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Stories with subject: International law
  • Rights group: South Sudan troops committed war crimes 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 9:25 am

    JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudanese troops committed war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity by killing and raping civilians during an offensive in rebel-held parts of the country's Unity State, an international human rights group said Wednesday.

  • ICC judges to prosecutor: Reconsider Gaza aid flotilla case 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 2:49 pm

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Judges at the International Criminal Court called on the court's prosecutor Thursday to reconsider her decision not to investigate the storming by Israel of an aid flotilla that was heading to Gaza.

  • Bangladesh sentences man to death for murder, rape 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 8:55 am

    DHAKA, Bangladesh - A special war crimes tribunal on Thursday sentenced a man to death on charges that he committed rape and murder in 1971 during Bangladesh's war for independence from Pakistan.

  • Judge: Croatian woman can be extradited on war crime charges 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 3:31 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - A Croatian woman can be extradited to Bosnia to face war crimes charges after living for years in Kentucky, a federal judge has ruled.

  • Thailand condemned for repatriation of 109 Uighurs to China story has photos
    Updated: Jul-09-15 4:43 pm

    BANGKOK - Thailand faced a blizzard of international criticism Thursday, and its consulate in Istanbul was ransacked, after it deported 109 ethnic Uighur refugees to China despite fears that they would face persecution there.

  • Man pleads guilty to concealing Bosnian war past to enter US 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 3:26 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A Minnesota man pleaded guilty Thursday to concealing his military service during the Bosnian war and a lengthy criminal history - including a conviction for shooting and killing a neighbor - when he entered the country.

  • Israel to open dialogue with International Criminal Court 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 1:28 pm

    JERUSALEM - An Israeli newspaper says Israel has decided to open talks with the International Criminal Court over its preliminary investigation into Israel's military operation in the Gaza Strip last year.

  • Russia vetoes UN resolution calling Srebrenica a genocide story has photos
    Updated: Jul-08-15 2:34 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Russia vetoed a U.N. resolution Wednesday that would have condemned the 1995 massacre of Muslims at Srebrenica during the Bosnian war as a "crime of genocide," saying that singling out the Bosnian Serbs for a war crime would create greater division in the Balkans.

  • Australia extradites suspected Serb war criminal to Croatia story has photos
    Updated: Jul-08-15 10:34 am

    ZAGREB, Croatia - A former Serb paramilitary commander during the 1990s Balkan wars was extradited Wednesday from Australia to Croatia to face war crimes charges, authorities said.

  • Ex-Bosnian guard extradited to face war-crimes charges 
    Updated: Jul-07-15 5:10 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - A former Bosnian prison camp guard living in the U.S. has been extradited to his native country to face war-crimes charges, including that he beat civilian detainees with a baton and a rifle and forced some detainees to crawl on the ground naked and eat grass where others had urinated.

  • 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.