crimes against humanity
Chad's Former Dictator Hissene Habre Found Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity
The verdict caps a 16-year battle by victims and rights campaigners to bring the former strongman to justice in Senegal, marking the first time that the former head of one African nation has been tried by a court in another country.
60,000 People Have Died in Assad's Prisons During Syria's War, Monitoring Group Says
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it arrived at the number by adding up death tolls provided by sources in several Syrian jails and security agencies.
The ICC Just Convicted Ex-Militia Leader and Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba of War Crimes
The International Criminal Court issued the verdict on Monday from The Hague, finding Jean-Pierre Bemba guilty of five crimes against humanity and war crimes, for murder, rape, and pillaging.
UN Calls for Kim Jong-un to Be Prosecuted for Crimes Against Humanity
Political prison camps, torture, "slave-like labor" and religious persecution remain features of the state apparatus, two years after a landmark UN investigation into crimes against humanity.
The Extent of the Islamic State's Atrocities in Iraq Has Been Laid Bare by the UN
Nearly 19,000 civilians were killed in Iraq over 21 months and an estimated 3,500 are being held as slaves, says the UN in a new report documenting the enduring "horror" of life there.