UN prosecutor mulls war crimes charges against jihadists

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said she was weighing bringing war crimes charges against Islamic State jihadist fighters, in an interview published on Thursday.

Libya's armed factions may have committed war crimes: Amnesty

Human rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday it had satellite pictures indicating that rival factions in Libya had committed war crimes by shelling densely populated residential areas in the west of the oil-producing country.

Libya militias commit 'mounting war crimes': Amnesty

Pro-government and rebel militias vying for control of western Libya are committing war crimes including torturing detainees and targeting civilians, Amnesty International said today.

Convicted Bangladeshi war crimes mastermind dies

Convicted war criminal Ghulam Azam, one of the most high profile leaders of Bangladesh`s largest Islamist party, has died.

`All Serbs` on trial at war crimes court, says Karadzic

 Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic on Wednesday said "all Serbs" were on trial as he began his closing statement to the Yugoslav war crimes court, where he is charged with some of the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II. 

Sri Lanka wins backing of 22 nations against UN rights probe

Sri Lanka has won the backing of 22 nations in its battle against the UN's war crimes probe into the country's human rights record during its brutal civil war.

Russia says weapons from NATO states would abet war crimes in Ukraine

Russian Parliamentary Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said on Tuesday any deliveries of weapons from NATO countries to Kiev would be abetting war crimes being committed in eastern Ukraine.

Visiting Japan PM hopeful on Sri Lanka war crimes probe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he hoped Sri Lanka`s war crimes probe would silence its critics ahead of his arrival Sunday on the island to push for stronger trade ties.

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.