war crime


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war crime

a crime committed in wartime in violation of the accepted rules and customs of war, such as genocide, ill-treatment of prisoners of war, etc.
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As Hanley remembered it, his mission "was to document war crimes revealed in the interrogation of prisoners of war .
The ICC is the world's first permanent war crimes court with power to investigate crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide.
Third, and most importantly, JCE requires an actus reus that by its nature has some causal relationship to the war crime.
I say that Israel should be put on trial for war crimes.
5) Fourteen years earlier, in 1946, when a team of six army lawyers was appointed defense counsel for the Japanese General Yamashita prior to his trial for war crimes in the Philippines, these lawyers were indignant.
PAForeign Minister Riyad al-Maliki has submitted a dossier to the International Criminal Court (ICC), detailing Israeli war crimes in Gaza as well as its illegal settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem (al-Quds).
The ICC, created more than a decade ago to prosecute individuals for war crimes, is a court of last resort, meaning that it can only intervene when a country is found to be unwilling or unable to carry out its own investigation.
In turn, member of Arab Center Hala al-Asd said legal documentation is one of the most important bases for proving war crimes, and that the Center will employ Arab and international experts to do the necessary research.
The Sri Lankan Government has of late been criticised by several countries over its human rights record, and for allegedly committing war crimes against the country's minority Tamil population, especially at a time when the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was at its zenith under the leadership of Prabhakaran.
The Syrian government crimes portfolio also includes genocide, the ill-treatment and murder of prisoners, the wanton destruction of cities, towns and villages; all classified as war crimes under the Geneva Conventions.
The so-called Legal Framework for Peace, approved in Congress last year, modified the constitution and laid the foundation for punishment of war crimes, reparations for victims and eventual peace with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.
Summary: The UN say they have a list of Syrian war crimes suspects and that both sides have committed war crimes.