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Stories with subject: International law
  • Bosnian Serb convicted in Srebrenica genocide dies in cell story has photos
    Updated: Feb-09-16 8:41 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A Bosnian Serb general convicted by United Nations judges of genocide in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and described as the "right hand" of Ratko Mladic has died in his cell, the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal announced Tuesday.

  • UN panel documents 'extermination' of detainees in Syria 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 10:11 am

    GENEVA - International investigators say several thousands of detainees have been executed, beaten to death or otherwise left to die during Syria's civil war, in policies that appear to amount to extermination under international law.

  • The Latest: Japan mulls sanctions after NKorea launch story has photos
    Updated: Feb-07-16 11:28 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):

  • UN arbitrary detention panel: Opinionated, but toothless 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 1:37 pm

    GENEVA - The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention is a little-known piece of a sprawling human rights organization. Neither a court nor a tribunal, the five-member body can call countries and their leaders to account, but has no power of enforcement.

  • The Latest: Assange hails 'victory' from embassy balcony story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 12:06 pm

    GENEVA - The Latest on the U.N. panel's determination that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained (all times local):

  • Swaziland to send 18 elephants to American zoos 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 6:47 am

    JOHANNESBURG - Some conservationists oppose the planned relocation of 18 elephants from Swaziland to zoos in the United States, but a U.S. official has said the animal transfer can be done humanely and is permissible under international law.

  • Bangladesh sentences 2 more to death in 1971 war crimes 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 6:03 am

    NEW DELHI - A special war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh on Tuesday sentenced two more men to death after finding them guilty of killing, kidnapping and looting during the country's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

  • Lawyer: French forces helped to oust Gbagbo in Ivory Coast 
    Updated: Feb-01-16 1:04 pm

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A defense lawyer said Monday that former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo was working to restore democracy in his country when he was forcibly ousted from power by French forces, mercenaries and other supporters of current President Alassane Ouattara.

  • Lithuania opens mass trial for 1991 Soviet crackdown 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 3:34 pm

    VILNIUS, Lithuania - A mass trial has started in Lithuania against 65 former Soviet officials charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity and other offenses for their roles in a violent crackdown on the Baltic country's quest for independence in 1991.

  • ICC judges authorize investigation into Georgia's 2008 war 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 10:43 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - International Criminal Court judges have authorized an investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the brief 2008 conflict in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. The investigation is the first full-scale case for ICC prosecutors outside Africa.

  • Germany charges Syrian man for abduction of UN observer 
    Updated: Jan-22-16 10:16 am

    BERLIN - German prosecutors said Friday a 24-year-old Syrian man has been charged with war crimes for allegedly taking part in the kidnapping of a United Nations observer in the Damascus area in 2013.

  • Kosovo Serb politician gets 9 years in prison for war crimes 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 11:23 am

    MITROVICA, Kosovo - An international court on Thursday sentenced a leading Kosovo Serb politician to nine years in prison for war crimes against ethnic Albanian civilians - a ruling that could heighten tensions in the Balkan region and prompted Belgrade to start reconsidering its EU-mediated reconciliation talks with Pristina.

  • Ugandan rebel appearing before judges at pretrial hearing story has photos
    Updated: Jan-21-16 6:59 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Fugitive warlord Joseph Kony's feared militia deliberately targeted civilians in its conflict with Ugandan government forces, murdering indiscriminately, abducting children to turn into killers "steeped in blood," forcing girls and women into "marriages" with fighters and even ordering cannibalism, an International Criminal Court prosecutor said Thursday.

  • ICC pretrial hearing postponed in Timbuktu destruction case 
    Updated: Jan-13-16 8:46 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A judge at the International Criminal Court has postponed a crucial pretrial hearing for an alleged Islamic radical charged with involvement in the 2012 destruction of historic mausoleums and a mosque in Timbuktu.

  • New ICC courtroom opens for business with Kenya trial story has photos
    Updated: Jan-12-16 11:18 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The International Criminal Court held the first public hearing in its new permanent headquarters Tuesday, with prosecutors urging judges not to throw out a crimes against humanity case against Kenya's deputy president.

  • Foreign secretary: UK helping Saudi-led Yemen campaign 
    Updated: Jan-12-16 9:41 am

    LONDON - British troops are helping identify targets for a Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen and haven't found any "deliberate" breaches of humanitarian law, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Tuesday.

  • Iraqi man arrested in Finland on suspicion of war crimes 
    Updated: Jan-11-16 9:18 am

    HELSINKI - Finnish police say they have arrested an Iraqi man suspected of war crimes in his home country last year.