SYRIA POLITICS: New U.N. Team to Bring Syria War Crimes to Court

SYRIA POLITICS: New U.N. Team to Bring Syria War Crimes to Court

“We expect to start very, very shortly with just a handful of people,” a U.N. human rights official told Reuters.

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GAMBIA POLITICS: Barrow Says Gambia to Stay in ICC

GAMBIA POLITICS: Barrow Says Gambia to Stay in ICC

“We reaffirm The Gambia’s commitment to the principles enshrined in the Rome Statue of the International Criminal Court,” President Adama Barrow said.

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AFRICA POLITICS: African Leaders Cautiously Back Strategy to Quit ICC

AFRICA POLITICS: African Leaders Cautiously Back Strategy to Quit ICC

African leaders have backed a “strategy of collective withdrawal” from the International Criminal Court (ICC), but it came with unspecified reservations, an African Union official said after this week’s African Union summit.

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USA POLITICS: ICC Calls On Supporters to Rally If Trump Withdraws Backing

USA POLITICS: ICC Calls On Supporters to Rally If Trump Withdraws Backing

While the US does not directly fund International Criminal Court ICC, Fatou Bensouda said losing U.S. cooperation to capture indictees would deal a blow.

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UGANDA POLITICS: Police Genocide: Lawmakers Petition ICC For Probe

UGANDA POLITICS: Police Genocide: Lawmakers Petition ICC For Probe

Ugandan lawmakers including William Nzoghu petitioned International Criminal Court (ICC) to ask for an investigation into atrocities by security forces.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Mulls Dumping ‘Useless’ ICC

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Mulls Dumping ‘Useless’ ICC

“They are useless, those in international criminal court (ICC). Russia withdrew. I might follow. Only the small ones like us are battered,” Duterte said.

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USA POLITICS: ICC Accuses US Forces, CIA Of War Crimes

USA POLITICS: ICC Accuses US Forces, CIA Of War Crimes

US armed forces and CIA may have committed war crimes by torturing detainees in Afghanistan, the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor says in a report.

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AFRICA: African States Fleeing International Criminal Court

AFRICA: African States Fleeing International Criminal Court

South Africa, key backer of ICC, says it could no longer tolerate ICC denial of immunity to sitting leaders, thus the departure gates have been flung open.

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BURUNDI: Alain Nyamitwe To UN: Burundi Will Leave ICC

BURUNDI: Alain Nyamitwe To UN: Burundi Will Leave ICC

“I can tell you that that has been done,” Burundian Foreign Minister Alain Nyamitwe says. “There is no going back.”

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Jean-Pierre Bemba Guilty Of Bribing Witnesses – ICC

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Jean-Pierre Bemba Guilty Of Bribing Witnesses – ICC

Former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba has been found guilty by the International Criminal Court (ICC) of bribing witnesses.

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BURUNDI: Parliament Votes To Quit International Criminal Court (ICC)

BURUNDI: Parliament Votes To Quit International Criminal Court (ICC)

Pro-government lawmaker Gabriel Ntisezerana said ICC was “a political tool used by powers to remove whoever they want from power on the African continent”.

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AUSTRALIA: Hague Court To Arbitrate In Australia-East Timor Maritime Border Dispute

AUSTRALIA: Hague Court To Arbitrate In Australia-East Timor Maritime Border Dispute

Australia and East Timor will now engage in a conciliation process that will take place behind closed doors over the next year, the court ruled.

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RUSSIA: Peace In Syria ‘Almost Impossible Task Now’ – Russian UN Ambassador

RUSSIA: Peace In Syria ‘Almost Impossible Task Now’ – Russian UN Ambassador

Russia’s U.N. ambassador, Vitaly Churkin, told the Security Council on Sunday that peace in Syria was “almost an impossible task now.”

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KENYA: Prosecutor v. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta: ICC Refers Non-Cooperation Of Kenyan Government To Assembly of States Parties

KENYA: Prosecutor v. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta: ICC Refers Non-Cooperation Of Kenyan Government To Assembly of States Parties

International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a decision finding that the Republic of Kenya had failed to comply with its obligations to cooperate with the ICC.

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