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Ethnic minority groups in Myanmar said on Thursday that peace talks with the government, one of the cornerstones of the country’s reform program, were in jeopardy after at least 23 rebel cadets were killed in an attack by the military.

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) said she was weighing bringing war crimes charges against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadist fighters, in an interview published on Thursday, November 20.

An average of 13 people have been killed daily in eastern Ukraine since a 5 September ceasefire came into place, the UN human rights office says.

The armed rebel group FARC and the Colombian government have announced that they have agreed on conditions for releasing a captured general and four other people.

Human Rights Watch issued a report on Monday criticising the law issued by Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi that allows the military to assist the police in guarding vital public facilities.

Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are committing war crimes and crimes against humanity on a large scale in areas under the group's control in Syria, UN investigators say.

On 6 and 7 November 2014, FIDH and AMDH held an international seminar in Bamako on transitional justice and national reconciliation in Mali, opened by Prime Minister Moussa Mara. The 230 participants adopted a roadmap for the reconciliation process in Mali which rejects any form of amnesty for past crimes.

Authorities in Colombia have launched a massive search and rescue mission for an army general who they suspect was taken captive by FARC rebels, prompting the government to suspend peace talks with the Marxist revolutionary group.

Ivan Grujic, the president of the Croatian government commission on detained and missing persons, visited Pristina on Tuesday and appealed to the families to come forward with information that could identify their lost relatives.

The Bosnian state court on Friday confirmed the indictment of Savic, a former member of the Vogosca Light Infantry Brigade of the Bosnian Serb Army.

He is accused of violating international humanitarian law during the war by coercing another person into sexual intercourse – an offence defined as ‘rape by use of force and threat’.

The indictment alleges that Savic threatened a Bosniak woman and her child, and then raped the woman.

Bosnian prosecutor Vladimir Simovic asked for restraining measures on Savic’s liberty be extended.

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