*  Multivariate Analysis of War Crime Behaviour: Implications for the International Criminal Court | LJMU Research Online
To prosecute perpetrators of war crimes the International Criminal Court (ICC) must connect the physical actions of the offence and 'most responsible' offenders charged with planning, instigating and intent on carrying out crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and crimes of aggression. To date there has been no empirical study of the types of physical actions that make up this offence. There is no baseline knowledge to contextualize the offence and enable the ICC to make links between the actions on the ground and a perpetrator's culpability.. The purpose of this study was to produce the first multivariate model of war crime ground action using cases of war crime offences in Cambodia and Rwanda. The aim was to first identify a representative range offence behaviours, and ...
  http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/4409/
*  PhD studies in human rights: "Children & International Criminal Justice" Conference at Georgia Law School
William A. Schabas is professor of international law at Middlesex University in London. He is also professor of international criminal law and human rights at Leiden University, emeritus professor human rights law at the Irish Centre for Human Rights of the National University of Ireland Galway, and an honorary professor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, in Beijing and Wuhan University. He is the author of more than 20 books and 300 journal articles, on such subjects as the abolition of capital punishment, genocide and the international criminal tribunals. Professor Schabas was a member of the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Technical Cooperation in Human Rights and president of the International Association of Genocide Scholars. He serves as president of the Irish Branch of the International Law Association chair of the Institute for International Criminal Investigation. He is an Officer ...
  http://humanrightsdoctorate.blogspot.com/2014/09/children-international-criminal-justice.html
*  PM - Uganda's brutal Lord's Resistance Army now active in the Congo 03/05/2010
Expelled from Uganda after losing a long guerrilla war the Lords Resistance Army is now active in the Democratic Republic of Congo The LRA raids villages and towns murdering women old people and k
  http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2010/s2889152.htm
*  War Crimes, Atrocity and Justice, by Michael J. Shapiro | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
Human history has been witness to many war crimes and atrocities. But it is only in the twentieth century that one sees institutionalised, global attempts to fix responsibility for such crimes and to bring justice to the victims of such unspeakable, horrific crimes against humanity. However, most would agree that these attempts have hardly made a huge difference either in getting justice for victims and giving them closure or in deterring such crimes. Through War Crimes, Atrocity, and Justice, Michael J.
  http://www.idsa.in/jds/jds_11_3_2017_war-crimes-atrocity-and-justice
*  EU Must Maintain Insistence on Full Serbian Cooperation with ICTY | Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is writing to urge you to maintain your principled approach towards Serbia as regards its cooperation with the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (ICTY). The European Union (EU) should use the meetings with Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica scheduled for September 12 to reiterate that full cooperation with the ICTY, including the arrest and transfer of Ratko Mladic, remains a non-negotiable precondition for the signing of a Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) between the EU and Serbia.. Human Rights Watch is writing to urge you to maintain your principled approach towards Serbia as regards its cooperation with the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (ICTY). The European Union (EU) should use the meetings with Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica scheduled for September 12 to reiterate that full cooperation with the ICTY, including the arrest and transfer of Ratko Mladic, remains a non-negotiable precondition ...
  https://www.hrw.org/news/2007/09/10/eu-must-maintain-insistence-full-serbian-cooperation-icty
*  International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia | Institute for War and Peace Reporting
IWPR supports local reporters, citizen journalists and civil society activists in three dozen countries in conflict, crisis and transition around the world. We contribute to peace and good governance by strengthening the ability of media and civil society to speak out. We do this by training, mentoring and providing platforms for professional and citizen reporters; building up the institutional capacity of media and civic groups; and working with independent and official partners to remove barriers to free expression, robust public debate and citizen engagement ...
  https://iwpr.net/focus/icty
*  Sri Lanka: US War Crimes Report Details Extensive Abuses | Human Rights Watch
New York) - A US State Department report on possible violations of the laws of war in Sri Lanka made public on October 22, 2009 shows the need for an independent international investigation, Human Rights Watch said today. The report details violations of the laws of war committed by both government forces and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) from January through May 2009. "The US State Department report should dispel any doubts that serious abuses were committed during the conflict's final months," said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch. "Given Sri Lanka's complete failure to investigate possible war crimes, the only hope for justice is an independent, international investigation." The Office of War Crimes Issues of the State Department prepared the report on possible war crimes committed during the final months of the 26-year-long civil ...
