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US bars entry to International Criminal Court investigators

Mar. 15, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel seeking to investigate alleged war crimes and other abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere, and may do the same with those who seek action against Israel, Secretary of State Mike...

Ex-VP of Congo seeks damages over war crime convictions

Mar. 11, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A former vice president of Congo who was acquitted on appeal of war crimes in Central African Republic is seeking millions of euros (dollars) in compensation from the International Criminal Court, his lawyers said Monday.  Lawyers for Jean-Pierre Bemba last week filed an...

Iran: UK diplomatic protection for prisoner legally invalid

Mar. 8, 2019 5:30 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A top Iranian diplomat asserted on Friday that the U.K.'s decision to give diplomatic protection to a British-Iranian woman detained in Iran for nearly three years contravenes international law. British officials have said Iran has failed to meet its international obligations in its...

Lawyers seek ICC probe into Syria deportations to Jordan

Mar. 7, 2019 7:36 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Human rights lawyers are urging the International Criminal Court to open a preliminary investigation into alleged mass deportations by Syrian authorities, in an attempt to hold President Bashar Assad's regime accountable for atrocities enacted during the country's bloody civil...

The Latest: War crime reports not investigated in Germany

Mar. 7, 2019 3:32 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 10:20 a.m. A newspaper is reporting that German authorities received about 7,000 indications that migrants coming to the country had committed war crimes in their home countries but that only 129 of these cases were...

The Latest: Mauritius ruling a 'tool' for Cyprus on UK bases

Feb. 25, 2019 3:17 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the status of the Chagos Islands (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Cyprus' attorney general says a United Nations top court ruling on Mauritius is a "legal tool" the Cypriot government could use to negotiate the status of two British military bases on the east...

UN court: UK must end administration of Chagos Islands

Feb. 25, 2019 12:58 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In a victory for a group of displaced Indian Ocean islanders, the United Nations' highest court said Monday that Britain must end its administration of the Chagos islands "as rapidly as possible." The International Court of Justice ruled in an advisory opinion that is...

Iraqi man convicted in Sweden of war crimes

Feb. 19, 2019 8:10 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Swedish court has convicted a man who fought against the Islamic State group in Iraq of war crimes for posting macabre pictures and videos on Facebook. The Orebro District Court on Tuesday sentenced 38-year-old Kurda Bahaalddin H Saeed H Saeed to 15 months in jail. The court...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Feb. 17, 2019 10:51 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look...

The Latest: ICJ ruling favors Iran on part of assets claim

Feb. 13, 2019 11:02 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on relations between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 8:25 p.m. The International Court of Justice says it has jurisdiction to hear part of a case brought by Iran against the United States that seeks to claw back around $2 billion worth of frozen assets the U.S. Supreme...