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Prison shelling in Yemen kills five women and a child: UN rights chief condemns possible war crime

New York/IBNS: The UN has condemned the shelling of the women’s section of the Central Prison in a district of Yemen’s war-torn Taizz Governerate, in the south of the country, which has left at least five women and one child dead, and wounding more than 11, with casualties expected to rise.

‘Deliberate starvation’ tactics used in South Sudan could be a war crime

New York/IBNS: The people of South Sudan have been “deliberately starved” in different parts of the country for ethnic and political reasons, and sexual violence against women and men as a weapon of war is ongoing, UN investigators said on Thursday.

Israel/Palestine war crimes probe ‘momentous step forward’, says UN rights expert

New York/IBNS: An independent UN human rights expert hailed on Tuesday, the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) decision to consider a formal criminal investigation into allegations of war crimes in Palestine as a "momentous step forward in the quest for accountability" in the five-decade-long Israeli occupation.

Appointment of alleged war criminal to head of Sri Lanka army ‘deeply troubling’, says UN human rights chief

New York, Aug 20 (IBNS):The appointment of Sri Lankan Lieutenant-General Shavendra Silva as Commander of the country’s army is deeply troubling, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in a statement released on Monday, adding that the military leader had been given the role despite “serious allegations of gross violations of international human rights and humanitarian law against him and his troops during the war”.

Libyan GNA Presidential Council regards LNA strikes on Tripoli Mitiga airport as 'war crime'

Doha, Apr 9 (Sputnik/UNI) The Libyan Government of National Accord's (GNA) Presidential Council condemned the Libyan National Army’s (LNA) airstrikes on the Mitiga Airport in Tripoli describing them as a war crime.

Libyans deserve justice, as war crime suspects remain at large: Prosecutor

New York, May 10 (IBNS): Despite an International Criminal Court arrest warrant, a Libyan war crimes suspect remains at large and could have committed further murders, the ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, told the Security Council on Wednesday.