Crimes Against Humanity

Where are Burundi’s missing witnesses to crimes against humanity?

In Burundi, it’s not just witnesses to the politically motivated string of murders, torture, and rapes who are going missing, it’s also the …

Africa

UN must take active steps to document crimes in Myanmar: Analyst

An analyst says the UN should document the testimony of Rohingya who have fled the violence in Myanmar and hold perpetrators accountable.

International Criminal Court

HRW Says Myanmar Troops Gang-raped Rohingya Women, Girls

Human Rights Watch on Thursday accused Myanmar troops of gang-raping countless women and girls from the Rohingya Muslim minority during a military …

Middle East

Will other African countries follow Burundi out of the ICC?

<i>First published by</i> <i>ISS Today</i><p>The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been authorised to begin investigations into alleged crimes …

Africa

Ousted Venezuelan prosecutor seeks ICC probe into Maduro

1 / 4<p>Ousted Venezuelan prosecutor general Luisa Ortega gives a brief statement after presenting evidence denouncing President Maduro for crimes …

Venezuela

A small city in Ukraine gave the world the concepts of “genocide” and “crimes against humanity”

Lviv, Ukraine<p>Lviv, a Polish city up to the 18th century, has been in rapid succession Austrian, Austro-Hungarian, Polish again, Russian, briefly western Ukrainian, then German, Soviet, and finally, since 1991, an important, if little known, city of newly independent Ukraine.<p>Along the way, it went …

Imperialism

Can Rex Tillerson make up for Trump's silence on the Rohingya crisis?

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority showed “characteristics of crimes against humanity” as he called …

Rakhine State

Uganda: Activists Ask Govt to Arrest Al-Bashir Hours After Start of State Visit

President Yoweri Museveni, right, and his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir at State House in Entebbe on November 13.<p>Kampala — Human rights …

Africa

53 killed in air raid on Syrian market, monitor says

At least 53 people have been killed in air raids on a market in a northern Syrian town that is part of a so-called de-escalation zone, a monitoring …

Syria

EU bans sale of arms to Venezuela after Britain sells riot gear to regime

The European Union has agreed to impose sanctions on Venezuela, including a ban on exporting arms that could be used by the country’s government …

Venezuela

Assad regime's 'starve or surrender' strategy is a war crime, says Amnesty

Report by human rights watchdog criticises the blocking of humanitarian aid at same time as carrying out bombing campaigns<p>Forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad in Syria have committed crimes against humanity through their “starve or surrender” strategy and sieges that have devastated areas controlled by …

Syria

Amnesty report warns of crime against humanity in Syria

Amnesty International says that the ‘surrender or starve’ campaign being waged by the Syrian government against its civilians is a crime against humanity.<p>Amnesty International says the Syrian government's ‘surrender or starve’ campaign targeting civilians constitutes a crime against humanity.<p>It's …

Syria

Amnesty slams Syrian regime for crimes against humanity

Amnesty International says the Syrian regime has conducted unlawful sieges aimed at forcing civilians from their homes ahead of "reconciliation" …

Syria

Philippines' Duterte set for drug war backing at summit

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will host world leaders in Manila from Sunday, hoping their presence will quieten international criticism over …

Philippines

Burundi to be investigated for state-led murder, rape, torture

Court alleges Burundi's police, army and intelligence services murdered hundreds in past 2 years<p>International Criminal Court judges have authorized …

Africa

International Criminal Court probes Burundi 'crimes against humanity'

<b>The International Criminal Court (ICC) has authorised prosecutors to open a full investigation into alleged crimes against humanity in Burundi.</b><p>The move comes just weeks after the country became the first member to withdraw from the international court.<p>Unrest broke out in Burundi in 2015 after …

Africa

AfriForum: Afrikaners should be allowed to display old flag privately

The CEO of AfriForum Kalie Kriel this morning defended Afrikaner people’s right to display the old apartheid flag privately, and said it was okay to …

News (South Africa)

22 Food "Hacks" That Are Literally Crimes Against Humanity

Anyone can cook! But not everyone should.

The View From Charleston’s John C. Calhoun Monument

Today I am blogging from Charleston, South Carolina, where I am working with students at Ashley Hall. Today I took part in a student-led discussion …

American Civil War

Donald Trump slammed for stance on climate change

Leading Hawaii climate scientist Chip Fletcher criticised Mr Trump's stance on combating global warming and said it was putting large parts of the …

UK News

ICC prosecutor calls for Afghanistan war crimes probe

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 4 (APP):The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court plans to seek approval to open a formal investigation into allegations …

International Criminal Court

21 Photos That Are Basically Crimes Against Humanity

Who hurt you???

Syria: ‘Surrender or starve’ strategy displacing thousands amounts to crimes against humanity

Whole civilian populations who have suffered horrific sieges and been subjected to intensive bombardments have been given no choice but to leave or …

Syria

Gunfire heard in Eritrea's capital as protests break out, U.S. embassy says

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The U.S. embassy in Eritrea said it has received reports of gunfire in several parts of the capital, Asmara, after protests erupted in one of Africa's most secretive nations.<p>"The embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid the downtown area where protests appear to be more …

World News

Hundreds Of North Korean Officials Caught Committing Crimes Against Humanity

The South Korean government has identified hundreds of North Korean officials involved in human rights violations, a local lawmaker revealed …

North Korea

The US is on the verge of calling out Myanmar for ethnic cleansing

More than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled for Bangladesh. The UN calls it ethnic cleansing. If the US uses that designation, it will change how we approach the problem.<p>Secretary of State Rex Tillerson forcibly condemned the Myanmar military’s brutal crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority last …

Politics

Starbucks' zombie Frappuccino is a crime against humanity

No, Zombie Frappuccino isn't made out of human brain and gut<p>What does Starbucks want from me?! When will the nightmare end?! First they sick the …

Unicorn Frappuccino

Burundi becomes first nation to leave international criminal court

Activists fear repression as ICC officials say investigations into possible historic crimes against humanity will continue<p>Burundi on Friday became the first nation ever to leave the international criminal court, set up 15 years ago to prosecute those behind the world’s worst atrocities.<p>The …

Africa

Editorial on Crimes against Migrants

Around the world, migrants are locked up in camps, abused and often driven to the brink of starvation. Many die as a result. These crimes should …

European News

Bob Rae on his new role as special envoy to Myanmar

Special envoy to Myanmar Bob Rae is heading to the region next week in search of ways for Canada to be part of a solution to the humanitarian crisis that has forced more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh since August.<p>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Mr. Rae, former Ontario …

Aung San Suu Kyi