The Syrian government has demanded an independent and international mechanism to investigate the crimes being perpetrated against civilians by the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group.
The International Criminal Court has opened a preliminary probe into Myanmar military's crimes, including killings, sexual violence and forced deportations, against members of the Rohingya Muslim minority group in the Southeast Asian nation.
In a large-scale anti-crime operation, the Brazilian police have arrested 1,027 adults and 75 teenagers for domestic violence, murder, illegal possession of firearms, and drug dealing, among other crimes.
The number of murders and other violent crimes involving weapons continues to rise in England and Wales, official figures show, despite years of initiated efforts to decrease crime rates across the UK.
Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo slammed the UN’s response to “tragic cases of genocide and crimes against humanity” over the past two decades, urging the international community to become vigilant to prevent the repeat of such crimes.
UN human rights investigators have accused security forces and militia fighters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) of committing atrocities amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity in the restive central region of Kasai.
Nigeria’s military has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity including torture, rape and killing civilians during its fight against Islamist insurgency Boko Haram, human rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has approved a controversial law against the online publications of inappropriate content, a move which critics say would enable the leadership in the Horn of Africa country to further tighten their grip on journalists and opposition activists.