Tag Archive | War Crimes

Chad’s ex-leader gets life in prison for atrocities

Chad’s ex-leader gets life in prison for atrocities

Former Chad president Hissene Habre, an ally of the West during the Cold War, was convicted on Monday of war crimes and crimes against humanity for ordering the killing and torture of thousands of political opponents during his eight-year rule. The verdict capped a 16-year battle by victims and rights campaigners to bring the former […]

Serbia accuses Croatia of blocking EU path

Serbia accuses Croatia of blocking EU path

Serbia has accused Croatia of obstructing its negotiations on European Union membership and said it would not submit to blackmail by its neighbor. Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said his government was “stunned by Croatia’s decision not to support Serbia’s European path.” His statement on April 8 comes after Croatian officials in Brussels refused to […]

S Sudan: Unity government formation set for delay

S Sudan: Unity government formation set for delay

The setting up of a unity government in South Sudan is expected to be further delayed – a fresh setback in efforts to end a brutal conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people. Despite missing key deadlines, warring parties were scheduled to establish a transitional government by Friday after a peace deal was […]

Japan and S Korea settle “comfort woman” row

Japan and S Korea settle “comfort woman” row

Japan and South Korea have removed the biggest obstacle to better bilateral ties after agreeing to “finally and irreversibly” resolve Tokyo’s use of tens of thousands of Korean women as wartime sex slaves. In a breakthrough that barely seemed possible a few months ago, Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, offered his “most sincere apologies” to […]

Saudi strikes in Yemen raises war crime concerns

Saudi strikes in Yemen raises war crime concerns

On Sept. 28, the same day President Barack Obama addressed world leaders before the UN General Assembly, warplanes from a US-backed Saudi coalition struck a wedding party in Yemen. The attack killed as many as 135 people near the port city of Mokha and raised concerns about the possible perpetration of war crimes in Yemen. At […]

Gaza conflict 2014: “War crimes by both sides” – UN

Gaza conflict 2014: “War crimes by both sides” – UN

Both Israel and Palestinian militants may have committed war crimes during the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict, UN investigators have said. In a long-awaited report, the UN team said there was evidence of “serious violations” by both sides. Israel dismissed the investigation as “politically motivated and morally flawed”, while Hamas said it wrongly equated “the victim and […]

Israeli veterans testify about Gaza carnage

Israeli veterans testify about Gaza carnage

The war last summer between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip left more than 2,100 Palestinians dead and reduced vast areas to rubble. On Monday, a group of Israeli veterans released sobering testimony from fellow soldiers that suggests permissive rules of engagement coupled with indiscriminate artillery fire contributed to the mass destruction and high numbers […]