The United Nations today failed to clear up conflicting claims about chemical weapons in Syria, after a former war-crimes prosecutor said there were signs that rebels, not government forces, had used sarin gas.
Sri Lanka should probe alleged human-rights violations and war crimes that occurred during its 26-year civil war, according to a U.S.-sponsored resolution to be voted on today at the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Human-rights abuses by North Korea may constitute crimes against humanity, said Marzuki Darusman, the United Nations investigator who uncovered violations in the totalitarian state ranging from torture to arbitrary detention.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will today seek to mend a rift with his biggest ally after it vowed to quit the ruling coalition over policy on alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, undermining the minority administration.
The largest ally in Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s coalition withdrew support over the government’s approach to alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, while signaling that a patch-up was possible if its demands were met.