INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT
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ICC summons witnesses in trial of Kenya VP Ruto
April 18, 2014
The International Criminal Court on Thursday granted the prosecution's request to subpoena eight Kenyan witnesses in the trial of Kenyan Vice President William Ruto. The witnesses are no longer cooperating and are not willing to testify against Ruto, which caused the court to urge the government of....... [more]

Ukraine asks ICC to investigate protester deaths
April 18, 2014
The Ukrainian government urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday to open an investigation into any serious international crimes committed within the territory from late 2013 to early 2014. The possible crimes committed within Ukraine include acts of genocide, crimes against humanity....... [more]

UN rights group calls for North Korea to be prosecuted before ICC
April 18, 2014
The chief investigator from the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on Thursday appealed to the UN Security Council to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged crimes against humanity. The call to act came as a result o....... [more]

Congo militia leader appeals ICC conviction
April 10, 2014
The International Criminal Court (ICC) announced Wednesday that Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga is appealing his recent conviction for war crimes. Katanga, the alleged commander of the Patriotic Resistance Forces in Ituri, an armed militia group from the Ituri region of the Democratic Repub....... [more]

UN rights chief: Syria government abuses 'far outweigh' rebels
April 9, 2014
Human rights violations by Syrian government forces "far outweigh" those by armed rebel groups, UN human rights chief Navi Pillay told the UN Security Council on Tuesday. Pillay briefed the Security Council on the human rights situations in Syria, Central African Republic (CAR), South Sudan, Mali an....... [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]

ICC trial for Kenya president adjourned until October
April 1, 2014
The International Criminal Court (ICC) adjourned the trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday. Kenyatta was charged in March 2011 with five counts of crimes against humanity as an indirect co-perpetrator of the violence following Kenya's 2007 elections, which led to more than 1,100 deaths....... [more]

Ivory Coast to hand ex-youth leader over to ICC
March 21, 2014
The Ivory Coast's government on Thursday announced plans to hand over Charles Ble Goude, the former Ivory Coast Minister for Sports and Youth, to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Ble Goude is accused of working with former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo to orchestrate a wave of post....... [more]

Human rights lawyer urges ICC to investigate Cambodia officials
March 20, 2014
Human rights lawyer Morton Sklar urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday to investigate attacks in Cambodia on political opponents of Prime Minister Hun Sen. Sklar accused the Cambodian authorities of a systematic pattern of crimes to silence dissenting opinions and protect former....... [more]

Kenya court extradites journalist accused of bribery to ICC
March 20, 2014
The High Court of Kenya ruled on Wednesday that journalist Walter Barasa can be extradited to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Barasa is accused of using bribes to disrupt the prosecution in the ongoing crimes against humanity case against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto. The ICC repor....... [more]

The United States Should Support ICC Involvement in Syria
March 19, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Balkees Jarrah of Human Rights Watch makes the case for why the US should publicly support a referral of the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court...Recently, US Secretary of State John Kerry reported that President Barack Obama had asked his top aides for new....... [more]




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