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International Criminal Court Drops Case Against Kenyan Suspect

The decision to drop a crimes against humanity case against Francis Muthaura, the cabinet secretary, casts doubt on the prosecution of Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya’s president-elect.


UN panel concludes war crimes perpetrated in Syria

Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces and pro-government shabiha fighters have perpetrated war crimes and crimes against humanity on Syrian civilians, a U.N. expert panel concluded Wednesday, in a report that provides in chilling detail further evidence of a conflict spiraling out of control.


UN: Syria may face prosecution over massacre

Syrian forces and pro-government militia accused of committing a massacre in Houla could face prosecution for crimes against humanity, the United Nations said on Friday and rights experts said Syrian authorities had directly ordered torture.


Genocide trial for Bosnian commander Mladic opens

Ratko Mladic

Twenty years after the opening shots of the Bosnian War, former Bosnian Serb military commander Gen. Ratko Mladic has gone on trial at a UN tribunal on 11 charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.


Kony 2012: Good but Flawed Is Better than Horrible

Joseph Kony

If you don’t know who Joseph Kony is at this point in time, which seems unlikely, I invite you to watch this video – which has been viewed by over 50 million people in the past two weeks – or read this Wikipedia article. Kony is #1 on the International Criminal Court’s list of people indicted by them for crimes against humanity. He and his movement, the LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army) have abducted tens of thousands of children over the past 25+ years, forcing them to become sex slaves or boy soldiers who have murdered and mutilated thousands of others.


UN rights chief: Syria crimes against humanity must not go unpunished

Crimes against humanity were continuing in Syria and must not go unpunished, the United Nation's human rights chief said on Monday.


U.N. accuses Syria forces of crimes against humanity


A U.N. investigation released Monday accused Syrian forces of killing and torturing children and other crimes against humanity.


Abuse victims seek int'l court case against pope

Abuse victims seek int'l court case against pope

Clergy sex abuse victims upset that no high-ranking Roman Catholic leaders have been prosecuted for sheltering guilty priests are asking the International Criminal Court to investigate the pope and top Vatican cardinals for possible crimes against humanity.


Syria accused of human rights crimes

A delegation of human rights organizations and their lawyers Tuesday accused the Syrian government of committing crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands, according to a statement released by the group.


War crimes suspect Ratko Mladic can be extradited, judge rules

The decision clears the way for Ratko Mladic to be sent to the war crimes tribunal at The Hague to face charges of genocide and crimes against humanity. His son says the 69-year-old suspect is 'very, very frail.'


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