Crimes Against Humanity

While Iran's Former Head of Judiciary Receives Medical Treatment in Germany, Activists Urge his Prosecution for Crimes Against Humanity

Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi,. [Photo courtesy of the Center for Human Rights in Iran]Coinciding with a new wave of arrests and repression …

Liberal View

Jurists: NK's Kim should face crimes against humanity charge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three renowned international jurists say Kim Jong Un and other North Korean officials should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity committed in the country's camps for political prisoners.<p>The camps are believed to hold up to 130,000 people.<p>The jurists' report, published …

U.S. Politics

Sale of migrants as slaves in Libya may constitute crime against humanity

The sale of migrants into slavery in Libya may amount to crimes against humanity, the United Nations Security Council said on Thursday, voicing …

North Africa

UN: Myanmar Likely Committed Crimes against Humanity against Rohingya

The United Nations Human Rights Council voted on Tuesday to a pass a measure saying that crimes against humanity have "very likely" been committed …

Middle East

UN wants tougher action on human trafficking

FILE: Some African migrants are even reportedly being auctioned off as slaves in Libya. Photo: via Max Pixel<p>NEW YORK - The United Nations Security …

News (South Africa)

Man faces French trial for 'complicity' in Rwanda genocide

File: The skulls of victims of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide are displayed in the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda on April 7, 2012.<p>PARIS – A …

News (South Africa)

Libya slave auctions may be crime against humanity: UN chief

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 20 (APP):UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Monday expressed his horror over video footage showing migrants being sold as …

Antonio Guterres

Ousted Venezuelan prosecutor seeks ICC probe into Maduro

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor has asked the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into President Nicolas Maduro and four other senior officials for alleged crimes against humanity.<p>Luisa Ortega visited the Hague-based court Thursday morning …

News

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

Rohingya crisis: Calls for Britain to investigate 'crimes against humanity'

The Commons International Development Committee heard harrowing reports of murder, rape and sex trafficking at refugee camps, as well as increasing …

UK News

UPDATE 1-Myanmar army's self-exoneration draws Amnesty's scorn

(Adds graphics, comment from UN secretary-general, Canada's PM, colour from Cox's Bazar)<p>YANGON Nov 14 (Reuters) - Human rights group Amnesty …

Asia

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

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

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

ICC judges approve full probe into crimes against humanity in Burundi

International judges have approved the opening of a full investigation into alleged crimes against humanity in Burundi, where at least 1,200 people have died in unrest since 2015, court officials revealed Thursday.<p>The decision was made by judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) last month …

Africa

ICC opens investigation into Burundi for crimes against humanity

A violent political crisis was triggered in Burundi when President Pierre Nkurunziza ran for a third term in office, winning July 2015 elections that …

Business (South Africa)

International court opens probe into Burundi violence

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges have authorized an investigation into allegations of crimes including murder, rape and torture in Burundi, announcing the decision shortly after the East African nation formally quit the court.<p>Judges who studied evidence provided by …

Africa

ICC begins investigation into Burundi unrest where 1,200 died

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- International Criminal Court judges have authorized an investigation into allegations of state-sponsored crimes in Burundi …

Africa

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

WATCH: PARLY DEBATES EFF MOTION TO NATIONALISE BANKS!

Yes, it is the Apartheid flag and represents a crime against humanity<p>No, it is part of our history and reminds us of the suffering we endured to …

News (South Africa)

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Banality of 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 …

International Criminal Court

Burundi is first nation to leave the ICC

The Hague — On Friday, Burundi became the first nation to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC), set up some 15 years ago to prosecute those …

Africa

Egypt: 6 policemen jailed for torturing inmate to death

The Egyptian Court of Cassation yesterday approved a ruling to send six Egyptian policemen to prison for periods of between three and seven years …

Middle East