UN-backed experts point to new war crimes in Syria conflict

“The commission has said time and again that Idlib is a ticking time bomb — and this report lays out what human suffering ensues after a partial detonation,” commission chair Paulo Pinheiro told reporters. “The people of Idlib are trapped, scarred by fighting and abuses by all sides over the course of the conflict, and […]

ICC arrests Sudan militia leader for Darfur war crimes

Kushayb, who led notorious state-backed militias in a brutal campaign through Darfur, has been charged with at least 50 crimes against humanity and war crimes. He is “alleged to have personally participated in some of the attacks against civilians,” according to the ICC.

‘Power and Influence’ of UK Armed Forces Ended Iraq War Crimes Investigations, Peace Group Fears

Symon Hill: Of course prosecutors will sometimes drop cases due to insufficient evidence. This is true of civilian prosecutors as well as military prosecutors. However, given the hundreds of allegations made about war-related crimes in Iraq, several of which have been covered in the media, many people will find it difficult to believe that there […]

Kosovo President charged with war crimes cancels White House visit

“Only through dialogue we can solve our disputes with Serbia, resulting on mutual recognition and normalization of relations. My Government does not comment issues related to the Special Chambers. Kosovo will fully respect its international obligations,” he tweeted.

Srebrenica 25 years on: how the world lost its appetite to fight war crimes

“Those were exciting years. Those were what I call carpentry years for the war crimes tribunals,” said David Scheffer, who was US ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues from 1997 to 2001, and played a central role in the creation of several of the special courts. “We only had as a template Nuremberg and Tokyo, and […]

Two Syrian defectors to go on trial in Germany for war crimes

A legal complaint about the interview procedure led to Gharib briefly being released, but this was rejected by the federal high court last June. The fact he did not try to flee from German authorities in the meantime is likely to count in his favour at trial.

Kosovo veterans protest war crimes charges against president

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Veterans of a rebel army that fought for Kosovo’s independence from Serbia held protests Thursday against the indictment of the country’s president on war crimes and crimes against humanity charges stemming from the conflict in the late 1990s.

Kosovo president, 9 others indicted on war crimes charges

“The President of Kosovo has just informed us that he has canceled his trip to Washington, D.C. following the announcement made by the Special Prosecutors Office. I respect his decision not to attend the discussions until the legal issues of those allegations are settled,” tweeted Richard Grenell, the U.S. envoy for the Kosovo talks.

Kosovo president, indicted for war crimes, heads back home

The White House meeting would have been be the first talks between Serbia and Kosovo in 19 months. Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008, a move Serbia has not recognized. The United States and the European Union have been working to help normalize ties between the two countries.

Kosovo’s president to be questioned in war crimes inquiry

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s president said Wednesday that he would go to The Hague to be questioned by prosecutors investigating war crimes allegedly committed during and after a 1998-1999 armed conflict in Kosovo between ethnic Albanian separatists and Serbia.