IVORY COAST POLITICS: Simone Gbagbo Acquitted of War Crimes

IVORY COAST POLITICS: Simone Gbagbo Acquitted of War Crimes 0

Simone Gbagbo had already been tried and convicted in March 2015 of offences against the state and sentenced to 20 years in prison, a jail term that was upheld on appeal this month.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo 0

United Nations-backed ICC sentenced ex-Congolese Vice-President, Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, to another year in prison and about $325,000 in fines.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Not Afraid Of ICC, Says ‘Brutal’ War On Drugs to Go On

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Not Afraid Of ICC, Says ‘Brutal’ War On Drugs to Go On 0

Duterte: “I will not be intimidated and I shall not be stopped just by what? International Criminal Court? Impeachment? If that is part of my destiny, it is my destiny to go.”

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Pretoria Revokes ICC Withdrawal

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Pretoria Revokes ICC Withdrawal 0

South Africa formally revoked its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) after its High Court blocked the government’s bid to pull out of the Hague-based war crimes tribunal.

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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 0

“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 0

“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 0

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 0

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 0

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 0

“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 0

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 0

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 0

“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 0

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) 0

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 0

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 0

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 0

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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