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Sri Lanka is planning an investigation into accusations of human rights abuses in the final stages of a 26-year civil war amid international frustration at the failure to look into numerous civilian deaths, a government spokesman said.

Two former Chilean intelligence officials have been sentenced in the murders of two American citizens shortly after the 1973 coup led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet.

An Israeli human rights group said Israel’s attacks on residential buildings in Gaza during the 50-day war against Hamas last summer appeared in at least some instances to violate the provisions of international law and raised grave legal concerns in others, according to a report to be published on Wednesday.

As the brawl that broke out in Nepal’s Constituent Assembly last week highlighted, this country’s transition from war to peace, and from monarchy to republic, is at a critical juncture. More than eight years after the end of Nepal’s decade-long civil war, a second Constituent Assembly has failed to promulgate a new constitution within its self-imposed Jan. 22 deadline. As the ruling coalition and Maoist-led opposition struggle to find a way out of the deadlock, instability has sharpened and is likely to continue.

Top Ugandan rebel commander Dominic Ongwen has appeared in the dock at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to face war crimes charges.

The Supreme Court has rescheduled the hearing of a writ petition against the transitional justice law for February 12. It is the fifth time the hearing has been postponed due to lack of time.

A MAN TORTURED during the Ballymurphy Massacre and who was subsequently convicted of riotous behaviour is to have his conviction referred back to the courts by the Criminal Case Review Commission (CCRC).

Sitting at a table in a dimly lit restaurant in Goma, Chantal Rugenera Kambibi reflects on the challenges faced by Congolese women involved in peacekeeping.

A campaigner for victims of the Omagh bomb, the single biggest atrocity of Northern Ireland’s Troubles, has won the right to legally challenge the British government’s decision not to hold a public inquiry into the massacre.

Some fifty Ivoirian senior officials who had served under the rule of former head of State Laurent Gbagbo were released Wednesday, the Ivoirian justice unveiled in a statement.

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