Israel lobbied Biden admin not to lift ICC sanctions: Report

The US and Israel had previously condemned the Hague-based court for opening the door to a probe into alleged Israeli war crimes. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged United States President Joe Biden not to lift sanctions imposed on International Criminal Court (ICC) officials by the administration of former President Donald Trump, according to a […]

Shahid Afridi rains on ICC

According to details, Shahid Afridi, former captain of the national cricket team and representative of Multan Sultans in PSL, objected to the rules regarding umpires during cricket matches during the global epidemic Corona virus. On the social networking site Twitter, Shahid Afridi wrote, “Why can’t the umpire grab the bowler’s cap during the match?” Dear […]

CAR ‘militia leaders’ plead not guilty to war crimes at ICC trial

Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona and Alfred Yekatom accused of leading militias in widespread attacks on Muslims. Two men accused of leading Christian-dominated militias in widespread attacks on Muslims in the Central African Republic (CAR) have rejected all charges against them at the start of their trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday. Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona, a […]

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 […]

ICC to elect new prosecutor after failing to reach consensus

A secret ballot to be held among member states to pick one of four candidates to replace lead prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. Member states of the International Criminal Court are set to begin voting to select a new prosecutor for a nine-year term after failing to find a consensus candidate. A secret ballot will be held […]

Palestinian rights groups urge swift action after ICC ruling

Officials and rights groups welcome ‘landmark’ ICC ruling that it has jurisdiction in the occupied Palestinian territories. Palestinian rights groups have welcomed the International Criminal Court’s ruling that it has jurisdiction over the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories and called on the court’s prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to take swift action. Friday’s ruling opens the […]

I.C.C. Rules It Has Jurisdiction to Examine Possible Israel War Crimes

JERUSALEM — The International Criminal Court on Friday determined that it has jurisdiction over the territories occupied by Israel in 1967, despite Israel’s insistence to the contrary, opening the way for an inquiry into allegations of Israeli, and Palestinian, war crimes in the region. The ruling by the I.C.C. in The Hague came six years […]

ICC’s ‘territorial jurisdiction’ extends to Palestinian areas

Decision opens the door for the tribunal’s prosecutor to open a war crimes investigation. The International Criminal Court (ICC) has ruled it has jurisdiction over the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories, paving the way for the tribunal’s prosecutor to open a war crimes investigation. Judges said on Friday their decision was based on jurisdictional […]

ICC finds Ugandan LRA commander guilty of war crimes

BREAKING Child soldier-turned-Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen convicted by Netherlands-based court. The International Criminal Court has convicted a Ugandan child soldier-turned-Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The Netherlands-based court on Thursday found Dominic Ongwen, 45, guilty of charges relating to crimes including murder, sexual enslavement, abducting children, torture […]

ICC to rule on Ugandan child soldier turned LRA commander

The International Criminal Court will hand down its verdict on Thursday on a Ugandan child soldier-turned-Lord’s Resistance Army commander accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Dominic Ongwen, 45, faces 70 charges over a reign of terror in the early 2000s by the LRA, whose fugitive chief Joseph Kony waged a bloody campaign to […]

Central African Republic war crimes suspect appears at ICC

Seleka armed group commander Mahamat Said Abdel Kani accused of crimes against humanity and war crimes. A Central African Republic war crimes suspect made his first appearance at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday after being handed over to the Hague-based tribunal. Mahamat Said Abdel Kani, 50, an alleged leader of the Seleka, an […]

CAR hands Seleka commander accused of war crimes to ICC

ICC arrests alleged commander of Seleka militia on charges of war crimes committed during violence in Bangui in 2013. The International Criminal Court (ICC) has taken into custody a former Central African Republic (CAR) militia commander suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity. In a statement on Sunday, the court said authorities in CAR […]

ICC awards: Fans baffled as no Pakistan player makes the cut

By not winning any of the 10 individual prizes, Pakistan is the only major team not to be represented at the awards by the sports’ governing body. The absence of Pakistani players from the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Awards of the Decade has made former players question the sport’s world governing body’s “credibility and transparency” […]

Kenya’s sexual violence survivors get justice, though imperfect

The women gathered around the table as they had done so many times before, united by their shared trauma and wounds. But this time, it was different. This was the moment these survivors of sexual violence had waited for, a wait of 13 years. Two bowed their heads and clasped their hands in prayer. Moments […]

ICC prosecutor sees ‘reasonable basis’ for crimes against humanity in Philippine drug war

Author:  Reuters article author:  Reuters ID:  1608021941707106100 Tue, 2020-12-15 08:40 MANILA: The office of the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) prosecutor said there is a “reasonable basis” to believe that crimes against humanity were committed during Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. Since taking office in 2016, Duterte launched a bloody anti-narcotics crackdown in which […]

ICC prosecutor drops probe into alleged UK war crimes in Iraq

The global court said it will not open a full-scale probe because UK authorities have investigated the allegations. The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has said she was dropping a preliminary probe into alleged war crimes by British troops in Iraq, even though she found a reasonable basis to believe they committed atrocities. […]

The Palestinian case at the ICC is legal, not political

It took International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda five years to conclude her preliminary examination of the situation in Palestine, which found “a reasonable basis” to believe that “war crimes have been or are being committed in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip,” and thus to initiate an investigation. Her […]

US sanctions top International Criminal Court officials

The United States has imposed sanctions on International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and one of her top aides. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the moves on Wednesday, saying that “the ICC continues to target Americans”. The Hague-based court is continuing an investigation into whether US forces committed war crimes in Afghanistan. The sanctions […]