Keep Czars Far Away, in Moscow or Mar-a-Lago

Things worth fighting for on the Fourth of July.

#anti-semitism, #discrimination, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #immigration-and-emigration, #jews-and-judaism, #lavrov-sergey-v, #moldova, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Investigators of War Crimes in Ukraine Face Formidable Challenges

A slew of international agencies are joining Ukrainian prosecutors to look into accusations of war crimes. It may be the biggest effort ever to hold war criminals to account.

#civilian-casualties, #international-criminal-court, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

After Rapes by Russian Soldiers, a Painful Quest for Justice

Women who were attacked in a village near Kyiv yearn for justice. “I want them to be punished,” said one victim. But Ukrainian officials face daunting challenges in prosecuting such crimes.

#human-rights-watch, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sex-crimes, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #women-and-girls

Biden Should Cut Off the Gas Revenues That Fund Myanmar’s Junta

He should cut off the gas revenues that fund Myanmar’s junta.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #chevron-corporation, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #min-aung-hlaing, #myanmar, #rohingya-ethnic-group, #tatmadaw-myanmar, #total-sa, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Merrick Garland Visits Ukraine to Discuss Russian War Crimes

In an unannounced trip, Merrick Garland will meet with Ukrainian prosecutors to help identify and prosecute those guilty of atrocities, officials say.

#garland-merrick-b, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Bosnia on the Brink

Caught up in a 21st-century stew of ethnonationalism and fake history, the country’s Serbs are now endangering its fragile peace.

#bosnia-and-herzegovina, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sarajevo-bosnia-and-herzegovina, #serbia, #united-nations, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Trapped by Russian Forces, Ukrainians Waited a Month in a Basement

More than 300 Ukrainians, 77 of them children, were imprisoned in a dank and airless school basement for nearly a month. Ten of them died.

#russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #yahidne-ukraine

Gina Haspel Observed Waterboarding at C.I.A. Black Site, Psychologist Testifies

The testimony emerged in pretrial hearings in the Cole bombing case at Guantánamo Bay, where the war court is wrestling with the legacy of torture after 9/11.

#central-intelligence-agency, #cole-uss, #detainees, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #haspel-gina, #interrogations, #mitchell-james-e, #nashiri-abd-al-rahim-al, #september-11-2001, #terrorism, #thailand, #torture, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #waterboarding

Forces Battle for Ukraine City, as E.U. Ratchets Up Responses

As Russian forces advanced into Sievierodonetsk, Ukraine’s allies promised increased aid, a sharp drop in Russian oil imports and efforts to ship Ukrainian grain out of the country.

#brussels-belgium, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #european-union, #grain, #orban-viktor, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sievierodonetsk-ukraine, #ukraine, #von-der-leyen-ursula, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Ferocious Russian Attacks Spur Accusations of Genocide in Ukraine

The country is at “imminent” risk of genocide, a new report says, as Russia turns to ultrapowerful conventional weapons.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bosnia-and-herzegovina, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #rwanda, #sievierodonetsk-ukraine, #srebrenica-bosnia-and-herzegovina, #ukraine, #united-nations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #zelensky-volodymyr

China Spins U.N. Human Rights Chief’s Visit as Propaganda

Michelle Bachelet’s tour includes Xinjiang, where China has been accused of genocide. The terms of her visit are unclear, and critics say Beijing is using her for propaganda.

#bachelet-michelle, #china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #muslims-and-islam, #propaganda, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #wang-yi, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

Ukraine Charges 8 Russian Fighters in Killings of Village Mayor and Family

The bodies of the mayor, her husband and her son were found after Russian forces retreated in early April.

#mercenaries-and-private-military-contractors, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Zelensky Urges Even Harder Line on Russia as Allies Work to Remain United

A midlevel Russian diplomat broke ranks and resigned with a scathing statement on the war, and President Volodymyr Zelensky called on world leaders to turn up the pressure.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #civilian-casualties, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #putin-vladimir-v, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sievierodonetsk-ukraine, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-economic-forum, #zelensky-volodymyr

Ukrainian Court Convicts a Russian Soldier of War Crimes

The verdict represents a milestone in Ukraine’s attempts to hold Russia and its soldiers accountable for atrocities committed in the war.

#russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

How Russia Uses Show Trials to Punish Putin’s Enemies

Moscow may label the Azov fighters who defended the Mariupol steel plant as terrorists — raising the prospect of a high-profile trial. The Kremlin has a long tradition of using the courts for political goals.

#khodorkovsky-mikhail-b, #memorial, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sentsov-oleg, #supreme-court-of-russia, #terrorism, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #whelan-paul-n

New Evidence Shows How Russian Soldiers Executed Men in Bucha

Witness testimony and videos obtained by The New York Times show how Russian paratroopers executed at least eight Ukrainian men in a Kyiv suburb on March 4, a potential war crime.

