Latest International Criminal Court News

ICC rules that a probe into alleged crimes against humanity in Venezuela may proceed

Mar. 01, 2024 12:11 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Appeals judges at the International Criminal Court ruled Friday that an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity committed by Venezuelan security forces under President Nicolás Maduro ’s rule during a crackdown on anti-government protests in 2017 may...

ICC awards $56 million in reparations to thousands of victims of convicted Ugandan rebel commander

Feb. 28, 2024 11:01 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Judges at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday granted reparations of more than 52 million euros ($56 million) to thousands of victims of a convicted commander in the shadowy Ugandan rebel group the Lord's Resistance Army. The nearly 50,000...

Families of hostages visit international court to urge the arrest of Hamas leaders

Feb. 14, 2024 14:17 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Grieving mother Doris Liber said Wednesday she flew from Israel to the International Criminal Court in hopes of getting justice for her son Guy Illuz, who died in captivity after being shot in the back in the Oct. 7 attacks by Hamas in southern Israel. ...

South Africa says Israel is already ignoring UN court ruling ordering it to prevent deaths in Gaza

Jan. 31, 2024 13:43 PM EST

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Israel has ignored the ruling by the U.N.'s top court last week by killing hundreds more civilians in a matter of days in Gaza, South Africa’s foreign minister said Wednesday, adding that her country has asked why an arrest warrant for Israeli Prime Minister...

ICC prosecutor: There are grounds to believe Sudan's warring sides are committing crimes in Darfur

Jan. 29, 2024 19:02 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor told the U.N. Security Council Monday his “clear finding” is that there are grounds to believe both Sudan’s armed forces and paramilitary rivals are committing crimes in the western Darfur region during the country’s...

South Africa says Israel's campaign in Gaza amounts to genocide. What can the UN do about it?

Jan. 11, 2024 12:00 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Israel is defending itself in the United Nations' highest court Thursday against allegations that it is committing genocide with its military campaign in Gaza. South Africa asked the International Court of Justice to order Israel to immediately stop...

A man claiming to be a former Russian officer wants to give evidence to the ICC about Ukraine crimes

Dec. 19, 2023 11:33 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Russian claiming to be a former officer with the Wagner Group has arrived in the Netherlands and says he wants to provide evidence to the International Criminal Court, which is investigating atrocities in the war in Ukraine. Dutch news program...

Ukraine's human rights envoy calls for a faster way to bring back children deported by Russia

Dec. 08, 2023 16:29 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s human rights ombudsman voiced hope Friday that a coalition of countries formed to facilitate the return of Ukrainian children illegally deported by Russia will be able to come up with a faster mechanism to repatriate them. Over 19,000 children are still believed...

Global journalist group says Israel-Hamas conflict is a war beyond compare for media deaths

Dec. 04, 2023 15:22 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — With a journalist or media worker killed every day on average in the Israel-Hamas war, the head of the global organization representing the profession said Monday that it has become a conflict beyond compare. About 60 have been killed since the Oct. 7 start of the...

After visiting Israel and Ramallah, the ICC prosecutor says he will intensify investigations

Dec. 03, 2023 14:19 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court rounded off a historic first visit to Israel and Ramallah by posting video and written messages on Sunday, saying that a probe by the court into possible crimes by Hamas militants and Israeli forces “is a...