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#War Crimes

# 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 14,396 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 441 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 14,800 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 14,880 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 18,108 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 12,220 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 17,568 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 7,013 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 11,640 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 82,327 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 13,996 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 14,103 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 10,903 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 73 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 114 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 13,940 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 5,494 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 3,215 Views 28 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 5,443 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 7,581 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 5,731 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 6,631 Views 8 Comments

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

# war-crimes - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Hundreds of Bosnian war criminals to be released and retried
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

Hundreds of Bosnian war criminals to be released and retried

Dec 7th 2013, 8:30 PM 16,046 Views 23 Comments

A legal error meant that many people found guilty of war crimes now have to undergo retrials.

# war-crimes - Sunday 3 November, 2013

# war-crimes - Thursday 26 September, 2013

War crimes verdict upheld for Charles Taylor
# Charles Taylor
# Charles Taylor

War crimes verdict upheld for Charles Taylor

Sep 26th 2013, 3:59 PM 3,574 Views 19 Comments

Victims of the former Liberian president’s regime spoke of their relief after his 50-year jail term was upheld.

# war-crimes - Friday 23 August, 2013

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

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

Aug 23rd 2013, 9:53 AM 88 Views 90 Comments

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
# War Criminal
# War Criminal

Most-wanted Nazi war crimes suspect dies

Aug 12th 2013, 9:57 AM 15,256 Views 51 Comments

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
# India
# India

Death toll in Bangladesh war crimes clashes rises to 53

Mar 1st 2013, 12:35 PM 3,256 Views 3 Comments

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 Hague
# The Hague

Former Prime Minister of Kosovo acquitted of war crimes

Nov 29th 2012, 9:45 AM 3,045 Views 4 Comments

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
# UN

Joy in Croatia as UN war crimes tribunal overturns convictions

Nov 16th 2012, 8:23 PM 5,564 Views 20 Comments

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
# UN Tribunal
# UN Tribunal

Croatians pray for ex-generals ahead of war crimes verdict

Nov 15th 2012, 9:56 PM 6,272 Views 10 Comments

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
# Srebrenica
# Srebrenica

Karadzic opens Srebrenica defence in Hague war crimes trial

Oct 16th 2012, 8:28 AM 1,953 Views 3 Comments

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
# Cambodia
# Cambodia

Cambodia genocide defendant ruled unfit for trial

Sep 13th 2012, 11:55 AM 4,746 Views 22 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

UN accuses Syria of perpetrating war crimes

Aug 15th 2012, 8:23 PM 4,478 Views 22 Comments

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
# Libya
# Libya

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

Aug 1st 2012, 8:28 AM 3,235 Views 12 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Jul 27th 2012, 10:50 AM 1,456 Views 16 Comments

“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
# Bosnian War
# Bosnian War

Emotional testimony from first witness in Mladic trial

Jul 10th 2012, 4:24 PM 2,600 Views 3 Comments

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

# war-crimes - Monday 9 July, 2012

Mladic trial set to resume today
# Ratko Mladic
# Ratko Mladic

Mladic trial set to resume today

Jul 9th 2012, 9:59 AM 1,483 Views 3 Comments

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
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

Mladic war crimes trial to resume on 9 July

Jun 22nd 2012, 6:12 PM 1,520 Views 0 Comments

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
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

Ratko Mladic trial suspended by court - again

Jun 18th 2012, 7:53 PM 2,196 Views 1 Comment

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