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The International Criminal Court is set to investigate alleged U.S. war crimes in Afghanistan

The decision by the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to seek an investigation into alleged war crimes perpetrated by U.S. military forces and the CIA in Afghanistan has been widely described by some observers and legal scholars as a brave step toward global justice. But as diplomats, advocates and interested observers gather […]

Why the DOJ’s plan to combat opioids through international cooperation won’t work

Amid much fanfare, the Department of Justice in October announced criminal indictments against two Chinese nationals for manufacturing and importing the opioid fentanyl. The case marked the first time Chinese citizens had been indicted on fentanyl smuggling and showed that U.S. law enforcement was attempting to stem of the flow of opioids through co-operation with […]

ICC to continue investigation into claims of war crimes by British troops

Chief prosecutor says there is a ‘reasonable basis’ to believe crimes against detainees in Iraq were committed The international criminal court is to press ahead with its investigation into claims that British troops committed war crimes against detainees held in custody during the Iraq conflict. Show More Summary

A War Criminal Drank Poison in Court, and Died. How Could This Happen?

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The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia is investigating Slobodan Praljak’s suicide on Wednesday in The Hague.

How did Bosnian Croat war criminal obtain 'poison'?

Two investigations will seek to uncover how a Bosnian Croat war criminal managed to commit suicide during a hearing at a UN court by drinking a deadly substance. Security measures at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia where Slobodan Praljak took his life on Wednesday are tight. Show More Summary

UN court to probe Bosnian Croat war criminal's death

A UN tribunal said Friday it will launch an inquiry into the death of a Bosnian Croat war criminal, after he appeared to drink poison in front of judges as they upheld his sentence. The internal probe will seek to shed light on how he managed to bypass tight security to smuggle toxic liquid into the courtroom and commit suicide on Wednesday. Show More Summary

ICC won't prosecute Israel over deadly flotilla raid

The International Criminal Court will not prosecute Israel over the deadly raid on a flotilla carrying humanitarian aid toward Gaza in May 2010, it was announced Thursday. "I have ultimately decided to reaffirm my previous decision of...Show More Summary

Orange County human rights advocates to present evidence of ‘criminalization of homelessness’ to U.N. investigator

Orange County civil rights and homeless advocates will meet with a United Nations investigator on Monday, Dec. 4, to present evidence that local governments’ treatment of homeless people constitutes a violation of international human rights. The U.N. Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, is touring the United States for two weeks […]

ICTY suspends Bosnian Croat appeal after he 'takes poison'

In a stunning drama at a UN war crimes court Wednesday, a former Bosnian Croat military leader appeared to drink poison seconds after judges upheld his 20-year sentence. At his appeal judgement at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Slobodan Praljak, 72, shouted out angrily: "Praljak is not a criminal. Show More Summary

Former Bosnian General On Trial For War Crimes Dies After Drinking Poison In Court

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Slobodan Praljak, a former Bosnian general who was on trial Wednesday at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, has died after drinking poison, The Associated Press reported.

Bosnian war criminal dies after drinking poison in court as he loses Hague appeal

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The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague itself became a crime scene on Wednesday when a convicted war criminal committed suicide with poison he had smuggled into the courtroom. Slobodan Praljak, a commander...Show More Summary

Bosnian Croat war criminal dies after swallowing ‘poison’

A convicted Bosnian Croat war criminal has died after swallowing what he claimed was poison, while in the dock during a session of the UN’s international tribunal in the Hague. A judge had just confirmed Slobodan Praljak’s 20 year sentence for involvement in crimes during the Bosnian war. Proceedings were brought to a sudden halt…

Convicted war criminal drinks deadly poison in court

Slobodan Praljak drank poison after the U.N.'s International Criminal Tribunal upheld his 20-year sentence for war crimes against Bosnia's Muslims in the 1990s. He later died at a hospital. Reena Ninan reports.

Herceg-Bosna, bloody separatist bid of Bosnian Croats

The final judgement at the International Criminal Tribunal (ICTY) ended in chaos on Wednesday when Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak died after apparently drinking poison during the court hearing. The UN court had upheld on...Show More Summary

Trump administration using unjust US law to pressure Palestinians

Palestinian leadership has been told that the U.S. government is on the verge of decertifying their right to maintain an office in Washington because they had the audacity to complain to the International Criminal Court about Israel’s land theft and settlement activity in the occupied territories.

Marana releases info on investigation; officers fired, quit

The Marana Police Department has released more information about an internal investigation that resulted in one officer being fired and criminally charged and three others quitting their jobs. Media outlets … Click to Continue »

In Russia, Sudan's Bashir asks Putin for 'protection' from US

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for genocide and war crimes, on Thursday asked Russia's Vladimir Putin to protect his country from the United States. Speaking during his first visit...Show More Summary

Yugoslav war crimes court helped end era of impunity

Born from the fires engulfing the Balkans in the 1990s, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia closes next month having tried and judged dozens of those behind Europe's worst atrocities since World War II. From...Show More Summary

Ratko Mladic still a 'legend', says Bosnian Serb chief

The Bosnian Serb political leader Milorad Dodik said he believed Ratko Mladic would remain "a legend" regardless of the verdict at his genocide trial on Wednesday. UN war crimes judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) are to hand down their long-awaited judgement on "The Butcher of Bosnia" in The Hague. Show More Summary

Prosecutor seeks probe of US personnel in Afghanistan

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court prosecutor asked for authorization Monday to investigate reported human rights abuses in Afghanistan, including allegations of rape and torture by U.S. military and the CIA, crimes against humanity by the Taliban and war crimes by Afghan security forces.

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