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Historic verdict due in genocide trial of 'Butcher of Bosnia'

Nov 22, 2017 - 4:05 PM

The man, who remains a hero to many in Serbia, has denied 11 counts including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the 1992-1995 war

CRY FOR JUSTICE. In this file photo, a member of the 'Mothers of Srebrenica' demonstrates next to a portrait of Bosnian Serb ex-army chief Ratko Mladic during a demonstration in front of the European Court of Human Rights (CEDH) in Strasbourg, eastern France, on October 11, 2012.  Frederick Florin/AFP

'Butcher of Bosnia' faces historic war crimes verdict

Nov 21, 2017 - 10:25 AM

The judgement and possible sentencing before the Yugoslav war crimes court in The Hague marks the culmination of a case spanning 22 years against Ratko Mladic

THE 'BUTCHER' NOW. This file photo taken on May 16, 2012 shows former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic siting at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague before the opening of his war crimes trial. Toussaint Kluiters/Pool/AFP

UN Security Council to vote on Syria gas attack probe

Apr 12, 2017 - 10:06 AM

The vote comes as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Moscow to pressure Russia to reconsider its support for Syrian President Bashar al Assad

YOUNG VICTIM. An unconscious Syrian child receives treatment at a hospital in Khan Sheikhun, a rebel-held town in the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, following a suspected toxic gas attack on April 4, 2017. Omar Haj Kadour/AFP

'Suddenly, she fell to the ground': Tales of horror from Syria gas attack

Apr 06, 2017 - 7:57 AM

We put some masks on but it didn t do anything People just started falling to the ground

YOUNG VICTIM. An unconscious Syrian child receives treatment at a hospital in Khan Sheikhun, a rebel-held town in the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, following a suspected toxic gas attack on April 4, 2017. Omar Haj Kadour/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 6, 2016

Dec 06, 2016 - 9:41 AM

Hello Here s a round up of news you need to know this Tuesday

Red Cross survey shows surging acceptance of torture in conflict

Dec 06, 2016 - 12:02 AM

A vast Red Cross survey indicates that acceptance of torture during war has increased dramatically in recent decades with fewer than half of people now categorically rejecting the practice

MOURNING. Kashmiri relatives of Qaiser Hamid, 16, mourn during his funeral in Srinagar on November 5, 2016. The teenager died in hospital in Srinagar on November 4, after alleged torture by police while in custody. Photo by Tauseef Mustafa / AFP

Minority on Duterte's 100 days: 'A' in drug war, inadequate in other sectors

Oct 05, 2016 - 3:50 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is advised to ensure that his Cabinet secretaries are doing their jobs properly

ASSESSING DUTERTE. Members of the minority bloc, led by Minority Leader Danilo Suarez (middle) hold a press conference on October 5. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

DDB wants law institutionalizing community-based drug rehab

Sep 22, 2016 - 3:35 PM

The Department of Health also supports proposals to put up at least one major in patient drug rehabilitation center per region

SURRENDER. Alleged drug addicts and pushers file through to undergo drug tests following their surrender to authorities at Camp Karingal police station in Manila on June 22, 2016. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

House panel vows ‘fair, objective’ probe on drugs in Bilibid

Sep 19, 2016 - 5:06 PM

House committee on justice chairperson Reynaldo Umali says he will stick to the issues as they probe the drug trade inside the New Bilbid Prison under the term of then justice secretary Leila de Lima

IN AID OF LEGISLATION. House committee on justice chairperson Reynaldo Umali will lead the congressional probe on the drug use at the New Bilibid Prison on September 20. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Congressmen justify drug war extension

Sep 19, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Robert Barbers chairman of the committee on dangerous drugs says the campaign against illegal drugs should not be time bound

SUPERMAJORITY. Deputy Speaker Ferdinand Hernandez, Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Robert Barbers, and Deputy Speaker Frederick Abueg defends President Rodrigo Duterte's request for a 6-month extension on the drug war. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

