International criminal law http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26259/all en UPDATE 3-India has jurisdiction to try Italian marines for fishermen deaths - court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-india-has-jurisdiction-try-italian-marines-fishermen-d <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>* Italy, India in dispute over jurisdiction of sailors</p> <p>* Trial to move to a special federal court</p> <p>* Decision to set up special court "encouraging"-Italy</p> <p>* Sailors will ask special court to be tried at home-lawyer (Adds Rome reaction, details)</p> <p>By Annie Banerji</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-india-has-jurisdiction-try-italian-marines-fishermen-d" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Gulf of Aden Hospitality International criminal law Kochi Law Piracy Piracy in Somalia Political geography Politics Supreme court Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 06:45:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735968 at http://www.globalpost.com Uganda kills Kony bodyguard in Central African Republic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/uganda-kills-kony-bodyguard-central-african-republic <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>* Former Kony bodyguard killed last week</p> <p>* Ugandan army officer says closing in on Kony</p> <p>* Rebel leader sought by Hague war crimes court</p> <p>KAMPALA, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Ugandan forces have killed a former bodyguard of Joseph Kony, a sign they are closing in on the fugitive rebel leader wanted for war crimes, an army commander said on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/uganda-kills-kony-bodyguard-central-african-republic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment International criminal law Joseph Kony Joseph Kony Lord's Resistance Army Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:30:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737220 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Gunmen release oil tanker seized off Ivory Coast -owner http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-gunmen-release-oil-tanker-seized-ivory-coast-owner <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>(Adds detail)</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Gunmen who hijacked an oil tanker last week near Ivory Coast's port of Abidjan have released it after taking the cargo, the Nigerian ship owner said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The vessel, the Itri, had been carrying about 5,000 tonnes of fuel when it was seized.</p> <p>"The entire cargo on board was discharged while the crew were locked up in the junior officers' mess room," said Rowaye Jubril, chairman of Brila Energy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-gunmen-release-oil-tanker-seized-ivory-coast-owner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International criminal law Piracy Piracy in Somalia Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:15:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737850 at http://www.globalpost.com French tanker believed hijacked by pirates off Ivory Coast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/blank-headline-received-1 <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>ABIDJAN, Feb 4 (Reuters) - A French-owned Luxembourg-flagged tanker with 17 crew members that went missing off Ivory Coast over the weekend is believed to have been hijacked by Nigerian pirates, the International Maritime Bureau said on Monday.</p> <p>"The owner lost contact on (February) 3rd. We believe it was hijacked with 17 crew on board," said Noel Choong, head of the IMB's piracy reports division based in Malaysia. (Reporting By Joe Bavier; editing by Daniel Flynn)</p> Africa International criminal law Piracy Piracy in Somalia Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 09:45:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745136 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Pirates seize French tanker, 17 crew off Ivory Coast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-1-french-tanker-believed-seized-pirates-ivory-coast <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>* Owner lost contact with the vessel on Sunday</p> <p>* Ship believed hijacked by Nigerian pirates</p> <p>* 17 crew members were on board</p> <p>By Joe Bavier</p> <p>ABIDJAN, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Suspected Nigerian pirates have hijacked a French-owned Luxembourg-flagged tanker along with its 17-member crew off Ivory Coast, Ivorian officials and the International Maritime Bureau said on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-1-french-tanker-believed-seized-pirates-ivory-coast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abidjan International criminal law International relations Piracy Piracy in Somalia Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:30:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745173 at http://www.globalpost.com French tanker hijacked off Ivory Coast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/french-tanker-hijacked-ivory-coast-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 French tanker with a mostly African crew has been hijacked off Ivory Coast, Ivorian and French officials said Monday, amid concern the area is becoming a new pirate hotspot.</p> <p>Ivory Coast officials said that 15 African and two Asian sailors were aboard the Gascogne tanker ship, which was sailing under a Luxembourg flag, though the French government said earlier that the crew consisted of 19 Togolese sailors.</p> <p>Sea Tankers, the French owners of the vessel, lost communication with the ship on Sunday morning. They have been unable to re-establish contact, they said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/french-tanker-hijacked-ivory-coast-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa International criminal law Piracy in Somalia AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 21:16:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745798 at http://www.globalpost.com Deadly riots ahead of Bangladesh war crimes verdict http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/deadly-riots-ahead-bangladesh-war-crimes-verdict <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 man was burned to death as riots rocked Dhaka ahead of a verdict Tuesday against a senior Islamist opposition official accused of genocide during Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence against Pakistan.</p> <p>Abdul Quader Molla, 64, assistant secretary general of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, could be sentenced to death by the controversial International Crimes Tribunal following charges of rape, genocide and murder.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/deadly-riots-ahead-bangladesh-war-crimes-verdict" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bangladesh Liberation War International criminal law Islam AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 04:15:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745980 at http://www.globalpost.com Bangladesh politician sentenced to life for war crimes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/bangladesh-politician-sentenced-life-war-crimes <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 Bangladeshi court sentenced a senior Islamist opposition official to life in prison Tuesday for mass murder and crimes against humanity during the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan.</p> <p>Abdul Quader Molla, 64, the fourth highest ranked leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, is the first politician to be found guilty by the International Crimes Tribunal, a much-criticised domestic court based in Dhaka.