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    Security officials who took part in waterboarding interrogations or secret rendition removals should be made accountable for their actions and justice, Emmerson added. "The time has come," he said, "for the international community to agree minimum standard principles for investigating such allegations and holding those responsible to account.

    Source: United Nations investigates Obama's drone attacks to see if killing civilians is a war crime


    I think that hold someone accountable (for something) and the underlined part are synonyms, aren’t they? By the way, I have looked up the latter in dictionaries but I couldn't find it.










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    You can use hold someone accountable, in BrE at least.

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