Latest International Criminal Court News

Marcos Jr. says Philippines won't rejoin international court

Aug. 01, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Newly elected President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said Monday the Philippines has no plan to rejoin the International Criminal Court, a decision that supports his predecessor’s stance but rejects the wishes of human rights activists. Former President Rodrigo...

ICC unseals warrant for Central African Republic ex-minister

Jul. 28, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court unsealed an arrest warrant Thursday for a former government minister in Central African Republic for crimes against humanity and war crimes allegedly committed during sectarian hostilities in 2013. Prosecutors at the...

Zimbabwe students scoop international awards for moot court

Jul. 17, 2022 04:10 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A history-making team of Zimbabwean high school students that became world and European moot court competition champions has been widely praised in a country where the education system is beset by poor funding, lack of materials and teachers' strikes. The...

Nations discuss coordinating Ukraine war crimes probes

Jul. 14, 2022 10:21 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor called Thursday for an “overarching strategy” to bring perpetrators of war crimes in Ukraine to justice, and representatives from dozens of countries pledged to cooperate in their investigations. ...

Russia proposes 6-month cross-border aid renewal for Syria

Jul. 06, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia has agreed to continue humanitarian aid deliveries from Turkey to rebel-held northwest Syria for six months — not a year, as many U.N. Security Council members, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and more than 30 nongovernmental groups want. Russia...

International Criminal Court marks 20th anniversary

Jul. 01, 2022 12:56 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court marked the 20th anniversary of its establishment Friday as its prosecutors probed war crimes in countries around the world, including what one expert called a “make or break” investigation in Ukraine. The court,...

Opposition: Philippines should rejoin international court

Jul. 01, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Opposition leaders asked new Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Friday to restore the country's membership in the International Criminal Court to strengthen defenses against human rights abuses. Former President Rodrigo Duterte, whose six-year...

Rights group: Palestinians torture detainees with impunity

Jul. 01, 2022 03:59 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Palestinian authorities in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip systematically torture critics in detention, a practice that could amount to crimes against humanity, an international rights group said Friday. Human Rights Watch called in its report for donor...

ICC seeks arrest of 3 suspects linked to Russia-Georgia war

Jun. 30, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges have issued arrest warrants for three men wanted on suspicion of committing war crimes during the 2008 Russo-Georgian War, the court announced Thursday. The Hague-based court opened an investigation in 2016 into the...

Drug killings leave agony, savage facet to Duterte's legacy

Jun. 29, 2022 20:47 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — When Emily Soriano recounts how her 15-year-old son was gunned down with four friends and two other residents while partying in a Philippine slum six years ago, she weeps in grief and anger like the massacre happened yesterday. Police concluded at the...