UN judges to deliver Radovan Karadzic appeals decisions

Europe 03/20/19, 04:52

United Nations judges are set to hand down their decisions in the appeal by former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic against his convictions and 40-year sentence for masterminding atrocities in his country's devastating 1992-95 war.Karadzic appealed his 2016 convictions for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, as well as ...

Final verdict looms for ex-Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic

Europe 03/19/19, 06:26

Nearly a quarter of a century since Bosnia's devastating war ended, former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is set to hear the final judgment on whether he can be held criminally responsible for unleashing a wave of murder and destruction.United Nations appeals judges will on Wednesday rule whether to uphold ...

US bars entry to International Criminal Court investigators

Politics 03/15/19, 13:02

The United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel seeking to investigate alleged war crimes and other abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere, and may do the same with those who seek action against Israel, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday. Pompeo, acting ...

Sudanese vow to keep protesting as president digs in

World 03/14/19, 01:13

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has bound himself more tightly to the country's military and refuses to bow to the demands of street protesters who for over three months now have been calling for the longtime autocrat to step down.The wily 74-year-old has remained in power through three decades of war ...

Israel wants Dutch case against ex-army chief dropped

World 02/11/19, 10:37

The Israeli Justice Ministry on Monday said the government has asked a Dutch court to dismiss war crimes allegations against Benny Gantz, an ex-military chief who is challenging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in April elections.A Dutch-Palestinian man originally from the Gaza Strip is suing Gantz and Israel's former air force ...

Central African Republic soccer boss appears at global court

Sports 01/25/19, 10:12

The chief of Central African Republic's soccer federation appeared at the International Criminal Court on Friday for the first time since he was arrested late last year in France on charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes in his home country.Flanked by court guards during a 30-minute hearing, Patrice-Edouard ...

Kosovo court facing tough challenges in search for justice

Europe 01/14/19, 05:20

A court in The Hague has summoned a small group of former Kosovo freedom fighters for questioning about their roles in the 1998-99 war of independence.The orders to appear in The Hague haven't been confirmed by the prosecutor preparing cases for the court, who declined to be interviewed, but they ...

Bosnian Srebrenica commander acquitted of war crimes

Europe 11/30/18, 07:17

A Bosnian appeals court has acquitted the wartime commander of Srebrenica who was accused of committing atrocities during the 1992-95 Balkan conflict.Naser Oric was accused of killing three Serb prisoners of war in villages around Srebrenica in the early days of the conflict.A panel of judges ruled Friday that the ...

C. African Republic militia leader turned over to tribunal

World 11/17/18, 15:09

A commander in a Central African Republic militia has been arrested and turned over to the International Criminal Court to face charges that include murder and torture, the court announced Saturday.The court, established to prosecute atrocities such as war crimes, said Central African Republic authorities surrendered Alfred Yekatom on Saturday. ...

Experts weigh the record of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal

World 11/17/18, 04:23

After spending nine years and more than $300 million to prosecute leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge responsible for the deaths of 1.7 million of their countrymen, a U.N.-assisted tribunal has ended up convicting only three people for the communist group's heinous actions.Was it worth it?These kinds of proceedings don't run ...

Probe fails to unravel mystery of Croat’s courtroom suicide

Europe 11/02/18, 06:13

Dutch prosecutors said Friday they have closed their investigation without unravelling the mystery of how a Croatian ex-general managed to smuggle poison into a United Nations courtroom and take his own life, seconds after an appeals judge confirmed his 20-year sentence for war crimes.Slobodan Praljak committed suicide Nov. 29 last ...

Serbian govt criticized for publishing war criminals’ books

Entertainment 10/27/18, 01:54

A rights group on Saturday sharply criticized the Serbian government after the defense ministry published and promoted books that include the war memories of two former generals convicted of war crimes by a U.N. court.The Youth Initiative for Human Rights said in an open letter to Prime Minister Ana Brnabic ...

Israeli leader delays demolition plan for West Bank hamlet

World 10/20/18, 22:42

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he has decided to postpone the planned demolition of a West Bank hamlet to allow time for a negotiated solution with its residents, in a move that appeared aimed at staving off the fierce international condemnation such a demolition would likely entail.Israel has ...

ICC prosecutor issues warning on Bedouin village demolition

Europe 10/17/18, 03:23

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor issued a warning Wednesday that if Israel goes ahead and destroys a Palestinian Bedouin village on the West Bank that could constitute a war crime.Israel's Supreme Court recently rejected a final appeal against plans to demolish the village, Khan al-Ahmar.ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said ...

Sexual violence, a savage feature of conflict over centuries

World 10/05/18, 10:32

Through the ages, sexual violence has been a savage feature of armed conflict, often systematically inflicted by combatants on girls and women in what the world today defines as a war crime. It happened in the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans, and in modern times, too: Mass rape ...

Presiding judge withdraws from Radovan Karadzic appeal case

Europe 09/27/18, 09:08

The presiding judge in the appeal by Radovan Karadzic against his genocide and war crimes convictions removed himself from the case Thursday, following a request by the former Bosnian Serb leader's lawyer.The decision by American Judge Theodor Meron could delay a ruling in the appeal that had been expected before ...

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