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Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic

Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic listens to the verdict at the International Tribunal in The Hague

Karadzic sentenced to 40 years for genocide

24/03/2016 18:41

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was convicted of genocide and nine other charges at a U.N. court today and sentenced to 40 years in prison.

 

People wait to leave the besieged town of Madaya, northwest of Damascus, Syria.

People wait to leave the besieged town of Madaya, northwest of Damascus, Syria.

Starvation ‘as a weapon’ is a war crime - UN chief ‎

15/01/2016 15:48

Commenting on the besieged town of Madaya in Syria, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Ban has warned that the use of starvation as a weapon of war is a war crime.

 

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Jordan's Zeid Raad al-Hussein.

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Jordan's Zeid Raad al-Hussein.

Syria war criminals will face justice, U.N. rights boss vows

13/03/2015 16:53

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein hs said suspected war criminals in Syria will some day have to face justice for gross violations against civilians . 

 

Britain's Queen Elizabeth greets Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena at Buckingham Palace in London March 11, 2015.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth greets Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena at Buckingham Palace in London March 11, 2015.

Lankan president Sirisena pledges war crimes inquiry

12/03/2015 17:42

Sri Lanka hopes to set up a domestic inquiry into atrocities from the civil war, President Sirisena has told the BBC. He said UN investigators would not take part in the inquiry, but their views would be taken into account. 

 

Protest by Nepalese victims of war and human rights activists.

Protest by Nepalese victims of war and human rights activists.

Nepal Supreme Court rejects amnesty for war crimes ‎

27/02/2015 15:49

In a victory for human rights activists and victim's froups, Nepal's Supreme Court has rejected the possibility of amnesty for perpetrators of serious human rights abuses during a decade-long civil war.