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War crimes commission takes aim at Islamic State

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 08:08

The head of the independent UN commission on Syrian war crimes said that commanders of the Islamic State extremist group are "good candidates" to be put on a confidential list of alleged perpetrators.

Gaza officials accuse Israel of war crimes at ICC

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 06:39

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 14:15

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`

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 04:35

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

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 14:47

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`

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 16:31

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 20:22

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.

Bangladesh Islamist party chief war crimes verdict postponed

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 10:10

A Bangladeshi war crimes tribunal deferred its verdict on an Islamist party chief already sentenced to death in a separate case on Tuesday because he is sick, lawyers said.

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 10:25

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.

Bangladesh PM Hasina says no further action against Jamaat-e-Islami

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 21:34

Bangladesh`s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said legal obstacles barred her government from pursuing further charges against the fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami for crimes during the 1971 war as she backed her law minister, under fire for going soft on the Islamists.

UN asks Lanka to cooperate with UNHRC

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 13:37

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.

Not voting in favour of SL resolution could hurt Congress prospects

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 13:58

Has Congress scored a self-goal for its victory prospects in Tamil Nadu with India abstaining from voting in favour of a US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka in UNHRC for alleged human rights violations?