  https://www.hrw.org/news/2009/10/22/sri-lanka-us-war-crimes-report-details-extensive-abuses
*  Bensouda says U.S. may have committed war crimes in Afghan - SMBC GAMBIA
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.. Bensouda said the Taliban, Afghan government forces and U.S. troops as well as the CIA all appeared to have carried out war crimes. "At least 61 detainees" were subjected to "torture (and) cruel treatment" by US armed forces in Afghanistan between May 1, 2003, and December 31, 2014, according to ICC initial findings.. Since the establishment of the ICC, the war crimes court has been accused of only targeting African leaders.. Last month, Gambia has become the third country after South Africa and Burundi to leave the ICC. The West African ...
  https://gambia.smbcgo.com/2016/11/21/bensouda-says-u-s-may-committed-war-crimes-afghan/
*  International Criminal Court a Reality | Human Rights Watch
New York) - Human Rights Watch today hailed the 60th ratification of the International Criminal Court (ICC) treaty. At United Nations headquarters in New York, governments supporting the rule of law welcomed the establishment of the first permanent international tribunal to try those accused of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. The ICC was created because national court systems -- from Guatemala to Sierra Leone to Iraq -- have failed to provide justice to the victims of egregious crimes. The Court will take cases only when the national systems do not work.. "The International Criminal Court is potentially the most important human rights institution created in 50 years. It will be the court where the Saddams, Pol Pots and Pinochets of the future are held to account," said Richard Dicker, Director of the International Justice Program at Human Rights Watch.. The Court will have authority to prosecute the most serious ...
  https://www.hrw.org/news/2002/04/11/international-criminal-court-reality
*  Volunteer Correspondent Program aids the intellectually disabled and autistic - The Maine Campus
The Volunteer Correspondent Program (VCP), based out of Augusta, is doing everything in their power to help better the lives of the intellectually disabled and the autistic.. "Our mission is to provide a network of trained volunteers to provide friendship and advocacy for individuals with an intellectual disability or autism who have no one else in their lives to care for them," Pamela Cairnie, Volunteer Coordinator of the program, said. Cairnie has been working with the program for the past six years. VCP is also a statewide program and Cairnie is the only staff in charge of finding the right volunteers.. "I manage a lot of people. I'm always on my cellphone," Cairnie said.. The program is broken up between volunteers, known as correspondents, who befriend and take care of an intellectually disabled person, known as consumers. The VCP do vigorous background checks on correspondents before marking them eligible to work with a consumer.. "It's like a job application. A correspondent will fill it ...
  http://mainecampus.com/2017/02/volunteer-correspondent-program-aids-the-intellectually-disabled-and-autistic/
*  International Criminal Court (ICC) | international law | Britannica.com
International Criminal Court (ICC): ICC permanent judicial body established by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (1998) to prosecute and adjudicate individuals accused of genocide, war crimes,...
  https://www.britannica.com/topic/International-Criminal-Court
*  PhD studies in human rights: Impact of the Yugoslavia Tribunal in Serbia
William A. Schabas is professor of international law at Middlesex University in London. He is also professor of international criminal law and human rights at Leiden University, emeritus professor human rights law at the Irish Centre for Human Rights of the National University of Ireland Galway, and an honorary professor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, in Beijing and Wuhan University. He is the author of more than 20 books and 300 journal articles, on such subjects as the abolition of capital punishment, genocide and the international criminal tribunals. Professor Schabas was a member of the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Technical Cooperation in Human Rights and president of the International Association of Genocide Scholars. He serves as president of the Irish Branch of the International Law Association chair of the Institute for International Criminal Investigation. He is an Officer ...
  http://humanrightsdoctorate.blogspot.com/2008/05/impact-of-yugoslavia-tribunal-in-serbia.html
*  'Crime of Opinion' is One Thing, But War Crime is Another | Human Rights...
