The History of War Crimes

War Crimes: War Criminals

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Historical Events

  • 1942-09-12 Free-Poland & Belgium asks pope to condemn nazi-war crimes

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1945-09-08 Hideki Tojo, Japanese Prime Minister during most of WW II, attempts suicide rather than face war crimes tribunal attempt fails, later he is hanged

Prime Minister of Japan during WW II Hideki Tojo
Prime Minister of Japan during WW II
Hideki Tojo
  • 1945-10-20 US Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Lawrence opens the Nuremberg Nazi war crime trials
  • 1946-09-30 22 Nazi leaders found guilty of war crimes at Nuremberg
  • 1948-11-12 Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo sentenced to death by war crimes tribunal
  • 1950-02-01 USSR demands condemnation of Emperor Hirohito for war crimes
  • 1956-02-01 Hague Daily Newspaper reveals war crimes of Hague mayor Schokking

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1961-04-11 Trial of Adolf Eichmann for war crimes in World War II begins in Jerusalem, Israel

SS officer Adolf Eichmann
SS officer
Adolf Eichmann

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1999-05-27 The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia indicts Slobodan Milošević and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo

President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Slobodan Milosevic
  • 2001-04-01 Former president of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on charges of war crimes.
  • 2002-02-12 The trial of former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević begins at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague. He eventually dies four years later before its conclusion.
  • 2002-07-01 The International Criminal Court is established to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.
  • 2005-12-08 Ante Gotovina, Croatian army general accused of war crimes, is captured in the Playa de las Américas, Tenerife by the Spanish police.
  • 2008-07-10 Former Macedonian Interior Minister Ljube Boškoski is acquitted of all charges by a UN Tribunal accusing him of war crimes.
  • 2009-03-04 International Criminal Court issues an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur becoming the first sitting head of state to be indicted
  • 2014-05-23 Russia and China veto the U.N. Security Council resolution to establish an International Criminal Court for war crimes in Syria
  • 2014-12-13 Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, criticizes UN Security Council for its lack of action over war crimes in the Darfur region of Sudan
  • 2016-09-19 Aid convoy into Urum al-Kubra, Syria attacked by air strikes, UN denounces as a war crime

Famous Birthdays

  • 1913-11-28 Hugo Pos, Suriname/Neth WW II prosecutor of minor war crimes Tokyo

Famous Deaths

  • 1946-06-01 Ion Antonescu, Romanian soldier and authoritarian politician, is executed after having been convicted of war crimes

BattleExecution

1948-12-23 Hideki Tojo, Japanese Prime Minister during WW II (1941-44), hanged for war crimes at 64

Prime Minister of Japan during WW II Hideki Tojo
Prime Minister of Japan during WW II
Hideki Tojo