Latest The Hague News

Widow of Serbian strongman Milosevic dies in Russia

Apr. 14, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The widow of late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic, who was often dubbed Lady Macbeth of the Balkans because of the huge influence she had on her husband, died Sunday in Russia at the age of 76, friends and party associates said. Serbian state television said Mirjana Markovic...

US revokes visa for International Court prosecutor Bensouda

Apr. 5, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Friday that her U.S. visa has been revoked, in what appears to a crackdown on the global tribunal by the Trump administration. In a statement confirming the revocation, Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda's office stressed that she...

Environmental groups to sue Shell over climate change

Apr. 5, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Climate activists delivered a court summons Friday to oil company Shell in a court case aimed at forcing it to do more to rein in carbon emissions. Friends of the Earth Netherlands, one of the groups involved, said it wants a court in The Hague to order Shell to reduce its...

The Latest: Views of Bosnia war crimes case vary within govt

Mar. 20, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on a U.N. court's decision on the conviction and sentencing of ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The Muslim member of Bosnia's multi-ethnic presidency says former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic "got the punishment he...

Bosnia divided over UN ruling on wartime leader Karadzic

Mar. 20, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A U.N. court's decision Wednesday to uphold the genocide and war crimes convictions of ex-Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic and sentence him to life behind bars was applauded by survivors of Bosnia's bloody '90s war — but blasted by the country's Serbs as...

UN judges increase sentence for Bosnian ex-leader to life

Mar. 20, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic, one of the chief architects of the slaughter and devastation of Bosnia's 1992-95 war, was sentenced to life imprisonment Wednesday as United Nations appeals judges upheld his convictions for genocide, crimes against humanity and...

Final verdict looms for ex-Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic

Mar. 19, 2019 7:27 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Nearly a quarter of a century since Bosnia's devastating war ended, former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is set to hear the final judgment on whether he can be held criminally responsible for unleashing a wave of murder and destruction. United Nations appeals judges...

US bars entry to International Criminal Court investigators

Mar. 15, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel seeking to investigate alleged war crimes and other abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere, and may do the same with those who seek action against Israel, Secretary of State Mike...

Lawyers seek ICC probe into Syria deportations to Jordan

Mar. 7, 2019 7:36 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Human rights lawyers are urging the International Criminal Court to open a preliminary investigation into alleged mass deportations by Syrian authorities, in an attempt to hold President Bashar Assad's regime accountable for atrocities enacted during the country's bloody civil...

Dutch ambassador recalled from Tehran amid dispute with Iran

Mar. 4, 2019 8:10 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands' foreign minister said Monday that he has recalled his country's ambassador to Iran after Tehran expelled two diplomats from the Dutch embassy amid escalating tensions between the two countries. Foreign Minister Stef Blok said in a letter to lawmakers that he...