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The international community has agreed that countries at war must follow certain basic rules of combat, such as not targeting civilians. Violations of these rules can constitute war crimes, and an international court was established in 1998 to bring perpetrators of war crimes to justice. Recently the court has begun to look at evidence from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, where observers say war crimes have been committed. Listen to hear a war crimes expert discuss the rules of war, how Russia has violated them, and what might be done to hold the perpetrators accountable.
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