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Namibian chief who urged German reparations dies of virus

Jun. 18, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

WINDHOEK, Namibia (AP) — A prominent Namibian traditional leader, Vekuii Rukoro, the paramount chief of the OvaHererero people who led international legal battles to bring Germany to pay reparations for its genocide in the southern African country, has died of...

Ex-President Laurent Gbagbo arrives in Ivory Coast after acquittal on war crimes charges

Jun. 17, 2021 13:00 PM EDT
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ex-President Laurent Gbagbo arrives in Ivory Coast after acquittal on war crimes charges.

UN chief criticizes Central African Republic forces' actions

Jun. 16, 2021 21:53 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly criticized the Central African Republic’s security and allied forces in a new report for an “unprecedented increase in hostile threats and incidents” targeting U.N. peacekeepers and alleged human rights abuses. ...

Groups to Canada: Prosecute alleged Guatemalan war criminal

Jun. 16, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Two activist groups on Wednesday called for Canada's government to prosecute a man believed to be living in Canada who they say was involved in the massacre of more than 200 people in Guatemala in 1982. The Canadian government has been attempting to...

British lawyer Karim Khan sworn in as ICC's chief prosecutor

Jun. 16, 2021 07:12 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — British lawyer Karim Khan was sworn in Wednesday as the new chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court, pledging to reach out to nations that are not members of the court in his quest to end impunity for atrocities and to try to hold trials in...

US documents solve mystery of war criminal Tojo's remains

Jun. 14, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Until recently, the location of executed wartime Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo's remains was one of World War II's biggest mysteries in the nation he once led. Now, a Japanese university professor has revealed declassified U.S. military documents...

AP Interview: ICC prosecutor sees 'reset' under Biden

Jun. 14, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Monday that the global tribunal’s relationship with the United States — plunged into the deep freeze by former President Donald Trump — is undergoing a “reset” under his successor, Joe Biden. ...

Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic loses genocide appeal

Jun. 08, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ratko Mladic, the military chief known as the “Butcher of Bosnia” for orchestrating genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in the Balkan nation’s 1992-95 war, lost his final legal battle Tuesday when U.N. judges rejected his appeals and affirmed...

UN court upholds genocide, war crimes convictions of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic in final appeal

Jun. 08, 2021 10:18 AM EDT
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — UN court upholds genocide, war crimes convictions of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic in final appeal.

UN strongly condemns violations in Central African Republic

Jun. 07, 2021 21:52 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Monday strongly condemned violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in the Central African Republic and warned that attacks on United Nations peacekeepers there may constitute war crimes. The press...