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Torture, kidnapping, and gulags: North Korea’s alleged crimes against humanity

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The decision by a U.N. General Assembly committee to condemn North Korea for crimes against humanity this week is historic. It could well lead to the North Korean leadership facing trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC), forcing them to confront the numerous accusations made against their isolated regime. Read full article >>

U.N. committee urges prosecution of North Korean leaders for crimes against humanity

A United Nations human rights committee on Tuesday passed a resolution recommending that North Korea's leaders be prosecuted in the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. The resolution was based on a February report describing decades of executions, torture, rape, and mass starvation. Show More Summary

UN Advocates Prosecuting North Korea for Gross Rights Abuses

A key U.N. panel condemned human rights atrocities in North Korea and recommended the Security Council refer the abuses to the International Criminal Court - but that isn't going to happen in the foreseeable future. Still, North Korea...Show More Summary

UN: Indications of war crimes in Libya

Chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says there are indications of war crimes being committed in Libya.

Awful! FC Zurich taking Sandro Wieser (Aarau) to court over horrific tackle this weekend [Video]

FC Zurich yesterday issued criminal proceedings after FC Aarau midfielder Sandro Wieser all but ended the career of 32 year old Gilles Yapi-Yapo this weekend. The club confirmed that the former Ivory Coast international suffered a torn anterior and interior cruciate ligaments, serious cartilage damage, meniscus tear, a torn kneecap and deep bruising in his […]

No Excuses: Ending Kony's Impunity

In October 2005, the International Criminal Court released its first ever arrest warrants for war crimes and crimes against humanity, indicting Joseph Kony and four other commanders in the Ugandan rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). Show More Summary

International court will not prosecute Israel in aid flotilla case

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War crimes may have been committed by Israeli forces during their deadly interception of an aid ship headed for the Gaza Strip in 2010, but the case does not justify prosecution at the International Criminal Court, court officials said Thursday.

ICC believes Israel may have committed war crimes in flotilla attack, but not of ‘sufficient gravity’ to justify formal investigation

Today, International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announced the body will not be prosecuting Israel for the deadly attack on humanitarian passengers of the Mavi Marmara although she has reason to believe that war crimes were committed by Israel. In a statement Bensouda said the case is not "of 'sufficient gravity' to justify further action."

No action against Israel over Gaza aid flotilla boat, Intl court

Israeli forces may have committed war crimes when they stormed an aid flotilla boat heading to Gaza, but the possible crimes aren’t grave enough to merit a prosecution at the International Criminal Court, the court’s prosecutor said Thursday. Eight Turks and one Turkish-American were killed and several other pro-Palestinian activists were wounded when Israeli commandos […]

Israel may have committed war crimes: International court

The International Criminal Court prosecutor says Israeli forces may have committed war crimes when they stormed an aid flotilla boat heading to Gaza in 2010, but that the possible crimes are not grave enough to merit a prosecution.

Put North Korea on trial for crimes against humanity says UN inquiry

The UN Security Council should sue North Korea in the International Criminal Court (ICC) for ongoing crimes against humanity, the UN’s top investigator said. He urged firm action against the regime’s long list of human rights violations against almost all the country’s 24 million people, including arbitrary detention, torture, executions and prisons camps. “This would [...]Show More Summary

How to Destroy the International Criminal Court From Within

Kenya's president is charged with inciting ethnic violence that killed thousands. He's about to talk his way out of it like it's a parking ticket.

Why Kenya’s president came to the International Criminal Court — and why that’s a problem for the ICC

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

On Wednesday, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands — the same court that charged him with crimes against humanity in 2012. While he has said that he is attending the court as a private citizen and not representing Kenya, it's still a remarkable moment. Show More Summary

Kenyan president’s case a ‘litmus’ test for International Criminal Court

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, right, talks to a member of his defense team as he appears before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, The Netherlands, on Oct. 8. He is charged with crimes against humanity for allegedly instigating violence after Kenya’s 2007 disputed presidential elections. Show More Summary

Kenyatta becomes first sitting president to appear at International Criminal Court

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday became the first sitting head of state to appear before the International Criminal Court in The Hague to answer questions about his trial for crimes against humanity. Kenyatta is accused of orchestrating post-election violence that killed 1,200 people and displaced 600,000 more in 2007 and 2008. Show More Summary

Kenya's president temporarily steps down for criminal court hearing

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday told the nation in an address before parliament that he would temporarily step down as president while attending a hearing at the International Criminal Court this week...

Kenyatta to step down during ICC hearing

Kenya's president will temporarily relinquish top role ahead of a hearing at the International Criminal Court this week.

Kenya's president temporarily steps down for criminal court hearing

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president says he will attend a status conference hearing at the International Criminal Court in The Hague this week — but not as president.

The International Criminal Court Must Take on ISIS Crimes Against Children

If truth is the first casualty of war, then an early victim is our capacity for outrage. It is remarkable how little anger or even shock has accompanied or been evoked by last week's damning report, produced jointly by the UN Assistance...Show More Summary

UN rapporteur on Gaza destruction

After a first visit to the region, a United Nations human rights rapporteur on Gaza has provided more fodder for Palestinian calls to place Israel before various forums for justice, including the International Criminal Court. “Voices from across the Occupied Palestinian Territory are calling in unison for three demands: the need for accountability, an end [...]

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