Govt trying to hurt UN probe: Sri Lankan activist

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa`s decision to deny entry to UN investigators is intended to undermine the credibility of an ongoing war crimes inquiry, an activist said.

Sri Lanka to refuse entry to UN investigators: President

Sri Lanka will not grant visas to UN investigators probing war crimes allegedly committed during the island`s decades-long separatist conflict, President Mahinda Rajapakse said Tuesday.

Muslim bloc condemns Israel`s `war crimes` in Gaza

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on Tuesday condemned "war crimes" by Israel in Gaza and urged a meeting of donors on financing reconstruction in the enclave devastated by a month-long war.

Gaza crisis: UN names panel to probe war crimes

The United Nations has named a three-member panel which will probe the war crimes and human rights violations that took place in Gaza Strip in the violence between Israel and Palestine.

Palestinians mull war crime charges against Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is seeking written pledges of support from all political factions before making any attempt to press for possible war crimes charges against Israel.

Gaza officials accuse Israel of war crimes at ICC

Top Palestinian officials have accused Israel of war crimes in Gaza, filing a complaint today to the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

UN`s Pillay says Israel may be committing war crimes

Israel may be committing war crimes in Gaza, where its punitive house demolitions and killing of children raise the "strong possibility" that it is violating international law, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said on Wednesday. 

UN panel questions Japan on `comfort women`

The UN Human Rights Committee Wednesday raised its concerns and questions on the issue of "comfort women" during its consideration of the sixth periodic report of Japan on its implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

Jamaat leader fit for court appearance: Bangladesh authorities

Bangladesh`s prison authorities have said fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami chief Matiur Rahman Nizami was fit for court appearance, 10 days after a special tribunal deferred the verdict on war crimes charges against him due to his sickness.

China to release daily Japanese war crimes `confession`

China began publishing "confessions" of 45 convicted Japanese World War II criminals on Thursday, officials said, in Beijing`s latest effort to highlight the past amid a territorial dispute between the two.

Nobel laureate Ahtisaari to assist Sri Lanka war crimes probe: UN

Former Finnish president and Nobel laureate Martti Ahtisaari will serve as an advisor to an international inquiry into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, the UN said Wednesday.

Assad tops list of Syria war crimes suspects handed to ICC: Ex-prosecutor

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad tops a list of 20 sample war crimes indictments of government officials and rebels drafted by experts for prosecution someday, a former international war crimes prosecutor said on Tuesday.

UN asks Lanka to cooperate with UNHRC

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has asked Sri Lanka to engage "constructively" and cooperate with its human rights body to implement a resolution calling for an international inquiry into alleged war crimes.

Sri Lanka claims moral victory from war crimes vote

Sri Lanka tried to claim a moral victory on Friday and insisted it would push on with reconciliation efforts after being censured by the UN`s top rights body for failing to bring perpetrators of war crimes to justice.

Sri Lanka slams British TV channel for war crimes documentary

Sri Lanka on Monday slammed what it termed as an attempt by a British channel to denigrate Colombo ahead of the voting on a US-sponsored resolution in UNHRC over alleged rights abuses during the war with LTTE.

`Syrian forces committing war crimes in Yarmouk siege`

Amnesty International accused President Bashar al-Assad`s forces on Monday of perpetrating war crimes as part of a siege in southern Damascus which has killed nearly 200 people, mostly by starvation.

ICC convicts DR Congo militia boss of war crimes

The International Criminal Court on Friday convicted Congolese ex-militia boss Germain Katanga of war crimes for arming an ethnic militia that carried out a 2003 village massacre with guns and machetes.

Sri Lanka says UN rights report `fundamentally flawed`

Sri Lanka on Wednesday dismissed a UN report calling for an international probe into allegations of war crimes at the end of its civil war as "fundamentally flawed."

US puts Sri Lanka on notice over alleged war crimes

A US-led resolution calling for an international probe into allegations that 40,000 civilians were killed at the end of Sri Lanka`s separatist war has been filed with the UN`s top rights body.

In South Sudan oil hub, evidence of more war crimes

Women gang raped and then executed in their hospital beds, worshippers gunned down in a church, children executed: details are emerging of yet more atrocities committed amid South Sudan`s slide into carnage.