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7/24/2019

The Dutch Supreme Court upheld Friday a lower court’s ruling that the Netherlands is partially liable in the deaths of some 350 Muslim men who were murdered by Bosnian Serb forces during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

The Netherlands’ highest court ruled that Dutch United Nations peacekeepers evacuated the men from their military base near Srebrenica on July 13, 1995, despite knowing that they “were in serious jeopardy of being abused and murdered” by Bosnian Serb forces.

7/24/2019

Two years after the Australian government rejected a landmark plan to officially recognize indigenous people in the country's constitution, a top official said he will move forward with a national referendum on the issue.

7/24/2019

The Nepalese civil war, which ended after a peace deal was brokered between the government and Maoist insurgents in 2006, left over 17,000 people dead. About 1,530 people went missing and more than 8,000 were injured or suffered physical disabilities.

The former rebels have led or formed part of the government in Kathmandu on several occasions. Despite the peace deal and promise to investigate war crimes — extrajudicial killings, torture, and sexual violence — not a single perpetrator has been punished.

7/24/2019

The chief prosecutor of a UN tribunal on Wednesday accused South Africa of failing to co-operate in the arrest of a fugitive sought over his role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide.

“Since August of last year, my office has been seeking urgent cooperation from South Africa in relation to the arrest of a fugitive located on its territory,” said Serge Brammertz, chief prosecutor of the UN’s International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals.

7/24/2019

A judge ruled Thursday that 17 former members of El Salvador’s military, including ex-leaders of the armed forces, will also face charges of torture, forced disappearance, and forced displacement related to the 1981 El Mozote massacre, a gruesome point in the country’s civil war.

The new charges encompass alleged crimes against humanity stemming from the incident in the early years of the conflict, according to the ruling in San Francisco Gotera, a town northeast of the capital. The defendants already were on trial on charges that include murder, rape, theft, and terrorism.

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