

# war-crimes - Thursday 19 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 19th 2014, 9:42 AM 13,860 Views 147 Comments

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

# war-crimes - Thursday 22 May, 2014

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

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

May 22nd 2014, 8:40 PM 5,480 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
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

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.

# war-crimes - Monday 19 May, 2014

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

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.

# war-crimes - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Tribunal rejects acquittal of "Butcher of Bosnia" Ratko Mladic
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

Tribunal rejects acquittal of "Butcher of Bosnia" Ratko Mladic

Apr 15th 2014, 3:58 PM 7,563 Views 46 Comments

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

# war-crimes - Saturday 5 April, 2014

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

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

Apr 5th 2014, 5:07 PM 5,714 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.

# war-crimes - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Identifying victims of Argentina's 'Dirty War'
# Missing
# Missing

Identifying victims of Argentina's 'Dirty War'

Dec 15th 2013, 11:30 AM 6,609 Views 8 Comments

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

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