- Deportation for man who concealed Bosnian war-era crimes Updated: Feb-11-16 6:53 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A man who came to the U.S. as a refugee from war-torn Bosnia almost two decades ago will be deported for concealing a long criminal past in his home country, including the killing of an elderly Serbian neighbor, a federal judge said Thursday.
- Final arguments wrapped in Habre trial; verdict in May Updated: Feb-11-16 4:28 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - The lawyers for former Chad dictator Hissene Habre closed their final statements Thursday by dismissing the credibility of testimony and reports that placed direct blame on the leader for the deaths of thousands during his rule.
- Senate passes bill to hit North Korea with harsher sanctions Updated: Feb-10-16 9:56 pm
WASHINGTON - Seeking to derail North Korea's drive for nuclear weapons, Republican and Democratic senators set aside their partisan differences Wednesday to unanimously pass legislation aimed at starving Pyongyang of the money it needs to build an atomic arsenal.
- Bosnian Serb convicted in Srebrenica genocide dies in cell Updated: Feb-09-16 8:41 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A Bosnian Serb general convicted by United Nations judges of genocide in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and described as the "right hand" of Ratko Mladic has died in his cell, the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal announced Tuesday.
- UN panel documents 'extermination' of detainees in Syria Updated: Feb-08-16 10:11 am
GENEVA - International investigators say several thousands of detainees have been executed, beaten to death or otherwise left to die during Syria's civil war, in policies that appear to amount to extermination under international law.
- The Latest: Japan mulls sanctions after NKorea launch Updated: Feb-07-16 11:28 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):
- UN arbitrary detention panel: Opinionated, but toothless Updated: Feb-05-16 1:37 pm
GENEVA - The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention is a little-known piece of a sprawling human rights organization. Neither a court nor a tribunal, the five-member body can call countries and their leaders to account, but has no power of enforcement.
- The Latest: Assange hails 'victory' from embassy balcony Updated: Feb-05-16 12:06 pm
GENEVA - The Latest on the U.N. panel's determination that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained (all times local):
- Swaziland to send 18 elephants to American zoos Updated: Feb-02-16 6:47 am
JOHANNESBURG - Some conservationists oppose the planned relocation of 18 elephants from Swaziland to zoos in the United States, but a U.S. official has said the animal transfer can be done humanely and is permissible under international law.
- Bangladesh sentences 2 more to death in 1971 war crimes Updated: Feb-02-16 6:03 am
NEW DELHI - A special war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh on Tuesday sentenced two more men to death after finding them guilty of killing, kidnapping and looting during the country's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.
- Lawyer: French forces helped to oust Gbagbo in Ivory Coast Updated: Feb-01-16 1:04 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A defense lawyer said Monday that former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo was working to restore democracy in his country when he was forcibly ousted from power by French forces, mercenaries and other supporters of current President Alassane Ouattara.
- Lithuania opens mass trial for 1991 Soviet crackdown Updated: Jan-27-16 3:34 pm
VILNIUS, Lithuania - A mass trial has started in Lithuania against 65 former Soviet officials charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity and other offenses for their roles in a violent crackdown on the Baltic country's quest for independence in 1991.
- ICC judges authorize investigation into Georgia's 2008 war Updated: Jan-27-16 10:43 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - International Criminal Court judges have authorized an investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the brief 2008 conflict in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. The investigation is the first full-scale case for ICC prosecutors outside Africa.
- Germany charges Syrian man for abduction of UN observer Updated: Jan-22-16 10:16 am
BERLIN - German prosecutors said Friday a 24-year-old Syrian man has been charged with war crimes for allegedly taking part in the kidnapping of a United Nations observer in the Damascus area in 2013.
- Kosovo Serb politician gets 9 years in prison for war crimes Updated: Jan-21-16 11:23 am
MITROVICA, Kosovo - An international court on Thursday sentenced a leading Kosovo Serb politician to nine years in prison for war crimes against ethnic Albanian civilians - a ruling that could heighten tensions in the Balkan region and prompted Belgrade to start reconsidering its EU-mediated reconciliation talks with Pristina.
- Ugandan rebel appearing before judges at pretrial hearing Updated: Jan-21-16 6:59 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Fugitive warlord Joseph Kony's feared militia deliberately targeted civilians in its conflict with Ugandan government forces, murdering indiscriminately, abducting children to turn into killers "steeped in blood," forcing girls and women into "marriages" with fighters and even ordering cannibalism, an International Criminal Court prosecutor said Thursday.
- ICC pretrial hearing postponed in Timbuktu destruction case Updated: Jan-13-16 8:46 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A judge at the International Criminal Court has postponed a crucial pretrial hearing for an alleged Islamic radical charged with involvement in the 2012 destruction of historic mausoleums and a mosque in Timbuktu.
- New ICC courtroom opens for business with Kenya trial Updated: Jan-12-16 11:18 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The International Criminal Court held the first public hearing in its new permanent headquarters Tuesday, with prosecutors urging judges not to throw out a crimes against humanity case against Kenya's deputy president.
- Foreign secretary: UK helping Saudi-led Yemen campaign Updated: Jan-12-16 9:41 am
LONDON - British troops are helping identify targets for a Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen and haven't found any "deliberate" breaches of humanitarian law, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Tuesday.