Crime against humanity
The rights watchdog says the alleged abuse was committed over four years by the members of five armed organisations in the conflict-torn country.
Jean-Pierre Bemba, a former vice-president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, led a campaign of rape and murder in neighbouring Central African Republic in 2002-3.
News that the former president of Chad has been convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity has been met with celebration.
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
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.
This article sets out how Armenians generally view the context, events and implications of the massacres of ethnic Armenians living in the Ottoman
In Srebrenica, scene of an appalling massacre of Bosnian Muslim men and boys by the Serbs during the Yugoslav war, survivors and victims’ family
Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo goes on trial today at the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity
Judge Theodor Meron has presided over the International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia for the past five years. A court which has managed
Since 1993 the International Criminal Tribunal of the former Yugoslavia in the Hague has sought to bring to justice perpetrators of atrocities during
Newly released satellite images show the destruction by ISIL militants of the Bel Temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. The images
The former commandant of one of the harshest prisons of Romania’s communist era has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for crimes against humanity
Amnesty International report accuses Syrian government of deliberately targeting civilians with deadly barrel bombs in Aleppo
In Cambodia, opposition leader Sam Rainsy leads prayers on the 40th anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge. #Cambodge : 40e
Rebel Serb leader Goran Hadzic has arrived in Belgrade after being granted temporary release on medical grounds by the International Criminal
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 International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) is one of the most important events dedicated to cinema and human rights worldwide
Shouting, ‘government murderers, we want them back alive!’ protesters in Mexico City demanded action in relation to the disappearance on 26th
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
The former ruler of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier, otherwise known as “Baby Doc”, has died of a heart attack – leaving many questions unanswered over
A former Romanian prison commander has appeared in court to face charges of torture and causing the deaths of 12 political prisoners during the
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
In an interview with Pierre Boisselet, a journalist with the weekly publication Jeune Afrique, (Young Africa) Euronews asked if, 20 years after
Ivory Coast national Charles Blé Goudé has been transferred to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity linked to
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
Ukraine’s parliament has voted overwhelmingly to send Viktor Yanukovych and two senior members of his former government before the International
UN investigators have called for North Korean security chiefs and possibly even Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un to face international justice for ordering
A Syrian military police photographer has supplied “clear evidence” showing the systematic torture and killing of about 11,000 detainees in
Human Rights Watch is accusing opposition forces in Syria fighting to defeat the Assad regime of committing crimes against humanity. The New York
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