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Stories with subject: International law
  • In shift, US backs Sri Lanka's own war crimes probe 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 7:01 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The United States said Wednesday that it wants to sponsor a resolution at next month's U.N. human rights session that is supportive of Sri Lanka's government, which wants to conduct its own investigation into alleged war crimes.

  • UN rights office decries 'impunity' after Darfur violence 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 2:31 pm

    GENEVA - U.N. human rights officials say Sudanese security forces that were allegedly involved in killings, sexual violence and other abuses in Darfur last year have largely gone unpunished.

  • Convicted Congolese warlord appeals for early release 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 6:28 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A Congolese warlord convicted of using child soldiers appealed Friday to the International Criminal Court for early release from his 14-year sentence, saying he wants to go to university to research the causes of ethnic conflicts.

  • Syria's attack on Douma a war crime, UN political chief says 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 2:59 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. political chief is saying the Syrian government committed a war crime with its airstrikes on the Damascus suburb of Douma that killed some 100 people.

  • ICC judges to reconsider Kenya's lack of cooperation 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 5:43 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Appeals judges at the International Criminal Court say a lower panel of judges must reconsider its decision not to report Kenya to the court's government body for failing to fully cooperate with prosecutors seeking evidence against the country's president.

  • Retrial of Vermont man in war crimes case set for early '16 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 11:05 am

    BURLINGTON, Vermont - A Vermont man is expected to face a second trial early next year on charges he lied about his role in Bosnian war crimes during the early 1990s.

  • Mile Mrksic, Serb army officer convicted of war crimes, dies 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 6:58 am

    LISBON, Portugal - Portuguese authorities say Mile Mrksic, a former Serb army officer sentenced by a U.N. tribunal to 20 years in prison for his part in the 1991 torture and killings of nearly 200 Croatians during the Balkan wars, has died. He was 68.

  • Bangladesh court sentences 2 men for 1971 war crimes 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 5:26 am

    DHAKA, Bangladesh - A war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh sentenced one man to death and another to life in prison Tuesday for collaborating with Pakistan to commit mass killings and other crimes during the 1971 war for independence.

  • Amnesty International accuses Sudanese forces of war crimes 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 3:14 pm

    CAIRO - Amnesty International said Tuesday it has "definitely confirmed" that Sudanese government forces committed war crimes against civilians in the South Kordofan region.

  • Kosovo passes law on war crimes court story has photos
    Updated: Aug-04-15 6:29 am

    PRISTINA, Kosovo - Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court paving the way for indictments to be filed against top wartime leaders and current politicians.

  • Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-01-15 12:36 am

    BERLIN - German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Friday that the 96-year-old is not fit for trial.

  • Amnesty accuses Israel of possible war crimes 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 10:31 am

    JERUSALEM - A leading international watchdog said Wednesday that the Israeli military may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during last summer's Gaza war when it carried out four days of intense bombardment in retaliation for an attack by Hamas militants in which an Israeli soldier was captured.