War on drugs: When the police come knocking in posh Makati villages

Sep 07, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The scene is a sharp contrast from operations held along the dark alleys of poorer communities

BRIEF TALK. Indian Ambassador to the Philippines Lalduhthlana Ralte, who lives in Forbes Park, allows a PNP SPD chief Tomas Apolinario, two cops, and Barangay Forbes Park Evangeline Manotok inside his home on September 5. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Philippine crime war claiming 44 lives a day – police

Sep 06, 2016 - 7:25 PM

The new figures come after Duterte vowed Monday to defy a wave of international condemnation and continue killing until every drug trafficker in the Philippines was dead

CLAIMED LIVES. This picture taken on September 1, 2016, shows the grieving father of a suspected drug user killed by the police in Manila. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

PNP conducts 'reinvigorated' Oplan TokHang in Forbes Park, Magallanes

Sep 05, 2016 - 1:35 PM

Southern Police District chief Tomas Apolinario says the PNP is not giving any special treatment to residents of posh villages

THROUGH THE GATES. The Makati police conducts Oplan TokHang inside the exclusive Forbes Park in Makati City on September 5. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PDEA to Congress: Allow scrutiny of drug suspects' bank records

Aug 30, 2016 - 12:54 PM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency also supports a bill that would allow law enforcement agencies to tap into conversations related to their anti illegal drug operations

LEGISLATIVE AGENDA. Representatives of PDEA, led by Director General Isidro Lapeña, faces the House Committee on Dangerous Drugs on August 30. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Summary killings under Duterte admin 'unprecedented' – CHR

Aug 24, 2016 - 6:54 PM

As a result the Commission on Human Rights is unable to respond to every single case We are at less than 20 now investigating 170 cases says Chairperson Jose Luis Martin Gascon

SUMMARY KILLINGS. Bodies of 2 dead women lies outside Paco Park with their hands ties and eyes and mouth taped on July 21, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Dangerous Drugs Board wants rehab centers in jails

Aug 24, 2016 - 5:32 PM

The DDB also says events where drugs are distributed sold or used should be included in the law s definition of a drug den

DRUG USERS. Alleged drug addicts and pushers wait to undergo drug tests following their surrender to authorities at Camp Karingal police station in Manila on June 22, 2016. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

House leaders urge De Lima to attend probe into Bilibid drug use

Aug 22, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Davao City 1st District Representative Karlo Nograles says they are also planning to invite Senator Leila De Lima s former bodyguard and driver who allegedly has links to drugs

DRUGS PROBE. The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights, lead by Senator Leila de Lima, conducts a public hearing on extrajudicial killings on August 22. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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Aug 19, 2016 - 7:21 PM

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House to probe drug use in Bilibid during De Lima’s time

Aug 19, 2016 - 1:21 PM

Some Duterte allies in the House want a congressional inquiry – in aid of legislation – into the drug use at the maximum security prison when Senator Leila de Lima was still justice secretary

UNDER SCRUTINY. Senator Leila De Lima holding a press conference at the Senate on August 18 after President Rodrigo Duterte's claimed that she had an affair with her driver allegedly linked to the drug trade. Photo by Alex Nueva Espana/PRIB

Suarez on Duterte's war on drugs: 'End justifies the means'

Aug 17, 2016 - 3:10 PM

The objective is to eliminate the drug issue at all cost Kung ano man ang ginagawa ng Pangulong Duterte na pamamaraan as the minority leader in my personal capacity I support him says House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez

WAR ON DRUGS OK. House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez is supporting President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Bill wants to add drug rehab in PhilHealth coverage

Aug 13, 2016 - 12:57 PM

Bulacan 4th District Representative Linabelle Villarica says the State must encourage more drug dependents to undergo treatment and rehabilitation at low cost health care centers

HELPING DRUG DEPENDENTS. Bulacan 4th District Representative Linabelle Villarica wants PhilHealth to expand its coverage. Photo of Villarica from her Facebook page

PNP 'values lives, wants to preserve lives' – Dela Rosa

Aug 01, 2016 - 11:37 AM

Dela Rosa: Masakit rin sa amin kung may madisgrasya na inosente eh pareho tayong tao

