Verdict expected in Germany’s landmark Syria torture trial

A German court will hand down a historic verdict on Wednesday in the first court case worldwide over state-sponsored torture by the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Almost 10 years since the Arab Spring reached Syria on March 15, 2011, the judgement will be the first in the world related to the brutal repression […]

Can aircraft technology uncover mass graves in Bosnia?

Amor Masovic has spent 28 years searching for human remains across Bosnia and Herzegovina. But in that time, there have only been a few times, no more than 20, when people have come forward with information – tips on where the bodies are buried. “The amount of information [obtained] from insiders who were involved in […]

Colombian army committed 6,400 extrajudicial killings: Court

Colombia’s military carried out at least 6,400 extrajudicial killings and presented them as combat deaths between 2002 and 2008, a number that is at least three times higher than previously estimated, a special court has said. The Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) court is investigating crimes and atrocities committed during half a century of armed […]

ICC finds Ugandan LRA commander guilty of war crimes

BREAKING Child soldier-turned-Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen convicted by Netherlands-based court. The International Criminal Court has convicted a Ugandan child soldier-turned-Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The Netherlands-based court on Thursday found Dominic Ongwen, 45, guilty of charges relating to crimes including murder, sexual enslavement, abducting children, torture […]

ICC to rule on Ugandan child soldier turned LRA commander

The International Criminal Court will hand down its verdict on Thursday on a Ugandan child soldier-turned-Lord’s Resistance Army commander accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Dominic Ongwen, 45, faces 70 charges over a reign of terror in the early 2000s by the LRA, whose fugitive chief Joseph Kony waged a bloody campaign to […]

Myanmar lodges objections in Rohingya genocide case

Filing, made two weeks before military staged a coup and detained the country’s civilian leaders, is likely to delay proceedings by at least a year. Myanmar is being accused of attempting to delay court proceedings after it emerged the country last month filed preliminary objections to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over genocide charges […]

UN aims to send team to Ethiopia’s Tigray to probe war crimes

UN rights chief describes weeks-old conflict as one of many ‘appalling’ human rights abuses that could amount to war crimes. The United Nations is striving to get a team on the ground to investigate alleged human rights violations, including a mass killing in Ethiopia’s Tigray, described by the UN rights chief as one of many […]

ICC prosecutor drops probe into alleged UK war crimes in Iraq

The global court said it will not open a full-scale probe because UK authorities have investigated the allegations. The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has said she was dropping a preliminary probe into alleged war crimes by British troops in Iraq, even though she found a reasonable basis to believe they committed atrocities. […]

Petition calls on Google to remove Bosnia ‘rape camp’ from search

There is not a room or spot in the Vilina Vlas hotel where women were not raped or people were not killed, according to Bakira Hasecic, president of Bosnia’s Women Victims of War (WVW) association and a rape survivor from Visegrad. It is estimated that Serb forces captured and raped at least 200 women and […]