When tech innovators and human rights activists mobilized in San Francisco last week to discuss how modern tools can be better used to respond to global human rights violations, a critical partner came to the table for the first time:...Show More Summary
The veto at the UN Security Council and traditional diplomacy may be a de facto get-out-of-jail card, even as international criminal justice gains definition in resolving conflicts between and within states. Slobodan Milosevic to Charles Taylor to Omar Bashar, the rule of law has translated into indictments. Show More Summary
The International Criminal Court has convicted former Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga of war crimes.
Conviction of Germain Katanga is only the second in the International Criminal Court's 11-year history.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court has convicted a rebel leader of charges including murder and pillage during a deadly attack on a village in eastern Congo, but acquitted him of rape, sexual slavery and using child soldiers.
The United Nations Organization is often dismissed as an ineffectual body, unable to follow up on its declarations with effective action. But in a recent welcome move, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has urged world powers to refer North Korea to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) following a U.N. Show More Summary
The whereabouts of Ukraine's ousted president Viktor Yanukovych remain unkown, but the opposition-led parliament says any war-crimes prosecution would come in the International Criminal Court.
- At the International Criminal Court, lawyers with Reprieve, a human rights organization, filed a complaint against NATO allies for war crimes involving drone strikes - So a bill has passed the Senate in Arizona and seems to be cruising to be a law. Show More Summary
The Constitutional Court of Bolivia has upheld the country’s laws protecting unborn children despite international pressure from UN experts. Bolivia’s highest court handed down a surprise ruling in a challenge to its criminal prohibition on abortion from advocacy group IPAS. The court held that unborn life must be protected, though it expanded a rape exception, […]
The year-long UN report recommends that North Korea be referred to the International Criminal Court in the Hague. The ICC describes crimes against humanity as any widespread or systematic attack — using extermination, torture or rape, for instance — carried out against civilians. Within the last century, the North’s abuses stand apart not necessarily because […]
(WASHINGTON) — A U.N. Commission of Inquiry has found that crimes against humanity have been committed in North Korea and recommends that its findings be referred to the International Criminal Court, two people familiar with the commission’s report have told The Associated Press. Show More Summary
The International Criminal Court began hearings Monday to determine if a former Congolese rebel leader should stand trial. Bosco Ntaganda, who was a member of the Union of Congolese Patriots, is accused of 13 counts of war crimes and...Show More Summary
Prosecutor says crimes committed "possibly fall within the jurisdiction" of the International Criminal Court.
Christian crowds jeer Muslims leaving Bangui as International Criminal Court says situation "gone from bad to worse".
The International Criminal Court will open a preliminary examination into crimes allegedly committed during the conflict in the Central African Republic, the court's prosecutor said in a statement on Friday. "The plight of civiliansShow More Summary
Frank Luntz was a lot more than a message guru. Luntz and his focus groups singlehandedly kept the GOP on the right side of elections, public opinion and the International Criminal Court by coming up with ways to not just get the American people to tolerate war, torture and corporate oligarchy but to cherish these [Read more...]
(ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia) — The African Union urged its members to “speak with one voice” to prevent criminal proceedings at the International Criminal court against sitting presidents, according to a statement Saturday. The 54-nation organization said it was disappointed that a request to the U.N. Show More Summary
The Indian Supreme Court today refused to reconsider its December decision to reinstate the criminalization of homosexuality. Many had expected the Court to do so after major Indian and international leaders denounced the ruling. Judges dismissed petitions from the government and rights activists who say the order was wrong. Show More Summary
UK lawyers and European human rights activists are calling on the International Criminal Court to prosecute British leaders over war crimes allegedly committed in Iraq. Public Interest Lawyers and the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights have compiled a 250-page report, submitted to the ICC Saturday, on "systematic detainee...
Top U.K. defense figures could face prosecution for war crimes in Iraq, after the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague was presented with a dossier on Saturday containing thousands of allegations of torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. Show More Summary