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ICC To Probe Alleged War Crimes In Palestinian Areas, Pending Jurisdiction

ICC To Probe Alleged War Crimes In Palestinian Areas, Pending Jurisdiction

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor said on Friday she would launch a full investigation into alleged war crimes in the Palestinian Territories as soon as the court’s jurisdiction had been established. The announcement opens the possibility of charges being filed against Israelis or Palestinians. The Palestinians welcomed the decision but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin […]

Sudan Accuses Egypt Of Backing Rebels Ahead Of Foreign Minister’s Trip

Sudan Accuses Egypt Of Backing Rebels Ahead Of Foreign Minister’s Trip

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir accused Egypt on Tuesday of supporting rebels at war with Khartoum, a week ahead of a visit to Cairo by Sudan’s foreign minister that is aimed at easing tensions between the neighbouring states. Egypt and Sudan have been at odds in recent months on a range of issues from disputed land […]

Congo-Kinshasa: ICC Orders Congo Warlord To Compensate Victims

Congo-Kinshasa: ICC Orders Congo Warlord To Compensate Victims

In a first, the International Criminal Court has ordered the convicted warlord Germain Katanga to pay damages to his victims. The reparations are for 297 victims of an attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2003. An independent charity is expected to pay some of the money, as Katanga is penniless and without assets. […]

Congo-Kinshasa: ICC Gives Jean-Pierre Bemba Extra Year in Prison

Congo-Kinshasa: ICC Gives Jean-Pierre Bemba Extra Year in Prison

Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have added a year to Jean-Pierre Bemba’s 18-year jail term following the former Congolese vice president’s conviction for attempting to bribe witnesses during his war crimes trial. After a second trial on the separate charges, Bemba on Wednesday was also ordered to pay a 300,000 euro ($323,670) fine […]

South African Court Blocks Govt’s ICC Withdrawal Bid

South African Court Blocks Govt’s ICC Withdrawal Bid

South Africa’s High Court blocked the government’s attempt to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday, the latest blow to scandal-plagued President Jacob Zuma from an assertive post-apartheid judicial system. Justice Minister Michael Masutha said the government would press ahead with withdrawing from the Hague-based tribunal, noting that the ruling was based largely […]

Gaddafi Son’s Trial Unfair, Should Be Sent To ICC – UN

Gaddafi Son’s Trial Unfair, Should Be Sent To ICC – UN

The trial of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, a son of the ousted Libyan leader sentenced to death in absentia, did not meet international standards and he should face murder charges at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the United Nations said on Tuesday. Since his father’s toppling in 2011, Saif has been held in Zintan, a mountainous […]

Africa’s Exit Threatens ICC

Africa’s Exit Threatens ICC

The International Criminal Court has begun investigating war crimes in Georgia, is looking into British soldiers accused of torture in Iraq and, in one of its most politically delicate missions yet, sent a team to Israel to discuss crimes in Gaza. But as the court tries to expand into new geography and investigate new types […]

Mali: ICC Jailed Mali Fighter for Destroying Timbuktu Sites

Mali: ICC Jailed Mali Fighter for Destroying Timbuktu Sites

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has sentenced a former Malian fighter to nine years in prison for destroying shrines and historic sites in Timbuktu during Mali’s 2012 conflict. In a landmark judgement experts hope will send a strong message to safeguard the world’s ancient monuments, Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi become on Tuesday the first person to […]

Jean-Pierre Bemba Sentenced to 18 Years In Prison By International Criminal Court

Jean-Pierre Bemba Sentenced to 18 Years In Prison By International Criminal Court

Jean-Pierre Bemba, the former vice-president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for rape and pillage committed by his troops, becoming the highest-level official to be sentenced at the international criminal court. Bemba, 53, wearing a blue suit and tie, watched impassively from the dock during the […]

Fatou Bensouda, The Woman Who Hunts Tyrants

Fatou Bensouda, The Woman Who Hunts Tyrants

he can’t quite explain it, but for the best part of five decades, since she was a very young schoolgirl growing up in the Gambia, Fatou Bensouda says she has felt powerfully driven by a sense of right and wrong. “The issue of justice and accountability seems to be … in my DNA.” She wiggles […]

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