British human rights lawyer elected as new ICC prosecutor

More than 120 countries elected British lawyer Karim Khan as the next prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), one of the toughest jobs in international law because the tribunal seeks justice for the world’s worst atrocities – war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. Khan, 50, who led a United Nations probe into atrocities […]

After Capitol Riot, Elected Officials Under Pressure Back Home

WASHINGTON — In a video posted on Facebook, Couy Griffin, the founder of a group called Cowboys for Trump, bragged that he had a “first row seat” to the riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6 and considered returning for another rally in which he imagined “blood running out of that building,” the F.B.I. said. […]

Myanmar’s newly elected parliament set to meet amid coup threats

Myanmar’s newly elected parliament is scheduled to meet for the first time on Monday against the backdrop of a threat by the military to stage a coup over unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud in the November 2020 election. On Thursday, the military’s commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing plunged the country into its greatest political […]

Kosovo set for snap vote as court rules gov’t elected illegally

Jailed legislator’s casting vote for government of Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti was invalid, Kosovo’s top court says. Kosovo’s highest court has ruled that the country must hold a fresh general election after the parliamentary confirmation of its new government earlier this year was declared illegal. The Constitutional Court of Kosovo on Monday said the election […]

Military officer elected head of Mali’s interim legislature

Colonel Malick Diaw elected president of Mali’s post-coup National Transition Council. Mali’s interim legislature has elected Colonel Malick Diaw, a member of the military government that toppled President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in August, as its president. The 121-seat body, known as the National Transition Council, was holding its inaugural session in the capital Bamako on […]

Guinea top court declares Alpha Conde elected president #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Constitutional court rejects allegations of fraud in October 18 polls, hands 82-year-old incumbent a third term his rivals say is unconstitutional. Guinea’s constitutional court has confirmed President Alpha Conde’s victory in last month’s disputed election, rejecting allegations of fraud and handing him a third term his opponents say is unconstitutional. The 82-year-old Conde’s campaign to […]

Ersin Tatar elected new Turkish Cypriot leader #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

BREAKING Right-wing nationalist secures victory over incumbent Mustafa Akinci at runoff vote. Right-wing nationalist Ersin Tatar has won a leadership runoff vote in the self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). With all of the ballots counted, the Ankara-backed Tatar secured 51.74 percent of the vote on Sunday, ahead of the incumbent Mustafa Akinci, at […]