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South African court rules ICC withdrawal unconstitutional

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African court ruled Wednesday that the government's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court without parliament's approval was unconstitutional. The country had been set to become the first to leave the tribunal that prosecutes the world's worst atrocities.

Court Blocks South Africa's Withdrawal From International Criminal Court

2 days agoNews : The Two-Way

In a blow to the government, the court ruled that the executive didn't have the power to order a withdrawal without prior parliamentary approval and questioned the "unexplained haste" to quit the ICC.

Justice minister says South Africa still intends to quit the ICC

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's government still plans to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), Justice Minister Michael Masutha said on Wednesday, after a court ruled that it was unconstitutional to do so.

South African court rules against ICC withdrawal

A South African court has ruled that the government's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court was unconstitutional. A judge in the North Gauteng High Court on Wednesday instructed … Click to Continue »

South African court blocks govt's ICC withdrawal push

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been ruled unconstitutional by the country's High Court, the opposition party which brought the challenge to the government's move said on Wednesday.

Gaddafi son's trial unfair, should be sent to ICC: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - The trial of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, a son of the ousted Libyan leader sentenced to death in absentia, did not meet international standards and he should face murder charges at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Under New Leader, Gambia Cancels Withdrawal From International Criminal Court

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As Gambia's new president Adama Barrow settles into his new role, he is also taking steps to resuscitate international ties cut off by his predecessor Yahya Jammeh.

UN: Gambia formally reverses withdrawal from ICC

The United Nations says it has formally received Gambia's notice reversing its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court. Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general, says the world body … Click to Continue »

Israel’s New Settlement Bill Puts it on the Fast Track to the International Criminal Court

The new settlement bill reveals Israel’s state theft of Palestinian land, writes a former adviser to Abbas.

African Leaders Back ICC ‘Mass Withdrawal Plan’

3 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

South Africa and Burundi have indicated they will withdraw from the Hague-based International Criminal Court.

African Union to choose new leader, review Morocco membership

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The African Union is due to choose a new leader on Monday in a vote more likely to expose differences over the International Criminal Court and other issues than reaffirm the continent's solidarity and common purpose.

African states still divided over ICC membership

The issue of the International Criminal Court (ICC) remains a controversial one among the members of the African Union, and across Africa in general. In the run up to this year’s 28th African Union Summit, African countries are looking at a roadmap for a coordinated withdrawal from the ICC.

ICC calls on supporters to rally if Trump withdraws backing

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The International Criminal Court's prosecutor voiced hope on Thursday that the Trump administration would not withdraw its backing and called on supporters to rally to its cause to counter rising nationalism.

People like the International Criminal Court — as long as it targets other problems in other countries

The International Criminal Court (ICC) will hear important cases related to war crimes in Uganda and the Congo in January, but is the court itself caught in a global backlash? We recently conducted a study to try to understand public support for the ICC. Our findings, described below, help explain why the ICC is facing […]

Trial of LRA commander Dominic Ongwen starts again

The trial of Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander, Dominic Ongwen, begins again at the International Criminal Court today.

Will the Azaria verdict shield Israel from the International Criminal Court?

One possible consequence of the Azaria verdict is that will help protect Israel from international accountability. Yonah Jeremy Bob writes in the Jerusalem Post: "At the ICC, Hebron shooter Elor Azaria’s manslaughter conviction may affirm the credibility of Israel’s apparatus for prosecuting its own soldiers. Show More Summary

Ugandan lawmakers petition ICC for investigation into 'genocide' by army, police

KAMPALA (Reuters) - A group of Ugandan lawmakers have sent a petition to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to ask for an investigation into possible atrocities by security forces when they clashed with a tribal militia late last year.

The hidden risk of slaying Cambodian monsters

The hidden risk of slaying Cambodian monsters by David Anderson Late last month the International Court in Cambodia affirmed the (2012) convictions and life sentences of two criminals. It was an encouraging win for international accountability at the top, but the final affirmation has greater implications. Defendant Khieu Samphan, 85, (former “President of the Central [...]Show More Summary

Gabon crimes against humanity accusation sent to ICC

Lawyers representing Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping sent a case file to the International Criminal Court's prosecutor on Thursday, accusing the government of crimes against humanity. The accusation relates to violence which brokeShow More Summary

Ex Congo VP Bemba could face eight years for bribing witnesses

Prosecutors have asked for an eight-year sentence for former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba, found guilty by the International Criminal Court of bribing witnesses during his war crimes trial. "The prosecution recommends that Bemba be sentenced to a joint sentence of eight years imprisonment... Show More Summary

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