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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Liberia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Milton Gbehzongar Findley thinks a referendum is necessary in determining whether or not, the country should establish a war crimes tribunal to prosecute former warlords and ex-fighters who committed heinous crimes and crimes against humanity during the Liberian Civil War.
(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.
Miriam Defensor Santiago on Tuesday condemned the beheading of a Canadian national by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Jolo, saying that the Philippines has an obligation under international treaty to bring the captors to justice for war crimes.
LABOUR leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn has suggested that ex-North East MP Tony Blair could be made to stand trial for war crimes over the invasion of Iraq.
JEREMY Corbyn has suggested Tony Blair could be made to stand trial for war crimes over the invasion of Iraq.
Enough is enough, Israel defending its own population - a war crime is it?
"Even assuming arguendo that Congress had authority under its various Article I war powers to establish material support for terrorism as a war crime in the Military Commissions Act of 2006, we conclude that the Act did not authorize retroactive prosecution for conduct that was committed before the Act's enactment and was not prohibited by U.S.
The BBC's report on alleged war crimes by Syrian rebels made an amazing read.
The ICC indicted Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam and the former intelligence chief for war crimes. Saif al-Islam is now in the custody of the Libyan authorities who have said they plan to try in him in Libya instead of handing him over to The Hague-based ICC.
'Mahathir is the only Muslim leader who set up the war crimes tribunal in 2011 which found that the US and UK had given false evidence that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction.
If it continues to solve cases at this time rate, the Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina will need some ten years to end all war crimes cases that it currently has in the proceedings, said Ambassador Bruce G.