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Stories with subject: International law
  • UN rights body backs call for accountability in Gaza war story has photos
    Updated: Jul-03-15 4:07 pm

    BERLIN - The U.N.'s top human rights body backed calls Friday for accountability in last year's conflict in Gaza, in which hundreds of Palestinian civilians and six Israeli civilians were killed.

  • International court postpones Congo militiaman's trial 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 12:11 pm

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The International Criminal Court says the trial of former Congo militia leader Bosco Ntaganda has been postponed until September to give defense lawyers more time to prepare.

  • Vermont man found guilty of lying about war gets new trial 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 4:58 pm

    BURLINGTON, Vermont - A man who was found guilty of lying about his participation in war crimes that occurred during the 1992 Bosnia-Herzegovina conflict will receive a new trial.

  • Russia won't call Srebrenica a genocide but many others do 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 6:31 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Western nations and Russia may be dueling over whether the U.N. Security Council should call the Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian war an act of genocide but at Wednesday's General Assembly commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Europe's worst mass killing since World War II there was no doubt.

  • UN: Islamic State destruction of heritage sites a war crime 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 11:16 am

    BERLIN - The U.N.'s cultural agency said Monday the destruction of antiquities and heritage sites in conflict zones by the Islamic State and other extremist groups could amount to war crimes.

  • US warns Kosovo of consequences after failed war crimes vote 
    Updated: Jun-27-15 4:01 pm

    PRISTINA, Kosovo - The United States says it won't block Russia's attempts to establish a U.N. tribunal to investigate allegations that Kosovo's ethnic Albanian wartime leaders killed hundreds of Serbs civilians after the country's lawmakers rejected amendments to the constitution to allow a Western-backed court deal with the claims.

  • Switzerland to send former Srebrenica commander to Bosnia 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 3:11 pm

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Swiss authorities approved on Thursday the extradition of the wartime Bosnian commander of Srebrenica to his home country rather than to Serbia, on whose war crimes warrant he was arrested two weeks ago.

  • Palestinian minister hands 'war crimes' files to ICC 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 10:58 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki handed International Criminal Court prosecutors a file Thursday detailing possible Israeli war crimes in Gaza and settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

  • Bosnian court grants compensation to war time rape victim 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 9:07 am

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - A Bosnian court has granted compensation for the first time to a war crimes victim in criminal proceedings in a case against two former Bosnian Serb soldiers who raped a teenage girl during the 1992-95 war.

  • UN report on Gaza: Both sides may be guilty of war crimes 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 11:00 am

    JERUSALEM - A much-awaited United Nations report into the 2014 Gaza war released Monday found that both Israel and Palestinian militant groups may have committed war crimes during the conflict.

  • Prosecutors call new witnesses in Mladic genocide case 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 7:15 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Prosecutors reopened their case Monday against former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal to present new evidence gleaned from a mass grave discovered in Bosnia in 2013.

  • Serbian PM: If Bosnia wants, I am ready to go to Srebrenica 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 11:46 am

    BELGRADE, Serbia - Serbia's prime minister, a former extreme nationalist, said Friday he is ready to attend memorial ceremonies next month marking the 20th anniversary of the massacre in Srebrenica where Bosnian Serbs killed nearly 8,000 Muslims during the 1992-95 war.

  • Slovenia returns passport to Kosovo politician 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 10:20 am

    LJUBLJANA, Slovenia - Authorities in Slovenia say a former Kosovo guerrilla turned politician detained on a 2004 international arrest warrant issued by Serbia has been given back his passport.

  • Jury recommends no extra prison for Marine who killed Iraqi story has photos
    Updated: Jun-18-15 10:25 pm

    CAMP PENDLETON, California - A military jury ruled Thursday that a Marine sergeant twice convicted of murdering an Iraqi civilian get no additional prison time beyond the roughly seven years he has already served for the crime.

  • Lawyers: Ex-rebel Serb leader too ill for UN war crime trial 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 8:04 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Lawyers for a former leader of rebel Serbs in Croatia are urging the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal to drop the case against him because he is terminally ill with brain cancer.

  • Kosovo urges Slovenia to free former PM 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 7:07 am

    PRISTINA, Kosovo - Kosovo's Prime Minister Isa Mustafa says he has urged his Slovenian counterpart to speed up the return of former guerrilla turned politician, Ramush Haradinaj, detained on a 2004 international arrest warrant issued by Serbia.

  • Bangladesh upholds death sentence for 1971 war collaborator 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 8:14 am

    DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence of a top Islamist party leader for war crimes and crimes against humanity during the independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

  • AU head Mugabe says international court unwelcome in Africa story has photos
    Updated: Jun-16-15 7:19 am

    JOHANNESBURG - Zimbabwean leader and African Union chairman Robert Mugabe on Tuesday harshly criticized the International Criminal Court after Sudan's president dodged an international arrest order by leaving early from a meeting of the continent's leaders in South Africa, a news agency reported.

  • Israelis go on offensive ahead of UN report story has photos
    Updated: Jun-14-15 3:37 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel on Sunday launched a pre-emptive assault on an upcoming U.N. report into last year's war in the Gaza Strip, saying the report is unfairly biased and issuing its own report that blames Gaza's Hamas militant rulers for the heavy civilian casualties.

  • Lawyer says US ruling helps his own client from Guantanamo 
    Updated: Jun-12-15 6:11 pm

    TORONTO - Lawyers for a former Guantanamo Bay detainee said a U.S. court decision in an unrelated case Friday helps their client's appeal of his convictions by a military commission.

  • Appeals court sets aside conviction of bin Laden assistant 
    Updated: Jun-12-15 3:09 pm

    WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Friday threw out the only remaining conviction against a Guantanamo Bay detainee who had served as Osama bin Laden's personal assistant, setting new restrictions on the use of military commissions to try terror suspects.

  • Palestinians to send war crimes reports to world court 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 5:59 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian officials say they are pressing ahead with their war crimes case against Israel in the International Criminal Court.

  • Senate panel denounces 'war crimes' in Syria 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 6:32 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved a bill that condemns violence in Syria and calls on the State Department to report to Congress on war crimes and crimes against humanity in the country.