Latest International Criminal Court News

ICC prosecutor asks to appeal rejection of Afghanistan probe

Jun. 7, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court's prosecutor on Friday sought to appeal the court's rejection of an investigation into crimes linked to the conflict in Afghanistan by rebels, government security services and American forces. In a 17-page document seeking clearance to file an...

EU migrant policy: Lawyers call it a crime against humanity

Jun. 3, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — More than 40,000 people have been intercepted in the Mediterranean and taken to detention camps and torture houses under a European migration policy that is responsible for crimes against humanity, according to a legal document asking the International Criminal Court to take the case Monday....

A timeline of key events in Sudan's unfinished revolution

Jun. 3, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's security forces violently dispersed on Monday the camp at the center of the protest movement that in April forced the army to remove Sudan's strongman, Omar al-Bashir, after 30 years of rule — and then stayed in the streets to keep up pressure on the generals who took his place....

Ex-Philippine judge says she was held at Hong Kong airport

May. 21, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A former Philippine Supreme Court justice who accused Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court said she was barred for hours Tuesday from entering Hong Kong. Conchita Carpio-Morales said she was stopped by immigration...

Sudanese general's path to power ran through Darfur

May. 20, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — In April 2015, President Omar al-Bashir traveled to the heart of Sudan's conflict-ravaged Darfur region to congratulate one of his hand-picked commanders on a recent victory over rebels. Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, better known as Hemedti, had led the so-called Rapid Support Forces on a...

ICC prosecutor warns Libyan combatants against war crimes

May. 8, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The International Criminal Court's prosecutor warned Libya's warring parties Wednesday that her office is prepared to investigate and prosecute anyone committing war crimes or crimes against humanity. Fatou Bensouda's warning in a briefing to the Security Council followed the U.N....

ICC prosecutor addresses UN despite US visa ban

May. 8, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Trump administration's revocation of International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda's U.S. visa didn't hinder her from coming to the United Nations on Wednesday to address the Security Council. Bensouda did not mention the visa ban in her briefing to the council on Libya...

Darfur justice could prove elusive despite al-Bashir's fall

Apr. 22, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, driven from power and now languishing in a prison where his opponents were once jailed and tortured, is more vulnerable than ever to a decade-old international arrest warrant for war crimes committed in Darfur. But the military, which forced him from...