Latest International law News

Intl court prosecutor seeks to reactivate Philippines probe

Jun. 24, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Friday he has asked judges for authorization to resume his investigation “as quickly as possible” into the so-called war on drugs in the Philippines. Judges last September authorized Prosecutor Karim...

The AP Interview: Estonian PM says Russia not weary of war

Jun. 23, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — The West should not underestimate Russia’s military capabilities in Ukraine, Estonia’s leader told The Associated Press, saying that as the war enters its fifth month, Moscow’s forces are in it for the long haul. Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas...

Former Colombian rebel leaders recognize role in kidnappings

Jun. 21, 2022 23:38 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A group of former leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia said Tuesday that the guerrilla organization was responsible for war crimes, including the kidnapping of thousands of civilians for ransom and also holding politicians as hostages for several years in...

'Everything is on fire': Ukraine region weathers bombardment

Jun. 21, 2022 22:11 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian attacks laid down a curtain of fire Tuesday across areas of eastern Ukraine where pockets of resistance are denying Moscow full military control of the region, almost four months after the Kremlin unleashed its invasion. “Today everything that can...

Israeli forces kill Palestinian near separation barrier

Jun. 19, 2022 08:45 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man on Sunday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said, after the Israeli military said he tried to illegally cross the separation barrier that divides Israel and the occupied West Bank. In a statement, the military...

Kosovo official says ex-leaders' trial is taking too long

Jun. 17, 2022 08:59 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A senior Kosovo official on Friday criticized the length of the international trial process for detained former independence fighters charged with war crimes during and after the 1998-1999 war in the Balkan country. Kosovo’s parliament speaker Glauk...

Dutch agency prevented Russian spy from working at ICC

Jun. 16, 2022 11:20 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch intelligence agency said Thursday that it foiled a sophisticated attempt by a Russian spy using a false Brazilian identity to work as an intern at the International Criminal Court, which is investigating allegations of Russian war crimes in Ukraine. ...

French president says he sees signs of 'war crimes' in Kyiv suburb, decries 'massacres' by Russian forces

Jun. 16, 2022 05:30 AM EDT
IRPIN, Ukraine (AP) — French president says he sees signs of 'war crimes' in Kyiv suburb, decries 'massacres' by Russian forces.

US, Germany sending weapons to Ukraine as Russia advances

Jun. 15, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Russian military said it used long-range missiles Wednesday to destroy a depot in the western Lviv region of Ukraine where ammunition for NATO-supplied weapons was stored, and the governor of a key eastern city acknowledged Russian forces are advancing in heavy fighting....

International court drops case against slain Libyan general

Jun. 15, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court on Wednesday dropped its war crimes case against a Libyan general after prosecutors confirmed he was dead. The decision came more than a year after Libyan officials reported that assailants killed Mahmoud al-Werfalli, a...