Human Rights

US, Iraqi Yazidis accuse ISIL of committing genocide

US State Department says mass graves found in Sinjar are clear evidence ISIL carried out genocide.


Pope calls mass killings of Armenians 'genocide'

During his visit to Yerevan, leader of the Catholic Church describes 1915 killing as great catastrophe of last century.


Turkey warns Germany of 'genocide vote' fallout

Erdogan says relations will be "seriously affected" after Germany identifies 1915 Ottoman era killings as "genocide".


Germany angers Turkey with 'Armenia genocide' vote

German MPs approve motion describing 1915 killings of Armenians as a "genocide", prompting Ankara to recall ambassador.

War & Conflict

Rwanda: Capturing a vision of hell

The journey photojournalist Jack Picone took across a Rwanda in the grips of genocide still haunts him to this day.

Human Rights

Bosnia: Karadzic guilty but will reconciliation follow?

Karadzic sentenced to 40 years in prison - one day for each victim of Srebrenica, but victims cannot forgive his crimes.

Talk to Al Jazeera

Joshua Oppenheimer: Indonesia's 'regime of fear'

Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer on documenting Indonesia's killings of 1965 through the eyes of perpetrators and victims.


The Radovan Karadzic verdict will change nothing

In Bosnia, we are as far away from reconciliation as we were before the Radovan Karadzic trial.

by Nidzara Ahmetasevic


Karadzic guilty of genocide

UN judges rule Karadzic is guilty of genocide for the Srebrenica massacre and crimes against humanity in Bosnian war.


DRC extradites Rwandan wanted for 1994 genocide

Ladislas Ntaganzwa stands accused of responsibility for the killing of an estimated 20,000 people during 1994 massacre.


John Kerry: ISIL is guilty of genocide

US Secretary of State John Kerry says armed group committed genocide against Yazidis, Christians and Shia Muslims.


Remembering Dayton: The accord that ended Bosnian war

Yet, it remains a horrible basis for successful state-building.

by Riada Asimovic Akyol


Top Rwanda genocide suspect arrested in DRC

Ladislas Ntaganzwa expected to be sent to Rwanda for trial years after fleeing to DRC under protection of FDLR rebels.


The question of genocide and Cambodia's Muslims

As many 500,000 Muslim Cham were killed by the Khmer Rouge during the 1970s, but some question if it was genocide.


Ukraine calls Soviet deportation of Muslims 'genocide'

Parliament passes resolution recognising World War II-era deportation of Muslim minority from Crimea as 'genocide'.