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#War Crimes

# war-crimes - Friday 12 August, 2022

Debunked: A claim that the UN accused Ukrainian forces of using 'human shields' is missing context
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: A claim that the UN accused Ukrainian forces of using 'human shields' is missing context

Aug 12th 2022, 3:39 PM 9,967 Views 0 Comments

The use of human shields breaches international human rights law.

# war-crimes - Monday 25 July, 2022

International human rights group seeks arrest of ex-Sri Lankan president after he fled country
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

International human rights group seeks arrest of ex-Sri Lankan president after he fled country

Jul 25th 2022, 9:57 AM 7,496 Views 0 Comments

Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to Singapore earlier this month.

# war-crimes - Monday 13 June, 2022

Amnesty accuse Russia of killing hundreds of civilians with cluster bombs in Ukraine's second city
# Kharkiv
# Kharkiv

Amnesty accuse Russia of killing hundreds of civilians with cluster bombs in Ukraine's second city

Jun 13th 2022, 8:38 AM 7,400 Views 9 Comments

Amnesty said it had uncovered proof in Kharkiv of the repeated use by Russian forces of cluster bombs and scatterable land mines.

# war-crimes - Friday 10 June, 2022

UN issues war crimes warning after death sentences given to soldiers
# Russia
# Russia

UN issues war crimes warning after death sentences given to soldiers

Updated Jun 10th 2022, 10:45 PM 35,940 Views 22 Comments

Three foreigners captured fighting for Ukraine were sentenced to death by pro-Russian rebels yesterday.

# war-crimes - Monday 23 May, 2022

21-year-old Russian soldier sentenced to life at first Kyiv war crimes trial since invasion
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

21-year-old Russian soldier sentenced to life at first Kyiv war crimes trial since invasion

May 23rd 2022, 12:13 PM 28,704 Views 38 Comments

The soldier was accused of shooting a 62-year-old Ukrainian man in the head in the north-east village of Chupakhivka.

# war-crimes - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

May 18th 2022, 9:14 PM 9,944 Views 1 Comment

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

# war-crimes - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Germany seeks five-years' jail for ex-Nazi guard, now 101
# Ex-Nazi Trial
# Ex-Nazi Trial

Germany seeks five-years' jail for ex-Nazi guard, now 101

May 17th 2022, 4:48 PM 15,343 Views 0 Comments

Cross-examined about his work at the camp, Schuetz had denied knowledge about what happened there.

# war-crimes - Friday 13 May, 2022

Russia to cut electricity to Finland as tensions rise over Nato bid
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia to cut electricity to Finland as tensions rise over Nato bid

Updated May 13th 2022, 5:59 PM 63,278 Views 24 Comments
  • Sergei Lavrov has accused the EU of transforming from a "constructive, economic platform" into an "aggressive, militant player"
  • Kyiv has admitted it is unlikely to become a Nato member - but has forged ahead with an application to join the EU
  • Russian forces have been accused of committing atrocities - including the killing of unarmed civilians, torture and rape
Russian soldier accused of war crime put on trial in Ukraine
# Kyiv
# Kyiv

Russian soldier accused of war crime put on trial in Ukraine

May 13th 2022, 11:45 AM 19,801 Views 17 Comments

Sgt Vadim Shyshimarin, 21, is accused of shooting a 62-year-old Ukrainian man in the head in the north-east village of Chupakhivka.

# war-crimes - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Russia continues assault on east Ukraine as Finland moves towards joining Nato
# NATO
# NATO

Russia continues assault on east Ukraine as Finland moves towards joining Nato

Updated May 12th 2022, 10:42 PM 46,554 Views 34 Comments
  • Kyiv is preparing for its first war crimes trial of a captured Russian soldier.
  • Gazprom announced it would stop supplying gas via the Polish part of the Yamal-Europe pipeline.
  • Finland's president and prime minister have said they are in favour of applying for Nato membership.

# war-crimes - Thursday 14 April, 2022

The Explainer: How are war crimes investigated and prosecuted?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: How are war crimes investigated and prosecuted?

Apr 14th 2022, 6:00 PM 3,722 Views 0 Comments

Listen to expert Professor Ray Murphy of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway explain.

Ireland to give €3 million to International Criminal Court conducting war crime probe
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ireland to give €3 million to International Criminal Court conducting war crime probe

Apr 14th 2022, 2:53 PM 6,764 Views 53 Comments

The ICC is investigating suspected war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ukraine.

Evidence of rape by Russian soldiers in Ukraine mounts as ICC investigates war crimes
# Crimes Against Humanity
# Crimes Against Humanity

Evidence of rape by Russian soldiers in Ukraine mounts as ICC investigates war crimes

Updated Apr 14th 2022, 6:44 AM 29,352 Views 22 Comments
  • Evidence of rape by Russian soldiers is mounting in Ukraine, Lauren Boland reports.
  • A growing number of women have shared testimony of being sexually assaulted during the war.
  • The International Criminal Court is investigating suspected war crimes.

