First Russian soldier convicted, torture probe against Interpol chief, war crime charges upheld against Lafarge: May international crimes round-up

Geneva Solutions’ monthly “war criminal hunt” round-up, in collaboration with Geneva-based NGO Civitas Maxima. “As we continue our monthly round-up on cases involving international crimes, Ukrainian prosecutors have secured the first conviction for war crimes, sentencing a 21 year-old Russian soldier to life in prison. This case was tried within 10 days by judges who […]

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Swiss firm accused of pillaging, new trials at ICC, Ukraine violations: April war crimes round-up

Geneva Solutions’ monthly “war criminal hunt” round-up, in collaboration with Geneva-based NGO Civitas Maxima. This article was updated on May 5, to include the trial of Gibril Massaquoi. “The public has discovered in the past weeks through the media more and more of the numerous and unspeakable atrocities committed against civilians in the conflict in […]

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Waiting for justice on Martina Johnson’s alleged war crimes in Liberia

Martina Johnson was allegedly involved in mutilations and mass killings during the first Liberian Civil War. Thirty years later, Johnson has yet to stand trial.  In October 1992, the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) forced hundreds of mostly intoxicated child soldiers to attack Liberia’s Capital Monrovia. They were part of “Operation Octopus”, a four-month-long […]

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Karim Khan in Ukraine, Sudanese victims against BNP Paribas, Gambian indicted in Germany: war criminal hunt round-up

Sudanese victims against BNP Paribas, Gambian indicted in Germany: war criminal hunt round-up Geneva Solutions is launching a new monthly “war criminal hunt” round-up, in collaboration with Geneva-based NGO Civitas Maxima, who will help us stay aboard the top cases. Here are a few words of introduction from its director, Alain Werner. “The events of […]

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Legitimate military targets in the ongoing Ukraine/Russia conflict

Legitimate military targets in the ongoing Ukraine/Russia conflict The recent events that have occurred in Ukraine raise the issue of legitimate military targets. One should be aware that the conduct of hostilities is framed by rules and principles established by International Humanitarian Law (IHL). IHL aims at minimizing human suffering during armed conflicts by reaching […]

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In Coppet, A Crime Against Humanity

In Coppet, A Crime Against Humanity The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), which played a major role in the opposition to the Shah’s regime, was subjected to a brutal repression organized by the new mullahs’ regime shortly after the fall of the Shah in 1979. Under the aegis of Ayatollah Khomeini, the suppression of […]

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