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

5 days agoNews / Crime : Crime Feed

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. […]

ICC's Bemba ruling is a landmark, but falls short of a big leap

Yassin Brunger, University of Leicester March 21 2016 heralded the first conviction for crimes of sexual violence at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague. The case was against Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo. Bemba, a citizenShow More Summary

Karadži? Found Guilty of Genocide by Corporate Funded Kangaroo Court

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Tuesday found the former President of the Republika Srpska guilty for his role in the 1995 genocide. Loud & Clear guests Christopher Black and Richard Becker explore the history - and the money - behind the verdict.

ICC suspect Al Mahdi admits guilt over Timbuktu destruction

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A Tuareg Islamist rebel charged by the International Criminal Court with desecrating priceless monuments in the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu has told judges he wishes to plead guilty to the war crimes charges he faces, the ICC's prosecutor said.

A Congolese warlord was just convicted. So why isn’t everyone thrilled about it?

International justice advocates rejoiced Monday as the International Criminal Court issued its fourth judgment, convicting former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the Central African Republic (CAR) in 2002 and 2003. Show More Summary

Bad News For Warlords Everywhere

In its third-ever ruling, the International Criminal Court in The Hague found Congolese defendant Jean-Pierre Bemba guilty of two counts of crimes against humanity and three counts of war crimes. Critically, the court convicted Bemba on the grounds of “effectively acting as a military commander with effective authority and control...

Nigeria: Appeal for Zaria Clashes to be Investigated at The Hague

A U.K.-based lobby group has petitioned the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate clashes between the Nigerian military and a Shiite movement in which hundreds were killed. The Islamic Human Rights Commission made a submission...Show More Summary

Ex-Congolese Vice President Convicted Of Rape, Murder And Pillage

last monthNews : The Two-Way

It is the first time the International Criminal Court has convicted someone based on his role as a military commander. It is also the first time rape has been prosecuted by this court as a war crime.

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Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Rape; war crimes] "The International Criminal Court broke new ground Monday by adding rape to a war crimes conviction, finding the former vice president of Congo guilty of abuses—including sexual crimes—in connection with a militia intervention in the neighboring Central African Republic. Show More Summary

Who is Jean-Pierre Bemba, the Congolese Warlord Convicted at The Hague?

The International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Congolese warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba of war crimes and crimes against humanity on Monday. Bemba, 53 and from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), could now face 30 years in jail or evenShow More Summary

Congolese ex-vice president convicted of commanding pillaging troops in Central African Republic

The International Criminal Court has convicted a former Congolese vice president of murder, rape and pillage for commanding troops who committed widespread atrocities in the Central African Republic in 2002 and 2003. The conviction Monday of Jean-Pierre Bemba marked the first time the court has...

Congolese is highest-ranking politician set for Hague court verdict

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A former Congolese vice-president becomes the most senior political leader ever to face judgment before the International Criminal Court on Monday, when judges rule on whether he committed war crimes in the Central African Republic (CAR).

Timbuktu Shrines Trial: Why the Destruction of Cultural Heritage is History Repeating Itself

On Tuesday, alleged Malian jihadi leader Ahmad Al-Faqi Al-Mahdi appeared at the International Criminal Court in The Hague for a hearing on whether he should be put on trial for destroying part of the North African country’s rich cultural...Show More Summary

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2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week in art news: the international criminal court began its first war crimes trial for the destruction of cultural monuments, scientists claimed to have identified Banksy using geographic profiling, and Iggy Pop posed as a nude life model for New York Academy of Arts students.

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