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Rwanda genocide shaped me, Congolese ex-rebel tells court

Den Haag - A former Congolese rebel commander told war crimes judges Wednesday the "horrific events" he saw during Rwanda's 1994 genocide shaped him to vow to do everything he could to prevent "it happening again".

Philippine lawmaker appeals for ICC probe into drug war

Den Haag - A Philippine lawmaker on Tuesday appealed to the International Criminal Court to urgently probe thousands of killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, warning a new martial law in the south could spread.

ICC wants to investigate human trafficking in Libya

New York - The International Criminal Court is considering whether to investigate migrant-related crimes in Libya, which has become a "marketplace" for human trafficking, the chief prosecutor said Monday.

Philippine lawyer accuses Duterte of 'mass murder' at ICC

Den Haag - A Philippine lawyer on Monday filed a complaint at the world's only permanent war crimes court against President Rodrigo Duterte, alleging his war on drugs has caused some 8,000 deaths.

S.Africa denies breaking rules by not arresting Sudan's Bashir

Den Haag - South Africa on Friday denied flouting international law in 2015 by failing to arrest visiting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted for trial by war crimes judges on charges of genocide in Darfur.

S.Africa denies breaking rules by not arresting Sudan's Bashir

Den Haag - South Africa on Friday denied flouting international law in 2015 by failing to arrest visiting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted for trial by war crimes judges on charges of genocide in Darfur.

S.Africa denies breaking rules by not arresting Sudan's Bashir

Den Haag - South Africa on Friday denied flouting international law in 2015 by failing to arrest visiting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted for trial by war crimes judges on charges of genocide in Darfur.

S.Africa in dock for failing to arrest Sudan's Bashir

Den Haag - South Africa will on Friday seek to defend its failure to arrest visiting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir who is wanted on charges of genocide, at an unprecedented hearing before international war crimes judges.

S.Africa in dock for failing to arrest Sudan's Bashir

Den Haag - South Africa will on Friday seek to defend its failure to arrest visiting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir who is wanted on charges of genocide, at an unprecedented hearing before international war crimes judges.

S.Africa in dock for failing to arrest Sudan's Bashir

Den Haag - South Africa will on Friday seek to defend its failure to arrest visiting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir who is wanted on charges of genocide, at an unprecedented hearing before international war crimes judges.

ICC awards 'symbolic' $250 each to Congo war crimes victims

Den Haag - In its first such decision, the International Criminal Court on Friday awarded $250 dollars as "symbolic" damages to each victim of a former Congolese warlord, a sum swiftly dismissed as meaningless by those who lost homes and loved ones in a militia a...

ICC set for first monetary awards to war crimes victims

Den Haag - Judges at the International Criminal Court are expected on Friday to unveil the first compensation awards to victims of war crimes, with lawyers estimating a 2003 attack on a Congolese village caused $16.4 million in damage.

ICC jails ex-Congo VP Bemba for bribing witnesses

Den Haag - Judges on Wednesday sentenced former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba to a year in jail and fined him 300,000 euros for bribing witnesses during his war crimes trial in an unprecedented case before the International Criminal Court.

ICC poised to make first awards to war crimes' victims

Den Haag - Judges at the International Criminal Court may Friday award the tribunal's first monetary sums to victims of war crimes, with lawyers estimating some $16.4 million in damages were caused by a 2003 attack on a Congolese village.

S.Africa revokes decision to leave ICC: UN

Johanesburg - South Africa has formally revoked its controversial decision to leave the International Criminal Court following last month's High Court ruling that such a move would be unconstitutional.

DR Congo war crimes trial resumes for ex-warlord Katanga

Kinshasa - Former Congolese warlord Germain Katanga, a convicted war criminal, was back before a top military court in his home country Friday as his trial on fresh charges of war crimes and insurrection resumed.

Trial of Ugandan LRA warlord Dominic Ongwen resumes in The Hague

Den Haag - Former child soldier-turned-warlord Dominic Ongwen was back in the dock Monday as the first witness appeared in the trial of the Ugandan ex-commander of the Lord's Resistance Army due to last several years.

Trial of Ugandan LRA warlord Dominic Ongwen resumes in The Hague

Den Haag - Former child soldier-turned-warlord Dominic Ongwen was back in the dock Monday as the first witness appeared in the trial of the Ugandan ex-commander of the Lord's Resistance Army due to last several years.

Trial of Ugandan LRA warlord Dominic Ongwen resumes in The Hague

Den Haag - Former child soldier-turned-warlord Dominic Ongwen was back in the dock Monday as the first witness appeared in the trial of the Ugandan ex-commander of the Lord's Resistance Army due to last several years.

Gabon crimes against humanity accusation sent to ICC

Den Haag - Lawyers representing Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping sent a case file to the International Criminal Court's prosecutor on Thursday, accusing the government of crimes against humanity.

Abducted, brutalised, ruined: siblings survive the LRA

Gulu - Lily Atong's anxious eyes fix on the sky where a helicopter gunship circles over her thatched hut, so low she must shout to be heard. "When I see gunships like this it brings back the fear of being in the bush," Atong says.

Ex Congo VP Bemba could face eight years for bribing witnesses

Den Haag - Prosecutors have asked for an eight-year sentence for former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba, found guilty by the International Criminal Court of bribing witnesses during his war crimes trial.

Uganda rebel Ongwen: victim turned killer

Kanpala - Abducted by gunmen as a 10-year-old boy on his way to school, Dominic Ongwen rose to become one of the most feared commanders in Uganda's brutal Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

War crimes court told of LRA warlord's reign of terror

Den Haag - War crimes prosecutors Tuesday unveiled a campaign of terror led by 'ferocious' Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen, including showing shocking images of an aftermath of an attack on a refugee camp.

Uganda rebel Ongwen: victim turned killer

Kanpala - Abducted by gunmen as a 10-year-old boy on his way to school, Dominic Ongwen rose to become one of the most feared commanders in Uganda's brutal Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

ICC eyeing foreign fighters in Syria, Iraq

Den Haag - The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Tuesday put foreigners fighting with Islamic State jihadists on notice that she was seeking ways of bringing to justice those behind crimes in Syria and Iraq.

ICC to probe Libya migrant trafficking

Den Haag - Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court will probe the trafficking of migrants out of Libya to see if there is evidence of war crimes, the chief prosecutor told AFP Tuesday.

Philippines' Duterte threatens to copy Russia ICC exit

Davao - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to follow in Russia's footsteps Thursday and pull his country out of the International Criminal Court, incensed at foreign criticism of his deadly drug war.

Russian rejection of ICC mirrors US stance

Washington - The United States expressed regret Wednesday that Russia had withdrawn from the International Criminal Court -- 14 years after Washington made exactly the same decision.

ICC vows new focus on crimes against children

Den Haag - Children don't start wars, and yet millions around the world are caught up in conflicts -- conscripted into militias, turned into sex slaves, felled by deadly bombing raids, robbed of their homes and families.
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