FIFTY-SEVEN countries, including Australia and New Zealand, have demanded the UN Security Council refer the Syria conflict to the International Criminal Court for a war crimes investigation.< Switzerland sent a petition demanding the move to the 15-member Security Council, the only body that can refer the case to the ICC
The young man sitting before lawyer Musa Amhan pulled out a small red notebook filled with names he had compiled of neighbors who had spied on residents and reported suspicious acts to Syrian intelligence. The bicycle repairman rode into the neighborhood on a tank when security forces came to arrest protesters.
Israel is moving forward with plans for two major settlement projects in east Jerusalem, a spokeswoman said Tuesday, even as a senior Palestinian official warned that his government could pursue war crimes charges if Israel doesn’t halt such construction.
United Nations war crimes investigators said on Thursday they had asked to meet Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to seek access for their team, which has been shut out of the country since being set up a year ago.
French police on Thursday held an Iraqi official for questioning after a member of the exiled Iranian opposition filed a complaint against him alleging torture and war crimes, a judicial source said. The Iraqi government said the allegations made by the member of the ex-rebel People’s Mujahedeen, still blacklisted by Washington as a terrorist group, […]
An international human rights group has accused the Syrian military of committing war crimes just before a ceasefire came into effect on 12 April. Human Rights Watch says fighting around Idlib province, in the north, may meet the definition of an “armed conflict”, as laid down by international law.
TYRANTS like Syria’s Bashar al-Assad and Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe, to name just two, should sleep less easily following the historic conviction of former Liberian president Charles Taylor for war crimes in the neighbouring West African nation of Sierra Leone. Not since Nuremberg and the conviction of
The International Criminal Court prosecutor said Tuesday he would hold off on a probe into alleged Israeli war crimes in the Palestinian territories until the UN rules on Palestinian statehood. “The office [of the prosecutor] has assessed that it is for the relevant bodies at the UN or the Assembly of State Parties to make […]
The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court said in a report Wednesday there are “reasonable grounds to believe that crimes against humanity have been committed and continue being committed in Libya.”
The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno-Ocampo, said he will investigate alleged war crimes committed by Libyan strongman Moammar Gaddafi, his sons and his top associates in government during the ongoing unrest in the country.