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View Resource The Proposed International Criminal Court

This week's In the News concerns the UN Conference, July 26-August 13, focussing on the proposed International Criminal Court. Once established, the International Criminal Court will have a permanent status and global jurisdiction. It will be the first court of its kind empowered to investigate and charge individuals, rather than countries, who commit the most serious of crimes against the...
View Resource International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

The ICTY was established by the UN Security Council in May 1993 to "prosecute persons responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of the former Yugoslavia since 1991." This site was recently established to provide information on the Tribunal's proceedings. Users can view the latest documents and news, press releases, and lists of detainees and...
View Resource Implementation of the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act: An Interim Report to Congress

Released by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Interagency Working Group (IWG), this interim report reveals the status of the Group's progress in the long and complex process of identifying, declassifying, and releasing US Government records relating to Nazi war crimes. Among other things, the report reveals that the IWG has identified more than 600 million pages in 127 file...
View Resource Implementation of the Japanese Imperial Government Disclosure Act and the Japanese War Crimes Provisions of the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act: An Interim Report to Congress

The Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group (IWG) recently submitted this report to Congress in response to the statutory requirements of the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act of 1998 and the Japanese Imperial Government Disclosure Act of 2000. The Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act of 1998 established the Nazi War Criminal Records IWG to oversee the...
View Resource Lindh Pleads Guilty and Strikes a Surprising Deal

John Walker Lindh, the Californian who converted to Islam and became a warrior for Afghanistan's Taliban, pleaded guilty to two charges in a surprise deal that will send him to prison for 20 years, making him eligible for parole in 17 years. Under the agreement, the government dropped nine of the 10 charges against Lindh -- three of which carried life sentences, including conspiracy to murder...
View Resource Former President of Liberia Issued Arrest Notice

This week Interpol issued a notice of arrest for the former Liberian President Charles Taylor, who is currently in asylum in Nigeria. Taylor assumed power in Liberia in 1989, and served as president of the country until this past summer when anti-Taylor rebels began to sway the balance of power within the West African nation. Previously, Taylor has been indicted on charges of crimes against...