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 …

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Washington Has Backed Islamist War Criminals in Syria

Cato Institute · 6 April 2021 English

When large‚Äź‚Äčscale demonstrations broke out against the regime of Bashar al‚Äź‚ÄčAssad in early 2011, Barack Obama‚Äôs administration promptly exploited the situation and began to back anti‚Äź‚Äčregime factions. As those demonstrations ‚Ķ

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Why are Amnesty International monitors not able to observe the Assange hearing?

Amnesty International · 21 September 2020 English

If Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, is silenced, others will also be gagged either directly or by the fear of persecution and prosecution

He is wanted for making America look like war criminals.‚ÄĚ Indeed, it is ironic that no one responsible


Myanmar: Military Ltd: The company financing human rights abuses in Myanmar

Amnesty International · 10 September 2020 English

In this report, Amnesty International provides new information exposing the link between Myanma Economic Holdings Public Company Ltd (MEHL) and military units that are implicated in crimes under international law …

See also, United States v Krupp, Trials of War Criminals before the Nuremberg Military Tribunals under IX; United States v Carl Krauch, Trials of War Criminals before the Nuremberg Military Tribunals under United States v Friedrich Flick, Trials of War Criminals before the Nuremberg Military Tribunals under


Hate speech and hate crime in the EU and the evaluation of …

EPRS · 15 July 2020 English

This study was commissioned by the European Parliament's Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the LIBE Committee. The study argues that hate speech and …

Military Tribunal (ITM) (1947) Trial of the major war criminals. Available at https://www.loc.gov/rr/frd/


Supporting judicial authorities in the fight against core international crimes.

EU · 27 May 2020 English

T he crime of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, known collectively as core international crimes, threaten the peace, security and well-being of our world. Eurojust, the EU Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation, and the EU Network for investigation and prosecution of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes (‚Äėthe Genocide Network‚Äô) support national

responsibility to investi- gate and prosecute war criminals and other perpetra- tors of core international


Sverige planlægger museum om Holocaust

DIIS · 30 April 2020 English

Cecilie Felicia Stokholm Banke giver input til udredningen ‚ÄĚSveriges museum om f√∂rintelsen‚ÄĚ

past,1 and they pass legislation to include war criminals in the mandatory reading list for secondary Lemkin, and was cited in the trial of the major war criminals at the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg Hartley Shawcross quoted in Trial of the Major War Criminals …, 1946, Vol. 19, p. 404 and 432, respectively serving as legal adviser in trials of Nazi war criminals in the British zone in Germany. A motive for University Press, Ithaca, 2019. Trial of the Major War Criminals before the International Military Tri- bunal


Citizens’ Perceptions on Transitional Justice Processes in South Sudan

ISS · 29 November 2019 English

In 2013, Africa’s newest state, was on the brink of collapse. Internal armed conflict, serious human rights violations and a divided government led to the death or displacement of thousands …

transitional justice as a process to punish war criminals, while victims ‚Äď especially those of sexual


Governance, Leadership and Legitimacy in East Asia

Chatham House · 29 July 2019 English

Japan, South Korea and China have different political traditions and post-war experiences, and this has led to conflicting political models.Japan‚Äôs transition to representative democracy came in the aftermath of the Second World War: the effectiveness of its government‚Äôs leadership is seen as depending more on its economic management than plans for constitutional ‚Äėreform‚Äô. China remains an authoritarian country, whose leadership derives legitimacy from its ability to deliver continual economic expansion.The historical memory of the Second World War remains contested, although

visiting the Yasukuni Shrine, where Class A war criminals are commemorated.31 This suggested that the


Universal jurisdiction and international crimes : constraints and best practices : workshop.

EU · 24 May 2019 English

This report summarises the proceedings of a workshop organised by the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI), in association with the Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) and the Committee …

Serbia having legislated to prosecute Yugoslav war criminals under UJ (Milekic). The Commission opined that


Reconciliation in the Western Balkans: The difficulty of emulating the EU model

EPRS · 17 April 2019 English

In the Western Balkans, which were torn apart by wars after the disintegration of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, conflicting narratives about the past continue to charge intra-regional relations with Just as the European Communities helped to bring peace to post-World War II western Europe, so does the EU promote the reconciliation process in the countries that were once part of Yugoslavia.

particularly pointing to instances when ICTY-convicted war criminals were given access to public fora (for instance


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