In this file photo, Philippine National Police Chief Dir. Gen. Ronald Dela Rosa address members of the media during a press conference at the lobby of the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame in Quezon City on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Palace to critics of war vs drugs: Show proof of violations

Jul 09, 2016 - 4:13 PM

UPDATED Malacañang says it is open to any investigation on the rising death toll among drug suspects but allegations should be backed up by substantive evidence

FIND PROOF. Some drugs recovered by the National Bureau of Investigation during a raid in May 2016. File photo by Ben Nabong / Rappler

President Duterte, do not kill in my name

Jul 08, 2016 - 2:45 PM

The bandwagon that the President has created is a bandwagon of hate

Philippine police kill 10 in Duterte's war on crime

Jul 02, 2016 - 11:01 PM

With Duterte encouraging them police have already killed dozens of suspected criminals between his election victory and being sworn into office

President Rodrigo Roa-Duterte delivers his inaugural speech. He is the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines.

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Jun 28, 2016 - 2:35 PM

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Former DRCongo leader Bemba guilty of war crimes in Central African Republic: ICC

Mar 21, 2016 - 10:35 PM

International judges find former Congolese vice president Jean Pierre Bemba guilty on all five counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity carried out by his private army in Central African Republic a decade ago

GUILTY. Supporters of former rebel and vice president Jean Pierre Bemba show his pictures in Kinshasa 26 October 2006. Photo by Lionel Healing / AFP

ICC prosecutor in Uganda after LRA rebel chief's capture

Feb 26, 2015 - 11:13 PM

ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda will tour northern Uganda on a 5 day visit

A woman walks up to the offices of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague, 01 July 2002. Robin Utrecht/EPA/ANP/AFP

UN to hold key vote on North Korea war crimes probe

Nov 18, 2014 - 12:00 PM

The General Assembly is expected to vote in its third committee on the measure drafted by the European Union and Japan that strongly condemns human rights abuses in North Korea and calls for a war crimes probe

KIM JONG-UN. An undated picture released by the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on November 17, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un touring a military foodstuff processing factory at an unknown location in North Korea. Photo by EPA/KCNA

EU, Japan ask UN to vote on North Korea war crimes probe

Nov 07, 2014 - 8:25 AM

The resolution which is co sponsored by 48 countries condemns human rights abuses in North Korea and calls for a criminal investigation based on the findings of a UN inquiry that laid bare the brutality of the Pyongyang regime

Remember the pain of the Killing Fields

Aug 08, 2014 - 9:54 AM

Cambodia s Killing Fields are a reminder of man s capability to destroy his own kind

UN details 'chilling' Syria sarin attack

Sep 16, 2013 - 9:58 PM

3rd UPDATE UN experts said they had gathered clear and convincing evidence that surface to surface rockets took sarin gas into the opposition held Damascus suburb of Ghouta on August 21

SAMPLING. A United Nations (UN) arms expert collects samples as they inspect the site where rockets had fallen in Damascus' eastern Ghouta suburb during an investigation into a suspected chemical weapons strike near the capital. Photo from AFP

UN court reinstates genocide charge against Karadzic

Jul 11, 2013 - 10:18 PM

A UN war crimes court reinstates a genocide charge against former Bosnian Serb top leader Radovan Karadzic

APPEAL OVERTURNED. A UN court reinstates a genocide charge against former Bosnian serb top leader Radovan Karadzic. AFP/Pool/Michael Kooren

Liberia's Charles Taylor sentenced to 50 years

May 30, 2012 - 6:00 PM

UPDATED A UN backed war crimes court sentenced former Liberian president Charles Taylor to 50 years in prison Wednesday May 30 for arming Sierra Leone rebels in return for blood diamonds

Mexican police find 49 mutilated bodies

May 14, 2012 - 9:08 AM

Mexican police said Sunday May 13 they had found the dumped and decapitated bodies of 49 people probably killed in drug violence