Some 40,000 people are estimated to have been killed under Habre’s rule of the semi-desert country in the 1980s.
Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed joins a long list of Nobel Peace Prize recipients who have been accused of war crimes, abuse and genocide.
Thousands rally to remember those killed by French forces in 1945 as government demands Paris apologise for "crimes against humanity" during colonial era.
Human Rights Watch urges the UN Human Rights Commission to create a body to investigate allegations, including the mass detention of Uighur Muslims and a crackdown on religious practices that amount to crimes against humanity.
A British-Syrian dual national, Asma al Assad has played an active role in the devastating Syrian war, and a growing political role in the regime’s government. She also risks losing her British citizenship.
The ICC's decision to investigate Israel is welcomed but more urgently an intervention is needed to stop an increase in crimes against Palestinians.
Human Rights Watch says Eritrean troops shot dead "over 200 civilians" on November 28-29 alone, making Axum massacre in Tigray region one of the deadliest atrocities of the conflict so far.
"Serious violations of international law, possibly amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity, may have been committed" in restive Tigray region, says UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet.
Many legal experts find the German court’s conviction sets crucial precedent to prosecute other members of the Assad regime.
Activists across the Arab world continue to fight for human and civil rights despite violence and intimidation.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China has committed crimes against humanity in their treatment of the predominantly Muslim Uighurs and other members of ethnic and religious minority groups in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.
Three prisoners relate similar tales of madness, inhumanity and cruelty beyond parallel taking place in the Syrian regime’s notorious prisons.
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