# war-crimes - Monday 11 April, 2022

Gardaí link with German authorities to develop specialist war crime questionnaire for Ukrainian refugees
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Gardaí link with German authorities to develop specialist war crime questionnaire for Ukrainian refugees

Apr 11th 2022, 6:46 PM 13,015 Views 1 Comment

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee spoke at the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors conference in Killarney today.

# war-crimes - Friday 8 April, 2022

Civilians flee east Ukraine amid warnings of 'horrific' abuses
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

Civilians flee east Ukraine amid warnings of 'horrific' abuses

Apr 8th 2022, 6:47 AM 19,217 Views 12 Comments

Moscow has denied targeting civilians in areas under its control.

# war-crimes - Thursday 7 April, 2022

Russian forces executed and raped civilians in apparent war crimes, Amnesty investigators find
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

Russian forces executed and raped civilians in apparent war crimes, Amnesty investigators find

Apr 7th 2022, 11:37 AM 15,437 Views 18 Comments

Russian forces carried out “acts of unspeakable cruelty and shocking brutality”, according to Amnesty International.

# war-crimes - Monday 4 April, 2022

Col Colm Doyle: Bucha shows that Putin's aim is the collective punishment of Ukraine's people
# War Crime Probe
# War Crime Probe

Col Colm Doyle: Bucha shows that Putin's aim is the collective punishment of Ukraine's people

Apr 4th 2022, 6:55 PM 21,940 Views 43 Comments

Retired Colonel Colm Doyle, who served with the EU in Bosnia, looks at the recent horrors in Bucha and what can be done to bring perpetrators to justice.

Zelenskyy denounces Russian 'war crimes' in Bucha and pledges to rebuild Kyiv suburbs
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

Zelenskyy denounces Russian 'war crimes' in Bucha and pledges to rebuild Kyiv suburbs

Updated Apr 4th 2022, 4:13 PM 54,972 Views 92 Comments

Western leaders called for further sanctions in response to the alleged atrocities, as Moscow continued to press its offensive in the east.

# war-crimes - Friday 1 April, 2022

Gardaí should gather evidence of Russia's war crimes by interviewing refugees, says Flanagan
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Gardaí should gather evidence of Russia's war crimes by interviewing refugees, says Flanagan

Apr 1st 2022, 6:00 AM 9,778 Views 16 Comments

The former justice minister has written to the Garda Commissioner asking for the the gardaí to take statements.

# war-crimes - Thursday 31 March, 2022

Analysis: Under international law, is Putin criminally liable for his invasion of Ukraine?
# International Criminal Court
# International Criminal Court

Analysis: Under international law, is Putin criminally liable for his invasion of Ukraine?

Mar 31st 2022, 7:00 PM 22,878 Views 27 Comments

Trinity’s Dr Donna Lyons outlines the historical background to war crimes charges and asks where Putin’s invasion of Ukraine sits under the law.

# war-crimes - Saturday 5 March, 2022

What are war crimes - and could Putin face trial for Russia's invasion of Ukraine?
# Investigation
# Investigation

What are war crimes - and could Putin face trial for Russia's invasion of Ukraine?

Updated Mar 5th 2022, 8:22 AM 23,123 Views 35 Comments

An Irish expert believes Putin has committed war crimes but says it will be down to international investigators to make the case.

# war-crimes - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

UN warns of possible war crimes as Taliban hold tightens around north of Afghanistan
# Offensive
# Offensive

UN warns of possible war crimes as Taliban hold tightens around north of Afghanistan

Updated Aug 10th 2021, 1:46 PM 16,534 Views 45 Comments

The UN says at least 241,000 people have been displaced since May.

# war-crimes - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

War crime judges uphold life sentence for 'Butcher of Bosnia' Mladic
# Genocide Conviction
# Genocide Conviction

War crime judges uphold life sentence for 'Butcher of Bosnia' Mladic

Jun 8th 2021, 3:53 PM 8,721 Views 7 Comments

The UN tribunal in The Hague rejected Ratko Mladic’s appeal against his 2017 life sentence.

# war-crimes - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Australian elite troops 'unlawfully killed' 39 in Afghanistan, report alleges
# Military Inquiry
# Military Inquiry

Australian elite troops 'unlawfully killed' 39 in Afghanistan, report alleges

Nov 19th 2020, 7:30 AM 24,845 Views 37 Comments

The findings recommended 19 soldiers be investigated by police for possible charges, including murder.

# war-crimes - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Kosovo president steps down to face war crime charges in The Hague
# Hashim Thaci
# Hashim Thaci

Kosovo president steps down to face war crime charges in The Hague

Nov 5th 2020, 12:34 PM 14,450 Views 8 Comments

The charges relate to his time as a guerrilla leader in the country’s war for independence.

# war-crimes - Monday 18 November, 2019

International Criminal Court may investigate British military over war crimes allegations
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

International Criminal Court may investigate British military over war crimes allegations

Nov 18th 2019, 8:39 AM 12,915 Views 22 Comments

A BBC Panorama programme claims that killings of civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq have been covered up.

