UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations, the African Union and the European Union pressed Democratic Republic of Congo leaders on Saturday to urge their supporters to refrain from violence as the International Criminal Court prosecutor warned she was watching the situation.
An ICC judge ruled on Monday that Kenya failed to comply with its obligations to cooperate with the International Criminal Court. The court says the matter will be referred to the ICC's oversight body, the Assembly of States Parties....Show More Summary
CEOs whose businesses are complicit in human rights atrocities -- like the mass murder of people who object to land-grabs by mineral extraction companies -- can now be tried in the International Criminal Court in the Hague. (more…)
This week, the International Criminal Court announced that it would give special consideration to pursuing crimes involving environmental destruction and land grabs. The announcement, made in a policy document released by the ICC's prosecutor...Show More Summary
Why the Israeli government is taking the unprecedented step of allowing International Criminal Court officials to visit the country.
We previously discussed the Islamic extremists who destroyed priceless artifacts within Timbuktu in Mali. Now one of the culprits, Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, pleaded guilty to destroying religious monuments in the ancient city. After destroying centuries of artifacts, al-Mahdi now expresses remorse before the International Criminal Court. Show More Summary
In a letter to the United Nations Human Rights Council and the International Criminal Court, one hundred Iranians living outside Iran, including several prominent civil, academic, and human rights figures, have asked for the recognition of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s prison massacre of 1988 as a crime against humanity. According to the authors of […]
Despite the finding that the democratically elected leader is being ousted by criminals engaged in an entirely illegitimate and unconstitutional act it seems all but certain Dilma Rousseff will be permanently removed by Wednesday.
Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi admits to destroying historic mausoleums in Timbuktu, Mali. For the first time in history, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has recognized the destruction of architecture as a war crime. In a groundbreaking...Show More Summary
This week in art news: a former Malian rebel leader pleaded guilty to cultural destruction at the International Criminal Court, Italy will give all teenage residents €500 to spend on culture for their 18th birthdays, and Banksy's "Spy Booth" mural was removed and possibly destroyed.
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