iOS app Android app

Crimes Against Humanity

Justice Denied in Africa

Reed Brody | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Reed Brody

A fair trial for Hissene Habré would strike a blow against the cycle of impunity in which leaders brutalize their countries, pillage their treasuries and then eventually move next door to join their bank accounts.

Witness for the Future

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

We have a duty to bear witness against those who commit crimes against humanity. To forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time.

The Slandering of a Renown Jewish Jurist and War Crimes Prosecutor, Richard Goldstone

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ray Hanania

Renown South African Jurist Richard Goldstone has completed a comprehensive report on the war crimes committed during the Israeli war started against Hamas in the Gaza Strip on Nov. 4, 2008.

Putting an End to Impunity: The Promise of the International Criminal Court

Andrew Tarsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andrew Tarsy

Now, after more than a half-century of letting political leaders literally get away with murder, a new model of international justice is taking shape.

The Next Catastrophe in the Congo

Colin Thomas-Jensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Colin Thomas-Jensen

The U.N. will undermine its already limited credibility with frustrated Congolese civilians if this offensive against the FDLR goes ahead as planned.

Is Darfur Genocide?

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Betwa Sharma

Darfur is lost in the wilderness of the law behind genocide. Whoever emerges the strongest will dictate, for the books, what happened in the region.

Colombia Commits "Crimes Against Humanity" as Free Trade Pacts Are Debated

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Kovalik

Despite the claims of the Colombian government and those in the U.S. eager to consummate "free trade" pacts, the human rights situation in that country is deteriorating fast.

Radovan Karadzic Jurisdiction Challenge Rejected By UN Judge

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A judge at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal Wednesday rejected challenges by Radovan Karadzic and said the U.N. court h...

The Fujimori Verdict and the Justice Cascade: Ending Impunity

Scott Gilmore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Scott Gilmore

Today's sentence against Fujimori is a victory against impunity, and a repudiation of the notion that government leaders are bound by no limits when it comes to national security.

Revisiting American Involvement in El Salvador: The Massacre at El Mozote

Jon Santiago | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jon Santiago

Many people know that the U.S. has intervened in Latin American politics. Rarely do discussions of this proceed beyond a verbal slapping ourselves on the wrists for having "meddled."

"Once Again" in Darfur

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

"Never again" has turned into "once again," and history repeats itself with genocide in Darfur.

Major American-Jewish Organizations may no Longer Back Turkey in Congress

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

American-Jewish organizations, which had for years supported Turkey's agenda on the Armenian Genocide in the U.S. Congress, were incensed by Turkish condemnations of Israel.

Rwandan Massacres Planner, Theoneste Bagosora, Convicted Of Genocide

AP | SUKHDEV CHHATBAR and DONNA BRYSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ARUSHA, Tanzania — A former Rwandan army colonel was convicted Thursday of genocide and crimes against humanity for masterminding the killings o...