On January 22, 2005, a large group of law professors, politicians, and artists gathered in Belgrade's Sava Center to support Vojislav Seselj, indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). A number of participants repeated two legal arguments which, coming from well-known lawyers, purport to represent authoritative criticism of the tribunal. Both arguments, however, are patently false. Vojislav Seselj, according to the lawyers supporting him, stands accused of a "crime of opinion." In addition, ICTY prosecutors have allegedly indicted him for an offence unknown in any national jurisdiction, or even the ICTY Statute - participation in joint criminal enterprise. It takes little effort to grasp the frivolity of the first claim. Even an averagely informed layperson must suspect that Seselj stands accused of something more serious than speaking his mind. In fact the offence is called "incitement to commit (war) crimes" and is ...
  https://www.hrw.org/news/2005/02/10/crime-opinion-one-thing-war-crime-another
*  Bangladesh's Contribution to International Criminal Justice
It is important that the principles of international criminal justice be recognized and supported. The official 'Day of International Criminal Justice' is held annually on 17 July to mark the annivers...
  http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/toby-cadman/bangladeshs-contribution-_b_5607431.html
*  PBS correspondent Miles O'Brien loses forearm after mishap | West Central Tribune
Life is all about playing the hand that is dealt you," he wrote. "Actually I would love somebody to deal me another hand right about now - in more ways than one.". O'Brien, a native of Detroit, is the science correspondent for the "PBS NewsHour," a producer and director of the PBS science documentary series "NOVA," a correspondent for the PBS documentary series "Frontline" and the chief correspondent for the National Science Foundation's "Science Nation" series.. Before his PBS tenure, O'Brien spent 16 years at CNN covering science, space, aviation technology and the environment, leaving the cable network in 2008. He had been slated to become the first journalist to fly aboard one of NASA's space shuttles, an assignment that was canceled after the Columbia and its crew were lost.. (Reporting by Steve Gorman; Editing by Ken Wills) ...
  http://www.wctrib.com/news/nation/2349134-pbs-correspondent-miles-obrien-loses-forearm-after-mishap
*  War crimes court winds down with convicted defendant's stunning death - News - News Chief - Winter Haven, FL
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A convicted war criminal from Croatia swallowed what he said was poison and died Wednesday after a United Nations court in the Netherlands upheld his 20-year sentence for committing crimes against humanity during the Bosnian war of the 1990s. In a stunning end to the final case at the U.N.'s International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, former Croatian general Slobodan Praljak yelled, 'I am not a war criminal!' in a courtroom and appeared to drink
  http://www.newschief.com/news/20171129/war-crimes-court-winds-down-with-convicted-defendants-stunning-death
*  US War Crimes: torture and a call for Truth and Reconciliation | 911Blogger.com
General George Washington, letter to the Northern Expeditionary Force, Sept. 14, 1775. Newsweek http://www.newsweek.com/id/213188 reported today that the CIA Inspector General will release a report next week that acknowledges the US conducted mock executions against detainees. This evidence is probable cause for immediate arrests for War Crimes. As my previous articles report on documented other War Crimes, and that these wars are Wars of Aggression, do not expect any prosecution. Too many in power are in too deep; that's why it hasn't happened. I do ask you to consider and, unless you have a better option, promote a Truth and Reconciliation (T&R) process, as I previously argued. The advantage of T&R is to peel-away those seeking a "Scrooge conversion" willing to trade their cooperation for a lifetime of peace. People may turn-in their own names and the names of others. Those who choose not to cooperate with ...
  http://911blogger.com/news/2009-08-22/us-war-crimes-torture-and-call-truth-and-reconciliation
*  Giving the middle finger: Sri Lanka's conflicting responses to war crimes allegations - One Island Two Nations
Despite the best efforts of the Sri Lankan government, the claim that Sri Lanka is a "Killing Field" is fast becoming a social and political rallying point for diverse interest groups. Allegations of government war crimes outlined in the Darusman Report, the now infamous Channel 4 video, and the case filed by Tamils against Genocide (TAG) with the Department of Justice in the United States, as well as electronic reports published across the world have by now overshadowed the victory over the LTTE. The government's uncompromising resistance to investigate war crime allegations by any external body could turn out to be counterproductive to national interests. It may invite unwelcome foreign interference, threaten peace, reconciliation, and development efforts, and enmesh the country in colossal waste of financial and human resources. Refusal to hold inquiries may even threaten the stability of the ruling regime.. Allegations of misconduct are not proof of the ...
