Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has recounted his version of events leading up to the fatal shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. However, court was adjourned early after the defendant broke down in tears.
December 1 marks exactly 60 years since Germany established an office to prosecute Nazi criminals. Chief Prosecutor Jens Rommel tells DW that generations after WWII, much remains to be done to bring Nazis to justice.
After many years of silence, hundreds of survivors of sexual violence during the Kosovo war have decided to come forward. Researchers argue that this crime was a weapon of "ethnic cleansing."
A militia leader from the Central African Republic has been extradited to the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Alfred Yekatom will face trial on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
In 1998, South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its findings after more than two years of hearings. Today it is criticized for allowing whites to continue to reap the rewards of apartheid.
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