What Is A War Crime?

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The United Nations recently urged the International Criminal Court to bring forth charges ISIS for alleged war crimes. So, what Is a war crime? And how are they prosecuted?

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War Crimes

http://www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/war/overview/crimes_1.shtml

“At the heart of the concept of war crimes is the idea that individuals can be held criminally responsible for the actions of a country or its soldiers.”

Nuremberg Trials

http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/nuremberg-trials

“Held for the purpose of bringing Nazi war criminals to justice, the Nuremberg trials were a series of 13 trials carried out in Nuremberg, Germany, between 1945 and 1949.”

What is a war crime?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/1420133.stm

“The trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic at The Hague throws a renewed spotlight on the prosecution of war crimes.”

UN Documentation: International Law

http://research.un.org/en/docs/law/courts

“There are a wide variety of international courts and tribunals that have varying degrees of relation to the UN.”

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