War Crime

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A violation of established protections of the laws of war, which is defined by international law—e.g., the Hague and Geneva Conventions
Examples of war crimes Mistreatment, deportation, enslavement and/or mass murder of prisoners of war, hostages or civilians, genocide, and wanton destruction of population centres and any devastation not justified by military, or civilian necessity
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was not a war crime in Hungary during the Second World War.
They know that no matter how horrendous their war crimes are they will not be punished harshly.
Consisting of twenty-seven officers, two civilians, and fifteen enlisted personnel, the War Crimes Division quickly went to work.
I say that Israel should be put on trial for war crimes.
The War Crimes Act imposes criminal penalties against persons who commit certain offenses under the laws of war, when those offenses are either committed by or against a U.
Asked in an interview with Swiss newspaper SonntagsZeitung whether there was enough evidence for Assad to be convicted of war crimes, she said: "Yes, I am convinced that is the case.
More than 30% of the war crimes investigations at the local level involve witnesses that reside outside BiH said Acting Head of the OSCEs Rule of Law Section Francesco de Sanctis.
Nizami - the fifth and highest-ranked opposition leader to be executed since December 2013 for war crimes - was executed after the Supreme Court rejected his final plea against the death sentence, which was handed down by the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) in 2014.
Miriam Defensor Santiago on Tuesday condemned the beheading of a Canadian national by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Jolo, saying that the Philippines has an obligation under international treaty to bring the captors to justice for war crimes.
LABOUR leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn has suggested that ex-North East MP Tony Blair could be made to stand trial for war crimes over the invasion of Iraq.
JEREMY Corbyn has suggested Tony Blair could be made to stand trial for war crimes over the invasion of Iraq.