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Ivory Coast ex-president's ICC freedom bid pushed back

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court on Wednesday pushed back to November a hearing on Ivory Coast former president Laurent Gbagbo's bid for release after defence lawyers said they needed more time.

I.Coast ex-president opens freedom bid at ICC

Den Haag - Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo will Monday ask the International Criminal Court to acquit him of crimes against humanity and free him after seven years in detention.

I.Coast ex-president to open freedom bid at ICC

Den Haag - Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo will Monday ask the International Criminal Court to acquit him on all charges of crimes against humanity and release him after seven years in detention.

Gabon hails 'brave' ICC decision not to probe violence claims

Libreville - Gabon on Saturday hailed as "brave" a decision by the International Criminal Court not to open a formal probe into claims of violence after a disputed presidential poll in a country ruled by the same family for nearly 50 years.

ICC to probe Myanmar crimes against Rohingya

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court's prosecutor opened a preliminary probe on Tuesday into Myanmar's crimes against Rohingya Muslims, including killings, sexual violence and forced deportations.

Uganda warlord 'was child victim' of Lord's Resistance Army

Den Haag - A Ugandan warlord must be acquitted of war crimes because he himself was a brutalised former child victim of the Lord's Resistance Army, defence lawyers told the International Criminal Court on Tuesday.

Ugandan warlord's defence to open at ICC

Den Haag - Notorious Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen's lawyers open their defence Tuesday at the International Criminal Court, where their client is charged with conducting a reign of terror in northern Uganda in the early 2000s.

ICC 'undeterred' after US sanctions threat

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court on Tuesday said its work would continue "undeterred" after Washington threatened to prosecute its judges if Americans are charged with war crimes committed in Afghanistan.

Key questions on US relations with the ICC

Den Haag - Threats by the United States to sanction judges from the International Criminal Court if it pushes ahead with a probe into war crimes in Afghanistan have further strained Washington's relationship with the tribunal.

ICC 'undeterred' after US sanctions threat

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court on Tuesday said its work would continue "undeterred" after Washington threatened to prosecute its officials if Americans are charged with war crimes committed in Afghanistan.

US threatens to arrest ICC judges who probe war crimes

Washington - The United States threatened Monday to arrest and sanction judges and other officials of the International Criminal Court if it moves to charge any American who served in Afghanistan with war crimes.

US calls International Criminal Court 'dangerous'

Washington - White House National Security Advisor John Bolton branded the International Criminal Court dangerous and unaccountable Monday, saying it constitutes an assault on US sovereignty.

Jordan defends Bashir non-arrest before ICC

Den Haag - Jordan defended Monday its decision not to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during an Arab League summit last year, saying it was not obliged to detain and hand him over to the International Criminal Court.

ICC says can rule on Rohingya deportations from Myanmar

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court said Thursday it had jurisdiction to probe the forced exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar as a possible crime against humanity.The ICC's "pre-trial chamber...

Congolese rebel says he is a 'revolutionary,' not a criminal

Den Haag - Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda told international judges Thursday he was a "revolutionary and not a criminal" as arguments drew to a close in his three-year war crimes trial.

Congolese rebel says he is a 'revolutionary' not a criminal

Den Haag - Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda told international judges Thursday he was a "revolutionary and not a criminal" as arguments drew to a close in his three-year war crimes trial.

Congo war crimes suspect rejects 'Terminator' label at trial

Den Haag - The lawyer for a Congolese ex-warlord accused of recruiting child soldiers told judges Wednesday his client was like a father to his troops and that his nickname "Terminator" was undeserved.

Top Philippine court asked to halt Duterte's ICC withdrawal

Manila - Rights advocates urged the Philippines' top court on Tuesday to halt President Rodrigo Duterte's push to quit the International Criminal Court, which has launched a preliminary probe into his deadly narcotics crackdown.

Congolese 'Terminator' war crimes case to wrap up at ICC

Den Haag - International judges will hear closing arguments Tuesday in the case against former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, accused of war crimes including using child soldiers and sex slaves in his rebel army.

ICC set for closing in Congolese 'Terminator' case

Den Haag - International judges will next week listen to final arguments in the case against former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, three years after the opening of his war crimes trial.

Macri to petition human rights court over Venezuela 'crimes'

Buenos Aires - Venezuela's regional rivals are to ask the International Criminal Court to investigate Nicolas Maduro's government over crimes against humanity, Argentina's President Mauricio Macri said."In Venezuela, human rights are systematically violated.

Catalogue of abuse: seeking justice for the Rohingya

Cox's Bazar - Cross-legged in a windowless, almost pitch-black bamboo shack, the investigator pressed record on a video camera and asked the young Rohingya woman to describe the night the Myanmar soldiers came."They broke down our door.

Myanmar says request for ICC probe in Rohingya crisis 'meritless'

Yangon - Myanmar said Thursday that a request at the International Criminal Court to probe the mass deportation of Rohingya Muslims from the country was "meritless" and should be rejected.

Ex-I. Coast leader on trial at ICC, named head of party's dissident wing

Abidjan - Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo, currently on trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity, has been chosen to head the dissident wing of the Ivorian People's Party (FPI), the party he created.

I. Coast's Gbagbo urges war crimes court to acquit him

Den Haag - Former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo has urged international judges to acquit him and release him from jail, arguing that the prosecution has failed to prove he committed any crimes.

ICC denies damages to kids born after Congo village attack

Den Haag - War crimes judges ruled Thursday that five children born after their parents were victims of a brutal 2003 attack on a Congolese village were not eligible to receive compensation.

20 years on, ICC urges help to fight war crimes

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court Tuesday marked its 20th anniversary Tuesday urging all nations to help its "vital work" seeking justice for war crimes victims, despite its controversial acquittal of a former Congolese militia chief.

African meals and football for ICC inmates

Scheveningen - Deep in the heart of a Dutch prison a group of international detainees finish their African-inspired meal before settling in front of a television to watch the latest World Cup football match.

ICC unveils second arrest warrant for Benghazi commander

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court revealed Thursday it has issued a second arrest warrant for a Libyan military commander accused of shooting dead 10 jihadist prisoners after a Benghazi mosque attack.

Acquitted former DRCongo vice president Bemba in Belgium: ICC

Den Haag - Former Democratic Republic of Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba has arrived in Belgium after being acquitted on appeal of war crimes, the International Criminal Court said Friday.
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