#defense-and-military-forces, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #your-feed-visual-investigations

Russia Uses Surrender in Mariupol to Portray Ukrainians as Terrorists

Many soldiers who surrendered from Mariupol’s Azovstal steel plant belong to the Azov battalion, a group with far-right roots, and the Kremlin may now put them on trial just as Ukraine is prosecuting Russians for war crimes.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #europe, #european-union, #kyiv-ukraine, #mariupol-ukraine, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #orban-viktor, #prisoners-of-war, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #supreme-court-of-russia, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Ukrainian Holdouts in Mariupol Surrender to an Uncertain Fate

The government’s order for hundreds of remaining fighters to stand down offers Russia a propaganda victory, but prospects for a prisoner swap seem unclear at best.

#defense-and-military-forces, #prisoners-of-war, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #supreme-court-of-russia, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #zelensky-volodymyr

Russian Atrocities Prompt Bipartisan Push to Expand U.S. War Crimes Law

A bill being drafted in the Senate would allow U.S. courts to try war crimes cases even if neither the perpetrators nor the victims are American.

#courts-and-the-judiciary, #durbin-richard-j, #grassley-charles-e, #international-criminal-court, #justice-department, #law-and-legislation, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Russia’s Attacks on Ukraine Health Centers Show a Vicious Pattern

In some regions of Ukraine, there are virtually no hospitals left. 

#hospitals, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

‘Tantura’ Documentary Reopens Debate About Israel’s Foundational Story

Israeli soldiers had long denied killing prisoners after capturing an Arab seaside town, days after Israel’s creation. A new film provides fresh evidence — reopening a debate about Israel’s foundational story.

#arab-israeli-war-1948, #arabs, #defense-and-military-forces, #documentary-films-and-programs, #dor-israel, #israel, #palestinians, #schwarz-alon, #tantura-israel, #tantura-movie, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Sisters Recount Escape From Mariupol as Russians Closed In

The women say they were forced onto a bus to Russian-controlled territory, then escaped what Ukrainian and U.S. officials have described as “filtration” centers for a system of forced expulsions to Russia.

#donetsk-ukraine, #humanitarian-aid, #mariupol-ukraine, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

In Ukraine War, a Long Journey Begins in Prosecuting Rape

U.N. officials and human rights investigators are rushing more resources to authorities in Ukraine to help prosecute sex crimes.

#human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-criminal-court, #kharkiv-ukraine, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sex-crimes, #ukraine, #united-nations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

On the Trail of Russian War Crimes

Lyudmyla Denisova, Ukraine’s top human rights official, is determined to right historical wrongs and make sure Russians are held to account.

#bucha-ukraine, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-criminal-court, #kyiv-ukraine, #lyudmyla-denisova, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sex-crimes, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Biden Accused Putin of Genocide. What Does That Mean?

Genocide is the crime of crimes. It is rarely proved in international law.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #lemkin-raphael-1900-59, #mariupol-ukraine, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Colombian General and 10 Others Admit to Crimes Against Humanity

In the first hearing of its kind, officials admitted to orchestrating extrajudicial killings. But victims asked for more. “We know that there are powerful people behind you,” said one woman. “We need names.”

#colombia, #revolutionary-armed-forces-of-colombia, #uribe-alvaro, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Shameless McCarthy, Soulless Putin and Nameless Ukrainian Soldiers

Ukrainians fight for freedom as a U.S. congressman and Russia’s leader fight for power.

#house-of-representatives, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #project-democracy, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #ukraine, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

It will neither rattle Putin nor change our obligations in the war.

It will neither rattle Putin nor change our obligations in the war.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #moscow-russia, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

The War in Ukraine Has Unleashed a New Word

In a creative play on three different languages, Ukrainians identify an enemy: ‘ruscism.’

#english-language, #language-and-languages, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #russian-language, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

The Unapologetic Heirs of Nazi Fortunes

In a country that is celebrated for its culture of reckoning and remembrance, the richest families are often an exception.

#automobiles, #daimler-benz-ag, #forced-labor, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #mercedes-benz, #names-organizational, #nuremberg-war-crimes-tribunal-1945-49, #philanthropy, #piech-automotive, #volkswagen-ag, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Atrocities in Ukraine War Have Deep Roots in Russian Military

Like the shelling of cities, the seemingly pointless, close-up killing of individuals recalls wars in Chechnya. Do they reflect intent, or only indifference, propaganda and a military culture of violence?

#chechnya-russia, #civilian-casualties, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Why Ukraine War Crimes Trials Could Take Many Years

Long after the fighting ends, any prosecutions and trials arising from it could be barely beginning. Here is a look at the complexities of bringing aggressors to justice.

