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Small islands caught between tourism economy, climate change

Sep. 27, 2021 08:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Come visit the Maldives, its president entreated the world at this year's United Nations General Assembly, moments before switching to an impassioned plea for help combating climate change. The adjacent appeals illustrated a central dilemma for many small island developing...

ICC prosecutor seeks to resume Afghanistan war crimes probe

Sep. 27, 2021 08:17 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court sought urgent clearance Monday from the court's judges to resume investigations of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan, saying that under the country's new Taliban rulers “there is no...

Colombia, Nicaragua present cases in long maritime dispute

Sep. 20, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia and Nicaragua went before the International Court of Justice on Monday to present their arguments in a long running dispute over what the Nicaraguan government alleges are violations of its sovereignty in the western Caribbean. The case...

Amal Clooney appointed special adviser to ICC prosecutor

Sep. 17, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney was named Friday as one of 17 special advisers to the new chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Clooney was appointed as an adviser on the Darfur region of Sudan, where prosecutors...

Armenia takes Azerbaijan to UN court alleging discrimination

Sep. 17, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Armenia is taking its decades long territorial dispute with neighboring Azerbaijan — that erupted into armed conflict again last year — to the United Nations’ highest court. Armenia filed a case at the International Court of Justice...

Philippines' Duterte will 'die first' before facing ICC

Sep. 16, 2021 05:57 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte would rather “die first” before facing an international tribunal, his spokesman said Thursday, the day after the International Criminal Court announced it would investigate allegations of crimes against humanity during his...

ICC judges authorize probe into Philippines' 'war on drugs'

Sep. 15, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges on Wednesday authorized an investigation into the Philippines’ deadly “war on drugs” campaign, saying the crackdown “cannot be seen as a legitimate law enforcement operation.” The court’s...

UK, France trade barbs over migrant crossings of Channel

Sep. 09, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain and France traded barbs Thursday over what to do about a growing number of migrants trying to cross the English Channel in small boats. After the British government briefed British newspapers that U.K. Border Force vessels could intercept boats and...

Kosovar activists disrupt war crimes court officials' talks

Sep. 07, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovar activists on Tuesday tried to disrupt a meeting of war crimes court officials with civil society members, accusing the court adjudicating cases from Kosovo’s war of independence of equating the victim with the aggressor. The incident...

Sweden arrests 2 women suspected of war crimes in Syria

Sep. 07, 2021 04:59 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish authorities arrested two women from Sweden suspected of committing war crimes in Syria, the prosecutors office and local media said Tuesday, the first such arrests in the Scandinavian country. According to a statement from the prosecutor's...