Things worth fighting for on the Fourth of July.
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.
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.
He should cut off the gas revenues that fund Myanmar’s junta.
In an unannounced trip, Merrick Garland will meet with Ukrainian prosecutors to help identify and prosecute those guilty of atrocities, officials say.
Caught up in a 21st-century stew of ethnonationalism and fake history, the country’s Serbs are now endangering its fragile peace.
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.
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.
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.
The country is at “imminent” risk of genocide, a new report says, as Russia turns to ultrapowerful conventional weapons.
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.
The bodies of the mayor, her husband and her son were found after Russian forces retreated in early April.
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.
The verdict represents a milestone in Ukraine’s attempts to hold Russia and its soldiers accountable for atrocities committed in the war.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In some regions of Ukraine, there are virtually no hospitals left.
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.
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.
U.N. officials and human rights investigators are rushing more resources to authorities in Ukraine to help prosecute sex crimes.
Lyudmyla Denisova, Ukraine’s top human rights official, is determined to right historical wrongs and make sure Russians are held to account.
Genocide is the crime of crimes. It is rarely proved in international law.
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.”
Ukrainians fight for freedom as a U.S. congressman and Russia’s leader fight for power.
It will neither rattle Putin nor change our obligations in the war.
In a creative play on three different languages, Ukrainians identify an enemy: ‘ruscism.’
In a country that is celebrated for its culture of reckoning and remembrance, the richest families are often an exception.
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?
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.
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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.
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.
There’s never been a pariah state as consequential as Russia.
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.
Civilians near Kharkiv in northeastern Ukraine are discovering a new threat: munitions that eject up to two dozen small mines that explode at intervals.
Posterity must know what really happened in Ukraine. Justice must be given a chance.
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Outrage is growing over the atrocities in Bucha, Ukraine, but holding perpetrators to account can be a complex task.
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.
The indictment of Slobodan Milosevic, the president of Yugoslavia, was a seminal moment in legal history. But prosecuting war crimes remains a steep climb.
After Russian forces withdrew from Borodyanka, a commuter town near Ukraine’s capital, families are searching the rubble for bodies.
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.
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.
The country’s Rajapaksa dynasty is facing its toughest challenge yet as protesters demand that the president step down amid a devastating economic crisis.
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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.