War Crimes

A war crime is an act that constitutes a serious violation of the laws of war that gives rise to individual criminal responsibility. Examples of crimes include intentionally killing civilians or prisoners, torturing, destroying civilian property, taking hostages, performing a perfidy, raping, using child soldiers, pillaging, declaring that no quarter will be given, and seriously violating the principles of distinction, proportionality, and military necessity. The concept of war crimes emerged at the turn of the twentieth century when the body of customary international law applicable to warfare between sovereign states was codified. Such codification occurred at the national level, such …

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Call us soldiers, sailors or aviators, but never warriors

Lowy Institute for International Policy · 29 April 2021 English

SASR and said they bore significant responsibility for contributing to the environment in which war crimes were committed by embracing, fostering or failing to restrain the “warrior culture” that grew within

for contributing to the environment in which war crimes were committed by embracing, fostering or failing


DRC: Prioritize justice for serious crimes

Amnesty International · 29 April 2021 English

New Lukonde Government Should Set Transitional Justice Roadmap

countless crimes under international law, including war crimes and crimes against humanity, and grave human


The Philippines: America’s Perpetually Useless Ally

Cato Institute · 28 April 2021 English

So far, at least, the Biden administration has declined to go to war on Manila’s behalf. But the possibility remains so long as the U.S. foolishly guarantees Philippine security.

extermination campaigns against native Americans. War crimes mixed with starvation to kill 200,000 or more


Myanmar: Open letter to the ASEAN and its member states: Stop the …

Amnesty International · 23 April 2021 English

Hlaing and any person who may reasonably be suspected of responsibility for crimes against humanity, war crimes or other crimes under international law in Myanmar.

means to help protect populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity responsibility for crimes against humanity, war crimes or other crimes under international law in Myanmar allegations of committing crimes against humanity, war crimes or other crimes under international law in Myanmar


International Law Commission should reaffirm that state officials do not enjoy functional …

Amnesty International · 23 April 2021 English

criminal jurisdiction in respect of crimes under international law (genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture, enforced disappearance and extrajudicial execution).

regard to genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture, enforced disappearance and extrajudicial international law (genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture, enforced disappearance and extrajudicial responsibility for genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes. In addition, in 1997 the Appeals Chamber of international criminal law prohibiting war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. Under law from foreign criminal jurisdictions for war crimes or certain other crimes of concern to the international


Myanmar: Human rights must be top priority for emergency ASEAN summit

Amnesty International · 23 April 2021 English

The Indonesian authorities have an obligation to investigate coup leader Min Aung Hlaing, said Amnesty International today.

NEWSNEWS MYANMARMYANMAR WAR CRIMES AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITYWAR CRIMES AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY years, Amnesty International has also documented war crimes and other serious human rights violations committed suspected of committing crimes against humanity, war crimes or other crimes under international law in Myanmar org/en/documents/asa16/4014/2021/en/ MYANMARMYANMAR WAR CRIMES AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITYWAR CRIMES AND CRIMES allegations of committing crimes against humanity, war crimes or other crimes under international law in Myanmar


South Korea: Disappointing Japan ruling fails to deliver justice to ‘comfort women’

Amnesty International · 21 April 2021 English

South Korea Disappointing Japan ruling fails to deliver justice to ‘comfort women’

that amounted to crimes against humanity and war crimes. What was a landmark victory for the survivors


Assessment of outcomes of the 46th session of the UN Human Rights …

Amnesty International · 20 April 2021 English

This briefing document provides Amnesty International’s assessment of some of the key outcomes and developments that were priorities for the organization at the 46th session of the UN Human Rights …

independent international investigation into alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and other serious ongoing COI and the IIIM, and pursue where possible war crimes prosecutions in available jurisdictions, subject violations of international law, possibly amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity, may have been committed


The traumas endured by refugee women and their consequences for integration and …

EPRS · 19 April 2021 English

This study was commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the FEMM Committee. The study focuses on the trauma that …

were recognised as crimes against humanity, war crimes or reasons for granting refugee status.69 There


China’s Relationship with ASEAN: An Explainer

ORF · 15 April 2021 English

China’s relationship with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has seen its ebbs and flows. Historically, China considered ASEAN as an instrument designed to “encircle China” and therefore kept …

organisations in various parts of Myanmar, and the ‘war crimes’ committed by its security forces against Rohingya


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