International Criminal Court http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25446/all en 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-0 <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, the 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-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carla Del Ponte Carla del Ponte International Criminal Court United Nations AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 12:00:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758896 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ I.Coast ex-president Gbagbo present as ICC hearing opens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/urgent-icoast-ex-president-gbagbo-present-icc-hearing-opens <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>Laurent Gbagbo's pre-trial hearing on charges of crimes against humanity opened at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday, with the former Ivorian leader present.</p> <p>Presiding judge Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi opened the confirmation of charges hearing while Gbagbo, the first former head of state before the court, greeted journalists and supporters in the gallery.</p> <p>mbr/cjo/lc</p> International Criminal Court Laurent Gbagbo AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:16:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5759954 at http://www.globalpost.com I.Coast ex-president Gbagbo present as ICC hearing opens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/icoast-ex-president-gbagbo-present-icc-hearing-opens <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>Laurent Gbagbo's pre-trial hearing on charges of crimes against humanity opened at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday, with the former Ivorian leader present.</p> <p>Presiding judge Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi opened the confirmation of charges hearing while Gbagbo, the first former head of state before the court, greeted journalists and supporters in the gallery.</p> <p>Wearing a dark blue suit and a light blue tie, Gbagbo sat behind defence lawyers and appeared to be in good health.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/icoast-ex-president-gbagbo-present-icc-hearing-opens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Criminal Court Laurent Gbagbo Laurent Gbagbo AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:30:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5759961 at http://www.globalpost.com What awaits DR Congo's 'Terminator' in his Hague cell http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/what-awaits-dr-congos-terminator-his-hague-cell <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>Upon his expected arrival in the Netherlands on Friday, Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda will be taken to the International Criminal Court's detention unit, where he will be readied for an initial appearance before the court. </p> <p>Here is what he can expect:</p> <p>THE PRISON</p> <p>Located in The Hague's seaside suburb of Scheveningen, the ICC's detention unit forms part of a Dutch prison and currently holds four other ICC prisoners being tried before the court.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/what-awaits-dr-congos-terminator-his-hague-cell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminal law International Criminal Court Law Technology AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:31:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5791213 at http://www.globalpost.com ICC prosecutor warns as Central African rebels advance http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/icc-prosecutor-warns-central-african-rebels-advance <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>International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda warned on Friday that the court will "not hesitate" to investigate alleged crimes committed in the Central African Republic, where rebels were advancing on the capital Bangui.</p> <p>"I am deeply concerned about reports of the worsening situation in the Central African Republic and allegations of the commission of serious crimes," Bensouda said in a statement issued from The Hague.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/icc-prosecutor-warns-central-african-rebels-advance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fatou Bensouda International Criminal Court United Nations AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 19:46:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5791413 at http://www.globalpost.com Congo warlord denies guilt in first appearance at Hague court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/congolese-warlord-makes-first-appearance-at-hague-court <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 Thomas Escritt</p> <p>THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Bosco Ntaganda, a Congolese warlord known as "the Terminator" who evaded arrest on war crimes charges for seven years, denied guilt when he appeared for the first time at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday.</p> <p>Ntaganda unexpectedly gave himself up to diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda last week, walking in off the street and demanding to be handed over the ICC. Within days he was put on a plane to The Hague.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/congolese-warlord-makes-first-appearance-at-hague-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosco Ntaganda Bosco Ntaganda International Criminal Court International law Religion Social Issues Year of birth missing Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Mar 2013 11:15:56 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5794101 at http://www.globalpost.com Probe launched into ICC worker's DR Congo 'sex assault' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130620/probe-launched-icc-workers-dr-congo-sex-assault <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 said Thursday it has ordered an independent probe into allegations that a staff member sexually assaulted four people under the court's protection in the Democratic Republic of Congo.</p> <p>The Hague-based court said in a statement that an initial enquiry begun in April had "confirmed the seriousness of the allegations and the need for more detailed investigation".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130620/probe-launched-icc-workers-dr-congo-sex-assault" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Criminal law Ethics International Criminal Court Labor Law Social Issues AFP Thu, 20 Jun 2013 12:31:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5862312 at http://www.globalpost.com Anger after Kenyan ICC trial witness 'outed' online http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130918/anger-after-kenyan-icc-trial-witness-outed-online-0 <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 woman who appeared as a protected witness in the crimes against humanity trial of Kenya's vice president has been named by local media and bloggers, prompting a stark warning from the Hague-based tribunal.