  https://sites.google.com/site/siteoneislandtwonations/httpssitesgooglecomsiteoneislandtwonations/untitledpost-1
*  UPDATE: Is war crimes case moot? - SCOTUSblog
UPDATE Wednesday 10:40 a.m. Picking up on a government suggestion that the case of Hamdan v. United States may be moot, the D.C. Circuit Court has told lawyers appearing at the Thursday morning hearing to be prepared to argue whether the detainee's release and completion of his war crimes sentence means the case is no longer a live controversy, and thus a court would have no power to decide it. The Circuit Court's notice order is here. This post also has been updated to further describe the Justice Department's arguments, in response to a complaint from a former Obama Administration official.. ------. Congress's creation of a system of military commissions to try war crimes charges - an effort that followed the Supreme Court ruling striking down a system set up by presidential order - gets its first test in a civilian court on Thursday morning as the D.C. Circuit Court reviews the first conviction to emerge from a commission at Guantanamo ...
  http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/05/new-test-of-war-crimes-trials-looms/
*  Sudan Prez Charged with Darfur War Crimes | WIRED
The International Criminal Court announced today that it will issue an arrest warrant against President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan for war crimes in Darfur. The court stopped short of formally accusing Bashir of genocide, but it is the first time the permanent tribunal has issued an arrest warrant against a sitting head of state. A \[…\]
  https://www.wired.com/2009/03/arrest-warrant
*  Sisters no more: Japanese city drops San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue - RT US News
Osaka, Japan is severing sister city ties with San Francisco, California over a statue commemorating 'comfort women' enslaved in WW2 brothels.
  https://www.rt.com/usa/410890-osaka-san-francisco-comfort-women-statue/
*  barnold law: ICC and Down Syndrome
Article 2 of the Convention defines genocide as any act committed with intent to destroy - in whole or in part - a national, ethnic, racial or religious group. That act might include the imposition of measures intended to prevent births within the group. Article 6 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court refers to "imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group'. The Statute - discussed in Building the International Criminal Court (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2008) by Benjamin Schiff, The Emerging Practice of the International Criminal Court (Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff 2009) by Carsten Stahn and An Introduction to the International Criminal Court (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2004) by William Schabas - gives the ICC the power to investigate and prosecute international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and ...
  http://barnoldlaw.blogspot.com/2012/07/icc.html
*  United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict - Wikipedia
The United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, also known as the Goldstone Report, was a team established in April 2009 by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) during the Gaza War (January 2009) as an independent international fact-finding mission to investigate alleged violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law in the Palestinian territories, particularly the Gaza Strip, in connection with Gaza War. South African jurist Richard Goldstone was appointed to head the mission. Goldstone's work investigating violence led directly to him being nominated to serve as the first chief prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda from August 1994 to September 1996. The report accused both the Israel Defense Forces and the Palestinian militants of war crimes and possible crimes ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Fact_Finding_Mission_on_the_Gaza_Conflict
*  Uganda: Obama's Next Target | rabble.ca
So recently I heard that Obama is sending 100 troops to Uganda to take out the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, Joseph Kony. Right after taking out Gadaffi. He sends troops into the country which apparently has had a large showing of mourners of Gadaffi's death recently. Into yet another oil rich country (recently found to be even richer) headed by Mousevini who seems to be a Western stooge. Does anyone have any information on the Lord's Resistance Army? All I can find are reports of them using child soldiers and other damning reports, most of which are the same reports repeated all over the place.
  http://rabble.ca/babble/international-news-and-politics/uganda-obamas-next-target
*  Institute for Policy Studies--Israel May Escape War Crimes Charges
PB: There are today far more choices for venue and jurisdiction for imposing legal accountability for war crimes. Despite the limited jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, for instance, (since Israel is not a signatory and an inevitable U.S. veto makes a Security Council referral to the ICC prosecutor virtually impossible), there is the possibility of challenging the ICC to take jurisdiction based on the rights of Palestinians in Gaza who live under a belligerent occupation and therefore should still have access to the Court ...
  http://responsibilitytoprotect.org/index.php/component/content/article/171-middle-east/2115-institute-for-policy-studiesisrael-may-escape-war-crimes-charges