Latest War crimes News

Sudan takes first step toward joining international court

Aug. 03, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan on Tuesday approved a draft bill allowing the East African country to join the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court. The decision by the Cabinet to join the Rome Statute is a step forward in the long-waited trial of suspects wanted for...

International court drops Simone Gbagbo arrest warrant

Jul. 30, 2021 05:44 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court has withdrawn its arrest warrant for the wife of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo following her husband's acquittal on charges of involvement in deadly violence that erupted following his country's disputed 2010...

Ivory Coast leader meets predecessor, urges reconciliation

Jul. 27, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara met on Tuesday with longtime rival Laurent Gbagbo, who returned last month to the country after the International Criminal Court upheld his acquittal on war crimes charges. The highly anticipated...

Sweden prosecutes Iranian man for 1980s war crimes at prison

Jul. 27, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish public prosecutors said Tuesday they have charged an Iranian citizen with committing grave war crimes during the final phase of the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s. The Swedish Prosecution Authority said the suspect worked in July-August 1988 as an...

Human Rights Watch: Israeli war crimes apparent in Gaza war

Jul. 27, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused the Israeli military of carrying out attacks that “apparently amount to war crimes” during an 11-day war in May against the Hamas militant group. The international human rights organization issued its...

Bosnian Serb politicians decry outlawing of genocide denial

Jul. 26, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian Serb political representatives have pledged to block decision-making in the country’s institutions in protest over a recent move by the top international envoy in Bosnia to outlaw genocide denial. “We will not live in a...

Top international official in Bosnia bans denial of genocide

Jul. 23, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The top international official in Bosnia on Friday outlawed denial of genocide in the Balkan country to counter attempts by Bosnia’s Serbs to deny the scope of the 1995 massacre in Srebrenica, Europe's only post-World War II genocide. ...

Myanmar's military again seeks to replace its UN ambassador

Jul. 20, 2021 23:40 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Myanmar’s military rulers are again seeking to replace the country’s ambassador to the United Nations, who opposed their Feb. 1 ouster of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and takeover of the government. Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin says in...

Dutch court: Syrian guilty of war crime in prisoner shooting

Jul. 16, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court convicted a Syrian man Friday of committing a war crime in his country for his role in the 2012 summary execution of a prisoner. The court sentenced the man to 20 years in prison. The case marked the first time a Dutch court...

Ex-judge: EU law mission in Kosovo holds anti-Albanian bias

Jul. 12, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A former British judge on Monday accused the European Union's legal watchdog in Kosovo of political meddling in many trials aimed at subverting Kosovar Albanians. Malcolm Simmons made the accusation against the EU's Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo,...