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/bangladesh-politician-sentenced-life-war-crimes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bangladesh Liberation War Criminal law International criminal law AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 07:30:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746096 at http://www.globalpost.com Riots erupt as Bangladeshi Islamist sentenced to life http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/riots-erupt-bangladeshi-islamist-sentenced-life <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>Riots broke out in several Bangladesh cities on Tuesday after a court sentenced a senior Islamist opposition official to life in prison for mass murder during the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan.</p> <p>Abdul Quader Molla, 64, the fourth-highest leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was the first politician to be found guilty by the International Crimes Tribunal, a much-criticised domestic court based in Dhaka.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/riots-erupt-bangladeshi-islamist-sentenced-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bangladesh Liberation War International criminal law International relations AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 08:45:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746127 at http://www.globalpost.com Uganda army 'recovers elephant tusks hidden by LRA rebels' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/uganda-army-recovers-elephant-tusks-hidden-lra-rebels <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>Uganda's army on Thursday recovered a cache of elephant tusks that it says was hidden by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group in the jungles of the Central African Republic.</p> <p>In a statement the army said that a squad of soldiers that is part of a mission hunting rebel leader Joseph Kony found the small stash of ivory following a tip-off from an LRA defector.</p> <p>"These tusks, believed to have been hidden by the LRA, were located in a remote area of the bush to the north of Djema," the statement said, referring to a town in the southeast of the Central African Republic.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/uganda-army-recovers-elephant-tusks-hidden-lra-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International criminal law Joseph Kony Lord's Resistance Army Politics Technology AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 18:16:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749218 at http://www.globalpost.com Senegal war crimes court starts work on Habre trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/senegal-war-crimes-court-starts-work-habre-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 special African court set up to try ex-Chadian president Hissene Habre for war crimes and crimes against humanity officially began its work on Friday in Senegal, where he has lived in exile for over two decades.</p> <p>The trial against Habre, delayed for years by Senegal where he has lived since being ousted in 1990, will set a historic precedent as until now African leaders accused of atrocities have only been tried in international courts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/senegal-war-crimes-court-starts-work-habre-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethics Hissene Habre International criminal law International relations AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 14:02:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750069 at http://www.globalpost.com Pirates kidnap three cargo ship crew in Gulf of Guinea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/pirates-kidnap-three-cargo-ship-crew-gulf-guinea <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>LONDON, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Pirates have attacked a British-owned cargo ship in the Gulf of Guinea, taking three crew members hostage, the vessel's owner said.</p> <p>The UK-flagged ship Esther C was boarded on Thursday by pirates who stole some property, took the seamen then left, said Isle of Wight-based Carisbrooke Shipping in a statement.</p> <p>Russia's foreign ministry said two of its citizens were among the hostages taken between the Cameroonian port of Douala and the port of Malabo in Equatorial Guinea.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/pirates-kidnap-three-cargo-ship-crew-gulf-guinea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International criminal law Piracy Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 17:15:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5750331 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Pirates kidnap three sailors off west Africa: shipping firm http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/urgent-pirates-kidnap-three-sailors-west-africa-shipping-firm <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>Pirates have attacked a British-flagged cargo ship off west Africa and kidnapped three members of the crew in the latest such incident to hit the region, a statement said on Friday.</p> <p>"Carisbrooke Shipping Ltd. regrets to report that their 2008-built, UK-flagged ... general cargo ship MV Esther C was boarded by pirates on the evening of February 7 whilst in international waters south in the Gulf of Guinea," a statement issued by MTI Network on behalf of the operators said. "Having stolen personal possessions, the pirates departed the vessel taking three crew members as hostage."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/urgent-pirates-kidnap-three-sailors-west-africa-shipping-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International criminal law Piracy Piracy in Somalia AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 17:15:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750336 at http://www.globalpost.com Pirates kidnap three sailors off west Africa: shipping firm http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/pirates-kidnap-three-sailors-west-africa-shipping-firm <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>Pirates have attacked a British-flagged cargo ship off west Africa and kidnapped three members of the crew in the latest such incident to hit the region, a statement said Friday.</p> <p>"Carisbrooke Shipping Ltd. regrets to report that their 2008 built, UK flag, ... general cargo ship 'MV Esther C' was boarded by pirates on the evening of February 7 whilst in international waters south in the Gulf of Guinea," a statement issued by MTI Network on behalf of the operators said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/pirates-kidnap-three-sailors-west-africa-shipping-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International criminal law Piracy Piracy in Somalia West Africa AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 17:31:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750356 at http://www.globalpost.com Three foreign sailors kidnapped off Nigeria: shipping firm http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/three-foreign-sailors-kidnapped-nigeria-shipping-firm-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>Pirates have attacked a British-flagged cargo ship off Nigeria and kidnapped one Romanian and two Russian crew members in the latest such incident to hit the region, a statement said Friday.</p> <p>"Carisbrooke Shipping Ltd. regrets to report that their 2008 built, UK flag, ... general cargo ship 'MV Esther C' was boarded by pirates on the evening of February 7 whilst in international waters south in the Gulf of Guinea," a statement issued by MTI Network on behalf of the operators said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/three-foreign-sailors-kidnapped-nigeria-shipping-firm-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International criminal law International relations Political geography War AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 18:01:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750401 at http://www.globalpost.com