</p> <p>The woman was the prosecution's first witness in the case against William Ruto, and she delivered a harrowing testimony to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday. She was referred to only as "Witness P0536", her face pixellated and voice distorted.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130918/anger-after-kenyan-icc-trial-witness-outed-online-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Criminal Court Kenya Technology William Ruto AFP Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:47:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5937693 at http://www.globalpost.com Police to guard Kenyan wanted at ICC for witness intimidation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131009/police-guard-kenyan-wanted-at-icc-witness-intimidation <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>Kenya's High Court ordered police protection Wednesday for an ex-journalist wanted by the International Criminal Court for allegedly trying to bribe witnesses, as he appeals against his arrest warrant.</p> <p>The International Criminal Court last week said it had issued a warrant for the arrest of Walter Barasa for allegedly trying to bribe witnesses to drop their testimony in the crimes against humanity trial of Deputy President William Ruto.</p> <p>Barasa's application to block his arrest is slated to be heard on Thursday, court officials said. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131009/police-guard-kenyan-wanted-at-icc-witness-intimidation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Criminal Court Law Politics William Ruto AFP Wed, 09 Oct 2013 14:47:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5956153 at http://www.globalpost.com ICC has never targeted any African country http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131017/icc-has-never-targeted-any-african-country <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 president of the International Criminal Court said Thursday it has never "targeted any African country", claiming any such criticism was "regrettable".</p> <p>"We never chased any African country, we didn't do anything in this respect, they brought their own situation to us," Korean judge Sang-Hyun Song told AFP in Bucharest.</p> <p>iw/dh/cc</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> International Criminal Court AFP Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:25:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5963463 at http://www.globalpost.com UN Council rejects Africa challenge to Kenya ICC trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131115/un-council-rejects-africa-challenge-kenya-icc-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>The UN Security Council on Friday rejected an African demand to suspend the International Criminal Court trial of Kenya's president and vice president for one year.</p> <p>A resolution proposed by African states got only seven votes, two below the number needed to pass in the 15 member body. Eight council nations, all ICC members or supporters, abstained to ensure the failure of the African challenge to the ICC.</p> <p>tw/jm</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> International Criminal Court AFP Fri, 15 Nov 2013 16:01:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5990307 at http://www.globalpost.com US doubts warlord Kony negotiating surrender http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131121/us-doubts-warlord-kony-negotiating-surrender <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>US officials on Thursday voiced skepticism that wanted Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony is in negotiations with the Central African Republic over his surrender, saying the reports were not "credible."</p> <p>While the country's president Michel Djotodia is believed to be in talks with a small group of fighters from Kony's Lord Resistance Army, "we've no reason to believe that Joseph Kony is part of these negotiations," a senior US official told AFP.</p> <p>jkb/jm</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Acholi people International Criminal Court International criminal law Joseph Kony AFP Thu, 21 Nov 2013 18:01:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5996299 at http://www.globalpost.com End attacks on civilians in Central African Republic: Hague prosecutor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131209/end-attacks-civilians-central-african-republic-hague-prosecutor <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>AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The International Criminal Court's prosecutor called for an end to attacks on civilians in the Central African Republic on Monday, saying parties involved in the escalating violence risked being investigated and prosecuted.</p> <p>"The deteriorating security situation over the past several days has contributed to the escalation of unlawful killings, sexual violence, recruitment of child soldiers and other grave crimes, across the country," Fatou Bensouda said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131209/end-attacks-civilians-central-african-republic-hague-prosecutor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fatou Bensouda International Criminal Court War Thomson Reuters Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:33:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6014678 at http://www.globalpost.com US military to fly AU troops to C. Africa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131209/us-military-fly-au-troops-c-africa-1 <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 US military will help fly African Union peacekeeping troops to the Central African Republic as part of a French-led effort to restore security there, US officials said Monday.</p> <p>Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who was in Qatar on a tour of the region, has ordered American forces "to begin transporting forces from Burundi to the Central African Republic, in coordination with France," his spokesman said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131209/us-military-fly-au-troops-c-africa-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christian terrorism Disaster International Criminal Court International criminal law War AFP Mon, 09 Dec 2013 21:17:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6014873 at http://www.globalpost.com US military to fly AU troops to C. Africa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131209/us-military-fly-au-troops-c-africa-2 <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 US military will help fly African Union peacekeeping troops to the Central African Republic as part of a French-led effort to restore security there, US officials said Monday.</p> <p>Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, in Qatar on a tour of the region, has ordered American forces "to begin transporting forces from Burundi to the Central African Republic, in coordination with France," his spokesman said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131209/us-military-fly-au-troops-c-africa-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Environment Health International Criminal Court International criminal law Politics United States War AFP Tue, 10 Dec 2013 01:52:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6015083 at http://www.globalpost.com