Americans seek `war crimes` charges against Hamas leaders

Twenty-six Americans filed a complaint on Tuesday to the US Attorney General requesting the justice ministry prosecute Hamas leaders for "war crimes," the Israeli legal group representing them said.

Rights group accuses Israel of war crimes during Gaza war

The Israeli Army committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during last year`s offensive in Gaza, a rights group said on Friday. 

ICC should prosecute Islamic State for Iraq genocide, war crimes: UN

 The United Nations human rights office said on Thursday that Islamic State fighters may have committed genocide against the minority Yazidi community in Iraq as well as crimes against humanity and war crimes against civilians including children.

Airstrikes by Syrian government war crimes: Amnesty
Airstrikes by Syrian government war crimes: Amnesty

 The Syrian government committed "war crimes" in the airstrikes launched in the northeastern province of al-Raqqa in November 2014, killing 115 civilians, 14 of whom were children, according to a report released by Amnesty International on Tuesday.

'US moving to deport Bosnians tied to war crimes'

The United States is moving to deport at least 150 Bosnians suspected of taking part in war crimes and ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, the New York Times reported.

US moving to deport Bosnians tied to war crimes: Report

 The United States is moving to deport at least 150 Bosnians suspected of taking part in war crimes and ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, the New York Times reported Saturday.

ICC upholds war crimes acquittal of Congo ex-militia boss

The International Criminal Court on Friday upheld the acquittal of Congolese ex-militia leader Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui who had been freed more than two years ago in a trial on war crimes charges.

No foreigner in war crimes probe: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Friday said it won`t invite foreign experts in its probe into allegations of war crimes and maintained that the inquiry will take place within the country`s legal system.

ICC acquits Congo ex-militia boss Ngudjolo Chui on appeal

The International Criminal Court on Friday upheld the acquittal of Congolese ex-militia leader Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, freed more than two years ago on war crimes charges.

Bangladesh's ex-MP sentenced to life for war crimes

Bangladesh's fugitive former lawmaker Abdul Jabbar was today sentenced to jail until death by a special tribunal for committing crimes against humanity during the 1971 independence war against Pakistan.

Sri Lanka to discuss new war crimes probe with UN

Sri Lanka`s newly-elected government will next month look to win United Nations backing for a domestic probe into alleged war crimes under former leader Mahinda Rajapakse, an official said Saturday.

UN investigators to publish Syria war crimes suspect names

United Nations war crimes investigators plan to publish names of suspects involved in Syria`s four-year war and push for new ways to bring them to justice, in a radical change of strategy announced on Friday.

Sri Lanka wins delay over UN war crimes report

Sri Lanka`s new government won a six-month delay on Monday in the publication of a report on alleged war crimes, after the UN human rights chief praised its willingness to open the country up to scrutiny. 

Germany no longer denies wartime crimes: President

German President Joachim Gauck has said that the country has reconciled with its former enemies as it no longer denies its wartime crimes.

Chad's ex-president Habre to stand trial for war crimes

Senegalese authorities sent former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre before a special tribunal on Friday to stand trial for torture, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Nepal sets up panels to probe war crimes amid cries for justice

Nepal set up two commissions on Tuesday to investigate long-simmering allegations of human rights abuses and disappearances during the Himalayan nation`s decade-long civil war, a government minister said. 

Commonwealth hails Lanka's 'credible' probe for war crimes

The Commonwealth on Tuesday welcomed Sri Lanka's intent to establish a "credible" probe mechanism into war crime allegations and hailed the appointment of a civilian governor in the Tamil-dominated Northern Province.

Strong judiciary can help avoid war crimes probe: Colombo

 A strong judiciary in Sri Lanka will help avoid an international probe into war crimes allegedly committed by the military in the war against the Tamil Tigers, the government said Tuesday.

Palestinians join war crimes court, angering Israel, U.S.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signed on to 20 international agreements on Wednesday, including the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), a day after a bid for independence by 2017 failed at the United Nations Security Council.

Karunanidhi flays Rajapaksa for following 'double standards'

DMK president M Karunanidhi on Thursday said Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa was following "double standards" in announcing a judicial inquiry into the allegations of war crimes.