Posts Tagged: war crimes
International law exists in theory, not practice.
This long-awaited verdict against the former Liberian strongman brings some measure of justice to a region ripped apart by brutality, greed, and proxy wars.
Emira Woods, an Institute for Policy Studies expert originally from Liberia, comments on Taylor's conviction.
The United Nations War Crimes Commission's records documenting the birth of modern international criminal law have been neglected for nearly 70 years.
After eight years, the Spanish court case against three U.S. soldiers responsible for the murder of cameraman Jose Couso continues in spite of heavy U.S. pressure. But could the testimony of a former Army eavesdropper provide the final push to conviction?
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa was in India earlier this month making promises to resettle the war-displaced Sri Lankan Tamil minority one year after his government's forces won a crippling victory over the Tamil Tiger insurgency.
The Pentagon's slow response to civilian deaths and subsequent cover-ups points to a much deeper problem in U.S. involvement in Afghanistan.
It’s time to hold those responsible for last year’s blood-bath in Sri Lanka accountable for their war crimes.
A letter to Hillary Clinton from 10 state attorneys general argues that Israel's recent bloody siege of Gaza was "justified."
In 1996, the United States designed a law to combat war crimes. That same law has now come back to haunt the Bush administration.