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Dutch ministry won't appeal unlawful Afghan airstrike ruling

Feb. 03, 2023 09:57 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government said Friday that it will not appeal a court ruling that Dutch forces unlawfully bombed a residential complex in Afghanistan in 2007, killing some 20 civilians, in a civil case brought by four survivors. The District Court of The...

Special Kosovo court upholds most convictions of 2 veterans

Feb. 02, 2023 10:30 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Appeals judges at a European Union-backed court on Thursday upheld most of the convictions of two leaders of a Kosovo war veterans’ association who were found guilty last year of witness intimidation and obstructing justice. The appeals panel of the...

Climate activists block main road into The Hague

Jan. 28, 2023 09:47 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Hundreds of climate activists blocked one of the main roads into The Hague on Saturday, defying attempts to prevent their protest that have sparked concerns about restrictions on the right to demonstrate in the Netherlands. The protesters, many waving...

Philippines: Unapproved probe into killings unacceptable

Jan. 27, 2023 06:48 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine justice secretary said Friday that any investigation violating the country's sovereignty by the International Criminal Court into the widespread killings of suspects during an anti-drug crackdown under former President Rodrigo Duterte would be “totally...

Dutch police arrest suspected Islamic State security chief

Jan. 17, 2023 04:03 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch authorities arrested a Syrian man on Tuesday who is suspected of having been a security chief for the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra extremist groups during Syria's grinding civil war, prosecutors said. “It is suspected that from his...

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte offers formal government apology for the Netherlands’ historical role in slavery

Dec. 19, 2022 09:26 AM EST
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte offers formal government apology for the Netherlands’ historical role in slavery.

ICC prosecutor ends Georgia, Central African Republic probes

Dec. 16, 2022 08:42 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court announced Friday that he is closing investigations in Georgia and the Central African Republic, the first time the prosecution office has wrapped up probes in the court's 20-year history. The...

ICC prosecutor opposes EU plan for special Ukraine tribunal

Dec. 05, 2022 10:47 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Monday denounced a European Union proposal to create an U.N.-backed special tribunal to prosecute crimes in Ukraine, saying his court was capable of effectively dealing with war crimes committed there. ...

World court: Bolivia, Chile close together in river dispute

Dec. 01, 2022 16:10 PM EST

THE HAGUE (AP) — The International Court of Justice on Thursday found little to rule on in a long-running dispute over a small river which flows from Bolivia to Chile as the Latin American neighbors had mostly resolved their conflict during the proceedings. The United Nations’...

World court: scant disagreement in Chile, Bolivia water row

Dec. 01, 2022 14:39 PM EST

THE HAGUE (AP) — The International Court of Justice on Thursday found little to rule on in a long-running dispute over a small river which flows from Bolivia to Chile as the Latin American neighbors had mostly resolved their conflict during the proceedings. The United Nations'...