#hague-netherlands, #international-criminal-court, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #ukraine, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

What the U.S. and the U.N. Should Do to Help Ukraine

Readers urge stronger measures. Also: Past and present in Europe; the Kushner deal; dealing with anxiety; a school challenge; a revealing quiz.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #germany, #jews-and-judaism, #mental-health-and-disorders, #poland, #putin-vladimir-v, #republican-party, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Biden Urges Modi Not to Increase India’s Reliance on Russian Oil and Gas

The United States hopes to convince India to come off the fence over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but New Delhi and Moscow have deep historic ties.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #india, #modi-narendra, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

U.S. Weighs Shift to Support Hague Court as It Investigates Russian Atrocities

The government is hamstrung from helping the world’s war-crimes court by two laws and a policy aimed at barring it from charging Americans.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #international-criminal-court, #office-of-legal-counsel-us, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

How Do We Deal With a Superpower Led by a War Criminal?

There’s never been a pariah state as consequential as Russia.

#putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #security-council-un, #ukraine, #united-nations, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Why Calls for War Crimes Justice Over Ukraine Face Long Odds

If those in power act as if they are immune to the laws of war, it may be because they often are. But following through is not necessarily an empty exercise.

#international-criminal-court, #milosevic-slobodan, #nuremberg-war-crimes-tribunal-1945-49, #russia, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #zelensky-volodymyr

Civilians Near Kharkiv Are Discovering Timed Land Mines

Civilians near Kharkiv in northeastern Ukraine are discovering a new threat: munitions that eject up to two dozen small mines that explode at intervals.

#amnesty-international, #civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #mines-explosive, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Document War Crimes in Ukraine (Even if Putin Never Faces Justice)

Posterity must know what really happened in Ukraine. Justice must be given a chance.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bucha-ukraine, #international-criminal-court, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #security-council-un, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Lead Paint and the Poisoning of Children

Holding the insurance and real estate industries liable. Also: Russian atrocities in Ukraine; skepticism about Russian polls; free college.

#children-and-childhood, #civilian-casualties, #colleges-and-universities, #insurance, #lead, #polls-and-public-opinion, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #tuition, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Why Proving War Crimes Is Difficult and Rare

Outrage is growing over the atrocities in Bucha, Ukraine, but holding perpetrators to account can be a complex task.

#audio-neutral-informative, #bucha-ukraine, #civilian-casualties, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Germany’s Dependence on Russian Gas Is Difficult to Break

Dangerously dependent on Russian gas, Germany is still refusing to cut off President Putin, whose war it is effectively subsidizing to the tune of some $220 million a day.

#coal, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-union, #gazprom, #germany, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-trade-and-world-market, #merkel-angela, #natural-gas, #nord-stream-ag, #nuclear-energy, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #scholz-olaf-1958, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Why War Crimes Charges Over Ukraine Face High Hurdles

The indictment of Slobodan Milosevic, the president of Yugoslavia, was a seminal moment in legal history. But prosecuting war crimes remains a steep climb.

#milosevic-slobodan, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

At Least 200 Feared Dead in Apartments Hit by Russia, Officials Say

After Russian forces withdrew from Borodyanka, a commuter town near Ukraine’s capital, families are searching the rubble for bodies.

#borodyanka-ukraine, #bucha-ukraine, #civilian-casualties, #cluster-munitions, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #security-council-un, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Russian airstrikes in town near Kyiv leave dozens missing and feared dead.

#borodyanka-ukraine, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Darfur War Crimes Trial Begins in Hague

A brutal campaign against a rebellion in Western Sudan displaced millions and left the world aghast. Two decades later, the first and only war crimes trial has gotten underway.

#bashir-omar-hassan-al, #darfur-sudan, #hague-netherlands, #international-criminal-court, #kushayb-ali, #sudan, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Up-Close Ukraine Atrocity Photographs Touch a Global Nerve

The apparent execution of Ukrainian civilians by retreating Russian forces, their bodies strewn in streets and yards, has focused attention on what constitutes crimes in war.

#bucha-ukraine, #chernihiv-ukraine, #civilian-casualties, #kyiv-ukraine, #mykolaiv-ukraine, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Sri Lanka Protesters Call for President to Resign After Cabinet Shuffle

The country’s Rajapaksa dynasty is facing its toughest challenge yet as protesters demand that the president step down amid a devastating economic crisis.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #immunity-from-prosecution, #rajapaksa-gotabaya, #rajapaksa-mahinda, #sri-lanka, #sri-lanka-easter-bombings-april-2019, #sri-lanka-freedom-party, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Horrified by the Killing of Ukrainian Civilians

Readers urge stronger intervention and steep penalties for any war crimes. Also: Politicians, act for us; balloons’ peril; tenant evictions; smashing rackets.

#balloons-toys, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #environment, #evictions, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #putin-vladimir-v, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #tennis, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Rwandan Court Declines to Extend Sentence for Paul Rusesabagina

Mr. Rusesabagina, who inspired the movie “Hotel Rwanda” and later lived in exile in the United States, had been given a 25-year term in a case condemned by human-rights groups.

#kagame-paul, #political-prisoners, #rusesabagina-paul, #rwanda, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity