• war crimes March 17, 2022 12:36 pm

    EXPLAINER: Who's a War Criminal, and Who Gets to Decide?

    President Joe Biden has flatly called Russia’s Vladimir Putin a “war criminal” for the unfolding onslaught in Ukraine, where hospitals and maternity wards have been bombed. What does it really mean to be a war criminal?

  • International Criminal Court March 11, 2022 9:01 pm

    ICC Launches Online Portal to Gather War Crimes Evidence in Ukraine

    The information will bolster evidence gathered by an investigative team the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court sent to the region last week to begin gathering evidence.

  • Russia-Ukraine Crisis February 28, 2022 9:01 pm

    Prosecutor to Open Probe Into Possible War Crimes in Ukraine

    The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says he plans to open an investigation “as rapidly as possible” into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ukraine

  • International Criminal Court February 26, 2022 1:17 pm

    ICC Prosecutor Is Monitoring Ukraine Invasion

    The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor has jurisdiction to prosecute war crimes and crimes against humanity

  • International Criminal Court November 3, 2020 4:18 am

    Over 70 ICC Nations Support Court and Oppose US Sanctions

    More than 70 nations are voicing strong opposition to what they consider threats to the International Criminal Court and decrying sanctions on its top officials.

  • Uighurs September 9, 2020 10:43 am

    Uighurs Accuse China of Mass Detention, Torture in Landmark Complaint

    For the first time, a minority group in China is seeking to use international law to hold Beijing accountable for their alleged mistreatment, including mass internment and repressive measures against their religion, NBC News reports.

  • International Criminal Court June 13, 2020 2:21 am

    International Criminal Court Condemns US Sanctions Order

    The International Criminal Court has condemned the Trump administration’s decision to authorize sanctions against court staff, saying it amounted to “an unacceptable attempt to interfere with the rule of law and the Court’s judicial proceedings.”

  • Donald Trump October 31, 2019 12:51 pm

    Report Says CIA-Trained Afghan Forces Behind War Atrocities

    Heavily armed men burst into the home in the middle of night, hustling four brothers into separate rooms, their hands bound. Afghan special forces then shot them in the head and heart. The operation, the CIA-trained Afghan unit said, targeted Islamic State militants in a remote region of eastern Nangarhar Province. In reality, the raid took place in the province’s...

  • Chairman September 6, 2019 8:28 pm

    Robert Mugabe, Longtime Zimbabwe Leader, Dies at 95

    Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, an ex-guerrilla chief who took power when the African country shook off white minority rule and presided for decades while economic turmoil and human rights violations eroded its early promise, has died in Singapore. He was 95. Mugabe enjoyed strong support from Zimbabwe’s people soon after he became the first post-colonial leader of what had...

  • Germany July 3, 2019 7:51 pm

    3-D Printing Recreates Ancient Sculpture Destroyed by ISIS

    A figure of a roaring lion, about the size of a loaf of bread, is the latest step in the fight to preserve culture from conflict. The sculpture is a replica of a colossal 3,000-year-old statue from the Temple of Ishtar in Nimrud, in what’s now Iraq. The stone statue was one of many artifacts from the Mosul Museum destroyed...

  • Donald Trump March 15, 2019 5:13 pm

    US Bars Entry of International Criminal Court Investigators

    The United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel who try to investigate or prosecute alleged abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere, and may do the same with those who seeking action against Israel, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday. The Hague-based court, the first global tribunal for war crimes, said it...

  • President December 25, 2018 12:48 pm

    US, Others Express Concern About Violence in Sudan

    The United States, Britain, Norway and Canada say they are concerned by “credible reports” that Sudan’s security forces have used live ammunition against demonstrators demanding that President Omar Bashir step down. In a joint statement issued late Monday in Khartoum, the four nations urged all parties to avoid violence or the destruction of property while affirming the right of the...

  • Donald Trump November 21, 2018 12:52 pm

    US Senator Says No Ill Will, Intent Behind ‘Hanging' Remark

    A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi said during a debate with her African-American Democratic opponent Tuesday night that she apologizes to people who were offended when she complimented a supporter by saying she would attend a “public hanging” if the supporter invited her. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s remark was caught on video that was released last week. It has brought...

  • Donald Trump October 18, 2018 2:44 pm

    Trump's ‘America First' Policy Puts Economy Before Morality: Analysis

    If it’s an “America First” presidency, where does that rank human rights? President Donald Trump’s refusal to put public pressure on Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is raising a question that has dogged his foreign policy. In dealing with Russia, across Asia and, this week, in the Mideast, Trump has often appeared comfortable downplaying concerns about...

  • Donald Trump September 27, 2018 3:35 am

    As Pressure Grows, Venezuela's Maduro Addresses UN

    Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro showed up unexpectedly at the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday to “defend his country” as six nations accused him of crimes against humanity and President Donald Trump hinted at taking military action. The surprise visit came after Maduro threatened to skip the global gathering, citing fears he could be assassinated as his once-wealthy OPEC nation...

  • Donald Trump September 21, 2018 4:36 pm

    Other Nations Adjust to ‘America First' Policy: Analysis

    America first? Try America first, second and third. As President Donald Trump prepares for his second U.N. General Assembly, the Olympics of international diplomacy, his administration has turned unabashedly and profoundly inward, pursuing ever more unilateral policies in what critics argue is a great retreat from global engagement that had been a bipartisan hallmark of previous U.S. leaders. Trump aides...

  • head September 10, 2018 8:30 pm

    US Relationship With International Court Crashes Under Trump

    America’s long-running reluctant relationship with the International Criminal Court came to a crashing halt on Monday as decades of U.S. suspicions about the tribunal and its global jurisdiction spilled into open hostility, amid threats of sanctions if it investigates U.S. troops in Afghanistan. National security adviser John Bolton denounced the legitimacy of The Hague-based court, which was created in 2002...

  • Donald Trump May 17, 2018 11:04 am

    Mideast Rivals Weigh Next Moves After Gaza Violence

    The aftershocks of the U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem and bloodshed on the Gaza border are shaking up the region, including the relationship between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his former negotiating partners, Israel and the U.S. Seething over a perceived U.S. betrayal on Jerusalem, Abbas is preparing to pursue a war crimes complaint against Israel at the International Criminal...

  • Reporter March 19, 2018 9:41 pm

    Afghans Submitted 1.17 Million War Crimes Claims to Court

    Since the International Criminal Court began collecting material three months ago for a possible war crimes case involving Afghanistan, it has gotten a staggering 1.17 million statements from Afghans who say they were victims. The statements include accounts of alleged atrocities not only by groups like the Taliban and the Islamic State group, but also involving Afghan Security Forces and...

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    After Nearly 25 Years, Yugoslav International Criminal Court to Close its Doors

    When Elizabeth Odio Benito and her fellow judges first arrived in The Hague to work at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, they didn’t have a courtroom or rules to guide their work. They didn’t even have robes. “What we did have was a great, great commitment,” Odio Benito said. As atrocities continued unabated, the judges began hammering...

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