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Liberian rebel sentenced in Switzerland for war crimes, cannibalism

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A Liberian rebel commander was sentenced in Switzerland to 20 years in jail on Friday for rape, killings and an act of cannibalism, in...

Swiss verdict due in Liberia war crimes trial for rape, cannibalism

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A Swiss court will rule on Friday whether a Liberian rebel commander committed rape, killings and an act of cannibalism in one of the...

Suspected militia leaders plead not guilty to Central African Republic war...

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Two men accused of leading Christian-dominated militias in widespread attacks on Muslims in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Tuesday rejected all charges against...

Congo warlord sentenced to life for war crimes

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A military court handed a life sentence on Monday to militia commander Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka for war crimes including murder, sexual slavery and child...

US House Democrats attack Pompeo aides on Saudi weapons, cite war...

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Top aides to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo went before a congressional committee on Wednesday to defend President Donald Trump’s dismissal of the...

Libyan families file US lawsuit accusing LNA leader Haftar of war...

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Two Libyan families filed a civil lawsuit in a US federal court late on Thursday accusing Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army...

UN warns of possible war crimes in northeastern Congo

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Widespread and systematic killings, beheadings, rape and other barbaric acts by militia mostly from the ethnic Lendu community in northeastern Congo may constitute crimes...

ISS: Liberia’s war criminals may finally face the music at home

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Last week, Liberian President George Weah asked the country’s legislature to establish the Extraordinary Criminal Court to try the perpetrators of war crimes and...

US, Britain and France possibly complicit in Yemen war crimes

The United States, Britain and France may be complicit in war crimes in Yemen by arming and providing intelligence and logistics support to a...

ICC seeks war crimes prosecution for Mali atrocities

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court asked judges to approve war crimes and crimes against humanity charges against a man suspected of committing...

CAR war crimes suspect ordered to ICC

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A French court authorised Central Africa Republic soccer executive and alleged militia leader Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona to be handed to the Hague war crimes tribunal,...

Syria must account for thousands of detainees who died in custody,...

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U.N. war crimes investigators called on Syria on Wednesday to tell families what happened to their relatives who disappeared and provide the...

CAR war crimes suspect protests Hague transfer

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A lawyer for war crimes suspect Alfred Yekatom said at his initial International Criminal Court appearance his client was tortured after his...

CAR war crimes suspect handed to ICC

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A war crimes suspect wanted for alleged murder, deportation and torture of Muslims in the Central African Republic (CAR) has been handed...

South Sudan military officers may have committed war crimes

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U.N. investigators said on Friday they had identified more than 40 South Sudanese military officers who may be responsible for war crimes...

“Staggering” loss of civilian life in Raqqa

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Intensified coalition air strikes supporting an assault by US-backed forces on Islamic State's stronghold of Raqqa in Syria are causing a "staggering...

Dutch timber trader sentenced for Liberian crimes

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Dutch timber trader Guus Kouwenhoven was convicted as an accessory to war crimes for selling weapons to Liberia's then President Charles Taylor...

Spiralling CAR violence attributed to lack of justice over war crimes

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Perpetrators of war crimes including murder and rape in Central African Republic are going unpunished and fuelling worsening violence in the country,...

Former Chad leader seeks to annul war crimes court verdict

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Former Chadian leader Hissene Habre's lawyers on Monday sought to annul his conviction for war crimes and crimes against humanity, citing irregularities,...

U.S., European weapons used to commit war crimes in Iraq

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Militias fighting alongside Iraqi troops against Islamic State are committing war crimes using weapons provided to the Iraqi military by the United...

U.S., Britain back South Sudan war crimes court

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The United States and Britain pledged on Thursday to support African Union efforts to set up a hybrid court to try war...

UN gathers Libya war crimes evidence, calls for ICC action

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All sides in Libya have committed war crimes and other human rights abuses in the past two years and those responsible should...

Syria government, IS commit crimes against humanity -U.N.- backed inquiry

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War crimes in Syria's five-year-old conflict are widespread and Syrian government forces and Islamic State militants continue to commit crimes against humanity...

Congo rebels may have committed crimes against humanity

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A Ugandan Islamist rebel group committed human rights abuses in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last year that may amount...

Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of war crimes in Gaza

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Human Rights Watch accused Israel of committing war crimes by attacking three U.N.-run schools in the Gaza Strip in fighting in July...

Libyan armed groups may have committed war crimes in Tripoli –...

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Libyan armed factions' attacks on civilians and destruction of property over five weeks of fighting to control Tripoli may amount to war...

ICC ready to put Congolese warlord on trial

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Prosecutors have presented enough evidence to justify putting on trial a Congolese militia leader accused of rape, murder and enlisting child soldiers...

Gbagbo departure won’t heal Ivorian rift

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Holding ex-President Laurent Gbagbo's war crimes trial in The Hague will prove safer for Ivory Coast than trying him at home, but...

Book review: Erich von Manstein – Hitler’s Master Strategist

Many consider German Field Marshal Erich von Manstein (born von Lewinski) the greatest operational genius, if not the best strategist, of World...

UN court clears Rwandan ex-ministers of genocide role

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The UN war crimes tribunal for Rwanda acquitted two former ministers of key roles in the 1994 genocide, a verdict described by...

USS Cole bomb suspect could face death penalty

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A Saudi Arabian prisoner accused of plotting the deadly attack on the warship USS Cole in 2000 could be executed if he...

UN court jails Serbia’s ex-army chief Perisic for 27 years

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The UN's Yugoslavia war crimes tribunal sentenced Serbia's former army chief, Momcilo Perisic, to 27 years in jail for murder, persecution and...

UN urges inquiry into Sudan “war crime” reports

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The United Nations called for an inquiry into reports of human rights abuses in Sudan's Southern Kordofan region that it said could...

Mladic to boycott war crimes court

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Former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic plans to boycott the UN war crimes court when he is scheduled to enter a...

Sudan’s Bashir not invited to AU meeting: Uganda

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Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who faces the risk of arrest on war crimes charges, has not been invited to next month's...

US says state aggression issues could undermine ICC

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The United States, wary of politicised investigations into the use of force by countries, said that allowing the International Criminal Court to...

States block progress on global justice: Amnesty

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Governments are blocking progress on human rights by refusing to join the International Criminal Court (ICC) or by shielding their allies from...

Bid to prosecute Chadian dictator drags on

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Ten years after Chadian dictator Hissene Habre was indicted in Senegal for mass murder and torture, his case has yet to come...

Sudan summons two papers for insulting Bashir

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Sudanese authorities have summoned editors from two papers, accusing them of insulting President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who is running for re-election in...

Ugandan rebel leader may be in Sudan: Uganda

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A Ugandan rebel leader wanted for war crimes may be in Sudan, whose President Omar Hassan al-Bashir is wanted by the same...

Sudan’s Bashir “will face justice”: ICC chief

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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir will eventually face justice in The Hague, according to the head of the International Criminal Court. Speaking on the...

Charles Taylor’s verdict by year’s end: prosecutor

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A verdict in the long war crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor is not now expected until the end of...

Hague dismisses charges against Sudan rebel

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The International Criminal Court dismissed charges against a Sudanese rebel leader yesterday, ruling against allegations he helped orchestrate the killing of 12...

Court to decide on genocide charge for Sudan’s Bashir

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague said it would decide on Feb. 3 whether Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir should...

ICC expects genocide charge against Bashir

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The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said he expects judges to add a charge of genocide within weeks against Sudan's "fugitive"...

Trial of Congolese warlords resumes at the ICC

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The trial of two Congolese rebels, Germaine Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, resumed before Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court...

Congo warlord Nkunda seeks trial or exile: lawyer

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Former Congolese warlord Laurent Nkunda is ready to face trial for alleged war crimes or go into exile to end his detention...

SCSL faces financial constraints

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Prosecutors at the Special Court for Sierra Leone resumed their cross-examination of former Liberian president Charles Taylor earlier this week. Taylor has...

Independent monitors keep eyes on Charles Taylor trial

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As the trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor resumes at the special tribunal in The Hague, monitors based in the United...

Top LRA commander killed

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The Ugandan military says its forces in the Central African Republic have killed the acting guerrilla commander of the rebel Lord's Resistance...

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