About: crimes against humanity

Commission unmoved by accusations of ‘crimes against humanity’

The European Commission defended on Monday (3 June) its track record of saving lives in the Mediterranean, faced with accusations of "“crimes against humanity” substantiated in a 245-page report by international lawyers, brought before the International Criminal Court.
Enlargement 09-01-2018

Bosnian Serb leader says independence ‘legitimate goal’

The leader of Bosnia's Serbs said Tuesday that they were moving towards the "highest possible" level of independence, which he said was a legitimate political goal in a country deeply divided since its 1990s war.
Africa 29-09-2017

African ‘solidarity vote’ throws UN Burundi abuse probe into question

The UN rights council voted yesterday (28 September) to send experts to help authorities in crisis-wracked Burundi to investigate violations, casting doubt on whether an independent international probe would be allowed to continue.
Global Europe 12-12-2016

MEPs: EU should recognise ISIS crimes against the Yazidi as genocide

The European Parliament's 2016 Sakharov Prize will be awarded tomorrow (12 December) to Iraqi Yazidi survivors and activists. On this occasion, 104 MEPs signed a letter to EU’s foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini, asking the EU to recognise the ISIS genocide against the Yazidis.
Global Europe 06-07-2016

EU decried for seeking deal with ‘North Korea of Africa’

Despite crimes against humanity being commonplace in Eritrea, the EU wants to deal with Eritrea's autocratic regime on a border protection project, using development aid under German leadership. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 31-05-2016

Chad’s ex-leader Habre gets life sentence for atrocities

Former Chad president Hissène Habré, an ally of the West during the Cold War, was convicted yesterday (30 May) of war crimes and crimes against humanity for ordering the killing and torture of thousands of political opponents during his eight-year rule.
Central Asia 26-11-2015

Remembering Holodomor

As Ukrainians commemorate the 83rd anniversary of Holodomor, a famine planned by the Soviets, Russia's leadership has no intention of distancing itself from the legacy of Stalin, writes Luibov Nepop.
Europe's East 13-11-2015

Hague court says Maidan repression wasn’t crime against humanity

Ukraine's security forces used "excessive and indiscriminate" force in the 2014 Maidan protests, but are not guilty of crimes against humanity, the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said on Thursday (12 November).
Federica Mogherini in Ethiopia
Development Policy 21-10-2015

Battling migrant crisis, EU urges Eritrea to respect human rights

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini called on Tuesday (20 October) for greater respect for human rights in Eritrea, a major source of refugees who risk their lives trying to to reach Europe.
Development Policy 09-06-2015

UN finds Eritrea may have committed crimes against humanity

Eritrea may have committed crimes against humanity, a year-long UN human rights inquiry said in a report published yesterday (8 June) describing extrajudicial killings, widespread torture, sexual slavery and enforced labour.

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