The violence poses a challenge to efforts by Sudan’s transitional government to end decades-long rebellions in areas like Darfur, where conflict often falls along ethnic lines.
A resolution empowers the UN rights council to collect evidence of war crimes during Sri Lanka’s 26-year-long conflict. Colombo has historically resisted calls for a probe into allegations that troops killed 40,000 Tamil civilians.
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.
Villagers have rebuilt their destroyed homes in Al Araqib village on each occasion, using materials that make for easy reconstruction, saying they have lived there since Ottoman times.
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.
Denmark will strip nearly 100 Syrian refugees of their residency permits, asking them to return to “safe zones” as opposition party suggests cooperation with Assad regime on repatriation.
Even though international law acknowledges that states are each other’s equals, the reality is some states are more equal than others.
Activists across the Arab world continue to fight for human and civil rights despite violence and intimidation.
The same day the UN published its latest Syria inquiry report, which classified the regime’s acts as international crimes, it also prepared to elect it to a body that protects self-determination.
The Jewish state not only sold weapons to the right-wing Guatemalan government but also provided military advice that contributed to the war crimes it committed against its indigenous population.
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