Rights groups ask Duterte to retract threat to bomb schools

Jul 26, 2017

Rights groups ask Duterte to retract threat to bomb schools

Human rights groups asked Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday to retract a threat of airstrikes against tribal schools he accused of teaching students to become communist rebels, warning that such attacks would constitute war crimes. U.S.-based Human Rights Watch said international humanitarian law "prohibits ...

Tokyo donates 'Peace and Justice Bell' to ICC at the Hague

Jan 27, 2017

Tokyo donates 'Peace and Justice Bell' to ICC at the Hague

A ceremony marking the Japanese government's donation of a "Peace and Justice Bell" to the International Criminal Court was held at the court's main building in The Hague this week. The bell, 73 cm high and 45 cm in diameter and with the word "peace" ...

Syria regime claims finding 21 civilians executed by rebels in Aleppo

Dec 27, 2016

Syria regime claims finding 21 civilians executed by rebels in Aleppo

Syrian authorities have accused rebel fighters of executing 21 civilians, including women and children, at close range as they quit second city Aleppo last week, state media reported. The bodies were found in two neighborhoods in east Aleppo, state news agency SANA said late Sunday. The ...