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Russia to Seek Compromise on UNSC Resolution on Srebrenica

International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Court of Justice have classified the massacre in Srebrenica as genocide. Serbia and the Bosnian Serbs do not deny the crime, but do not refer to them as genocide.

Dick Cheney should — and eventually will — be tried as a war criminal: former International Court judge

5 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The world’s most distinguished expert in international human rights law believes Dick Cheney should – and eventually will – stand trial for war crimes. Thomas Buergenthal, who served as a judge at the International Court of Justice for the first 10 years of this century, said he believes the former...

Hague judges give warlord's lawyers more time to prepare

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The International Criminal Court on Friday postponed the trial of Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, accused of leading a militia in a campaign marked by rape and murder, after his lawyers said they needed more time to build his defense case.

ICC prosecutor pleads for U.N. Security Council act on Darfur case

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Amid worsening violence in Sudan's Darfur region, a frustrated International Criminal Court prosecutor pleaded on Monday for the United Nations Security Council to take action to ensure justice "for the long-suffering victims of atrocity crimes."

The Roundup for June 26th, 2015

It’s Friday folks! International Politics Overall – The U.S. denounced Palestine for charging Israel with war crimes at the International Criminal Court – Despite criticizing Israel’s operations in the Gaza Strip last year, the State Department believes nothing needs to be done on war crimes committed by Israel – A NATO commander accused Russia of more future involvement...

Palestinians present 1st documentation against Israel to the ICC

As promised, the Palestinians have presented to prosecutors at the International Criminal Court, documentation in support of their contention that Israel is guilty of war crimes stemming from its incursion into Gaza last summer. The move puts Israel in a position of having to decide whether or not to cooperate with ICC investigators. Show More Summary

Palestine Submits Documents to International Criminal Court Alleging Israeli War Crimes

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

A Palestinian delegation has submitted hundreds of pages of documents to the International Criminal Court (ICC) detailing complaints against Israel for its conduct during the 50-day Gaza war last summer. More than 2,200 Palestinians, the majority of them civilians, were killed in Israel’s offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip last summer. Show More Summary

Palestinians submit first case material against Israel to Hague court

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The Palestinian Authority made its first submission of evidence of alleged Israeli war crimes to the International Criminal Court on Thursday, trying to speed up an ICC inquiry into abuses committed during last year's Gaza conflict.

Palestine Files War Crimes Suit Against Israel at International Court

Less than three months after Palestine became a state member of the International Criminal Court (ICC) its Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki has filed two war crimes complaints against Israel.

Palestine Is About to Give the ICC a File Detailing Israel's Alleged War Crimes in Gaza

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Palestine will turn over its first batch of documents to the International Criminal Court's prosecutor on Thursday, part of an effort to steer a preliminary inquiry that could eventually see both Israelis and Palestinians brought under investigation for war crimes. Show More Summary

South Africa cabinet says to review its ICC membership

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's government will review its membership in the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the wake of a dispute with the court over Pretoria's failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, a cabinet minister said on Thursday.

Palestinians to submit first case material against Israel to ICC

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Palestinian Authority will hand over documentation to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the first time on Thursday outlining alleged Israeli crimes in the occupied West Bank and the 2014 Gaza war, its mission to the Netherlands said.

Palestine prepares to submit file that could see Israeli officials indicted

Between 10 and 11 o’clock on Thursday morning – if all goes according to schedule – the Palestinian foreign minister, Riyad al-Maliki, will arrive with a delegation at the office of the prosecutor of the international criminal court in The Hague. In an unassuming modern suite of offices in the ICC’s white tower block, he […]

On the ICC’s Africa Problem…

New by me, on the ICC, Omar al-Bashir, and the politics of international justice: “Is the International Criminal Court really targeting black men?” (Spoiler: No.)

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A handcuffed International Criminal Court

A bizarre drama that played out in South Africa this week underscores just how difficult it is to bring the world's bad actors to justice.

Is the International Criminal Court really targeting black men?

Since it was created in 2002, the International Criminal Court has publicly issued warrants for 36 people. The list is notably non-diverse; all but one (former Ivoirian first lady Simone Gbagbo) are African men. Their crimes are serious. Bosco Ntaganda, a Congolese rebel leader, is about to go on trial for, among other things, the […]

South Africa nearly arrested one of the world's most brutal dictators — and somehow only made things worse

For a few hours, the future of a country of 38 million people may have hinged on the decision of a South African judge. Omar al-Bashir, the Sudanese president who is currently under indictment by the International Criminal Court for alleged genocide and crimes against humanity, was in South Africa for an African Union Summit on June 15. Show More Summary

South Africa's Ruling African National Congress Disgraces Itself

This morning (June 15, 2015) Omar al-Bashir, President of Sudan, was allowed to leave South Africa despite a pending arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court charging him with multiple counts of genocide and massive crimes against humanity. Show More Summary

South Africa Urges ICC to Treat African and Western Leaders Equally

The International Criminal Court should have an equal approach to the leaders of Africa and the West, South African Minister of Arts and Culture claimed amid a pending ICC trial against Sudanese President Omar Bashir.

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