Latest The Hague News

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The widows of four Nigerian activists executed in 1995 have withdrawn their appeal in a Dutch civil case in which they alleged that oil giant Shell was complicit in the men's deaths, ending a yearslong legal battle for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

Trial in slaying of Dutch reporter must start over

Nov. 03, 2022 06:57 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The trial of the alleged shooter and getaway driver in the slaying of a prominent Dutch crime reporter must start anew after one of the judges hearing the case emigrated, a court in Amsterdam ruled Thursday. The decision means a long delay in the case...

Climate activists get a month in prison for Vermeer protest

Nov. 02, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Two Belgian activists who targeted Johannes Vermeer's iconic “Girl with a Pearl Earring” painting in a climate protest last week were sentenced Wednesday to two months in prison, with prosecutors saying their action “crossed a line” of acceptable protest. ...

'Girl with a Pearl Earring' targeted by climate activists

Oct. 27, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Climate activists targeted Johannes Vermeer's masterpiece “Girl with a Pearl Earring” with glue and liquid on Thursday but one of the world's most iconic paintings was not damaged in the latest of such publicity-seeking stunts. A video posted on...

Mexico activists file Hague case over disappearances

Oct. 19, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican activists filed a criminal complaint Wednesday at the International Court of Justice at The Hague, arguing authorities cooperated with or allowed drug cartels to abduct people who were never seen again. The case involves hundreds of people who...

Heir to Dutch throne forced to stay home amid security fears

Oct. 14, 2022 06:27 AM EDT

THE HAGUE (AP) — The teenage heir to the Dutch throne has been forced to give up on Amsterdam's student life and live instead at her parents' palace, the latest indication of just how much of a threat organized crime poses to Dutch society. Queen Maxima said her eldest daughter,...