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#War Crimes

# war-crimes - Friday 23 August, 2013

Column: Those Syrian children are dead because the world didn't try to save them

Using chemical weapons and targeting innocent civilians are war crimes. But so is silence – and every day we sit back while this slaughter continues is another day that we have facilitated the killing of innocent people, writes Maurice McQuillan.

# war-crimes - Monday 12 August, 2013

Most-wanted Nazi war crimes suspect dies

A former Nazi concentration camp guard, who is accused of sending over 15,000 people to their deaths, has died, his lawyer said today.

# war-crimes - Friday 1 March, 2013

Death toll in Bangladesh war crimes clashes rises to 53

Violence erupted during protests yesterday with 23 people shot dead after police opened fire in clashes with demonstrators.

# war-crimes - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Former Prime Minister of Kosovo acquitted of war crimes

The former prime minister Ramush Haradinaj had been accused of murder and torture during the Kosovo war – but has been found not guilty.

# war-crimes - Friday 16 November, 2012

Joy in Croatia as UN war crimes tribunal overturns convictions UN

Joy in Croatia as UN war crimes tribunal overturns convictions

Tribunal overturned the convictions of two Croatian generals for murdering and expelling Serb civilians during a 1995 military blitz.

# war-crimes - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Croatians pray for ex-generals ahead of war crimes verdict

Two former wartime generals, still hailed as heroes in Croatia, are appealing a verdict by the UN Yugoslav war crimes court.

# war-crimes - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Karadzic opens Srebrenica defence in Hague war crimes trial

Radovan Karadzic opens his defence before the UN’s Yugoslav war crimes court today.

# war-crimes - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Cambodia genocide defendant ruled unfit for trial

Ieng Thirith, the notorious regime’s highest ranking woman, had been charged with crimes against humanity, genocide, homicide, torture and religious persecution.

# war-crimes - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

UN accuses Syria of perpetrating war crimes

The panel also concluded that anti-government armed groups committed war crimes, including murder, extrajudicial killings and torture, but at a lesser frequency and scale.

# war-crimes - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Gaddafi's son: 'no justice' in trial if evidence from torture is used

Eldest son of the late dictator says he cannot get a fair trial in Libya.

# war-crimes - Friday 27 July, 2012

Syria latest: UN human rights chief warns of 'consequences' for both sides

“The world does not forget or forgive crimes like these,” Navi Pillay said of reported atrocities against Syrian civilians.

# war-crimes - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Emotional testimony from first witness in Mladic trial

The trial of war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic got underway yesterday.

# war-crimes - Monday 9 July, 2012

Mladic trial set to resume today

The former Bosnian Serb military chief is accused of genocide and crimes against humanity.

# war-crimes - Friday 22 June, 2012

Mladic war crimes trial to resume on 9 July

The trial of the former Bosnian Serb commander was suspended over a month ago because of ‘irregularities’ in how evidence was handled.

# war-crimes - Monday 18 June, 2012

Ratko Mladic trial suspended by court - again

The trial had originally been suspended on 17 May and was due to resume next week.

# war-crimes - Sunday 3 June, 2012

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The very best of the week’s writing from around the web…

# war-crimes - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Charles Taylor jailed for 50 years for war crimes

The former Liberian leader was convicted of crimes of the “utmost gravity in terms of scale and brutality” according to judges.

# war-crimes - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Mladic war crimes trial to resume with first witness on 25 June

Lawyers for the so-called Butcher of Bosnia were refused their request for a six-month delay.

# war-crimes - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

The nine stories you need to know about this morning, including: Occupy Galway camp dismantled, a new Mission to Prey court case, and why one company won’t advertise on Facebook anymore…

Ratko Mladic goes on trial for war crimes...20 years later

The Bosnian Serb commander is accused of leading a bloody campaign of ethnic cleansing.

# war-crimes - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Prosecution wants 80 years for Charles Taylor

Prosecutors say that Charles Taylor deserves an 80-year sentence for the war crimes he was convicted of last week, including aiding and abetting murder and rape on a mass scale.