# war-crimes - Sunday 7 April, 2019

Opinion: 25 years on from the Rwanda genocide. Can we make sure it never happens again?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 25 years on from the Rwanda genocide. Can we make sure it never happens again?

Apr 7th 2019, 11:00 AM 12,039 Views 29 Comments

187 million people were killed through genocide and state-sanctioned mass murder, in the 20th century, writes Cian Matthew Kearns.

# war-crimes - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic's jail sentence increased to life imprisonment
# The Hague
# The Hague

Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic's jail sentence increased to life imprisonment

Updated Mar 20th 2019, 2:15 PM 16,649 Views 0 Comments

Karadzic (73) was notorious for his role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

# war-crimes - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Former Nazi concentration camp guard (94) breaks down during first day of trial
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

Former Nazi concentration camp guard (94) breaks down during first day of trial

Nov 6th 2018, 10:56 PM 33,427 Views 0 Comments

The German man is charged with complicity in mass murder at a Nazi concentration camp during World War II.

# war-crimes - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

US threatens International Criminal Court with sanctions if it prosecutes Americans for war crimes
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

US threatens International Criminal Court with sanctions if it prosecutes Americans for war crimes

Sep 11th 2018, 7:05 AM 25,188 Views 42 Comments

The court is considering prosecuting US servicemen over alleged detainee abuse.

# war-crimes - Friday 23 February, 2018

North Korean general should be 'hanged in the streets' not going to Olympics, says S. Korean politician
# Closing Ceremony
# Closing Ceremony

North Korean general should be 'hanged in the streets' not going to Olympics, says S. Korean politician

Feb 23rd 2018, 6:28 PM 33,552 Views 22 Comments

Kim Yong Chol is heading to the closing ceremony but is accused of war crimes.

UN wants war crime charges after people in South Sudan 'forced to watch the rape of loved ones'
# Heinous Acts
# Heinous Acts

UN wants war crime charges after people in South Sudan 'forced to watch the rape of loved ones'

Feb 23rd 2018, 2:36 PM 14,521 Views 32 Comments

A UN report said some of the cases are “reminiscent of Bosnia”.

# war-crimes - Monday 4 December, 2017

13 Bosnian Muslims arrested over 1990s war crimes
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

13 Bosnian Muslims arrested over 1990s war crimes

Dec 4th 2017, 7:05 PM 11,963 Views 12 Comments

The 13 are suspected of “murders, torture, rapes, persecutions and expulsions” of civilians.

# war-crimes - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Bosnian army leader dies after drinking poison at war crimes court
# The Hague
# The Hague

Bosnian army leader dies after drinking poison at war crimes court

Nov 29th 2017, 8:00 PM 107,116 Views 110 Comments

Slobodan Praljak shouted out “Praljak is not a criminal. I reject your verdict”, immediately before bringing a brown bottle to his lips.

# war-crimes - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

'Butcher of Bosnia' Mladic imprisoned for life after being found guilty of genocide
# The Hague
# The Hague

'Butcher of Bosnia' Mladic imprisoned for life after being found guilty of genocide

Nov 22nd 2017, 11:12 AM 17,155 Views 92 Comments

The 74 year old faced 11 charges, including genocide and crimes against humanity, at the UN tribunal.

# war-crimes - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Angelina Jolie 'offered to help capture' Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony
# Child Soldiers
# Child Soldiers

Angelina Jolie 'offered to help capture' Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony

Oct 8th 2017, 12:10 PM 19,983 Views 19 Comments

The actor apparently wanted to invite Kony to dinner so he could be arrested.

# war-crimes - Monday 4 September, 2017

Investigators accuse government of Burundi of war crimes including execution and torture
# Climate Of Fear
# Climate Of Fear

Investigators accuse government of Burundi of war crimes including execution and torture

Sep 4th 2017, 9:55 PM 8,106 Views 6 Comments

Three investigators from the UN’s Human Rights Council have been probing the political climate of the African country for the past 12 months.

# war-crimes - Sunday 13 August, 2017

UN commission 'has enough to prosecute Assad for war crimes'
# Syria
# Syria

UN commission 'has enough to prosecute Assad for war crimes'

Aug 13th 2017, 2:56 PM 8,138 Views 40 Comments

“The preparatory work has been done, but nevertheless, there is no prosecutor and no court.”

# war-crimes - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'
# South Sudan
# South Sudan

'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'

Jul 4th 2017, 6:10 AM 56,505 Views 59 Comments

Men, women and children in South Sudan have been shot, hacked to death with machetes and burnt alive.

# war-crimes - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Wilful killing, torture, taking of hostages - what are war crimes and how are they prosecuted?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Wilful killing, torture, taking of hostages - what are war crimes and how are they prosecuted?

Oct 1st 2016, 7:00 AM 7,674 Views 13 Comments

Five facts about war crimes, and the long, arduous legal process to bring perpetrators to justice.

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