List Of War Crimes
This article lists and summarizes some of the war crimes committed since the Hague Convention of 1907. In addition, those incidents which have been judged in a court of justice to be Crimes Against Peace that have been committed since these crimes were first defined are also included.
Since many war crimes are not ultimately prosecuted (due to lack of political will, lack of effective procedures, or other practical and political reasons), historians and lawyers will often make a serious case that war crimes occurred, even if there was no formal investigations or prosecution of the alleged crimes or an investigation cleared the alleged perpetrators.
War crimes under international law were firmly established by international trials such as the 1945 Nuremberg Trials and the Tokyo trial of 1946, in which German and Japanese leaders were prosecuted for war crimes committed during World War II. For purpose of selectivity, only war crimes since the customary laws of war were clarified in the Hague Conventions of 1907 are included, because in the judgment at the Nuremberg Trials in 1945, it was stated that "by 1939 these rules laid down in the Hague Convention of 1907 were recognised by all civilised nations, and were regarded as being declaratory of the laws and customs of war".
Read more about List Of War Crimes: 1914–1918: World War I, Aftermath of World War I, Israeli–Palestinian Conflict Early 20th Century-present, 1935–1937 Second Italo-Abyssinian War, 1936–1939: Spanish Civil War, 1937–1945: Second Sino-Japanese War, 1939–1945 World War II, 1948 Arab–Israeli War, 1945-1949 Indonesian War of Independence, 1954–1962 Algerian War, 1971: Bangladesh Liberation War, Cambodian Civil War 1970–1975, Invasion of Cyprus 1974, Lebanese Civil War 1975–1990, Civil War in Afghanistan 1978-present, 1980–1988: Iran – Iraq War, Uganda 1985-present, 1990–2000: Liberia / Sierra Leone, 1990: Invasion of Kuwait, 1998–2006: Second Congo War, 2003–2011: Iraq War, 2003–2009/2010 Darfur Conflict; 2005–2010 Civil War in Chad, Sri Lanka 2009
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