Latest International Criminal Court News

Al Jazeera says it will go to ICC over killing of journalist

May. 27, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Al Jazeera news network says it will submit a case file to the International Criminal Court on the killing of reporter Shireen Abu Akleh, who was shot dead earlier this month during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank. The Qatar-based network and the...

War Crimes Watch: Hard path to justice in Bucha atrocities

May. 25, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The horrific images and stories tumbling out of Ukrainian towns like Bucha in the wake of the withdrawal of Russian troops bear witness to depravity on a scale recalling the barbarities of Cambodia, the Balkans, World War II. The question now: What to do with this...

War Crimes Watch: Targeting schools, Russia bombs the future

May. 25, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — As she lay buried under the rubble, her legs broken and eyes blinded by blood and thick clouds of dust, all Inna Levchenko could hear was screams. It was 12:15 p.m. on March 3, and moments earlier a blast had pulverized the school where she’d taught for 30 years. ...

Duterte hits Putin: I kill criminals, not children, elders

May. 23, 2022 23:52 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Outgoing Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sharply criticized Russian leader Vladimir Putin for the killings of innocent civilians in Ukraine, saying while the two of them have been tagged as killers, “I kill criminals, I don’t kill children and the elderly.” ...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 17, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s human rights ombudsman said the Russian military was holding more than 3,000 civilians from Mariupol at another former penal colony near Olenivka in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine. Seven buses carrying an unknown number of Ukrainian soldiers...

Palestinians mourn slain Al Jazeera journalist, blame Israel

May. 12, 2022 21:41 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Thousands gathered to mourn a slain Al Jazeera journalist in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on Thursday, as the head of the Palestinian Authority blamed Israel for her death and rejected Israeli calls for a joint investigation. Shireen Abu Akleh,...

Al Jazeera reporter killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

May. 11, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, one of the satellite channel’s best-known reporters, was shot and killed on Wednesday while covering an Israeli military raid in the occupied West Bank. The broadcaster and two reporters who were with her blamed Israeli forces. ...

Lawyer says alleged Mali extremist was only obeying orders

May. 09, 2022 06:58 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A lawyer for an alleged extremist accused of involvement in crimes including rape and torture in the northern Malian city of Timbuktu a decade ago rejected the allegations and said Monday that he was just a police officer carrying out court orders who could have been...

Key players urge accountability for atrocities in Ukraine

Apr. 28, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For the first time, key players seeking accountability for atrocities during the Ukraine war have come together at an informal meeting of the U.N. Security Council to spur investigations into abuses that many Western countries blame on Russia. The session...

Head of Human Rights Watch to resign after nearly 3 decades

Apr. 26, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The longtime leader of Human Rights Watch announced Tuesday he will step down this summer as executive director after nearly three decades at the helm of one of the world's leading advocacy organizations. Kenneth Roth ran the New York-based group as it shared a...