International Criminal Court

Intl court opens preliminary probe into Rohingya expulsions

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor announced Tuesday that she is launching a preliminary investigation into deportations of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh. Fatou Bensouda said in a written statement and video message that she has begun a probe formally known as a preliminary examination to … Continue reading Intl court opens preliminary probe into Rohingya expulsions

Washington | Closure of the PLO Office in Washington

Washington – The Administration has determined after careful review that the office of the General Delegation of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Washington should close. We have permitted the PLO office to conduct operations that support the objective of achieving a lasting, comprehensive peace between Israelis and the Palestinians since the expiration of a … Continue reading Washington | Closure of the PLO Office in Washington

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | ICC prosecutors: No doubt Congo rebel Ntaganda is guilty

THE HAGUE, Netherlands  — Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court say that evidence presented at the trial of a rebel leader known as “The Terminator” proves his guilt on all 18 charges he faces for his alleged role in deadly attacks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Prosecutors at the global court are delivering … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | ICC prosecutors: No doubt Congo rebel Ntaganda is guilty

KINSHASA, Congo  | Congo says it will give Bemba diplomatic passport to return

KINSHASA, Congo  — Congo’s government says it will give former Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba, recently acquitted on appeal at the International Criminal Court of war crimes, a diplomatic passport to allow him to return to the country. Bemba’s return likely would shake up Congo’s political landscape as the long-delayed presidential election approaches in December. He … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo  | Congo says it will give Bemba diplomatic passport to return

ICC: Philippines withdrawal won’t affect preliminary probe

THE HAGUE, Netherlands/March 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Philippines’ decision to leave the International Criminal Court will not derail an on-going preliminary probe into possible crimes committed during Manila’s war on drugs, the court said Tuesday in its first reaction to the Asian nation’s withdrawal. Last month, ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, opened a preliminary examination … Continue reading ICC: Philippines withdrawal won’t affect preliminary probe

Groups: Duterte can’t evade accountability by quitting court

MANILA, Philippines/March 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Human rights groups say Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his officials could still be prosecuted at the International Criminal Court for killings in his anti-drug war until his decision to withdraw from the tribunal takes effect after a year. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said Thursday that Duterte’s decision … Continue reading Groups: Duterte can’t evade accountability by quitting court