Latest International law News

Russia smuggling Ukrainian grain to help pay for Putin's war

Oct. 03, 2022 08:38 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — When the bulk cargo ship Laodicea docked in Lebanon last summer, Ukrainian diplomats said the vessel was carrying grain stolen by Russia and urged Lebanese officials to impound the ship. Moscow called the allegation “false and baseless,” and Lebanon’s...

Amid rising seas, island nations push for legal protections

Sep. 30, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

APIA, Samoa (AP) — When and if an island nation fully submerges due to rising seas, what happens to the nationalities of its citizens? This and other related questions are being considered by island nations advocating for changes to international law as climate change threatens...

Equatorial Guinea sues France at UN court over Paris mansion

Sep. 30, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Equatorial Guinea has filed a case against France at the International Court of Justice accusing Paris of “misappropriation of public funds,” the court announced Friday. It's the latest step in a lengthy legal tug-of-war centered on a mansion situated on an...

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Sep. 30, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's national police says the death toll from a Russian missile strike on a convoy of cars on the outskirts of Zaporizhzha has risen to 30 people, including children. Police said 88 people were wounded in Friday's S-300 missile attack on a column of...

President Vladimir Putin signs treaties absorbing occupied regions of Ukraine into Russia, defying international law

Sep. 30, 2022 09:06 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin signs treaties absorbing occupied regions of Ukraine into Russia, defying international law.

President Vladimir Putin opens a Kremlin event to absorb parts of Ukraine into Russia, defying international law

Sep. 30, 2022 08:22 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin opens a Kremlin event to absorb parts of Ukraine into Russia, defying international law.

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Sep. 30, 2022 00:26 AM EDT

KIYV, Ukraine (AP) — UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council has scheduled a vote for Friday afternoon on a resolution that would condemn Russia for its “illegal so-called referenda” in four Ukrainian regions and declare that they “have no validity.” The U.S.- and...

Albanian politicians see jailed Kosovo leaders in The Hague

Sep. 28, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Three former presidents of Albania and one of Kosovo on Wednesday visited ethnic Albanian former commanders in the fight against Serbian rule in Kosovo who are being held in a Netherlands prison pending trial for alleged war crimes. Former Kosovo President...

UN rights team: Ukrainian POWs face systematic mistreatment

Sep. 27, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — U.N. human rights investigators say Ukrainian prisoners of war appear to be facing “systematic” mistreatment — including torture — both when they are captured and when they are transferred into areas controlled by Russian forces or Russia itself. The head of a...

Defense: Evidence is weak in Central African Republic trial

Sep. 27, 2022 06:02 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A defense lawyer for an alleged Central African Republic rebel told International Criminal Court judges Tuesday that prosecution evidence that led to him being charged with seven counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes is unreliable and “built on a biased...