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Executions increased worldwide last year: report
July 19, 2014
Italian advocacy group Hands off Cain released a report on Friday revealing that the number of deaths by capital punishment increased despite a general global trend toward capital punishment abolition. The organization reports that there are currently 161 countries and territories that, to different....... [more]

Italy appeals court overturns Berlusconi underage prostitution conviction
July 19, 2014
An Italian appeals court on Friday acquitted former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi in a prostitution case, reversing a lower court conviction for paying a 17-year-old dancer for sex while he was in office and for abusing his power by asking police to release her. As a result of his former convicti....... [more]

ICC prosecutor finds no grounds to investigate North Korea war crime allegations
June 25, 2014
Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced Tuesday that a preliminary investigation into North Korean attacks on South Korea did not satisfy the Rome Statute requirements necessary to initiate a full ICC investigation. The preliminary investigation was launched i....... [more]

Italy high court to review law on transgender marriage rights
June 13, 2014
Italy's Constitutional court ruled Wednesday that an Italian law that annuls a marriage once a partner undergoes a sex change operation is against the national interest because the couple may desire to stay together. Wednesday's ruling overturns a judgment from a lower court in Bologna in the case o....... [more]

ICC to focus on sexual and gender-based crimes
June 7, 2014
The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Friday published a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. The ICC has reported that the comprehensive policy paper will help the Office of the Prosecutor work in fighting against impunity for sexual and gender-based crimes, and....... [more]

ICC Statute
June 6, 2014
ROME STATUTE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT* Preamble Part 1 Establishment of the Court Part 2 Jurisdiction, Admissibility and Applicable Law Part 3 General Principles of Criminal Law Part 4 Composition and Administration of the Cour....... [more]

ICC reopens investigation into Iraq detainee abuse by UK troops
May 14, 2014
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, announced Tuesday that she will reopen a preliminary investigation into alleged mistreatment and killings of Iraqi detainees in Iraq by UK military forces from 2003 through 2008. Bensouda stated that her office received new....... [more]

ICC opens preliminary investigation into alleged Ukraine crimes
April 25, 2014
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday announced that it has begun a preliminary investigation into allegations of crimes against humanity in Ukraine. Though Ukraine is not a member of the ICC, it has granted the court jurisdiction over crimes in its territory from November 21, 2013, to Fe....... [more]

Italy court orders Berlusconi to perform community service at center for elderly
April 15, 2014
An Italian court ruled Tuesday that former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi must perform community service at a home for the elderly as his sentence for tax fraud. The order was requested by Berlusconi, a three-time prime minister, media magnate and billionaire, as a way to serve the remain....... [more]

Italy Constitutional Court overturns assisted reproduction restrictions
April 10, 2014
Italy's Constitutional Court on Wednesday struck down provisions set forth in Law 40 that prohibited the use of donor sperm and eggs in fertility treatments. The court reported that the restrictions breached the country's constitution. This provision joins other portions of Law 40 that have been str....... [more]

DRC urged to adopt new law to prosecute war crimes
April 1, 2014
A coalition of 146 Congolese and international human rights organizations released a joint declaration Tuesday urging the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to create new mechanisms in its national justice system for prosecuting war crimes. Specifically, the declaration urged the Congolese governmen....... [more]




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