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US will block International Court from investigating US soldiers

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed that the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation of possible war crimes by the US, Taliban, and others in Afghanistan undermines the peace deal signed February 29 with the Taliban.

Israel fights back against ICC Gaza war crimes inquiry

Tel Aviv - Israel is attempting to delegitimize the International Criminal Court in the wake of its decision to launch an inquiry into possible Israeli war crimes committed during last year's Gaza offensive.

Russia, China veto latest UN Security Council resolution on Syria

A recent resolution put forth to the United Nations Security Council to ask the International Criminal Court to investigate war crimes in Syria has been vetoed by China and Russia.

UN's Pillay condemns widespread use of torture in Syria

The United Nation's High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has strongly condemned the use of torture in Syria by both the regime and some armed opposition groups.

Organization of American States to meet on Assange issue

The OAS will convene a meeting on August 24, to discuss the matter of Julian Assange, his asylum and the U.K.'s threats on Ecuador's sovereignty. ALBA and UNASUR are meeting on the issue this weekend.

Ecuador may appeal to ICC for Assange's safe passage

The U.K. is denying safe passage to Julian Assange, despite the asylum granted to him by Ecuador. The Ecuadorian government says it may appeal to the International Criminal Court.

Congolese warlord sentenced for recruiting child soldiers

The Hague - Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for using child soldiers in battle. Taking into account time already served, Lubanga will serve just 8 more years behind bars.

Libya detains ICC lawyer with suspicious letters for Saif Gaddafi

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is demanding the immediate release of four its officials detained in Libya. The four, including an Australian lawyer, are accused of carrying suspicious letters to Saif Gaddafi in his makeshift Zintan prison.

ICC lawyers say: Gaddafi son 'attacked in custody' in Libya

The Hague - According to BBC News, defense counsel for Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of Libya's former dictator, Muammar, are claiming he has been attacked in custody in Libya.

ICC finds Congo warlord Lubanga guilty

The International Criminal Court has found Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga guilty of recruiting and using child soldiers from 2002-2003, BBC News reports.

Gadhafi's death may be war crime, says ICC

There are “serious suspicions” that the death of former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was a war crime, the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo says.

ICC in touch with Saif Gaddafi over surrender

The Hague - International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has issued a statement on Friday to say his office was in "informal contact" with Saif Gaddafi regarding his surrender. He promised there would be no deals offered in return for surrender.

Violence may escalate in Horn of Africa over US captain's rescue

The head of US Naval Forces Central Command warns that the successful rescue of the American captain of the Maersk Alabama from captivity by Somali pirates. may escalate violence in that part of the world - i.e. the Horn of Africa, Sudan and Somalia.

ICC has issued an arrest warrant for Sudan's president

Today should be an interesting day for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir as the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague, Netherlands has charged him with crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Darfur.

ICC Has Issued An Arrest Warrant For President of Sudan

An international arrest warrant has been issued for the President of Sudan on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court.

South Africa wants delay of Sudan leader's genocide trial

South Africa's foreign minister wants the International Criminal Court to delay its arrest warrant of Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir on genocide charges. Foreign Minister Mrs Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma fears it 'would delay the Darfur peace process'.
 

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