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Bosnian viewers watch as Slobodan Praljak brings a small glass of liquid to his lips at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on Wednesday. Praljak, who had just had his 20-year sentence for war crimes upheld, ingested the liquid and declared "I have just drunk poison." He died just hours later. Amel Emric/AP hide caption

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Slobodan Praljak enters the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, on Wednesday. The hearing was suspended after Praljak drank what he said was poison. He died hours later. Robin van Lonkhuijsen/AP hide caption

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People celebrate as they watch a live TV broadcast on Wednesday in Srebrenica, when U.N. judges announce the life sentence in the trial of former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic, accused of genocide and war crimes in the brutal Balkans conflicts over two decades ago. Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Carla Del Ponte, a former United Nations prosecutor and member of a U.N.-mandated commission of inquiry on the Syria conflict, at a 2013 press conference in Geneva. Fabrice Coffrini /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Dominic Ongwen, a senior commander in the Lord's Resistance Army, enters the courtroom of the International Court in The Hague, Netherlands, on Tuesday. Peter Dejong/AP hide caption

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The case file against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is seen at the North Gauteng High court in Pretoria, South Africa, in June 2015 as a judge criticized the government for allowing Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court, to leave the country. Now South Africa has announced it is leaving the ICC. Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ahmad Faqi al-Mahdi in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court in the Hague last September. Mahdi pleaded guilty to war crimes over the deliberate destruction of buildings at a UNESCO-listed desert heritage site in Mali in 2012. Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Millionaire Congolese businessman Jean-Pierre Bemba was convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, on Monday. Jerry Lampen/AP hide caption

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Feb. 1 marked the first day of a historic trial in which Mayan women have accused two former military officers of systematic sexual violence during Guatemala's civil war. Moises Castillo/AP hide caption

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In Historic Trial, Mayan Women Accuse Ex-Military Officers Of Sex Slavery

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Nyumah (left) and Sahr, just a few days after the dramatic bonfire ceremony that restored their friendship. Sara Terry/Catalyst for Peace hide caption

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Fambul Tok: Forgiveness And 'Family Talk' In Sierra Leone

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Japan's Emperor Akihito delivers his remarks with Empress Michiko during a memorial service at Nippon Budokan martial arts hall in Tokyo, on Saturday. His expression of "deep remorse" for Japan's wartime past is seen as an unprecedented apology. Shizuo Kambayashi/AP hide caption

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Canadian Judge Grants Former Guantanamo Inmate Bail

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