The International Criminal Court (ICC) unanimously on Wednesday rejected an appeal by Al Hassan, an Islamic militant from Mali, that his charges were not severe enough to justify action in the ICC. According to a judgment summary, the court found that there was sufficient initial validity for the charges of war crimes and crimes against [...]

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The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Wednesday published a list of 112 companies with specific business ties to Israeli settlements in the West Bank. The report also found that although the settlements are considered illegal under international law, the companies themselves were not necessarily engaged in illegal activity. This [...]

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled unanimously Thursday that Myanmar must take “provisional measures” to prevent the ongoing genocide of the remaining Rohingya in Myanmar, to preserve evidence and to make regular reports to the court. This decision arises as part of the ongoing dispute between The Gambia and Myanmar regarding allegations that Myanmar [...]

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Pierre-Claver Ndayicariye, chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Burundi, on Wednesday submitted a report to the parliament of Burundi that his investigation had uncovered more than 4,000 mass graves in the country connected to conflicts since the countries independence in 1962. The exact number of victims is yet to be determined, but so [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday overruled an injunction granted last month by a lower court that blocked $3.6 billion in government funds intended to be used on the construction of the border wall. The three-judge panel was divided along ideological lines. The two Republican-appointed judges, Judges Edith Jones, appointed [...]

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Japanese authorities issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for Carole Ghosn, the wife of former Nissan executive Carlos Ghosn, on suspicion of having made false statements to a Tokyo court earlier this year. Mrs. Ghosn is currently in Lebanon with her husband where they are both citizens. The arrest warrant accuses Mrs. Ghosn of “falsely claiming [...]

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