war crime

war crime

A war crime is a violation of international law, usually the Geneva Convention by actors ina a war between countries. Examples of war crimes include
  • attacking those displaying a flag of truce
  • mistreatment of prisoners of war
  • targetting civilians
On July 1, 2002 the International Criminal Court, a treaty based court located in The Hague, came into being for the prosecution of war crimes committed on or after that date. Several nations, most notably the United States, China, and Israel, have denied the legitimacy or jurisdiction of this court. Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is currently on trial accused of committing War Crimes as is former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milošević.


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[+] Position: The world court should prosecute all war criminals (in abstentia if necessary)

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Sources and Resources

war crime - wikipedia