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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]

Uganda government assures cooperation with ICC prosecution of rebel leader
February 2, 2015
Uganda's attorney general on Monday assured the International Criminal Court (ICC) that the government will cooperate in the trial of rebel commander Dominic Ongwen. The former Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) commander made his first appearance before the ICC last week. Ongwen faces three counts of cr....... [more]

ICC should drop cases against Bashir, Ruto: African leaders
February 1, 2015
African leaders urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Saturday to drop cases against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto, or suspend the charges until African concerns are considered by the court. Bashir is accused of failing to respond to summons to....... [more]

Amnesty calls for UN sanctions, ICC prosecutions in Libya
January 28, 2015
An Amnesty International (AI) report released Wednesday called on the UN Security Council to impose sanctions and encourage accountability through International Criminal Court (ICC) indictments and prosecutions to end the cycle of human rights violations and war crimes being committed in Libya. The....... [more]




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