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Hi, this is Michelle bringing you the latest from 2022 on war criminals being brought to justice. In our December war crimes round-up, done in partnership with Civitas Maxima, we come across a court making headway in trying crimes committed during the Kosovo war.

The US toughens its laws on war crimes while Russia loosens them. And we learn that doing the paperwork for the killing of thousands of people can amount to serious charges.

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Michelle Langrand


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Irmgard Furchner was convicted on 20 December 2022 by a German court for aiding and abetting the murder of thousands of people in a concentration camp in Stutthof, where she worked as a secretary of an SS commander during World War II. (Keystone/Christian Charisius/Pool Photo via DPA)

War crimes round-up. As 2022 came to a close, so did a number of war crimes cases. A court in the Hague prosecuting war crimes committed during the Kosovo war handed out its first conviction. Germany saw what could be one of the last trials of war crimes committed during Nazi era. A former policeman who had fled to France after the fall of Argentina’s military rule was brought back home to face justice for his crimes. And The US and Russia also promoted laws in opposite directions of getting justice for victims of war crimes committed in Ukraine.

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