Latest International Criminal Court News

Al Jazeera wants court to probe Palestinian reporter's death

Dec. 06, 2022 08:37 AM EST

THE HAGUE (AP) — News channel Al Jazeera on Tuesday formally asked the International Criminal Court to investigate the fatal shooting of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh as she was reporting from a Palestinian refugee camp in May. Al Jazeera has accused the Israeli government of...

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. ...

EU seeks specialized court to investigate Russia war crimes

Nov. 30, 2022 16:09 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union proposed Wednesday to set up a U.N.-backed court to investigate possible war crimes Russia committed in Ukraine, and to use frozen Russian assets to rebuild the war-torn country. European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said in a video...

Ble Goude returns to Ivory Coast after 11 years in exile

Nov. 26, 2022 14:41 PM EST

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Former Youth Minister Charles Ble Goude, who was acquitted of crimes at the International Criminal Court, returned home Saturday to Ivory Coast after more than a decade of exile. He arrived in Abidjan on a commercial flight around 1 p.m. and made no...

Philippine police: New drug crackdown leads to less killings

Nov. 14, 2022 05:41 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities have killed 46 drug suspects and arrested more than 22,000 others under President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s campaign, the national police chief said Monday, and added the lower death toll underscores efforts to avoid lethal force. ...

ICC prosecutor seeks new arrest warrants for crimes in Libya

Nov. 09, 2022 19:36 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court announced Wednesday that he has submitted new applications for arrest warrants stemming from his investigations of alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Libya. Karim Khan told the U.N. Security...

ICC prosecutor seeks to resume Venezuela investigation

Nov. 01, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor sought Tuesday to reopen his investigation into allegations of torture and extrajudicial killings committed by Venezuelan security forces under President Nicolás Maduro’s rule. Prosecutor Karim...

ICC judges approve request to reopen Afghanistan probe

Oct. 31, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Judges have approved a request by the International Criminal Court's prosecutor to reopen an investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan, saying Afghan authorities are not carrying out meaningful probes into the alleged crimes. ...

'Kill everyone': Russian violence in Ukraine was strategic

Oct. 27, 2022 06:11 AM EDT

ZDVYZHIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Even by the standards of the important military officers who came and went in this tiny village, the man walking behind the Kamaz truck stood out. Soldiers providing security peered from behind fences, their guns bristling in every direction. Two Ka-52...

Ethiopia turns over alleged people smuggler to Netherlands

Oct. 05, 2022 07:41 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ethiopia has turned over to Dutch judicial authorities a 38-year-old Eritrean man suspected of playing a leading role in a major international criminal network that smuggled Eritreans to the Netherlands. “The journey involved brutal violence —...