The number of new cases of genocide and war crimes rose by a third over the last three years, with 1430 new investigations launched in 2018, which is the highest number documented since the creation of the Genocide Network. These cases concern crimes committed worldwide.
This was one of the major topics of discussion at the 4th EU Day against Impunity for Genocide, Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes, organised by Eurojust, the Romanian EU Council Presidency, the European Commission and the Genocide Network. The event coincides with the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the four Geneva Conventions.
“The European Union is an area of security and justice and we cannot and will not be a safe haven for whoever has committed these atrocities anywhere in the world.”, said Eurojust’s President Ladislav Hamran.