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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'...

Court rules Dutch state liable for 2007 Afghan bombing

Nov. 23, 2022 12:37 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A local court in the Netherlands ruled on Wednesday that Dutch forces unlawfully bombed a residential complex in Afghanistan in 2007, and ordered the state to pay financial compensation to the victims. The District Court of The Hague found the...

Widows of executed Nigerian activists end case against Shell

Nov. 08, 2022 05:52 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The widows of four Nigerian activists executed in 1995 have withdrawn their appeal in a Dutch civil case in which they alleged that oil giant Shell was complicit in the men's deaths, ending a yearslong legal battle for compensation and an apology. The...