Latest International law News

The Latest: Turkey tells UN it's acting in self-defense

Oct. 14, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Turkey is telling the U.N. Security Council that its military offensive into northeast Syria was launched in exercise of its right to self-defense under the U.N. Charter. In a letter to the council circulated...

Post-war Liberians are demanding better mental health care

Oct. 12, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — More than a decade after back-to-back civil wars ravaged Liberia its people still await justice for countless abuses, and many say the lack of accountability is worsening a mental health crisis. The frustration soared when President George Weah recently indicated there was no need...

UN prosecutor charges former Rwandan minister with contempt

Oct. 11, 2019 7:17 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A United Nations prosecutor has charged a former Rwandan planning minister with contempt of court for allegedly bribing witnesses to recant testimony in an attempt to overturn his genocide convictions. Prosecutor Serge Brammertz released the indictment against Augustin...

2 Nobel literature prize winners expose Europe's fault lines

Oct. 10, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Prizes for literature were awarded Thursday to two writers enmeshed in Europe's social and political fault lines: a liberal Pole who has irked her country's conservative government and an Austrian accused by many liberals of being an apologist for Serbian war crimes. The rare double...

The Latest: Group want Handke award revoked

Oct. 10, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prizes (all times local): 10:48 p.m. The Mothers of Srebrenica group that gathers relatives of the victims of the 1995 massacre in the Bosnian enclave is demanding that the Nobel committee revoke Peter Handke's prize for literature. The...

Public to get access to Nuremberg trials digital recordings

Oct. 10, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Audio recordings from the Nuremberg trials of Nazi leaders will be made available to the public for the first time in digital form after nearly two years of work conducted in secret. The Memorial of the Shoah in Paris will officially accept the recordings at a ceremony Thursday evening. The...

The Latest: US takes 2 militants tied to beheadings in Syria

Oct. 9, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest developments following President Donald Trump's decision to abandon Syrian Kurdish fighters ahead of Turkish offensive into northeastern Syria (all times local): 2:15 a.m. U.S. officials say two captive British militants believed to be part of an Islamic State group that beheaded...

Breyer discusses international law in Memphis college visit

Oct. 3, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said Thursday that it would benefit U.S. judges to study how other countries handle cases related to important global subjects such as terrorism, immigration, civil rights, health and the environment. Breyer delivered a speech and answered...

Intl court orders alleged Mali jihadi leader to stand trial

Sep. 30, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges on Monday ordered an alleged jihadi leader from Mali to stand trial on war crimes and crimes against humanity charges. A pretrial chamber issued a confidential decision confirming charges including torture, rape, sexual slavery and...

Syria demands withdrawal of all American, Turkish forces

Sep. 28, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Syria's top diplomat on Saturday demanded the immediate withdrawal of American and Turkish forces from the country and said his government reserves the right to defend its territory in any way necessary if they remain. Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem's remarks to the United Nations...