Examples of war crime in a Sentence
He was found guilty of torture and other war crimes.
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The other members of the legal team are a former war crimes prosecutor, Dan Saxon, and two Colombian prosecutors who have tried human rights cases, Jorge E. Molano Rodríguez and Liliana María Uribe Tirado.
This was a response to Japan's militaristic expansionism that included widespread war crimes in China before World War II.
The show focuses on the prosecution of international war crimes.
Some chemicals used are prohibited and their use is considered a war crime.
The poison gas attack on the town of Halabja in 1988, in which thousands died, was the culmination of this cynical tolerance of its tactical ally’s conspicuous war crimes.
But in 1980 the Supreme Court blundered in holding that U.S. courts could review cases involving foreigners for violations of international norms such as torture and war crimes.
President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who came to power 27 years ago, is sought by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in Darfur.
But the best evidence for war crimes can come from videos showing violence, even ones uploaded by the perpetrators with the intent to terrorize, like an execution video.
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Definition of war crime for English Language Learners
: an act committed during a war that violates international law usually because it is cruel, unfair, etc.
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