GENOCIDE
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European Parliament calls killings of Armenians 'genocide'
April 16, 2015
The European Parliament approved a resolution on Wednesday calling the massacre of Armenians during World War I a "genocide," while urging Armenia and Turkey to reconcile their diplomatic relations. The resolution comes days after Pope Francis instigated outrage by using the same term in Turkey. Mem....... [more]

Spain judge upholds genocide charges against 7 Morocco officials
April 10, 2015
A judge in Spain decided on Friday that genocide charges against seven former and current Moroccan officials, who are accused of committing torture and killings in the Western Sahara from 1975-91, are justified. In his ruling, Judge Pablo Ruz asked that the men be extradited to Spain to face a trial....... [more]

ICTY upholds life sentence for Bosnian Serb army general
April 9, 2015
Judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Wednesday upheld the majority of convictions for Bosnian Serb army General Zdravko Tolimir for his involvement in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. Tolimir was arrested in Serbia in 2007 and convicted in 2012. The appeals....... [more]

UN: Islamic State may have committed genocide, war crimes
March 19, 2015
The actions of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq may amount to genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights reported Thursday. The report cites the killings of hundreds of Yezidi men and boys in the Ninewa plains last August. The men over 14....... [more]

ICC seeking UN help in Bashir genocide prosecution
March 10, 2015
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday requested assistance from the UN Security Council (UNSC) in the forced extradition of Sudan President Omar al-Bashir, who is facing charges of genocide in connection with the Darfur conflict. In asking the UNSC to take "necessary measures" to force....... [more]

Former Bangladesh lawmaker sentenced to life for war crimes
February 24, 2015
The International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) on Tuesday convicted and sentenced Abdul Jabbar, militia leader and former lawmaker, to life in prison for genocide and religious persecution committed during the1971 Liberation War. Jabbar was tried in absentia, as it is thought that he has fled t....... [more]

UN Report on the Central African Republic: Is the Glass Reflecting the International Community's Efforts Half-Empty or Half-Full?
February 14, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Chris Jenks of Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, evaluates the progress in adherence to human rights and international law in Central African Republic and claims that notwithstanding efforts of global community, it is hard to be optimistic ...As JURIST noted....... [more]

ICJ rules Serbia and Croatia did not commit genocide
February 3, 2015
The International Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that Serbia and Croatia did not commit genocide against one another's citizens during the 1990s wars that erupted after the division of Yugoslavia. Croatia had accused Serbia of committing genocide against native and ethic Croats, and in a counter-cla....... [more]

ICC should drop cases against Bashir, Ruto: African leaders
February 1, 2015
African leaders urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Saturday to drop cases against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto, or suspend the charges until African concerns are considered by the court. Bashir is accused of failing to respond to summons to....... [more]

ICTY upholds Bosnian Serb genocide convictions
January 31, 2015
The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Friday upheld genocide convictions for Vujadin Popovic and Ljubisa Beara for crimes perpetrated by Bosnian Serb forces during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. The Trial Chamber of the ICTY convicted seven se....... [more]

The Dragomir Vasic Indictment: The Need for Post-Conflict Accountability
January 27, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnists Dr. Paul Williams and Kelly Brouse of American University, discuss the indictment of Dragomir Vasic by the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina and emphasize the necessity for accountability not only during, but also after armed conflicts...On December 16, 2014, the Court of Bosni....... [more]




WEBSITES

    Defining Genocide [BBC]

    Prevent Genocide International

    Genocide Watch

    Genocide Studies Program [Yale]

    Institute for the Study of Genocide

    CHGC [Minnesota]

    Genocide [Wikipedia]