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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