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Kosovo president says he will face war crime prosecutors if summoned

Pristina - Kosovo President Hashim Thaci said Monday he would respond "with fullest transparency" if he is summoned for questioning by prosecutors of an EU-backed international court investigating alleged war crimes during a 1990s war with Serbia.

Risk of 'grave crimes' in Congo ahead of vote: ICC prosecutor

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor warned on Thursday of a risk of "grave crimes" in the troubled Democratic Republic of Congo ahead of elections scheduled for this weekend.

Two Kosovo ex-commanders summoned to Hague in war crimes probe

Pristina - Two top Kosovo independence fighters are among the first to be summoned for interviews by special war crimes prosecutors in The Hague, their lawyers said Wednesday.

Bosnian 'Srebrenica defender' acquitted of war crimes

Sarajevo - Former Bosnian military commander Naser Oric, hailed by supporters as the heroic "defender of Srebrenica", was acquitted Friday of war crimes during the country's 1990s conflict.

Veteran war crimes prosecutor urges reform of 'disappointing' UN

Geneva - Former war crimes prosecutor Carla Del Ponte, who for years was part of a UN commission probing rights abuses in Syria, is calling for reform of the UN "talk shop".

Jailed war criminal Mladic 'sends kisses' live on Serb TV

Belgrade - Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic, sentenced to life imprisonment for genocide, spoke live by telephone to a Serbian television channel from a Dutch jail Friday saying he was sending kisses, sparking outrage and increased monitoring from authorities...

Jailed war criminal Mladic 'sends kisses' live on Serb TV

Belgrade - Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic, serving life in a Dutch jail for genocide, spoke live by telephone to a Serbian television channel on Friday, saying he was sending kisses.

Dutch officials unable to trace how Balkan war criminal got poison

Den Haag - Dutch prosecutors said Friday they had not managed to establish how a Bosnian Croat war criminal got the poison he used in his courtroom suicide in front of UN judges.

Former Bosnian general charged with war crimes

Sarajevo - Bosnian prosecutors on Thursday charged 17 people including a retired Bosnian general with war crimes against hundreds of people, mostly ethnic Serbs, during the country's 1990s conflict.

Top UN judge withdraws from Karadzic case

Den Haag - The top judge in the appeals case of convicted Bosnian Serb war criminal Radovan Karadzic withdrew from the case Thursday to avoid an accusation of possible bias, court documents said.

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.

DR Congo ex-warlord's sentence for witness bribes upheld

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court on Monday upheld former DR Congo vice-president and warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba's one-year sentence for bribing witnesses in a case that led to him being barred for running for president.

ICC to sentence DR Congo's Bemba in bribery case

Den Haag - Former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba is to be sentenced Monday by international judges for bribing witnesses during an earlier war crimes trial, which led to him being excluded from running for DR Congo president.

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.

Retrial starts for Bosnia's 'defender of Srebrenica'

Sarajevo - A hero to fellow Bosnian Muslims but a villain to Serbs, the former "defender of Srebrenica" was back in court on Monday for a war crimes retrial after his acquittal was thrown out.

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.

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.

Hundreds mourn Srebrenica mother who fought for justice

Srebrenica - Hundreds of mourners gathered in eastern Bosnia on Wednesday for the funeral of Hatidza Mehmedovic, a woman who lost her family in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and became a leading figure in the fight to remember the 8,000 Bosnian Muslims killed.

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.

Genocide-convicted Mladic lashes NATO at court hearing

Den Haag - Convicted Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic lashed out at NATO during a court appearance Tuesday, accusing the Atlantic defence bloc of "destroying my people and my health.

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.

Damascus responsible for crimes against humanity in Ghouta: UN

Geneva - Forces loyal to Syria's government committed what amounted to crimes against humanity, including deliberately starving civilians, during the siege of Eastern Ghouta, UN investigators said Wednesday.

'They whipped and raped her': victims recall raids by Bemba's men

Bangui - "They tied up my younger sister, whipped her and raped her," says Ghislain Bertrand Bouanga, recalling the day when former Congolese rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba's brutal militia raided his home."She has been disabled ever since.

Acquitted DRCongo leader Bemba edges closer to freedom

Den Haag - Jean-Pierre Bemba's lawyers are set to argue Tuesday for his immediate release after international judges acquitted him of war crimes, as the former Congolese vice president edged closer towards freedom following a decade behind bars.

ICC acquits DR Congo's Bemba on appeal

Den Haag - International war crimes judges Friday acquitted former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba on appeal, overturning an 18-year sentence for war crimes committed in the Central African Republic (CAR).

ICC acquits DR Congo's Bemba on appeal

Den Haag - International war crimes judges Friday acquitted former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba on appeal, overturning an 18-year sentence for war crimes committed in the Central African Republic (CAR).
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