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Stories with subject: International law
  • UN demands protection for hospitals in conflicts story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 1:14 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council responded to an upsurge in deadly attacks on hospitals and medical personnel, unanimously adopting a resolution Tuesday demanding that all parties to conflicts protect staff and facilities treating the wounded and sick.

  • Bangladesh war crimes court sentences 4 to death 
    Updated: May-03-16 8:15 am

    NEW DELHI - A special war crimes court in Bangladesh sentenced four men to death Tuesday for killing, torture, arson and looting during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

  • SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: Will China build on disputed shoal? story has photos
    Updated: May-02-16 1:54 am

    Tensions in the South China Sea are rising, pitting China against smaller and weaker neighbors that all lay claim to islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves. China's recent construction of artificial islands in the Spratly archipelago, complete with airstrips and radar stations, and U.S. patrols challenging Beijing's vast territorial claims, have caused concern that the strategically important waters could become a flashpoint.

  • Ban on female guards to be lifted in 9/11 case at Guantanamo story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 6:40 pm

    MIAMI - The military judge presiding over the Sept. 11 war crimes proceedings at Guantanamo Bay said in a ruling this week that he will eventually lift his order prohibiting female guards from having physical contact with the five defendants while transporting them around the U.S. base in Cuba.

  • 16 blamed for mistakes in deadly US attack on Afghan clinic story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-29-16 4:11 pm

    WASHINGTON - Human error, violations of combat rules and untimely equipment failures led to the mistaken U.S. aerial attack on a charity-run hospital in Afghanistan last fall that killed 42 people, a senior American general said Friday. Investigators called the attack a "disproportional response to a threat that didn't exist."

  • WADA appoints cycling doping expert to Russia project 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 12:52 pm

    MONTREAL - A former war crimes investigator who examined doping in the Lance Armstrong era of cycling will help rebuild Russia's discredited anti-doping program.

  • UN prosecutor opens early probe into Burundi atrocities 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 6:09 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has opened a preliminary probe into atrocities in Burundi over the last year, saying violence in the African nation has reportedly left more than 430 people dead and forced 230,000 to flee their homes.

  • German rejects unilateral moves on Golan Heights 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 9:02 am

    BERLIN - Germany says a unilateral decision by Israel to keep the Golan Heights would breach international law.

  • Breyer: Supreme Court needs to know what's going on globally 
    Updated: Apr-14-16 4:56 pm

    NEW YORK - Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer says an increasing number of cases coming before the court requires the judges to know something of international events or international law.

  • Balkan leaders meet to try to improve relations 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 10:14 am

    MOSTAR, Bosnia-Herzegovina - The leaders of Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia promised Tuesday to try to improve their relations, recently strained by harsh words exchanged over war crimes committed during conflicts in the 1990s and Croatia's veto on Serbia's EU talks.

  • Serbia activist to appeal fine on war crimes allegations 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 9:42 am

    BELGRADE, Serbia - A prominent Serbian human rights activist said Tuesday her group will appeal a court order to pay 4,400 euros ($5,100) in compensation to the Serbian army chief of staff for publicly linking him to war crimes committed in Kosovo during the 1998-99 conflict.

  • Report: Serb ex-army general arrested in Kosovo 
    Updated: Apr-08-16 12:39 pm

    PRISTINA, Kosovo - Police and a Kosovo-based human rights body said Friday that a former Serb general suspected of war crimes against ethnic Albanian civilians has been detained.

  • ICC prosecutor: Threats to witnesses ruined Kenya VP case 
    Updated: Apr-06-16 1:54 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - The prosecutor of International Criminal Court said Wednesday the crimes against humanity case against Kenya's deputy president and a former broadcaster collapsed after 17 witnesses withdrew their cooperation with the court as a result of intimidation.

  • Lawyer: Karadzic 'like a tiger in a cage' since conviction 
    Updated: Apr-06-16 12:45 pm

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Radovan Karadzic asked a United Nations judge Wednesday to release him pending his appeal against what the former Bosnian Serb leader called his "monstrous" conviction for genocide and other atrocities.

  • UN prosecutor appeals Serb nationalist Seselj's acquittal 
    Updated: Apr-06-16 12:12 pm

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The chief prosecutor of the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal is appealing the acquittal of Serbian ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj, citing "the far-reaching nature of the errors we have identified" in the majority judgment.

  • German authorities arrest Syrian man suspected of war crimes 
    Updated: Apr-06-16 11:45 am

    BERLIN - Federal German prosecutors say they've arrested a 41-year-old Syrian man on war crimes charges.

  • Intl court dismisses case against Kenya's deputy president story has photos
    Updated: Apr-05-16 1:38 pm

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The International Criminal Court terminated the case against Kenya's deputy president and ended his trial Tuesday, saying there was insufficient evidence he was involved in deadly violence that erupted after his country's 2007 presidential election.