18 May 2010 by -

Amnesty International has called on the United Nations to investigate human rights violations during the final months of the war between the Tamil Tigers and the Sri Lankan government army.

Johan van Slooten

During the final stages of the 25-year war, which ended one year ago this month, tens of thousands of civilians were killed or displaced, but the UN has so far failed to launch an official inquiry into possible - war - crimes, Amnesty claims.

24 February 2010 by -

The deputy prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) says it is likely that crimes against humanity were committed during a bloody crackdown on protesters in Guinea last year.

By Thijs Bouwknegt

Fatou Bensouda, who has just returned from a three-day visit to Guinea, said on Friday, “on the basis of the information that we have received from this visit, we will pursue our preliminary examination.”

27 January 2010 by Hermione Gee

Britain’s former top lawyer admitted today that he “changed his mind” about the legality of the 2003 Iraq war.

11 July 2005 by -

France has received a letter from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) inviting France to initiate proceedings against Callixte Mbarushimana, who is suspected of having participated in the Rwandan genocide, reports the news agency AP, quoting Jean-Baptiste Mattei, a French ministry of foreign affairs spokesperson on 28 June. Mbarushimana, a former UNDP employee in Kigali, is now living in Paris, after being granted refugee status in 2003.

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