February 28, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
A German district court in Ellwangen ruled Friday that accused former Auschwitz guard, Hans Lipschis, is unfit to stand trial. The ruling was based on Lipschis' early stages of incipient dementia, making him unable to comprehend the criminal trial. While Lipschis acknowledges being a member of the ...[read more]
January 8, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
German prosecutors on Wednesday charged an 88-year old German man, referred to in court documents as "Werner C," with involvement in a 1944 massacre that took place in Oradour-sur-Glane in central France. According to the prosecution, Warner C murdered 25 people and aided and abetted fellow Nazi ...[read more]
January 8, 2014
by Peter Snyder
A judge for Germany's Hagen State Court on Wednesday dropped the case against 92-year-old Siert Bruins, a former member of the Nazi Waffen SS. Prosecutors had accused Bruins of executing captured Dutch Nazi-opposition fighter Aldert Klaas Dijkema in September 1944 outside the town of Appingedam. ...[read more]
December 7, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
A German district court in Ellwangen ruled Friday that accused former Auschwitz guard, Hans Lipschis, is unfit to stand trial. The ruling was based on Lipschis' early stages of incipient dementia, making him unable to comprehend the criminal trial. While Lipschis acknowledges being a member of the ...[read more]
November 19, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A German prosecutor on Monday recommended that a 94-year-old man living in Minnesota be charged with 40 counts of murder for his involvement in an attack that razed a Polish village to the ground in 1944. An earlier investigation found that retired Minnesota carpenter Michael Karkoc was formerly a ...[read more]
September 3, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The trial of 92-year-old Siert Bruins, a former member of the Nazi Waffen SS, began Monday in Germany's Hagen State Court. Prosecutors accuse Bruins of executing captured Dutch Nazi-opposition fighter Aldert Klaas Dijkema in September 1944 outside the town of Appingedam. Bruins and an accomplice... ...[read more]
August 27, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The head of the German prosecutors' office that specializes in investigating Nazi crimes reported on Monday that its investigation into 50 individuals suspected of serving as guards at Auschwitz is almost complete. The individuals are being investigated under a new legal theory, which argues that ...[read more]
August 12, 2013
by Julie Deisher
Laszlo Csatary, a 98-year-old Hungarian man charged with the unlawful execution and torture of people in connection with the Holocaust, died Monday after suffering a number of medical problems. Csatary died in a Hungarian hospital while awaiting trial, which was set to begin in September. Csatary ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Although the ICC's name implies exclusivity, it is one of many international criminal tribunals. Several permanent international tribunals dealing in civil matters have also developed, ranging from the Permanent Court of Arbitration to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea to the World ...[read more]
July 18, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On July 18, 2011, a Hungarian court dropped charges against accused Nazi war criminal Sandor Kepiro, who allegedly participated in a 1942 massacre in Serbia. The decision came down after Kepiro's trial on charges of war crimes had begun. Kepiro denied any involvement in the massacre and all ...[read more]

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