# war-crimes - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Charles Taylor convicted in 'blood diamond' and child soldier trial

Former Liberian president is first world leader convicted by an international court since the Nuremburg trials.

Naomi Campbell and blood diamonds: key moments of the Charles Taylor trial

The former Liberian leader will be the first ex-president to receive judgment from an international tribunal since the Nuremberg trials.

# war-crimes - Sunday 8 April, 2012

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Why is George Clooney watching Sudan via satellite?

Here’s what you need to know about ongoing problems between North African states Sudan and South Sudan.

# war-crimes - Saturday 17 March, 2012

Nazi camp guard dies aged 91 after being convicted of crimes last year

John Demjanjuk, a retired autoworker in the US, had been charged with 28,060 counts of being an accessory to murder – one for every person who died at the concentration camp he was a guard at.

# war-crimes - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

In first verdict International Criminal Court finds Congo warlord guilty ICC

In first verdict International Criminal Court finds Congo warlord guilty

Thomas Lubanga has been found guilty of conscripting and enlisting children to fight for him.

# war-crimes - Monday 27 February, 2012

Mary Robinson tells UN: push for war crimes investigation in Sri Lanka

The former president said today that possible crimes against humanity cannot simply be ignored.

# war-crimes - Thursday 12 January, 2012

US investigates footage of 'marines urinating on corpses' Afghanistan This post contains videos

US investigates footage of 'marines urinating on corpses'

Video footage appears to show US soldiers despoiling corspes in Afghanistan, but it not clear when or where it was filmed.

# war-crimes - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

ICC issues arrest warrant for former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo

Gbagbo refused to cede power to his rival Alassane Ouattara after losing last year’s election, sparking violent divisions in the country.

# war-crimes - Sunday 20 November, 2011

Gaddafi's son will be tried in Libya, says interim government Gaddafi This post contains videos

Gaddafi's son will be tried in Libya, says interim government

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor says he wants to ensure Gaddafi will get a fair trial if tried in Libya.

# war-crimes - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Hundreds of dormant Nazi death camp investigations reopened

The conviction of a 91-year-old man in May of accessory to murder for serving as a WWII death camp guard has led to a recheck of potentially similar cases.

# war-crimes - Monday 3 October, 2011

ICC to investigate alleged war crimes in Ivory Coast

At least 3,000 people are believed to have died in the months of violence that took place following disputed elections last year.

# war-crimes - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Libya’s civil war: lynching, cluster bombs and enforced disappearances

In its report on the six-month-long conflict, Amnesty International says a range of human rights abuses and potential war crimes have been committed by both sides.

# war-crimes - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Yugoslav army chief gets 27-year prison sentence for war crimes

Momcilo Perisic, a former Chief of General Staff of the Yugoslav army, has been jailed for 27 years for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in Bosnia and Herzegovinia and Croatia in the 1990s.

# war-crimes - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

UN puts protest deaths at 2,200 as Syria disputes fact-finding report

Seven people were reportedly killed after a UN fact-finding mission left the restive city of Homs yesterday. The UN has criticised Syria for restricting the mission’s access.

# war-crimes - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Serbia captures last war crimes suspect Goran Hadzic

Hadzic has been on the run for eight years and is sought for atrocities stemming from the Balkan’s War in the 90s.

# war-crimes - Monday 18 July, 2011

Nazi war crimes suspect acquitted

Sandor Kepiro, 97, has been acquitted of war crime charges related to the execution of 35 Serbs and Jews in Serbia in 1942.

# war-crimes - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

Dutch state found responsible for three Srebrenica deaths

In a groundbreaking ruling, the Dutch state has been found responsible for the deaths of three Bosnian Muslim men during the bloody Srebrenica massacre of 1995 – which saw 8,000 Muslim men and boys killed by Serb forces.

# war-crimes - Monday 4 July, 2011

Judges enter “not guilty” plea for Mladić after kicking him out of court

The man accused of carrying out horrendous war crimes in Bosnia in the 1990s has again refused to enter a plea but judges at The Hague have done so on his behalf.