National Prosecutions


Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for a Libyan National Army (LNA)commander accused over the alleged execution of dozens of prisoners.

Prosecutors at the world's permanent war crimes court are seeking Mahmoud al-Werfalli's hand-over to face charges of murder during the armed conflict in Libya.

According to the ICC, Werfalli “is alleged to have directly committed and to have ordered the commission of murder as a war crime” during seven incidents, involving 33 persons in June and July 2017 in and near Benghazi.


A court in the town of Prizren on Thursday remanded Agim Sahitaj in custody for a month over claims that he committed war crimes against the Kosovo Albanian civilian population.

Kosovo’s Special Prosecution alleged that Sahitaj, who was uniformed and armed, acted with Serbian forces in April 1999 as they killed, wounded, beat and harassed Kosovo Albanian civilians, looted their possessions and forcibly expelled them from their homes.


German prosecutors say they've arrested a 29-year-old Syrian man on allegations he committed war crimes as a member of the Islamic State group in his home country.

The federal prosecutor's office said Wednesday that Fares A. B., whose last name wasn't released in line with privacy laws, is also accused of membership in a terrorist organization.

Prosecutors allege that he joined the Nusra Front extremist organization in 2013, and then moved to IS in 2014.


Relatives of victims of Northern Ireland's deadliest bombing are suing the police over alleged failings they say allowed the killers to escape justice.

Families belonging to the Omagh Support and Self Help Group have issued a writ against George Hamilton, chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

A car bomb planted by IRA dissidents exploded amid shoppers, workers and tourists in the town of Omagh on Aug. 15, 1998, killing 29 people.


Colombia’s transitional justice system has received the case files of 12,000 alleged military war criminals, the transitional justice body announced on Tuesday.

According to the justice system’s executive secretary, some 4,500 jailed soldiers have requested to be included in the transitional justice system that would allow them to leave prison while awaiting a new trial.

Additionally, the Defense Ministry has sent another 7,494 case files of members of the military either convicted or investigated on war crime charges, the executive secretary said in a press release.


Human Rights Watch said Tuesday Israel had stripped nearly 15,000 Palestinians from Jerusalem of their right to live in the city since 1967 and warned that it could be a "war crime."

"Israel claims to treat Jerusalem as a unified city, but the reality is effectively one set of rules for Jews and another for Palestinians," Sarah Leah Whitson, HRW's Middle East director, said in a report.

Israel occupied east Jerusalem during the 1967 Six Day War in a move never recognized by the international community.


Poland’s ruling officials are stepping up calls to demand compensation from Germany for damages caused in World War II, potentially deepening a divide between the European Union’s largest eastern member and the bloc’s biggest economy.


Former Gambian interior minister Ousman Sonko will remain in a Swiss jail for another three months after the country's attorney general (AG) broadened an investigation into whether he committed crimes against humanity.

Sonko has been in pre-trial custody since January after the Geneva-based legal group Trial International filed a criminal complaint accusing him of having personally taken part in torture.


Switzerland's Supreme Court has upheld the conviction for racial discrimination of a man who posed outside a Geneva synagogue doing an alleged Nazi salute.

A text of the court's July decision, made public Thursday, rejected the appeal by the unidentified defendant of a Geneva court verdict handing him a suspended prison sentence and thousands of Swiss francs (dollars) in fines.

Photos posted on the internet of the December 2013 incident showed the man dressed in black with a scarf covering his face alongside two other men, one in Swiss Army fatigues.


Colombia’s Prosecutor General’s Office has frozen real estate and cattle worth $3 million that according to demobilized guerrilla group FARC was part of their illegal assets.