The International Criminal Court (ICC) has approved a full investigation into Myanmar‘s alleged crimes against the Rohingya, as the Southeast Asian nation faces mounting legal pressure worldwide over the treatment of the minority ethnic group. ICC judges on Thursday backed a prosecution request to investigate allegations of crimes against humanity and persecution over[…]
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has sentenced a Congolese former rebel leader known as “The Terminator” to 30 years in prison after he was convicted earlier this year of war crimes, including murder, rape and sexual slavery. The sentence on Thursday was the highest-ever penalty handed down by theThe Hague-based court. Bosco[…]
The Israeli military wants the International Criminal Court to butt out of its affairs, its top military prosecutor has declared in response to efforts to hold it to account for its use of live fire against Palestinian protesters. “Israel is a law-abiding country, with an independent and strong judicial system,[…]
Reporters Without Borders has formally requested that the International Criminal Court prosecutor investigate the targeting of journalists in Gaza as war crimes. Targeting of journalists was “deliberate” and constitutes “war crimes,” Christophe Deloire of Reporters Without Borders said. “The Israeli authorities could not have been unaware of the presence of[…]
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday pressed on with a government campaign to collect arms from tribes in war-torn Darfur, where a devastating conflict has killed thousands and displaced millions. Bashir, wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of genocide and war crimes related to the conflict in Darfur,[…]
President Omar al-Bashir will attend an Arab League summit in Amman this week, Sudan’s foreign minister said on Sunday, in spite of a top rights group urging Jordan to deny him entry. Bashir is wanted by The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) for genocide and war crimes he is alleged[…]
Child soldier-turned-warlord Dominic Ongwen denied 70 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity on Tuesday when he became the first member of Uganda’s brutal Lord’s Resistance Army to ever go on trial. Ongwen, 41, is also the first former child soldier to be tried by the International Criminal Court[…]
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to withdraw Russia from the International Criminal Court (ICC), which prosecutes war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity. Russia in 2000 signed the Rome treaty which established the Hague-based court, but never ratified it. Putin’s decree, published on the Kremlin’s website on[…]
Gambia has announced its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, accusing the Hague-based tribunal of “persecution and humiliation of people of colour, especially Africans”. Tuesday’s announcement comes after similar decisions earlier this month by South Africa and Burundi to abandon the institution, set up to try the world’s worst crimes.[…]
Judges at the International Criminal Court on Thursday agreed there was enough evidence to put an alleged Malian Judges at the International Criminal Court on Thursday agreed there was enough evidence to put an alleged Malian jihadist on trial for the destruction of the centuries-old world heritage site of Timbuktu.[…]
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