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Stories with subject: International law
  • Ukraine OKs intl court, may probe Kiev deaths 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:37 pm
  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Ukraine has accepted the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, opening the way for a possible investigation of the violent crackdown by former President Viktor Yanukovych's government on demonstrators, the court announced Thursday.

  • Rights groups ask Nepal to scrap amnesty provision 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:31 am
  • KATMANDU, Nepal - International rights groups said Thursday that parts of a bill proposed by Nepal's government should be rejected because they might allow people who committed serious human rights violations during the country's Maoist insurgency to escape punishment.

  • Security Council sees grim images of Syrian dead 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:10 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council fell silent Tuesday after ambassadors viewed a series of ghastly photographs of dead Syrian civil war victims, France's ambassador said. The pictures showed people who were emaciated, with their bones protruding, and some bearing the marks of strangulation and repeated beatings, and eyes having been gouged out.

  • UN court upholds Mladic charges at trial midpoint 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:19 am
  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The U.N. Yugoslav tribunal has refused to throw out any charges against former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic at the midway stage of his war crimes trial.

  • UN approves force for Central African Republic 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:07 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved a nearly 12,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping force for Central African Republic, where mounting violence between Christians and Muslims has brought killings, torture and sexual violence.

  • AP Exclusive: EU to set up court for Kosovo crimes 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 1:29 pm
  • PRISTINA, Kosovo - The European Union plans to set up an international tribunal focusing exclusively on crimes allegedly committed by Kosovo's ethnic Albanian rebels during their war with Serbia, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect arrested in France 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 10:13 am
  • SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - French police detained a former Bosnian Serb paramilitary soldier suspected of locking dozens of civilians inside a house before setting it ablaze, killing 59 people during the 1992-95 war, Bosnian authorities said.

  • Japan whaling future in doubt after court ruling 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 1:29 pm
  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The future of whaling in Japan was thrown into doubt after the International Court of Justice ruled Monday that the nation's annual hunt in the Antarctic was not really for scientific purposes - as Tokyo had claimed - and ordered it halted.

  • Philippines files evidence against China's claims 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 8:44 pm
  • MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines presented evidence to an international tribunal against China's sweeping territorial claims in the South China Sea, ignoring Beijing's warning that the case will damage ties.

  • UN renews war crimes investigation in Syria 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 9:46 am
  • GENEVA - The U.N.'s top human rights body voted overwhelmingly to renew its war crimes investigation in Syria for another year Friday, as diplomatic efforts to revive negotiations between the government and opposition remain deadlocked.

  • Suspect in Ivory Coast election deaths faces court 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 7:17 am
  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A former youth leader accused of involvement in murder, rapes and persecution during violence after Ivory Coast's 2010 elections declared his innocence Thursday as he appeared for the first time at the International Criminal Court.

  • Sri Lanka fights against UN civil war inquiry 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 2:43 pm
  • GENEVA - Sri Lanka on Wednesday rejected a U.S.-led call for accountability after the U.N.'s top human rights official recommended an international criminal investigation of abuses from the island nation's civil war that ended in 2009.

  • Bangladesh probe seeks ban of Islamist party 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 7:04 am
  • DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh investigators probing crimes during the country's 1971 independence war against Pakistan recommended Tuesday that the largest Islamist party be banned for alleged involvement in genocide and other offenses.

  • Sri Lanka's ex-president says her life is at risk 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 10:41 am
  • COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's former president said she fears for her safety because the government's secret services are conducting constant surveillance on her, an allegation the government rejected Friday.

  • Bosnian Serb war criminal serves term in Poland 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 8:56 am
  • WARSAW, Poland - A Bosnian Serb war criminal has been brought to Poland to serve out his sentence after he was assaulted in a British prison, a justice official said Friday.

  • Sri Lankan city shut ahead of war crime resolution 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 5:19 am
  • COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Supporters of Sri Lanka's government brought a city in the country's former civil war zone to a standstill on Thursday to protest a U.S.-sponsored resolution at the U.N. Human Rights Council on alleged war crimes.

  • How similar - or not - are Crimea and Kosovo? 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 1:55 pm
  • BELGRADE, Serbia - Vladimir Putin's key argument justifying Crimea's secession from Ukraine and annexation by Russia is the West's acceptance of Kosovo's declaration of statehood in 2008.