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Bangladesh: Ex-MP from Jamaat-e-Islami gets death penalty for war crimes

Bangladesh has so far executed four war crimes convicts since the process began to try the top Bengali perpetrators of 1971 atrocities.

U.N. urges Sri Lanka to rein in military, prosecute war crimes

Sri Lanka must prosecute war crimes committed during the long civil war with Tamil rebels to win the confidence of the Tamil minority.

ICC sentences DR Congo`s Bemba to 18 years in jail for war crimes

ICC sentences DR Congo`s Bemba to 18 years in jail for war crimes

Judges at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba to 18 years in jail for a series of brutal rapes and murders in Central African Republic over a decade ago.

Bangladesh clears execution of top Islamist leader Motiur Rahman Nizami

Bangladesh clears execution of top Islamist leader Motiur Rahman Nizami

Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the death sentence of top Islamist party leader Motiur Rahman Nizami for war crimes, paving the way for his execution within days.

Radical Serb leader Seselj praises `honourable` UN judges for acquittal

Radical Serb leader Vojislav Seselj on Thursday praised the "honourable and fair" UN judges who acquitted him of nine charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

UN judges acquit Serb leader Seselj on all war crimes charges

UN judges acquit Serb leader Seselj on all war crimes charges

UN judges on Thursday found radical Serb leader Vojislav Seselj not guilty on all nine charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity arising out of the 1990s Balkans wars.

Congo ex-vice president guilty in landmark ICC war rape ruling

Democratic Republic of Congo`s Jean-Pierre Bemba became the highest-ranking politician convicted by the international war crimes court on Monday, when it judged him responsible for a campaign of rape and murder in Central African Republic.

ICC unveils war crimes charge for `callous` Timbuktu attack

Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday accused a Malian jihadist of war crimes for "a callous" attack on the world heritage site of Timbuktu.

North Korea leaders should face trial for crimes against humanity: UN

The 2014 report prompted the UN General Assembly to urge the Security Council to consider referring North Korea to the International Criminal Court.

Ugandan rebel commander Ongwen faces 70 war crimes charges

The International Criminal Court on Thursday unveiled 70 charges of war crimes against notorious Lord`s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen.

Dhaka university cuts ties with all Pakistani varsities

Many of the assassinated 1971 intelligentsias were senior teachers of Dhaka University and majority of them were massacred towards the fag end of the liberation war.

War crimes execution: India may back Bangladesh if issue raised at global forum

India is likely to back Bangladesh if the issue of execution of two influential Opposition leaders for war crimes during the country's 1971 independence struggle against Pakistan was taken to any multilateral or international forum.

Bangladesh SC upholds death sentence of two wartime criminals

A bench of Chief Justice S.K. Sinha heard Mujahid's plea on Tuesday and Chowdhury's on Wednesday.

UN asks Sri Lanka to allow foreign judges in war crimes probe

The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday unanimously recommended a credible probe involving foreign judges and prosecutors into the alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka's battle against the LTTE, a resolution on which was surprisingly co-sponsored by Colombo despite its strong reservations.

France opens war crimes inquiry against Assad regime

French authorities have launched a probe into Syrian President Bashar al-Assad`s regime for alleged war crimes, sources said Tuesday, as world powers sparred at the UN over the embattled leader`s fate.

ICC war crimes suspect Bemba, aides` bribery trial opens

 Congolese former vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba and four close associates went on trial Tuesday before the International Criminal Court, facing charges of bribing witnesses in Bemba`s war crimes case.

Backing 'watered down' US resolution on Lanka would mean denial of justice: Karunanidhi

DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Sunday cautioned India against supporting a "watered down" resolution by the US on Sri Lanka in the UN Human Rights Council over alleged rights violations during the last phase of civil war against LTTE in 2009 in the island nation.

Islamist sent to war crimes court for Timbuktu attacks

An Islamist leader was on Saturday handed over to the International Criminal Court on charges of destroying much of Mali`s fabled city of Timbuktu, in the first such case before the war crimes court, officials said.

Lanka opposes tone of proposed US resolution on war crimes

Sri Lanka on Monday described as "reparative, judgmental" and "counterproductive" the text of the draft resolution to be moved by the US at the UN rights body in Geneva on the country's alleged war crimes during the last phase of civil war with the LTTE.

UN wants international judges in Sri Lanka war crimes court

The United Nations on Wednesday detailed horrific abuses committed in Sri Lanka`s civil war, including the disappearance of tens of thousands of people, and said the country needed international help to probe war crimes and enable reconciliation.