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Dutch activists lose ethnic profiling case, vow to appeal

Sep. 22, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court ruled Wednesday that border police can use ethnicity as one of the criteria for selecting people for checks at the border, a legal defeat that rights activists immediately vowed to appeal. The decision came in a case brought...

Colombia, Nicaragua present cases in long maritime dispute

Sep. 20, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia and Nicaragua went before the International Court of Justice on Monday to present their arguments in a long running dispute over what the Nicaraguan government alleges are violations of its sovereignty in the western Caribbean. The case...

The Latest: New Zealand unable to get everyone out it wanted

Aug. 27, 2021 00:49 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand says it was not able to get everybody it wanted out of Afghanistan in time before the deadly attacks near Kabul’s airport brought its rescue mission to an end. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday she is not yet sure how...

Sudan signs deal with ICC to get justice for Darfur victims

Aug. 12, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan signed an agreement with the International Criminal Court on Thursday to move forward in the cases against those accused of atrocities in the Darfur region, including the country’s former President Omar al-Bashir, a top ICC prosecutor said. ...

Myanmar's military again seeks to replace its UN ambassador

Jul. 20, 2021 23:40 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Myanmar’s military rulers are again seeking to replace the country’s ambassador to the United Nations, who opposed their Feb. 1 ouster of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and takeover of the government. Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin says in...

Dutch court: Syrian guilty of war crime in prisoner shooting

Jul. 16, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court convicted a Syrian man Friday of committing a war crime in his country for his role in the 2012 summary execution of a prisoner. The court sentenced the man to 20 years in prison. The case marked the first time a Dutch court...

Dutch leader says easing lockdown was 'error of judgment'

Jul. 12, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch leader apologized Monday for what he called “an error of judgment” in relaxing the Netherlands' coronavirus lockdown, a move that has led to a sharp surge in infections. Caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte's government...

UN war crimes court convicts 2 Serbs over Bosnia atrocities

Jun. 30, 2021 11:29 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A United Nations court on Wednesday convicted two former allies of late Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic of aiding and abetting crimes committed by Serb paramilitaries in a Bosnian town in 1992. It is the first time that Serbian...

Dutch court convicts woman for spreading IS propaganda

Jun. 29, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court convicted a 32-year-old woman and sentenced her to six years' imprisonment Tuesday for involvement in war crimes committed by the so-called Islamic State extremist group in Syria and Iraq. In the ground-breaking conviction,...