Russia-Ukraine War: World leaders hold war crimes meeting at Hague

Representatives of a group of nations working together to investigate war crimes in Russia's invasion of Ukraine are meeting in The Hague amid ongoing calls for those responsible for atrocities to be brought to justice. Tuesday's coordination meeting at the European Union's judicial cooperation agency, Eurojust, of members of a Joint Investigation Team and International … Continue reading Russia-Ukraine War: World leaders hold war crimes meeting at Hague

Zelenskyy begs Grammys to ‘fill the silence with music’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy appeared in a video message at the Grammy Awards to ask for support in telling the story of Ukraine’s invasion by Russia. During the pre-recorded message that aired on the show Sunday, he likened the invasion to a deadly silence threatening to extinguish the dreams and lives of the Ukrainian people, … Continue reading Zelenskyy begs Grammys to ‘fill the silence with music’

Russia to expel more American diplomats

Russia has begun the process to expel several American diplomats from the U.S. embassy in Moscow, the State Department said Wednesday. The department said it received a list of diplomats on who have been declared “persona non grata” by the Russian foreign ministry. It didn’t say how many diplomats were affected by the order, which … Continue reading Russia to expel more American diplomats

Sudan agrees on ICC investigation of war crimes in Dafur

Sudan's transitional authorities and rebel groups from Darfur have agreed that those wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes in the region should appear before the tribunal, officials have said. The announcement was made on Tuesday in Juba, the capital of neighbouring South Sudan, where the two sides are engaged in peace talks. "We can only … Continue reading Sudan agrees on ICC investigation of war crimes in Dafur

Result of investigations on war crimes against Rohingya Muslims

An independent commission established by Myanmar's government has concluded there are reasons to believe that security forces committed war crimes in counterinsurgency operations that led more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. However, the commission, headed by a Philippine diplomat, said in a report given Monday to President Win Myint that there … Continue reading Result of investigations on war crimes against Rohingya Muslims

More than 40 migrants killed in Libyan detention centers

An airstrike hit a detention center for migrants near the Libyan capital of Tripoli early Wednesday, killing at least 44 people and wounding dozens of others in an attack that the U.N. human rights chief said could amount to a war crime. The Tripoli-based government blamed the attack on forces associated with Gen. Khalifa Hifter, … Continue reading More than 40 migrants killed in Libyan detention centers

Myanmar government claims UN report on genocide was ‘fake news’

A Myanmar government spokesman on Wednesday rejected a report by United Nations investigators that called for top generals to be prosecuted for genocide, saying the international community was making "false allegations", Reuters noted. His comments came a day after the U.N report, which marked the first time the organisation has explicitly called for Myanmar officials … Continue reading Myanmar government claims UN report on genocide was ‘fake news’

War Crimes: The U.N. insists on prosecuting indicted Myanmar soldiers

The international community on Monday supported the UN report, which called for an investigation and prosecution of Myanmar's top military officials on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes against Rohingya Muslims. The report prepared by the UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar stated that human rights violations and abuses committed in … Continue reading War Crimes: The U.N. insists on prosecuting indicted Myanmar soldiers