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UN team unearths 12 mass graves in Iraq probe of IS crimes

New York - A UN team investigating the massacre of Iraq's Yazidi minority and other atrocities has excavated 12 mass graves and is collecting witness accounts that could be used in Iraqi and other national courts, according to a UN report seen by AFP on Monday.

Former Rwandan rebel leader accused of war crimes dies in Germany

Berlin - The former leader of a Rwandan Hutu rebel group has died in a German prison while he was awaiting a retrial on war crimes charges, a court said Wednesday.

Hague court turns down Afghan war crimes probe as US hails victory

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court turned down Friday a request to open a war crimes probe in Afghanistan, with the United States hailing a victory for its strong-armed tactic of revoking the chief prosecutor's visa.

ICC judges turn down request for Afghanistan war crimes probe

Den Haag - Judges at the International Criminal Court Friday turned down a request to open a war crimes probe in Afghanistan, a week after Washington revoked the court's chief prosecutor's visa over the case.

US revokes ICC prosecutor's visa over Afghan probe

Den Haag - The United States has revoked the visa for the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, her office said Friday, over a possible investigation of American soldiers' actions in Afghanistan.

UN judges deny last-ditch Karadzic life sentence appeal

Den Haag - A UN war crimes tribunal Wednesday slapped down former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic's challenge to an increase in his sentence for war crimes to a life term, saying its ruling was final.

Karadzic appeals life sentence for Bosnia war crimes: court

Den Haag - Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic on Thursday filed an appeal against a UN court's decision to increase his sentence to life in jail for war crimes, court documents said.

Switzerland indicts Liberian over war crimes

Geneva - Swiss prosecutors on Tuesday announced an unprecedented war crimes indictment against a Liberian man accused of murder and rape during the first of the country's back-to-back civil wars.

Srebrenica survivors applaud Karadzic life sentence

Srebrenica - Relatives of victims of the Srebrenica massacre applauded Wednesday's decision to hand a life sentence to Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic for genocide and war crimes during the 1990s.

Srebrenica survivors applaud Karadzic life sentence

Srebrenica - Relatives of victims of the Srebrenica massacre applauded the life sentence delivered Wednesday against Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic for genocide and war crimes during the 1990s.

Karadzic sentence increased to life for Bosnia genocide

Den Haag - Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic will spend the rest of his life in jail for the "sheer scale and systematic cruelty" of his crimes in the war that tore his country apart a quarter of a century ago, UN judges said on Wednesday.

Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic: war criminal with '1,000 faces'

Sarajevo - President, psychiatrist, poet and even New Age healer -- Serb hero Radovan Karadzic lived a varied life before being convicted of war crimes in The Hague.

Bosnia's Karadzic faces final war crimes verdict in The Hague

Den Haag - UN judges will rule Wednesday on former Bosnian Serb strongman Radovan Karadzic's appeal against his conviction for genocide and other atrocities during the bloody civil war in the 1990s.

DR Congo's Bemba seeks 68 mln euros from war crimes court

Den Haag - Former DR Congo vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba is demanding 68 million euros in compensation from the International Criminal Court following his war crimes acquittal last year, his lawyer said Monday.

Sri Lanka U-turns on war crimes probe

Colombo - Sri Lanka's president went back Wednesday on pledges to investigate war-time atrocities, saying he did not want to "re-open old wounds" but sparked a rift with his cohabitation government.

UN judges to rule on Karadzic appeal of war crimes conviction next month

Den Haag - UN judges will rule next month on the appeal of convicted war criminal Radovan Karadzic, sentenced to 40 years in jail including genocide for his role in Bosnia's 1990s war.

UN judges to rule on Karadzic appeal of war crimes conviction next month

Den Haag - UN judges will rule next month on the appeal of convicted war criminal Radovan Karadzic, sentenced to 40 years in jail for his role in Bosnia's 1990s war."The Appeals Chamber...

Kosovo PM promotes ex-fighter ahead of war crimes questioning

Pristina - Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj has appointed a wartime rebel commander as his political adviser just days before the military man's questioning by an international court probing war crimes.

Kosovo president says he will face war crime prosecutors if summoned

Pristina - Kosovo President Hashim Thaci said Monday he would respond "with fullest transparency" if he is summoned for questioning by prosecutors of an EU-backed international court investigating alleged war crimes during a 1990s war with Serbia.

Risk of 'grave crimes' in Congo ahead of vote: ICC prosecutor

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor warned on Thursday of a risk of "grave crimes" in the troubled Democratic Republic of Congo ahead of elections scheduled for this weekend.

Two Kosovo ex-commanders summoned to Hague in war crimes probe

Pristina - Two top Kosovo independence fighters are among the first to be summoned for interviews by special war crimes prosecutors in The Hague, their lawyers said Wednesday.

Bosnian 'Srebrenica defender' acquitted of war crimes

Sarajevo - Former Bosnian military commander Naser Oric, hailed by supporters as the heroic "defender of Srebrenica", was acquitted Friday of war crimes during the country's 1990s conflict.

Veteran war crimes prosecutor urges reform of 'disappointing' UN

Geneva - Former war crimes prosecutor Carla Del Ponte, who for years was part of a UN commission probing rights abuses in Syria, is calling for reform of the UN "talk shop".

Jailed war criminal Mladic 'sends kisses' live on Serb TV

Belgrade - Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic, sentenced to life imprisonment for genocide, spoke live by telephone to a Serbian television channel from a Dutch jail Friday saying he was sending kisses, sparking outrage and increased monitoring from authorities...

Jailed war criminal Mladic 'sends kisses' live on Serb TV

Belgrade - Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic, serving life in a Dutch jail for genocide, spoke live by telephone to a Serbian television channel on Friday, saying he was sending kisses.

Dutch officials unable to trace how Balkan war criminal got poison

Den Haag - Dutch prosecutors said Friday they had not managed to establish how a Bosnian Croat war criminal got the poison he used in his courtroom suicide in front of UN judges.

Former Bosnian general charged with war crimes

Sarajevo - Bosnian prosecutors on Thursday charged 17 people including a retired Bosnian general with war crimes against hundreds of people, mostly ethnic Serbs, during the country's 1990s conflict.

Top UN judge withdraws from Karadzic case

Den Haag - The top judge in the appeals case of convicted Bosnian Serb war criminal Radovan Karadzic withdrew from the case Thursday to avoid an accusation of possible bias, court documents said.

Uganda warlord 'was child victim' of Lord's Resistance Army

Den Haag - A Ugandan warlord must be acquitted of war crimes because he himself was a brutalised former child victim of the Lord's Resistance Army, defence lawyers told the International Criminal Court on Tuesday.

DR Congo ex-warlord's sentence for witness bribes upheld

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court on Monday upheld former DR Congo vice-president and warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba's one-year sentence for bribing witnesses in a case that led to him being barred for running for president.
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