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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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Without the Iranian regime's financial, political, military, advisory and intelligence assistance, Syria's leaders would not have been capable of committing war crimes at such an extensive level.
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BRUSSELS, Nov 20 (KUNA) -- Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, requested Monday authorisation from Court's Judges to initiate an investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed in context of ongoing armed conflict in Afghanistan.
By: MENA AMSTERDAM - 3 November 2017: The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court said Friday she's seeking approval to open a formal investigation into allegations of war crimes in Afghanistan, in a case that could examine the role of US forces abroad.
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Commission of Inquiry on Syria has gathered enough evidence for President Bashar al-Assad to be convicted of war crimes, a prominent member of the commission, Carla del Ponte, said in remarks published on Sunday.
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This represents a significant shift in strategy at the ICC, which since its 1989 inception has been charged with investigating war crimes and human rights offenses when national governments were incapable of doing so," notes Rowena Lindsay.
specifically dealing with war crimes and other crimes of mass atrocity
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