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In Which I Read a NYT Article About Luis Moreno-Ocampo

The New York Times has a long (and excellent) article up today detailing the International Criminal Court’s failed effort to prosecute Kenya’s leaders for the 2007-2008 election violence. I didn’t want to read it, but then DID read it. Join me, as… Continue Reading ?

French Court to Decide Whether French Firm Funding Daesh Was an 'Emergency'

For over a year, French industrial company Lafarge indirectly financed Daesh terrorists in Syria, Le Monde newspaper wrote on Tuesday. In an interview with Sputnik, Emmanuel Daoud, a specialist in international criminal law, commented on the issue.

Feature: The Prosecutor and the President

The International Criminal Court embodied the hope of bringing warlords and demagogues to justice. Then Luis Moreno-Ocampo took on the heir to Kenya’s most powerful political dynasty.

Congolese gets 18 years for Central African Republic war crimes

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Congolese politician Jean-Pierre Bemba was sentenced to 18 years in prison by the International Criminal Court on Tuesday for heading a 2002-03 campaign of rape and murder in neighboring Central African Republi...

Refer Eritrea’s human rights crimes to ICC, UN group says

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Eritrea’s “systematic, widespread” human rights abuses should be referred to the International Criminal Court as crimes against humanity that include enslavement and torture, a United Nations commission of inquiry said Wednesday. In a new report, the commission said the tiny Horn of Africa country has made no progress on the most critical […]

Israel 'engaging' with ICC over Gaza war crimes inquiry: prosecutor

GENEVA (Reuters) - Israel is holding discussions with the International Criminal Court over its inquiry into possible war crimes in the 2014 Gaza conflict, the ICC's prosecutor said.

Will they, won't they, join the dance?

HAMAS, the Islamist movement that Israel has been clobbering in Gaza, now says it would back the Palestinian Authority (PA) under Mahmoud Abbas if he were to bid to join the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague.

Sudan’s president was indicted. Why isn’t he paying any price?

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has indicted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on every crime under its mandate: war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. Such charges should have left Sudan’s leader marginalized and vulnerable to arrest. Yet Bashir has not only evaded arrest, he’s also been able to travel the globe and rub shoulders with […]

Mali jihadi Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi to plead guilty

A Malian jihadi Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi will plead guilty to being among those attacking the world heritage site of Timbuktu before the international criminal court (ICC) based in The Hague at a joint hearing and sentencing due to beShow More Summary

No Right to Speedy Sentencing Says Supreme Court, Republicans Want Party to Get Behind Trump, Oklahoma Criminalizes Abortion: A.M. Links

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The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the right to a speedy trial doesn't include the right to speedy sentencing.  The Oklahoma legislature has passed a law criminalizing abortion.  An Amnesty International survey conducted in 27 countries...Show More Summary

Western officials walk out of Museveni inauguration

US, Canadian and European officials walk out of ceremony as Ugandan president criticises International Criminal Court.

Uganda: Museveni Prompts Western Leaders Walkout By Calling ICC ‘Useless’

Western diplomats attending the inauguration of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni walked out after the African leader called the International Criminal Court (ICC) “useless.” Museveni, 71, was sworn in for his fifth consecutive termShow More Summary

Who’s The ‘Vampire Pimp’? 5 Things To Know About This Creepy Criminal Sentenced to 27 Years

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In late March, a federal appeals court in Georgia upheld a 27-year conviction for a man named Damion Baston. Called “Drac” (short for Dracula), the self-proclaimed vampire ran an international prostitution ring in which he subjectedShow More Summary

Burundi: War Crimes Court to Probe Year-Long Violence

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is to examine the year-long violence in Burundi that has left hundreds dead. The prosecutor of the international war crimes court, Fatou Bensouda, announced the launch of a preliminary examination...Show More Summary

Kenya's Ruto says ICC case folded because he's innocent

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto said on Friday that the International Criminal Court's case against him and broadcaster Joshua Sang collapsed because they are innocent.

Sudan Does Not Accept Int'l Criminal Court's Genocide Decision

President Omar Bashir said that Sudan does not recognize the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) 2009 unprecedented arrest warrant for its leader on counts of genocide and war crimes in the 2003 War in Darfur.

Kenya: ICC Throws Out Case Against Deputy President William Ruto

Kenya’s deputy president will not face trial for crimes against humanity after the International Criminal Court (ICC) threw out the case against him. William Ruto, the right-hand man of President Uhuru Kenyatta, was accused of beingShow More Summary

Palestinian rights group submits Israeli war crimes report to Int’l Criminal Court

Ma’an News Agency | – – BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — In ongoing efforts to hold Israel accountable for gross violations of international law, Palestinian legal rights group Badil has published key findings on…

Last week, the International Criminal Court convicted a war criminal. And that revealed one of the ICC’s weaknesses.

  Last week, the International Criminal Court read its judgment in the case of The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo. The ICC found the former vice president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo guilty of acts of rape, murder, pillaging and crimes against humanity committed during the 2002-2003 war in the Central African Republic. […]

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