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Ex-Chad leader Hissène Habré gets life in prison for crimes against humanity

Habré ruled Chad from 1982-1990 Investigators told trial he was responsible for 40,000 killings and torture of 200,000 people He denied all charges, refuses court’s authority Victims campaigned for 25

Habré ruled Chad from 1982-1990 Investigators told trial he was responsible for 40,000 killings and torture of 200,000 people He denied all charges, refuses court’s authority Victims campaigned for 25

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Ex-Chad president sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity

Hissene Habre has been found guilty of crimes against humanity for ordering the killing and torture of thousands of political opponents during his rule from 1982-1990.

Hissene Habre has been found guilty of crimes against humanity for ordering the killing and torture of thousands of political opponents during his rule from 1982-1990.

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Armenian massacres of 1915: the Armenian viewpoint

This article sets out how Armenians generally view the context, events and implications of the massacres of ethnic Armenians living in the Ottoman

This article sets out how Armenians generally view the context, events and implications of the massacres of ethnic Armenians living in the Ottoman

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No-one in Bosnia satisfied with Karadzic sentence

In Srebrenica, scene of an appalling massacre of Bosnian Muslim men and boys by the Serbs during the Yugoslav war, survivors and victims’ family

In Srebrenica, scene of an appalling massacre of Bosnian Muslim men and boys by the Serbs during the Yugoslav war, survivors and victims’ family

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ICC trial begins of former Ivory Coast president, Laurent Gbagbo

Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo goes on trial today at the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity

Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo goes on trial today at the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity

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Judge Theodor Meron reflects on his quest for international justice

Judge Theodor Meron has presided over the International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia for the past five years. A court which has managed

Judge Theodor Meron has presided over the International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia for the past five years. A court which has managed

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ICTY: The trials and tribulations of international justice

Since 1993 the International Criminal Tribunal of the former Yugoslavia in the Hague has sought to bring to justice perpetrators of atrocities during

Since 1993 the International Criminal Tribunal of the former Yugoslavia in the Hague has sought to bring to justice perpetrators of atrocities during

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Satellite images show ISIL destruction in Palmyra

Newly released satellite images show the destruction by ISIL militants of the Bel Temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. The images

Newly released satellite images show the destruction by ISIL militants of the Bel Temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. The images

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Cambodia: 40th anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh

In Cambodia, opposition leader Sam Rainsy leads prayers on the 40th anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge. #Cambodge : 40e

In Cambodia, opposition leader Sam Rainsy leads prayers on the 40th anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge. #Cambodge : 40e

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ISIL suspected of genocide against Yazidis in Iraq, says UN report

The so-called Islamic State are suspected of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity during attacks on ethnic and religious groups in Iraq.

The so-called Islamic State are suspected of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity during attacks on ethnic and religious groups in Iraq.

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A quite unique Festival

The International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) is one of the most important events dedicated to cinema and human rights worldwide

The International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) is one of the most important events dedicated to cinema and human rights worldwide

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Mexico ruined by corruption murders says missing students' defender

Shouting, ‘government murderers, we want them back alive!’ protesters in Mexico City demanded action in relation to the disappearance on 26th

Shouting, ‘government murderers, we want them back alive!’ protesters in Mexico City demanded action in relation to the disappearance on 26th

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Mass grave discovered near Iguala in Mexico

A mass grave has been unearthed in Mexico, close to the town where 43 trainee teachers went missing last weekend after a protest turned violent. It

A mass grave has been unearthed in Mexico, close to the town where 43 trainee teachers went missing last weekend after a protest turned violent. It

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Former Haiti dictator 'Baby Doc' Duvalier dies

The former ruler of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier, otherwise known as “Baby Doc”, has died of a heart attack – leaving many questions unanswered over

The former ruler of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier, otherwise known as “Baby Doc”, has died of a heart attack – leaving many questions unanswered over

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Romania: former communist-era prison boss on trial for torture

A former Romanian prison commander has appeared in court to face charges of torture and causing the deaths of 12 political prisoners during the

A former Romanian prison commander has appeared in court to face charges of torture and causing the deaths of 12 political prisoners during the

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Top Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty

Two top Khmer Rouge leaders have been jailed for life after being convicted by Cambodia’s UN-backed tribunal of crimes against humanity. Nuon Chea

Two top Khmer Rouge leaders have been jailed for life after being convicted by Cambodia’s UN-backed tribunal of crimes against humanity. Nuon Chea

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Rwandan reconciliation difficult 20 years on

In an interview with Pierre Boisselet, a journalist with the weekly publication Jeune Afrique, (Young Africa) Euronews asked if, 20 years after

In an interview with Pierre Boisselet, a journalist with the weekly publication Jeune Afrique, (Young Africa) Euronews asked if, 20 years after

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China slams "inaccurate" UN human rights report on North Korea

China has rejected a United Nations report documenting “grave human rights violations” in the North Korea (DPRK) at a UN debate on Monday, saying the

China has rejected a United Nations report documenting “grave human rights violations” in the North Korea (DPRK) at a UN debate on Monday, saying the

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Ukraine MPs call on ICC to try Yanukovych for crimes against humanity

Ukraine’s parliament has voted overwhelmingly to send Viktor Yanukovych and two senior members of his former government before the International

Ukraine’s parliament has voted overwhelmingly to send Viktor Yanukovych and two senior members of his former government before the International

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North Korea crimes 'strikingly similar' to Nazi era

UN investigators have called for North Korean security chiefs and possibly even Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un to face international justice for ordering

UN investigators have called for North Korean security chiefs and possibly even Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un to face international justice for ordering

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'Clear evidence' of systematic torture in Syria

A Syrian military police photographer has supplied “clear evidence” showing the systematic torture and killing of about 11,000 detainees in

A Syrian military police photographer has supplied “clear evidence” showing the systematic torture and killing of about 11,000 detainees in

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Kenya votes to leave International Criminal Court

An emergency debate in the Kenyan parliament has resulted in a vote to leave the International Criminal Court. It comes just before the start of

An emergency debate in the Kenyan parliament has resulted in a vote to leave the International Criminal Court. It comes just before the start of