Questions tagged [war-crime]

Questions about violations of the laws of war.

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Has a Nobel Peace laureate ever been accused of war crimes?

Nobel Prizes aren't without controversy, and I was wondering if a Nobel Peace laureate has ever been accused of war crimes. For the purpose of this question, I will accept accusations of war crimes ...
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Have arms manufacturers and dealers ever been accused of or convicted of a war crime in the U.S. or by and at an international tribunal?

Before asking this question read What characterizes an act of war as "war crime?" and Does international regulation forbid a country to kill children in a conflict if the other part uses ...
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Which USA Politicians want to shut down the CIA?

Congressman Ron Paul wanted to shut down the CIA for several reasons. This intelligence agency has performed torture and terrorist-like actions all over the world since its creation. Are there any ...
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Has any Iranian leader accused the USA or Israel of orchestrating the 9/11 attacks after 2017?

In 2010 the sixth President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad offered 3 points explaining who was responsible for the 9/11 attacks at the United Nations. Video Here In point number 2 he suggests that ...
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Has any relevant American politician ever publicly admitted that the Gulf of Tonkin incident was a lie?

During an interview (video here) celebrity and former Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura said that "they" were admitting that the Gulf of Tonkin incident was a lie. There are somewhat credible ...
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Could Nayirah be prosecuted by the USA government?

Nayirah gave false testimony used by the President of the United States George H. W. Bush to justify the first Gulf War. She lied to the Congressional Human Rights Caucus at the age of 15 making ...
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Why do nations & international bodies not intervene using military force to stop genocides in nations where they don't have a geopolitical interest?

I can find several examples where no nation or international body made an intervention to stop ethnic cleansing or genocide , because of lack of geopolitical and resource based interest , such as - ...
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Would killing ISIS journalists be considered a war crime? If so, could ISIS use the ICC?

If ISIS had journalists on the ground in the Battle of Mosul (2016-17) that recently concluded, and they were clearly journalists, and clearly weren't combatants; would their Iraqi enemy be allowed to ...
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What legal accountability was available for the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

What legal accountability, if any, was available regarding the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki around that time? Who could request an investigation into the incident? Could people who weren'...
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Authenticity of publications of Human Rights Watch

Are reports of Human Rights Watch reviewed by external authorities before they are published? Who verifies the veracity of the information present in their reports? Are evidences and citations ...
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Were any charges ever brought up in the Iraq war? [closed]

Were any government officials in the US or in EU ever charged by international courts for war crimes about Iraq war? We all know Bush and Cheney were never prosecuted....
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Chilcot Report did not express a view on whether the invasion was legal. Which forum is responsible for it?

The Iraq inquiry finally gave it's report; Chilcot Report. While the legal basis for the war was "far from satisfactory," the inquiry did not express a view on whether the invasion was legal, Chilcot ...
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Can Chilcot Report be used to prosecute Tony Blair?

Yesterday, The Iraq inquiry finally gave its report which is widely known as Chilcot Report. In this Report, the inquiry concluded: Saddam Regime did not pose a threat to British interests The ...
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Did the USA ever officially apologize for shooting down “Iran Air Flight 655” in 3 July of 1988?

Iran Air Flight 655 was a civilian jet airliner shot down by U.S. missiles on 3 July 1988 as it flew over the Strait of Hormuz at the end of the Iran–Iraq War. 290 innocent civilians (252 Iranians ...