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Amal Clooney appointed special adviser to ICC prosecutor

Sep. 17, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney was named Friday as one of 17 special advisers to the new chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Clooney was appointed as an adviser on the Darfur region of Sudan, where prosecutors...

Armenia takes Azerbaijan to UN court alleging discrimination

Sep. 17, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Armenia is taking its decades long territorial dispute with neighboring Azerbaijan — that erupted into armed conflict again last year — to the United Nations’ highest court. Armenia filed a case at the International Court of Justice...

Philippines' Duterte will 'die first' before facing ICC

Sep. 16, 2021 05:57 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte would rather “die first” before facing an international tribunal, his spokesman said Thursday, the day after the International Criminal Court announced it would investigate allegations of crimes against humanity during his...

ICC judges authorize probe into Philippines' 'war on drugs'

Sep. 15, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges on Wednesday authorized an investigation into the Philippines’ deadly “war on drugs” campaign, saying the crackdown “cannot be seen as a legitimate law enforcement operation.” The court’s...

UK, France trade barbs over migrant crossings of Channel

Sep. 09, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain and France traded barbs Thursday over what to do about a growing number of migrants trying to cross the English Channel in small boats. After the British government briefed British newspapers that U.K. Border Force vessels could intercept boats and...

Kosovar activists disrupt war crimes court officials' talks

Sep. 07, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovar activists on Tuesday tried to disrupt a meeting of war crimes court officials with civil society members, accusing the court adjudicating cases from Kosovo’s war of independence of equating the victim with the aggressor. The incident...

Sweden arrests 2 women suspected of war crimes in Syria

Sep. 07, 2021 04:59 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish authorities arrested two women from Sweden suspected of committing war crimes in Syria, the prosecutors office and local media said Tuesday, the first such arrests in the Scandinavian country. According to a statement from the prosecutor's...

EU mission helps Kosovo with database on war crimes

Aug. 30, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The European Union's mission in Kosovo said Monday it has assisted the country's police in developing a database to help investigate war crimes. The EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo, or EULEX, reconfigured its mandate in 2018 and handed over all...

Lawyers seek ICC probe into alleged war crimes in Yemen

Aug. 30, 2021 06:46 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Human rights lawyers representing hundreds of victims of Yemen's civil war are calling on the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition during the...

Rights group: Israeli strikes on Gaza apparently broke law

Aug. 23, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli airstrikes that demolished four high-rise buildings in the Gaza Strip during the war in May apparently violated international laws of war, a leading international human rights group said Monday, calling on the Israeli military to produce evidence justifying the...