International criminal law http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26259/all en France seeks ICC involvement on Syria war crimes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140415/france-seeks-icc-involvement-syria-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>France will table a proposal before the United Nations Security Council authorizing the International Criminal Court to investigate crimes against humanity in Syria, French ambassador to the UN Gerard Araud said Tuesday.</p> <p>Araud told reporters that France hoped to introduce the resolution in the next few weeks, following a presentation to council members of a gruesome dossier containing thousands of photos showing detainees who had been starved or tortured in prisons run by the Syrian regime.</p> <p>"We are going to try to obtain authorization for the ICC to act," Araud 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, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140415/france-seeks-icc-involvement-syria-war-crimes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia International criminal law International relations AFP Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:03:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6122508 at http://www.globalpost.com France seeks ICC involvement on Syria war crimes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140415/france-seeks-icc-involvement-syria-war-crimes-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>France will table a proposal before the United Nations Security Council authorizing the International Criminal Court to investigate crimes against humanity in Syria, French ambassador to the UN Gerard Araud said Tuesday.</p> <p>Araud told reporters that France hoped to introduce the resolution in the next few weeks, following a presentation to council members of a gruesome dossier containing thousands of photos showing detainees who had been starved or tortured in prisons run by the Syrian regime.</p> <p>"We are going to try to obtain authorization for the ICC to act," Araud 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, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140415/france-seeks-icc-involvement-syria-war-crimes-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia International criminal law International relations AFP Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:03:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6122509 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain judge defies pressure to scrap Guantanamo case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140415/spain-judge-defies-pressure-scrap-guantanamo-case <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 Spanish judge on Tuesday defied pressure to scrap a probe into alleged torture in the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay which targets former US president George W. Bush.</p> <p>Judge Pablo Ruz at the National Court, in a written decision, refused to scrap the case despite a recent reform to restrict such human rights probes in Spain.</p> <p>He also vowed to press on with two other investigations into alleged genocide in the former Spanish colony of Western Sahara from the 1970s.</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, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140415/spain-judge-defies-pressure-scrap-guantanamo-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminal law International criminal law Law AFP Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:36:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6122346 at http://www.globalpost.com UN chief urges C.Africa to prevent new African genocide http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140405/un-chief-urges-cafrica-prevent-new-african-genocide <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>UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged the leaders of the strife-torn Central African Republic to prevent a new genocide on the continent, 20 years after Rwanda.</p> <p>"It is your responsibility as leaders to ensure that there are no such anniversaries in this country," said Ban, in Bangui for a brief visit en route to Rwanda to commemorate the anniversary of that country's genocide.</p> <p>jpc-mc/gd/boc</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, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Crimes Genocide International criminal law AFP Sat, 05 Apr 2014 18:55:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6114310 at http://www.globalpost.com Uganda probes alleged army atrocities in LRA rebel war http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140326/uganda-probes-alleged-army-atrocities-lra-rebel-war <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>Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered investigations into alleged atrocities committed by the army during 20 years of war against Lords Resistance Army rebels, officials said Wednesday.</p> <p>Tens of thousands of people were killed and nearly two million displaced in the fight in northern Uganda between the rebels and security forces, before rebel chief Joseph Kony and key fighters shifted into neighbouring nations around 2005.</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, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140326/uganda-probes-alleged-army-atrocities-lra-rebel-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Criminal Court International criminal law Lord's Resistance Army Politics AFP Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:24:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6105455 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. airlift support to bolster African hunt for violent warlord http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140325/us-airlift-support-bolster-african-hunt-violent-warlord <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 David Alexander</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military is deploying four tilt-rotor transport planes to Uganda in response to African Union requests for airlift support in the hunt for the elusive leader of the violent Lord's Resistance Army extremist group, the Pentagon said on Monday.</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, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140325/us-airlift-support-bolster-african-hunt-violent-warlord" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Criminal Court International criminal law Lord's Resistance Army War Thomson Reuters Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:04:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6103822 at http://www.globalpost.com US sends more forces to Uganda for Kony hunt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140324/us-sends-more-forces-uganda-kony-hunt-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>Washington is sending more special forces commandos and tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft to Uganda to help hunt for fugitive warlord Joseph Kony, The Washington Post reported.</p> <p>At least four CV-22 Ospreys and refueling aircraft, as well as 150 Air Force special forces personnel and other airmen to fly and maintain the planes will arrive in the African country at mid-week, the Post reported on its website Sunday.</p> <p>The force began to deploy late Sunday, Amanda Dory, deputy assistant secretary of defense for African affairs, told the newspaper.</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, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140324/us-sends-more-forces-uganda-kony-hunt-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International criminal law Joseph Kony Lord's Resistance Army Technology AFP Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:04:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6103163 at http://www.globalpost.com US sends more forces to Uganda for Kony hunt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140324/us-sends-more-forces-uganda-kony-hunt <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>Washington is sending more elite commandos and tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft to Uganda to help hunt for Joseph Kony, the fugitive warlord accused of rape, murder and the kidnapping of children.