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People like the International Criminal Court — as long as it targets other problems in other countries

The International Criminal Court (ICC) will hear important cases related to war crimes in Uganda and the Congo in January, but is the court itself caught in a global backlash? We recently conducted a study to try to understand public support for the ICC. Our findings, described below, help explain why the ICC is facing […]

Trial of LRA commander Dominic Ongwen starts again

The trial of Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander, Dominic Ongwen, begins again at the International Criminal Court today.

Will the Azaria verdict shield Israel from the International Criminal Court?

One possible consequence of the Azaria verdict is that will help protect Israel from international accountability. Yonah Jeremy Bob writes in the Jerusalem Post: "At the ICC, Hebron shooter Elor Azaria’s manslaughter conviction may affirm the credibility of Israel’s apparatus for prosecuting its own soldiers. Show More Summary

Ugandan lawmakers petition ICC for investigation into 'genocide' by army, police

KAMPALA (Reuters) - A group of Ugandan lawmakers have sent a petition to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to ask for an investigation into possible atrocities by security forces when they clashed with a tribal militia late last year.

The hidden risk of slaying Cambodian monsters

The hidden risk of slaying Cambodian monsters by David Anderson Late last month the International Court in Cambodia affirmed the (2012) convictions and life sentences of two criminals. It was an encouraging win for international accountability at the top, but the final affirmation has greater implications. Defendant Khieu Samphan, 85, (former “President of the Central [...]Show More Summary

Gabon crimes against humanity accusation sent to ICC

Lawyers representing Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping sent a case file to the International Criminal Court's prosecutor on Thursday, accusing the government of crimes against humanity. The accusation relates to violence which brokeShow More Summary

Ex Congo VP Bemba could face eight years for bribing witnesses

Prosecutors have asked for an eight-year sentence for former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba, found guilty by the International Criminal Court of bribing witnesses during his war crimes trial. "The prosecution recommends that Bemba be sentenced to a joint sentence of eight years imprisonment... Show More Summary

Kenya president indicates Nairobi may reconsider its ICC membership

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Monday the country will have to think seriously about its membership in the International Criminal Court (ICC), signaling another African country may quit the embattled co...

ICC to discuss South Africa's failure to arrest Sudan's Bashir

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - International Criminal Court judges asked South Africa on Thursday to send representatives to a hearing next year to determine whether it had breached its obligation to arrest Sudan's President Omar Al Bashir in June.

African press review 8 December 2016

The International Criminal Court hears that Dominic Ongwen, accused of crimes against humanity, deliberately chose to remain in the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). Uganda's president has approved the military action which caused 116 deaths in an assault on the royal palace in the western Rwenzori kingdom last weekend. Show More Summary

Former Child Soldier Denies War Crimes In Trial At International Criminal Court

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Dominic Ongwen, who was kidnapped by the Lord's Resistance Army when he was a boy, pleaded not guilty to 70 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Uganda. He was nicknamed the White Ant.

Who is Dominic Ongwen, the Ugandan Ex-Child Soldier on Trial in The Hague?

Dressed in a grey suit, light pink shirt and blue tie, Dominic Ongwen responded with a despairing plea when asked by judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) whether he plead guilty to any of the 70 counts of war crimes and crimes...Show More Summary

Ugandan LRA fighter denies atrocity charges, says he was victim

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A Ugandan man accused of being a senior commander in the infamous Lord's Resistance Army pleaded not guilty to murder, rape and other charges on Tuesday, telling the International Criminal Court he had been a victim of the guerrilla group.

Trial to open at ICC of first LRA warlord

Former child soldier-turned-warlord Dominic Ongwen Tuesday becomes the first member of Uganda's brutal Lord's Resistance Army to go on trial in a landmark case before the International Criminal Court keenly watched by thousands of victims. Show More Summary

Court challenge to South African ICC withdrawal could go either way

A case challenging the South African government's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) went before a court on Monday. The challenge was lodged by the country's main opposition party the Democratic Alliance (DA).

South Africa's move to quit ICC challenged in court

Democratic Alliance opposition party challenges government over move to withdraw from International Criminal Court.

Duterte: During phone call, Trump praised my drug war as ‘right way’

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

President Duterte’s plan to “kill all” the country’s suspected drug users and dealers has many foreign critics, including the United States, the European Parliament and the International Criminal Court. It now has at least one high profile supporter: Donald Trump, at least according to Duterte. In a statement, Duterte on Saturday shared details of a […]

Sudan’s dictator cheers Trump’s electoral victory

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, who has a warrant out for his arrest issued by the International Criminal Court, joined the chorus of autocratic leaders expressing optimism in the wake of President-elect Donald Trump's victory. InShow More Summary

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir Says Dealing With Donald Trump Will Be ‘Much Easier’

(CAIRO) — Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes in Darfur, voiced his support Tuesday for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, saying dealing with him will be “much easier”. Trump “focuses on the interests of the American citizen, as opposed to those who talk about democracy, human rights…

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