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The Foundation for Research on War Crimes is considering a lawsuit against the National Archives in an attempt to force the archives to provide information on Dutch who worked as guards for the SS in the Vught concentration camp during World War II
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague acquitted Serbrian Vojislav Seslj of crimes against humanity and war crimes on Thursday. Seslj was charged with, among other things, crimes his militias committed in Croatia and Bosnia between 1991 and 1993
Over twenty years after the end of the war in the Balkans, Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić was sentenced to 40 years imprisonment for his role in the 1995 Srebrenica Massacre. Also referred to as a case of genocide, roughly 8,400 Muslims were slaughtered in the Srebrenica region during July 1995, with most of the victims being men or boys.
The Center for Information and Documentation Israel (CIDI) is demanding that Amsterdam finds another name for the Mijksenaarzaal in the city hall, the Stopera. This follows a report in Het Parool that former Amsterdam official Pieter Jan Mijksenaar actively cooperated in the deportation of Jews during World War II. The Amsterdam city council is demanding further research into the matter and will then see what can be done.
At least 20 Syrian asylum seekers in the Netherlands are suspected of war crimes in their home country. Despite this, they can not be deported, State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice wrote in a letter to the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, on Monday
The Dutch Comfort Women also want an apology from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over the World War II crimes they fell victim to. On Monday it was announced that Japan and South Korea reached an agreement about the South Korean Comfort Women, which states that Abe will apologize to them and create a fund for them in which Japan will put 1 billion yen, about 7.6 million euros
A 45 year old man suspected of war crimes in the Balkans in the 90’s, was extradited to Bosnia on the Public Prosecutor announced. In Bosnia the man stands accused of killing two people and torturing and robbing prisoners.
A 61 year old man was arrested in Amstelveen on suspicion of committing war crimes in Ethiopia in the late 70’s as a representative of the former Derg regime. According to the Public Prosecutor, the man is accused of the imprisonment, torture and murder of opponents of the former regime. The man has been living in the Netherlands for some time and has received Dutch nationality.
The governing coalition in the Netherlands is split on a new proposal to extend the mandate of the International Criminal Court, housed in Den Haag. Joost Taverne, a member of parliament for the conservative VVD party, called into question the mandate’s definition of a “crime of aggression,” calling it unfocused and vague.
Former Dutchbat commander Thom Karremans and his two adjutants will will not be prosecuted, the court in Arnhem ruled on Wednesday morning. The relatives of three Muslim men that were killed in Srebrenica in 1995 had demanded their prosecution for complicity in war crimes and genocide.
A new report issued by the UN Human Rights Office suggests that the Islamic State (ISIS) might have committed genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Calling them the three most serious international crimes, the organization is urging Iraq to sign on to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, a treaty that established the ICC and mandates that countries criminalize the crimes listed in the treaty under their own domestic law.
The Ugandan warlord Dominic Ongwen arrived at The Hague Airport last night. He has to appear in the International Criminal Court in The Hague to answer for war crimes.
Two people who say that they were tortured and raped by Dutch soldiers in the former Dutch East Indies, want to sue the Dutch State. This is the firs lawsuit for war crimes other than executions.
On Thursday former Dutchbat commander Thom Karremans must defend himself against accusations that he was an accessory to murder, war crimes and genocide after the fall of Srebrenica in 1995.
CBS News reporter Clarissa Ward interviewed a 26 year old Dutch jihadist called Yilmaz.
As investigations into the flight MH17 crash in Ukraine are underway, the Dutch Public Prosecution Authority (OM) is suspecting murder, war crimes and the intention of making a plane crash, the NRC reports.
Ex-president of Liberia, Charles Taylor, has issued a request for transfer of his prison term to Rwanda. This was announced by Taylor’s lawyer John Jones on Tuesday.
Germain Katanga, former Congolese militia leader has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for being complicit in committing war crimes by the International Crime Court in The Hague. He has been found guilty of murdering citizens and plundering.
Ex-Dutchbat commandant, Thom Karremans, is confused at his being summoned to court once again by the surviving relatives of the three victims of the Srebrenica massacre, his lawyer Geert-Jan Knoops says.
American president Barack Obama has ordered a renewal of military action in Uganda, to try and put an end to the ongoing hunt for warlord Joseph Kony. He is wanted for trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
The Dutch police encountered kill lists from Afghan refugee from the seventies while conducting a criminal investigation into a war crimes suspect from Afghanistan. The lists contain the names of 5000 people who were executed by the Communist regime.
There are possibly still some twenty SS men alive who never were convicted for crimes, committed during World War II. The Simon Wiesenthal Center comes to this conclusion after a poster promotion in German cities.