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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a) he has committed a crime against peace, a war crime, or a crime
MSF has been harshly critical of the attack, noting it amounts to a war crime, and has been pressing for an independent, international investigation.
LABOUR leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn has suggested Tony Blair could be put on trial for war crimes over the invasion of Iraq.
Nor did I know that giving a homeless (having been expelled from both Lebanon and Jordan) mass of people a strip of land for free and expecting peace to reign on your borders is a war crime - but it looks as if it is.
While most Army lawyers know that the United States prosecuted hundreds of war crimes in the aftermath of World War II, few know that the Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAGC) contemplated conducting similar trials after hostilities between Chinese, North Korean, and United Nations forces ended on the Korean peninsula.
Moreno-Ocampo has also said he was investigating allegations that the anti-Gaddafi forces and NATO were also guilty of war crimes during the civil war.
The existence of Israel on Palestinian soil is the original war crime.
Students of international law, in particular, will find GLOBAL JUSTICE packed with illustrative examples and thoughtful reflections on the international legal processes with respect to war crime prosecutions and the development of an internationally sanctioned judicial system to try them.
In the case of war crimes, a defense based on superior orders is available only with respect to direct and specific orders to commit an act constituting a war crime, and the defendant must demonstrate both the existence of the order and his sincere and reasonable belief that the order was lawful.
Without the Iranian regime's financial, political, military, advisory and intelligence assistance, Syria's leaders would not have been capable of committing war crimes at such an extensive level.
BRUSSELS, Nov 20 (KUNA) -- Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, requested Monday authorisation from Court's Judges to initiate an investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed in context of ongoing armed conflict in Afghanistan.