War Criminals

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 …



AALCO: Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization · 9 March 2023 English

It contains the texts of statements of the Inaugural Session, the three Meetings of Delegations of the Member States, four General Meetings and the Concluding Session, coupled with the Summary …

undermining their efforts to prosecute Israeli war criminals before the international judiciary, and to prevent

CEIP: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace · 28 February 2023 English

Russia’s decision to abandon the treaty is not so much bowing to the inevitable as trying to get ahead of it.

enemy No. 1 and Russia a rogue nation run by war criminals. To Western eyes, these actions all run counter

HBS: Heinrich Boll Foundation · 15 February 2023 English

The President, a trained lawyer, stressed the need to avoid the kind of problems that have arisen in Bosnia, where a destabilising effect that continues to itself felt today was …

Order of the Republika Srpska. Putin joins war criminals such as Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic among attention to himself with his close ties to war criminals. The very party whose members still glorify

AEI: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research · 10 February 2023 English

The next Salafi-jihadi terror threat to the West may originate in Africa. Insurgencies linked to al Qaeda and the Islamic State have formed, re-formed, spread, and grown entrenched on the …

Chinese interests but benefits Russia. Global war criminals including the Wagner Group and Salafi-jihadi

Cato Institute · 6 February 2023 English

American supporters of Washington’s Ukraine policy often portray Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky as a noble champion of democracy who deserves even more U.S. military assistance than he has already received. …

individuals as “disinformation terrorists” and “war criminals.” One key difference between the misguided support

ORF: Observer Research Foundation · 27 January 2023 English

The Ukraine crisis, now in its twelfth month, is caught in a prolonged winter of war rather than one of frozen hostility or attempted peace. Two developments in December 2022 …

several other high-ranking German officials as war criminals. • The Germans accepted responsibility for outlined at Yalta. • Prosecution of Nazi war criminals. • Return of all Nazi annexations to their

AI: Atlantic Initiative · 25 January 2023 English

The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in Bosnia and Herzegovina. …

(2019). Rehabilitation Programmes for Convicted War Criminals in Domestic Prisons in Bosnia and Herzegovina:

TCF: The Century Foundation · 24 January 2023 English

After more than a decade of brutal war, Syria is mired in poverty and disease. A nation that once boasted a middle-income economy and a relatively well-developed infrastructure can no …

While many Syria sanctions are aimed at specific war criminals or military units, the United States, the EU for fear that it would be seen as a reward to war criminals and could break up common positions. But in

ECFR: European Council on Foreign Relations · 16 January 2023 English

While this number of troops is insufficient, the contrast with the situation just a few years ago – when the closure of the Office of the High Representative and EUFOR …

maintain a revisionist discourse that glorifies war criminals, promotes the idea of a “Serbian world”, and https://balkaninsight.com/2021/12/30/serbia-war-criminals-convicted-in-the-hague-glorified-in-belgrade/

Cato Institute · 11 January 2023 English

There is great current interest in the history of slavery in America and its legacy. What has stimulated this, 157 years after slavery was abolished? The Black Lives Matter movement …

by large-scale enslavement of prisoners of war.” Criminals were another source of supply, and in response

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