February 11, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
Serbia's war crimes court sentenced nine former paramilitaries on Tuesday for their involvement in the genocide of ethnic Albanians in Kosovo in 1999. Of the 11 men on trial, only two escaped prison, with the rest receiving sentences between two and 20 years for killing as many as 120 civilians in ...[read more]
October 7, 2013
by Addison Morris
Japan's Kyoto District Court on Monday ordered a group of activists to pay 12 million yen (USD $120,000) to a Korean elementary school for holding anti-Korean demonstrations that disrupted classes and frightened children. The rallies took place between December 2009 and March 2010 and were ...[read more]
December 4, 2012
by Addison Morris
The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Tuesday upheld the life sentence Milan Lukic, a Bosnian Serb commander who was sentenced to life in prison for crimes that include burning more than 100 people alive during the 1992 Bosnian War. Lukic was arrested in August ...[read more]
September 6, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday urged the Chinese government to halt the deportation of Myanmar refugees. In a letter sent to the Chinese Minister of Foreign affairs, the rights group said that the return of at least 4,000 ethnic Kachin refugees from Myanmar is a violation of international ...[read more]
August 28, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
Myanmar's army is still committing human rights abuses against ethnic minorities in Karen state, according to a report released Monday by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR). PHR's findings were based on a field survey it conducted this year, in which 30 percent of families reported experiencing ...[read more]
April 15, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On April 15, 2010, a German court ruled that persons from the former German Democratic Republic, or East Germany, did not constitute a unique ethnic group for discrimination prevention purposes. The matter arose when an East Berlin woman sued a Stuttgart company after the company rejected her ...[read more]
March 13, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On March 13, 2010, Serbia's Office of the War Crimes Prosecutor announced the arrest of nine suspects for war crimes committed during the 1998-1999 Kosovo War. The nine suspects were members of the Serbian paramilitary group Sakali and were accused of the systematic murders of 41 ethnic Albanians ...[read more]
February 10, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
Human Rights Watch Director Daniel Bekele on Friday urged South Sudan to investigate attacks made on Murle villages in December and prosecute those responsible. In this organized attack, thousands of armed Lou Nuer villagers invaded the Murle villages, robbing and burning houses and killing ...[read more]
December 22, 2011
by Jennie Ryan
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday criticized the Kyrgyz Supreme Court for upholding a guilty verdict in a trial it claims was marred by allegations of torture, violence and threats. In its ruling on December 20, the Kyrgyz Supreme Court upheld a verdict against eight ethnic Uzbeks who were ...[read more]
November 28, 2011
by Jamie Davis
Human rights group Partners Relief and Development said Monday that Myanmar soldiers may be committing war crimes in the form of torture and forced labor against ethnic communities in Kachin State. The group issued a report documenting the war crimes which allegedly began on June 9 after a 17-year ...[read more]

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