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Court says EU states must label Israeli settlement products

Nov. 12, 2019 10:31 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court ruled Tuesday that EU countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements on their labels, in a decision that was welcomed by rights groups but sparked anger in Israel. The European Court of Justice said that when products come from an Israeli...

Myanmar accused at UN court of genocide against Rohingya

Nov. 11, 2019 11:52 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Myanmar was accused Monday of genocide at the U.N.'s highest court for its campaign against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority, as lawyers asked the International Court of Justice to urgently order measures "to stop Myanmar's genocidal conduct immediately." Gambia filed...

The Hague court summons Kosovo speaker for questioning

Nov. 7, 2019 11:27 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's outgoing Parliament speaker says he has been summoned for questioning by a Netherlands-based court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the country's 1998-99 war. Kadri Veseli said Thursday he would be questioned at The Hague on Dec. 4 and is convinced...

Court sentences Congo warlord to 30 years for atrocities

Nov. 7, 2019 11:18 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court passed its highest ever sentence Thursday, sending a Congolese warlord known as "The Terminator" to prison for 30 years for crimes including murder, rape and sexual slavery. Bosco Ntaganda was found guilty in July of 18 counts of war crimes and...

International Criminal Court sentences Congolese warlord to maximum 30 years for war crimes, crimes against humanity

Nov. 7, 2019 5:03 AM EST
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court sentences Congolese warlord to maximum 30 years for war crimes, crimes against humanity.

ICC knows where 3 Libyan fugitives are and urges arrests

Nov. 6, 2019 5:21 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The International Criminal Court's prosecutor called Wednesday for the immediate arrest of longtime Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's son and two others accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity, saying their whereabouts are known. Fatou Bensouda told the Security Council the...

EU human rights official criticizes Serbia defense ministry

Nov. 6, 2019 1:46 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A top European human rights official on Wednesday sharply criticized Serbia's defense ministry for promoting a book that attempts to deny that Bosnian Serb forces carried out a wartime attack that killed 71 people in the Bosnian town of Tuzla in 1995. Council of Europe Commissioner...

Report says CIA-trained Afghan forces behind war atrocities

Oct. 31, 2019 7:06 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Heavily armed men burst into the home in the middle of night, hustling four brothers into separate rooms, their hands bound. Afghan special forces then shot them in the head and heart. The operation, the CIA-trained Afghan unit said, targeted Islamic State militants in a remote region of...

Sri Lanka presidential candidate would free soldiers, rebels

Oct. 25, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The front-runner in Sri Lanka's presidential campaign promised that he will rehabilitate and release all military personnel accused of abuses in the country's civil war, according to a campaign manifesto released Friday. Gotabaya Rajapaksa said former Tamil Tiger rebels who are...

UN expert calls for ban on Israeli products from settlements

Oct. 23, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. independent expert on human rights in the Palestinian territories called Wednesday for an international ban on all products made in Israeli settlements as a step to potentially end Israel's 52-year "illegal occupation." Michael Lynk told the General Assembly's human rights...