</p> <p>At least four CV-22 Ospreys and refueling planes, as well as 150 Air Force special forces personnel and other airmen to fly and maintain the planes are scheduled to arrive in the African country mid-week, Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steven Warren told AFP on Monday. </p> <p>The Washington Post initially reported the story on its website Sunday.</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, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140324/us-sends-more-forces-uganda-kony-hunt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International criminal law Joseph Kony Lord's Resistance Army Technology AFP Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:04:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6103162 at http://www.globalpost.com U.N. may push for special tribunal for N. Korea: source http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140323/un-may-push-special-tribunal-n-korea-source <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, March 23 (Yonhap) -- The United Nations may seek to establish a special court to try North Korean leaders responsible for atrocities against people there, a diplomatic source in New York said Sunday.</p> <p>It would be a more realistic way to deal with the issue than a push to bring it to the International Criminal Court (ICC), which will apparently be vetoed by China, according to the source.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140323/un-may-push-special-tribunal-n-korea-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminal law Ethics International criminal law United Nations Yonhap News Agency Mon, 24 Mar 2014 03:16:37 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6103012 at http://www.globalpost.com ISIL jihadists conduct 'mass executions' in Syria: UN probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140318/isil-jihadists-conduct-mass-executions-syria-un-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 jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) carried out "mass executions" in Syria in January, the United Nations said Tuesday, adding that it was investigating allegations of mass graves.</p> <p>The group "conducted mass executions of detainees, thereby perpetrating war crimes," the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria said in an update on the human rights situation in the country.</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, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140318/isil-jihadists-conduct-mass-executions-syria-un-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminal law Disaster Ethics International criminal law AFP Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:22:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6098762 at http://www.globalpost.com Top Hungarian communist on trial over 1956 revolt deaths http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140318/top-hungarian-communist-trial-over-1956-revolt-deaths <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 senior figure in Hungary's former communist regime went on trial Tuesday charged with war crimes over the brutal crackdown of the 1956 anti-Soviet uprising.</p> <p>Prosecutors accuse Bela Biszku, 92, of "active involvement" in decisions to order security forces to open fire on crowds in two incidents in December 1956 during which some 50 people died.</p> <p>In total during the uprising, more than 2,000 civilians were killed after Soviet tanks rolled into the country. Some 300 were executed, more than 20,000 were jailed and 200,000 fled the country. </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, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140318/top-hungarian-communist-trial-over-1956-revolt-deaths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Béla Biszku Historical revisionism International criminal law AFP Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:22:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6098446 at http://www.globalpost.com Vatican, Anglicans, Muslims unite to fight slavery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140317/vatican-anglicans-muslims-unite-fight-slavery <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>Catholics, Anglicans and Muslims came together Monday to fight slavery with the launch of a global network to tackle human trafficking, forced prostitution and child labour.</p> <p>The Global Freedom Network, the brainchild of billionaire Australian magnate Andrew Forrest, will pressure governments and businesses to free millions of men, women and children held in bondage around the world by 2020.</p> <p>"Today, the economic exploitation of our fellow human beings causes almost 30 million people to be enslaved, more than at any time in human history," Forrest said at the launch.</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, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140317/vatican-anglicans-muslims-unite-fight-slavery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crimes against humanity International criminal law Labor Religion Slavery Social Issues AFP Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:34:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6097930 at http://www.globalpost.com Christians and Muslims join forces to combat modern slavery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140317/christians-and-muslims-join-forces-combat-modern-slavery <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 James Mackenzie</p> <p>VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Roman Catholic Church, Church of England and al-Azhar, the Cairo-based seat of Sunni Muslim learning, came together on Monday for a rare display of interfaith action among them in calling for an end to modern slavery within 20 years.</p> <p>Their joint statement setting up the "Global Freedom Network" they declared that "physical, economic and sexual exploitation of men, women and children" trapped 30 million people worldwide in slavery.</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, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140317/christians-and-muslims-join-forces-combat-modern-slavery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crimes against humanity Ethics International criminal law Religion Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:50:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6097811 at http://www.globalpost.com C.Africa being emptied of Muslims, UN warns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140310/cafrica-being-emptied-muslims-un-warns <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>Violence in the Central African Republic has forced almost all of the country's Muslim minority to flee amid fears the conflict could turn into ethnic cleansing, a top UN official warned Monday.</p> <p>The country is "being emptied of its Muslim population," warned Adama Dieng, the UN advisor on the prevention of genocide.</p> <p>"Unless those who are perpetrating these serious crimes are made to account for those crimes, it is unlikely that we will not reach... genocide," he 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, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140310/cafrica-being-emptied-muslims-un-warns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminal law Ethics International criminal law Social Issues War AFP Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:18:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6091676 at http://www.globalpost.com DR Congo warlord Katanga complicit in war crimes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140307/dr-congo-warlord-katanga-complicit-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>The International Criminal Court on Friday convicted Congolese ex-militia boss Germain Katanga of being an accessory to war crimes and crimes against humanity for a 2003 village massacre.</p> <p>"The chamber by majority finds Germain Katanga guilty... of complicity in the crimes committed on February 24, 2003," said judge Bruno Cotte.</p> <p>Katanga was convicted of murder and pillaging but cleared of rape, sexual slavery and using child soldiers in the attack.</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, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140307/dr-congo-warlord-katanga-complicit-war-crimes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminal law Ethics International criminal law Social Issues AFP Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:51:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6089421 at http://www.globalpost.com