MY LATEST CREATORS SYNDICATE COLUMN: This week the International Criminal Court convicted an Islamist terrorist on the charge of destroying cultural heritage sites. Does it matter when radical Islamists believe the conqueror who brings the true religion has the right to erase the false gods?
How the International Criminal Court is prosecuting a Malian al Qaeda terrorist for the desecration of history in Timbuktu.
A Malian jihadist accused of attacking the fabled desert city of Timbuktu chose its most revered ancient shrines for destruction "to serve as examples", the International Criminal Court heard on Tuesday. Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi pleaded...Show More Summary
“Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi is the first Islamist militant to stand trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. He’s also the first person to ever plead guilty at the court. And the charges against him at the ICC are also a first: cultural destruction tied to his actions, and those of his rebels, […]
Today's a big day for the ICC.
Voting begins today in the UK Labour leadership race as Owen Smith battles Jeremy Corbyn over what direction the party takes next; and the first individual to be tried at the International Criminal Court pleads guilty to cultural vandalism.
From CNN: In a historic first, the International Criminal Court has classified destroying cultural artifacts as a war crime. It follows the trial of jihadist Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, who pleaded guilty Monday to destroying religious monuments in the ancient city of Timbuktu in Mali. [Clip] Mahdi, also known as “Abou Tourab,” was charged in March […]
An Islamist fighter has pleaded guilty in the Hague for destroying parts of the fabled West African trading city of Timbuktu, in the International Criminal Court’s first case based on the destruction of cultural artifacts. Ahmad al-Faqi...Show More Summary
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.
Islamist extremist Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi has pled guilty at the International Criminal Court (ICC) to the destruction of cultural heritage. The trial marks the first time that the court has considered cultural vandalism as a war crime. Al-Mahdi’s...Show More Summary
The trial that signals the first time the International Criminal Court has pursued a prosecution for the destruction of cultural artifacts as a war crime.
The trial of an Islamist militant over the destruction of holy sites in Timbuktu during Mali's 2012 conflict began in the Hague on Monday, the first at the International Criminal Court to cite destroying cultural artifacts as a war crime.
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The trial of an Islamist militant over the destruction of holy sites in Timbuktu during Mali's 2012 conflict began in the Hague on Monday, the first at the International Criminal Court to cite destroying cultural artifacts as a war crime.
From Mali to Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, Islamist fighters have regularly turned their sights on the priceless vestiges of peoples' cultural heritage -- for being un-Islamic. The International Criminal Court on Monday opens the trial...Show More Summary
The trial of a Malian jihadist charged with war crimes for orchestrating the 2012 destruction of nine Timbuktu mausoleums and a section of a famous mosque opens Monday at the International Criminal Court (ICC). How did the monumentsShow More Summary
In the Nicole Kidman movie The Interpreter, it turned out at the end that the plot to assassinate the tyrannical president Edmund Zuwanie -- whom the U.N. was considering to indict to stand trial in the International Criminal Court --...Show More Summary
Inside the courtrooms of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and in local communities, we are hearing the voices of those who have survived some the world's most heinous crimes. Stories of tremendous loss. Stories of human suffering that could have - and should have - been prevented. Show More Summary
Perhaps you’re a journalist with an unfortunate penchant for referring to the ICC as “the World Court” (sorry, that’s the ICJ) or suggesting that it will hear cases related to decades-ago atrocities (nope, temporal jurisdiction is a thing). Or maybe you’re a student… Continue Reading ?
The Arab Affairs Committee of the Egyptian Parliament called on the UN Security Council on Friday to request the International Criminal Court hear a trial against former US President George Bush and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair for war crimes related to the invasion of Iraq.