INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT
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Ukraine urges expanded ICC investigation in Crimea
April 17, 2015
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on Friday stated that his nation has requested an expansion of the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation in Ukraine to include recent conflicts in Crimea and eastern Ukraine. The nation already granted the ICC permission to investigate crimes on it....... [more]

ICC prosecutor: formal probe into Islamic State unlikely
April 8, 2015
Chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda said Wednesday that although the Islamic State (IS) has been accused of widespread atrocities throughout Iraq and Syria, her office lacks jurisdiction to open a formal investigation into the group. Despite allegations of "cri....... [more]

Palestine formally joins ICC
April 1, 2015
Palestine became the 123rd state party to the Rome Statute Wednesday, officially joining the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Rome Statute of the ICC was signed and submitted by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in January. A ceremony Wednesday included many ICC officials, judges, and the....... [more]

UN investigators call for prosecution of Syria war crimes
March 18, 2015
The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria expressed concern Tuesday about atrocities and abuses in Syria by both the Assad regime and anti-government armed groups, advocating for UN Security Council referral to the International Criminal Court (ICC) or the establishment of a special tribunal to prosecut....... [more]

ICC drops charges against Kenyan president
March 13, 2015
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday withdrew charges against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who was charged with crimes against humanity for inciting post-election violence in 2007 and 2008 during which more than 1,000 people died and more than 600,000 were displaced. Although the cou....... [more]

ICC seeking UN help in Bashir genocide prosecution
March 10, 2015
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday requested assistance from the UN Security Council (UNSC) in the forced extradition of Sudan President Omar al-Bashir, who is facing charges of genocide in connection with the Darfur conflict. In asking the UNSC to take "necessary measures" to force....... [more]

Ivory Coast former first lady sentenced to 20 years in prison
March 10, 2015
A court in Ivory Coast unanimously sentenced former first lady Simone Gbagbo to 20 years in prison on Tuesday. She was sentenced for undermining state security for her role in the post-election violence in 2010 that left 3,000 people dead. Her husband Laurent Gbagbo, the former incumbent president....... [more]

ICC prosecutor requests extension to confirm charges against LRA commander
February 28, 2015
International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda on Friday requested a three-month extension to gather evidence to confirm charges against Dominic Ongwen. The former Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) commander made his first appearance before the ICC at the end of January. Ongwen is charged....... [more]

ICC affirms acquittal of Congolese war crimes suspect
February 27, 2015
The appeals chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday upheld the trial chamber's decision to acquit Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, a Congolese man accused of crimes against humanity and war crimes. Ngudjolo was acquitted in December 2012 of leading a 2003 attack on the village of Bogoro i....... [more]

Ivory Coast former first lady makes first court appearance - Correction - Thu Feb 26 11:04:55 2015
February 26, 2015
This story originally reported that Simone Gbagbo appeared before the International Criminal Court. Although a warrant has been issued by the ICC for her arrest, her appearance on Monday was before a domestic criminal court in Ivory Coast....... [more]

Ivory Coast former first lady makes first court appearance
February 24, 2015
Former Ivory Coast first lady Simone Gbagbo made her her first appearance before a domestic court Monday, questioning charges against her. Gbagbo is on trial for her role in the violence following the disputed 2010 election between her husband, Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara. Ouattara was dec....... [more]




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