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war crime

n.
Any of various crimes, such as genocide or the mistreatment of prisoners of war, committed during a war and considered in violation of the conventions of warfare.

war criminal n.

war crime

n
(Law) a crime committed in wartime in violation of the accepted rules and customs of war, such as genocide, ill-treatment of prisoners of war, etc
war criminal n

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n.
Usually, war crimes. crimes committed against an enemy, prisoners of war, or subjects in wartime that violate international agreements or, as in the case of genocide, are offenses against humanity.
[1940–45]
war′ crim`inal, n.
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Noun1.war crime - a crime committed in wartime; violation of rules of war
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
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LABOUR leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn has suggested that ex-North East MP Tony Blair could be made to stand trial for war crimes over the invasion of Iraq.
JEREMY Corbyn has suggested Tony Blair could be made to stand trial for war crimes over the invasion of Iraq.
LABOUR leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn has suggested Tony Blair could be put on trial for war crimes over the invasion of Iraq.
The US opposition to the bid by the Palestinian Authority to bringIsrael to theInternational Criminal Court for war crimes in Gaza is the result of pressure from the Israeli lobby,says an investigative journalist.
This came after sources close to an Israeli government official told AFP earlier that Israel is considering filing war crimes suits overseas against Palestinian leaders in response to their ICC application.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Judiciary Chief Sadeq Amoli Larijani blasted the Zionist regime for its atrocities against the Palestinian people, and said the Israelis are committing war crimes in Gaza.
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki said on Tuesday after meeting prosecutors at the International Criminal Court that there was "clear evidence" that Israel committed war crimes in Gaza.
New York (AirGuide Features - Inside Air Travel) Tue, Jul 22, 2014 - The Red Cross has made a confidential legal assessment that Ukraine is officially in a war, Western diplomats and officials say, opening the door to possible war crimes prosecutions, including over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
Damascus, (SANA) Justice Ministry and Arab Center for Documenting War Crimes and Legal Prosecution signed a memo of understanding for cooperation regarding counterterrorism and documenting war crimes.
While most Army lawyers know that the United States prosecuted hundreds of war crimes in the aftermath of World War II, few know that the Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAGC) contemplated conducting similar trials after hostilities between Chinese, North Korean, and United Nations forces ended on the Korean peninsula.
17 ( ANI ): Students staged a protest on Sunday in the national capital demanding action against war crimes committed against Tamils in Sri Lanka.
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