United Nations-backed ICC sentenced ex-Congolese Vice-President, Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, to another year in prison and about $325,000 in fines.
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.”
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.
Many Gambians dream of bringing Jammeh before the International Criminal Court, which has put former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on trial.
“We expect to start very, very shortly with just a handful of people,” a U.N. human rights official told Reuters.
“We reaffirm The Gambia’s commitment to the principles enshrined in the Rome Statue of the International Criminal Court,” President Adama Barrow said.
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.
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.
Ugandan lawmakers including William Nzoghu petitioned International Criminal Court (ICC) to ask for an investigation into atrocities by security forces.
“They are useless, those in international criminal court (ICC). Russia withdrew. I might follow. Only the small ones like us are battered,” Duterte said.
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.
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.
“I can tell you that that has been done,” Burundian Foreign Minister Alain Nyamitwe says. “There is no going back.”
Human Rights Watch says South Africas withdrawal from the International Criminal Court is an enormous blow to its commitment to justice for atrocity crimes.
Former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba has been found guilty by the International Criminal Court (ICC) of bribing witnesses.
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”.
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.
Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said he would like to see Blair investigated by International Criminal Court (ICC) for a crime of aggression.
Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who is wanted on genocide charges.
In justifying its decision to withdraw from ICC to South Africans, the ANC will make less of human rights commitment arguments, more of political reasons.