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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria torture photos lead to calls for war crimes charges

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 11:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Images of dead detainees show 'industrial-scale' brutality of the Assad regime, say prosecutors Torture photos lead to calls for war crimes trial Syrian officials could face war crimes charges based on photographs from a defector proving the "industrial-scale" torture and killing of 11,000 detainees by the regime, international ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria announces presidential election as air strikes kill dozens in Aleppo

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 07:44pm by Reuters

    ... A further five died in barrel bomb attacks in the village of Tlajabin, it added. Western powers have condemned the use of barrel bombs as a war crime, but they continue to fall nearly every day ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Work begins on war crime tribunal for Syrian atrocities

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... on war crime tribunal When the guns fall silent in Syria and the killing eventually stops, a key part of helping a traumatised people rebuild and heal will be bringing to justice those behind ... Tribunal to Prosecute Atrocity Crimes setting out in detail the possible make-up of any eventual court. Crane, the founding chief prosecutor for the Special Court for Sierra Leone ...

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    Experts mull plans for Syrian war crimes tribunal

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 04:23pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Extraordinary Tribunal to Prosecute Atrocity Crimes setting out in detail the possible make-up of any eventual court. Crane, the founding chief prosecutor for the Special Court for Sierra Leone - an international war crimes tribunal that convicted Liberian warlord Charles Taylor - gathered a dozen legal experts to draw up a “starting point” for discussions. It’s gotten bloodier, the longer ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Chemical attack in Syria was a war crime, says UN leader Ban Ki-moon

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 10:30am by Reuters, AP, The Guardian

    ... was a war crime: Ban UN leader Ban Ki-moon yesterday told the UN Security Council that the use of chemical weapons in Syria was a "war crime" and demanded the threat of sanctions to back ... that UN investigators had "now confirmed, unequivocally and objectively that chemical weapons have been used in Syria". "This is a war crime. I trust all can join me in condemning ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian conflict put Bashar al-Assad’s home village under threat

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 08:57pm by GDN

    ... August. That rebel attack led to the killing of around 200 civilians, an act labelled a war crime by Human Rights Watch. Rebel groups, among them the jihadist Jabhat al-Nusra, say they are trying ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria army using starvation as ‘weapon of war’, say Amnesty

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 07:24pm by AFP

    ... year and access to food and medicine cut. The document, entitled “Squeezing the life out of Yarmuk: War crimes against besieged civilians,” said 128 of the deaths were caused by starvation. ... weapons, on civilian buildings in the camp. “Launching indiscriminate attacks on civilian areas, leading to deaths and injuries, is a war crime,” it said. “To repeatedly strike a heavily populated ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    UN must refer Syria war crimes to ICC, says Amnesty

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 03:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut The UN Security Council must refer war crimes committed by both sides in Syria’s two-year conflict to the International Criminal Court, Amnesty International ... for these horrendous crimes?” asked Ann Harrison, Amnesty’s deputy director for the Middle East and North Africa. The London-based human rights watchdog has repeatedly accused both the regime of President ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Push for Syria war crimes probe as 26 children die

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 02:29pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus International calls for a war crimes probe into the 22-month Syrian conflict are growing after a watchdog reported at least 26 children have been killed ... 57 governments have called on the UN Security Council to refer the Syria conflict to the International Criminal Court for a war crimes investigation. Switzerland sent a petition requesting ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    WikiLeaks 'did not approve' its party's meeting with Syria's President Assad

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 02:07am by GDN

    ... in Australia would seek to insert itself into the conflict in Syria and engage with a leader accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including using chemical weapons against his own ...




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