The first member of Cambodia's notorious Khmer Rouge regime jailed for the 1970s "Killing Fields" atrocities admitted on Thursday brutally murdering four unidentified Westerners and burning their bodies with piles of tyres.
The United Nations will not hold another round of Syria peace talks in Geneva until officials on all sides agree the parameters for a political transition deal, which has an Aug. 1 deadline, the U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday.
In a historic step toward justice for victims of civil war violence, a Guatemalan court sent eight former dictatorship-era military officers to trial on Tuesday for crimes against humanity and enforced disappearances carried out under the Central American country’s brutal U.S.-backed military regimes.
South Sudanese leaders said plans for an African court to try people for atrocities committed in the nation’s civil war should be scrapped, a suggestion Human Rights Watch called an attempt to escape justice.
The leaders of Eritrea are responsible for crimes against humanity, a United Nations commission of inquiry said Wednesday, calling for international action to hold them to account, including referral to the International Criminal Court.
State court judge Biljana Cukovic closed the trial of Milan Mandic, president of the Serb Association of the Missing of the Sarajevo Region, to the public on Tuesday in order to preserve “public order and peace”.