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Yugoslav war crimes court helped end era of impunity

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

Born from the fires engulfing the Balkans in the 1990s, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia closes next month having tried and judged dozens of those behind Europe's worst atrocities...

A Srebrenica mother's quest for justice

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

For many July 12, 1995, was just another day long ago, but it is forever etched in Munira Subasic's mind. It was the day she met Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic, and the last time she saw her son alive."I...

Mladic to appeal life sentence, says son

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

Former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic is to appeal his life sentence, his son said Wednesday, calling the judgement by a UN court "war propaganda"."This sentence is unjust and contrary to the...

Agitated Mladic ordered dragged from courtroom

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic was dragged out of his judgement hearing Wednesday, after he started shouting at war crimes judges that they were lying.Presiding judge Alphons Orie ordered...

Yugoslav war crimes prosecutor hails survivors, urges reconciliation

21 November 2017 | 0 comments

The UN's top prosecutor for the former Yugoslavia on Monday hailed survivors of the Balkan wars, paying tribute to their courage, and urging all sides to work for reconciliation in the divided region."The...

AkzoNobel, US rival Axalta can merger talks

21 November 2017 | 0 comments

Dutch chemical giant and leading global paint maker AkzoNobel said Tuesday it had ditched merger talks with US rival Axalta which would have blended the two multi-billion dollar companies.Despite "constructive...

Victims of ex-Congo VP demand recompense: rights group

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

More than 5,000 victims of atrocities committed by troops commanded by former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba are calling for individual reparations, rights activists said Monday.International...

'Butcher of Bosnia' faces historic war crimes verdict

19 November 2017 | 0 comments

UN war crimes judges will on Wednesday hand down a historic verdict against former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic, blamed for steering Europe's worst atrocities since World War II.The judgement...

Art project lights up iconic 85-year-old Dutch dyke

16 November 2017 | 0 comments

Dutch artists unveiled a design and light show Thursday to highlight one of the country's landmark engineering projects, built more than 80 years ago as part of The Netherlands' famed sea defences.As...

Anne Frank foundation buys her family home in Amsterdam

16 November 2017 | 0 comments

The foundation maintaining the Amsterdam house where Anne Frank hid from the Nazis during World War II said Thursday that it had bought another property where her family lived in the 1930s.But the Anne...

Venezuela's ex-prosecutor urges ICC to probe Maduro

16 November 2017 | 0 comments

Venezuela's former attorney general urged the International Criminal Court on Thursday to launch an investigation into alleged abuses of murder and torture by the leaders of the crisis-hit country.President...

Amsterdam can curb hours on cannabis cafes near schools

15 November 2017 | 0 comments

A top Dutch court gave Amsterdam the green light Wednesday to cut opening hours for cannabis-selling "coffee shops" near schools, as the capital moves to snuff out youth drug abuse."The Amsterdam (district)...

Dutch govt sent back to drawing board over gas field

15 November 2017 | 0 comments

The highest Dutch court Wednesday threw out plans to cap extraction in Europe's largest gas field at current levels, and gave the government 12 months to draw up new proposals.Residents in northern Groningen...

Kosovo court prosecutor vows to protect witnesses

14 November 2017 | 0 comments

The prosecutor for a special tribunal set up to try crimes committed in the Kosovo conflict in the late 1990s vowed Tuesday to do everything possible to protect witnesses, who could be "at risk from everything...

Dutch woman given two years for terror offences

13 November 2017 | 0 comments

A Dutch court sentenced a young woman to two years in prison Monday for travelling to Syria to join the Islamic State group in one of the first such cases in the Netherlands."The court considers it proven...



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