International law http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24245/all en China holds man in secret under new law despite reform talk http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/china-holds-man-secret-under-new-law-despite-reform-talk <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Sui-Lee Wee</p> <p>BEIJING, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A Chinese man who agitated for an<br /> investigation into the suspicious death of an activist has been<br /> detained at an unknown location, his lawyer said on Monday,<br /> describing him as possibly the first to be held under a<br /> controversial new law that allows secret detention.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/china-holds-man-secret-under-new-law-despite-reform-talk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ai Weiwei Chinese art Criminal law Detention Family Relation International law Justice Law Person Attributes Person Career Person Relation Punishments Quotation Weiquan movement Zhu Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:05:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731570 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain urges Chad to arrest Sudan's Bashir http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/britain-urges-chad-arrest-sudans-bashir <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Britain called on Chad on Saturday to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir while he visits N'Djamena for a regional summit and to hand him over to the International Criminal Court.</p> <p>Chad is one of the countries signed up to the ICC's founding treaty which are legally bound to arrest Bashir, who is wanted for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in the long-running Darfur conflict.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/britain-urges-chad-arrest-sudans-bashir" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminal law International law International relations Omar al-Bashir AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 17:31:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757652 at http://www.globalpost.com "Time has come" to refer Syria war crimes to ICC - Del Ponte http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/blank-headline-received-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>GENEVA, Feb 18 (Reuters) - U.N. human rights investigator Carla del Ponte said on Monday the "time has come" for the Security Council to refer war crimes in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for prosecution.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/blank-headline-received-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carla Del Ponte International criminal law International law Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 10:45:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5758809 at http://www.globalpost.com ICC should launch Syria war crimes probe: del Ponte http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/icc-should-launch-syria-war-crimes-probe-del-ponte <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The International Criminal Court should be called in to probe war crimes in Syria, former UN prosecutor Carla del Ponte said Monday.</p> <p>"The international community -- and the UN Security Council -- must take the decision to refer this to justice," del Ponte, member of a UN-mandated commission of inquiry on the Syria conflict, told reporters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/icc-should-launch-syria-war-crimes-probe-del-ponte" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carla del Ponte Criminal law International criminal law International law AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 11:01:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758839 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED-UPDATE 5-Time to refer Syrian war crimes to ICC -U.N. inquiry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/update-3-time-refer-syrian-war-crimes-icc-un-inquiry-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(corrects name of Milosevic tribunal in 11th paragraph)</p> <p>* U.N. investigators say both sides commit war crimes</p> <p>* Draw up secret list of suspects "in leadership positions"</p> <p>* Report urges Security Council to ensure accountability</p> <p>* Suggests referring "very high officials" to Hague court</p> <p>By Stephanie Nebehay</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/update-3-time-refer-syrian-war-crimes-icc-un-inquiry-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Criminal law Entertainment International criminal law International law Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 14:45:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5759024 at http://www.globalpost.com UN inquiry team urges Syria war crimes probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/un-inquiry-team-urges-syria-war-crimes-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The UN's former chief prosecutor Carla del Ponte said Monday that the International Criminal Court should be called in to probe war crimes in Syria and bring the perpetrators to justice.</p> <p>Issuing a report by a UN commission of inquiry that found war crimes by both government forces and rebels were spiralling amid an increasingly radicalised and sectarian conflict, del Ponte said it was time to act.</p> <p>"We suggest the International Criminal Court. We can't decide, but we are pressuring the international community to act, because it's time to act," said del Ponte.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/un-inquiry-team-urges-syria-war-crimes-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminal law Ethics International law Social Issues AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:45:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5759131 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Uruguay's Supreme Court rules against dictatorship trials http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/update-1-uruguays-supreme-court-rules-against-dictatorship-tria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Says law allowing fresh rights trials unconstitutional</p> <p>* Ruling seen reestablishing controversial amnesty</p> <p>* Rights activists condemn verdict (Adds reaction)</p> <p>By Malena Castaldi</p> <p>MONTEVIDEO, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Uruguay's Supreme Court said on Friday that a law allowing fresh investigations of dictatorship-era human rights crimes violates the constitution, a ruling that puts dozens of cases into doubt.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/update-1-uruguays-supreme-court-rules-against-dictatorship-tria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality International law International relations Law Politics Thomson Reuters Sat, 23 Feb 2013 01:15:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5763955 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama urged to back tough arms trade treaty at UN talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/obama-urged-back-tough-arms-trade-treaty-at-un-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Arms treaty would set binding standards for arms trade</p> <p>* NRA vows to oppose global arms trade treaty</p> <p>* U.S. says could support a treaty, sets conditions</p> <p>By Louis Charbonneau</p> <p>UNITED NATIONS, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Three dozen arms control and human rights groups have written to U.S. President Barack Obama ahead of new arms-trade negotiations at the United Nations next month, urging him to back a tough treaty that would end loopholes in international weapons sales.