• Spanish law allows the prosecution of foreigners for such crimes as genocide, crimes against humanity and torture committed anywhere in the world. (reuters.com)
  • United Nations investigators said on Thursday Israeli security forces may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in killing 189 Palestinians and wounding more than 6,100 at weekly protests in Gaza last year. (abc.net.au)
  • Some of these violations may constitute war crimes or crimes against humanity and must be immediately investigated by Israel,' Mr Canton said. (abc.net.au)
  • The ICC investigations in Uganda have focussed on alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the context of an armed conflict predominantly between the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and the national authorities, mainly in Northern Uganda, since 1 July 2002. (icc-cpi.int)
  • The amendment will 'empower the tribunals to try and punish any organizations, including Jamaat-e-Islami, for committing crimes during country's liberation war in 1971,' Law Minister Shafique Ahmed said after the change was approved. (newsmax.com)
  • A Gambian-born lawyer who is the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor has suggested she may open an investigation into the US invasion of Afghanistan where war crimes might have been committed by the country's forces. (smbcgo.com)
  • Calls to investigate Israel over alleged war crimes in Gaza conflict prompted Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to promise military personnel state protection from foreign prosecution. (reuters.com)
  • U.S. citizens could face prosecution if they are found to have committed crimes in a country that is an ICC member, such as Afghanistan. (smbcgo.com)
  • DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh's parliament, meeting demands of protesters thronging the capital, amended a law on Sunday allowing the state to appeal any verdict in war crimes trials it deems inadequate and out of step with public opinion. (newsmax.com)
  • The protesters have been demanding the death penalty for war crimes after a tribunal this month sentenced a prominent Islamist to life in prison in connection with Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. (newsmax.com)
  • Taylor, 62, says he is innocent of the 11 war crimes charges he faces, including murder, rape, sexual enslavement and recruiting child soldiers. (6abc.com)
  • In a country still coming to terms with a legacy of atrocities committed during World War II, the idea of an institution that would comprehensively record Japan's history of sexual slavery is highly controversial. (womensenews.org)
  • Spain's High Court announced this week it would launch a war crimes investigation into a Israeli ex-defence minister and six other top security officials for their role in a 2002 attack that killed a Hamas commander and 14 civilians in Gaza. (reuters.com)
  • They are designed precisely to balance operational commitments, security of our own troops and protection of innocent civilians, as required under the Rules of War. (quadrant.org.au)
  • Bangladesh became part of Pakistan at the end of British rule in 1947 but broke away in 1971 after a war between Bangladeshi nationalists, backed by India, and Pakistani forces. (newsmax.com)
  • Delivering her annual report to members of the ICC in The Hague on Monday, chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said she would decide "imminently" whether to ask judges for permission to launch a full-blown investigation as to whether US military forces and CIA operatives may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan through the "cruel or violent" interrogation of detainees. (smbcgo.com)
  • Meanwhile, the ICC the judge said there had been allegations of "war crimes of torture and related ill-treatment, by U.S. military forces deployed to Afghanistan and in secret detention facilities operated by the Central Intelligence Agency. (smbcgo.com)
  • Bensouda said there was a "reasonable basis to believe that" during the interrogation of detainees "members of the US armed forces and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency resorted to techniques amounting to the commission of the war crimes of torture" as well as cruel treatment and rape. (smbcgo.com)
  • In December, Bensouda announced that there were grounds for a criminal investigation against Israel and the Palestinians over possible war crimes in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem. (haaretz.com)
  • The government has argued that rape was not a war crime before 1945 and that its colonization of Asian countries was a pre-emptive effort to protect them from Western colonialism. (womensenews.org)
  • Eight other Jamaat leaders, including its current and former chiefs, are being tried by the war crimes court that Hasina set up in 2010 to investigate abuses during the 1971 conflict. (newsmax.com)
  • The government is trying to use the protests over the war crime trials to divert attention from critical national issues such as our demand for election under a caretaker authority to ensure a clean and unbiased vote,' BNP's acting Secretary-General, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, told the rally. (newsmax.com)
  • The coastal enclave is controlled by the Islamist group Hamas, which is designated a terrorist group by the West and has fought three wars with Israel. (abc.net.au)
  • Prosecutors had hoped Campbell would provide evidence that Taylor traded guns to neighboring Sierra Leone rebels in exchange for uncut diamonds during Sierra Leone's 1992-2002 civil war. (6abc.com)
  • The U.S. is not a signatory to the war crimes court but an investigation would expose its forces to ICC scrutiny for the first time. (smbcgo.com)
  • The British supermodel had fought for months to avoid testifying and being questioned at Taylor's war crimes trial before the Special Court for Sierra Leone on the subject of "blood diamonds" - illegally mined gems used to finance wars. (6abc.com)
  • Since the establishment of the ICC, the war crimes court has been accused of only targeting African leaders. (smbcgo.com)
  • The prosecutor also found "a reasonable basis to believe that members of Hamas and Palestinian armed groups committed the war crimes. (haaretz.com)
  • The ICC therefore may exercise its jurisdiction over crimes listed in the Rome Statute committed on the territory of Uganda or by its nationals from 1 July 2002 onwards. (icc-cpi.int)
  • The alleged crimes were "not the abuses of a few isolated individuals" but were committed as part of "a policy or policies aimed at eliciting information through the use of interrogation techniques involving cruel or violent methods" the ICC reported, suggesting aim was to "support U.S. objectives in the conflict in Afghanistan. (smbcgo.com)
  • The Rules of War, as codified in the Geneva Conventions, govern the way in which enemy combatants can be killed and how they must be treated if captured. (quadrant.org.au)
  • Bensouda said the Taliban, Afghan government forces and U.S. troops as well as the CIA all appeared to have carried out war crimes. (smbcgo.com)
  • In guerrilla war scenarios, such as in Afghanistan, the enemy will seek exploit weaknesses in our rules, not only to obtain a tactical or propaganda advantage but also to inflict damage on our combatants' morale. (quadrant.org.au)
  • If so, it ought to side with applying international law, promoting peace and justice and opposing war crimes. (haaretz.com)
  • Amnesty also charges that the Asian Women's Fund-established in 1995 to compensate victims-does not meet international standards for war reparations and is perceived by survivors as an attempt to buy their silence. (womensenews.org)
  • That is not covered by rules of engagement but by the Rules of War and there are international consequences for breaking them. (quadrant.org.au)