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Police at nerve center in The Hague share Euro 2020 intel

Jun. 10, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Policing a 24-team soccer tournament in 11 cities scattered across 10 countries was always going to be tough even before the coronavirus pandemic compounded the challenges facing law enforcement authorities overseeing the European Championship. ...

Lawyers urge ICC to probe alleged crimes against Uyghurs

Jun. 10, 2021 05:50 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A group of lawyers presented a dossier of evidence Thursday to prosecutors at the International Criminal Court that they say establishes jurisdiction for the global tribunal to investigate allegations Chinese authorities are involved in grave crimes targeting...

Global sting began by creating message service for crooks

Jun. 08, 2021 23:26 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — When the FBI dismantled an encrypted messaging service based in Canada in 2018, agents noticed users moving to other networks. Instead of following their tracks to rivals, investigators decided on a new tactic: creating their own service. ANOM, a...

Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic loses genocide appeal

Jun. 08, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ratko Mladic, the military chief known as the “Butcher of Bosnia” for orchestrating genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in the Balkan nation’s 1992-95 war, lost his final legal battle Tuesday when U.N. judges rejected his appeals and affirmed...

Before final verdict, Mladic's bloody legacy divides Bosnia

Jun. 05, 2021 07:41 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Fikret Grabovica wants to see at least some remorse from wartime Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic when U.N. judges deliver their final verdict for genocide and other war crimes committed during Bosnia’s 1990s ethnic carnage. ...

ICC prosecutor urges Sudan to hand over Darfur suspects

May. 30, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor on Sunday urged Sudan’s transitional government to hand over suspects wanted for war crimes and genocide in the Darfur conflict, the Sudanese official news agency reported. ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda...

Court orders Royal Dutch Shell to cut net emissions by 45%

May. 26, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court on Wednesday ordered Royal Dutch Shell to cut its carbon emissions by net 45% by 2030 compared to 2019 levels in a landmark case brought by climate activism groups, which hailed the decision as a victory for the planet. The...

Murder, rape, torture: Court hears Darfur atrocities case

May. 24, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An alleged leader of a notorious militia blamed for atrocities in the Darfur conflict oversaw the summary execution of a group of about 100 captured men and boys in 2004, a prosecutor said Monday at the opening of a pretrial hearing at the International...

Bosnian Serb ex-leader Karadzic to spend life in UK prison

May. 12, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, sentenced to life for war crimes and genocide, will serve his sentence in a U.K. prison, the British government said Wednesday. Karadzic, 75, is one of the chief architects of the slaughter and devastation of...

Dutch Supreme Court adviser: Reject Russia's Yukos appeal

Apr. 23, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A key legal adviser to the Dutch Supreme Court on Friday recommended dismissing Russia's appeal against the reinstatement of a $50 billion compensation award to former shareholders of the Yukos oil company. The Advocate General's advisory...