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/obama-urged-back-tough-arms-trade-treaty-at-un-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms control Business Entertainment Environment Health International law International relations Law Politics Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:15:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5766510 at http://www.globalpost.com Qaeda suspect loses Dutch extradition battle to US http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/qaeda-suspect-loses-dutch-extradition-battle-us <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dutch-Pakistani Al-Qaeda suspect Sabir Khan on Tuesday lost a bid to stop his extradition to the United States, where he is accused of planning acts of terror, including a suicide attack on a US base in Afghanistan.</p> <p>"The presiding judge dismisses the plaintiff's bid," Dutch judge Gerard van Ham said in the Hague district court verdict published online.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/qaeda-suspect-loses-dutch-extradition-battle-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Criminal law Extradition International law Sabir Khan AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 13:15:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766904 at http://www.globalpost.com UN Syria investigators seek access to Security Council http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/un-syria-investigators-seek-access-security-council <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A UN commission of inquiry on Syria called Monday for direct access to the UN Security Council to make the case for referring crimes committed in the war-torn country to the International Criminal Court.</p> <p>"We want access... directly to the Security Council and the General Assembly," said Vitit Muntarbhorn, one of the four investigators who make up the commission.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/un-syria-investigators-seek-access-security-council" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethics International criminal law International law United Nations AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 15:16:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5779785 at http://www.globalpost.com UN staring down a barrel over arms treaty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/un-staring-down-barrel-over-arms-treaty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United Nations starts a last-chance bid Monday to agree on a treaty to regulate the $80 billion a year conventional arms trade, but the United States and other major powers have thrown up immediate obstacles.</p> <p>The 193 UN members will have 11 days to hammer out a treaty that could force countries to evaluate, before making a sale, whether weapons will be used for human rights violations, or terrorism or organized crime.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/un-staring-down-barrel-over-arms-treaty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms control International law International relations War AFP Sat, 16 Mar 2013 06:15:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5785155 at http://www.globalpost.com Peru extradites Israeli ex-judge to face fraud trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/peru-extradites-israeli-ex-judge-face-fraud-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A former Israeli judge wanted by Israel on fraud charges arrived back in the Jewish state on Sunday to face trial after he was extradited from his refuge in Peru, officials said.</p> <p>A police spokesman said that Dan Cohen, who fled to Lima in 2005, was arrested on arrival at Ben Gurion airport.</p> <p>A justice ministry official told AFP that the one-time district court judge was in custody and there would be a remand hearing on Thursday in a Tel Aviv court.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/peru-extradites-israeli-ex-judge-face-fraud-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Criminal law Extradition International law AFP Sun, 17 Mar 2013 20:46:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5786244 at http://www.globalpost.com Nations gather for final U.N. arms trade treaty negotiations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/nations-gather-final-un-arms-trade-treaty-negotiations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Louis Charbonneau</p> <p>UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Negotiators from around 150 countries gathered in New York on Monday for a final push to hammer out a binding international treaty to end unregulated conventional arms sales, a pact that a powerful U.S. pro-gun lobby is urging Washington to reject.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/nations-gather-final-un-arms-trade-treaty-negotiations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms control Arms Trade Treaty International law International relations Law Politics Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Mar 2013 05:45:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5786458 at http://www.globalpost.com DR Congo warlord leaves Kigali for The Hague: Rwanda FM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/dr-congo-warlord-leaves-kigali-the-hague-rwanda-fm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Democratic Republic of Congo rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda left Rwanda Friday with International Criminal Court officials for trial in The Hague, officials said.</p> <p>"Bosco Ntaganda has just taken off from Kigali in custody of ICC officials," Louise Mushikiwabo said in a message on her Twitter account, referring to the Congo warlord dubbed 'The Terminator.'</p> <p>Ntaganda surprised US embassy staff in Kigali on Monday when he walked in off the street and asked for help in reaching the ICC, where he is wanted on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/dr-congo-warlord-leaves-kigali-the-hague-rwanda-fm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminal law International criminal law International law AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:01:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5790960 at http://www.globalpost.com Key facts on the ICC: Africa in the dock http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/key-facts-the-icc-africa-the-dock <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The International Criminal Court, which took custody of Congolese rebel warlord Bosco Ntaganda on Friday to fly him to the court's detention unit in The Hague, has opened probes in eight countries, all of them in Africa, since it was created in 2002.</p> <p>DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO</p> <p>Ntaganda turned himself in at the US embassy in Rwanda asking to be sent to The Hague, with the court announcing Friday his plane had left Kigali for the Netherlands.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/key-facts-the-icc-africa-the-dock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminal law International criminal law International law Social Issues AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:16:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5790977 at http://www.globalpost.com