UN rights body agrees to appoint special investigator to probe Afghan war crimes

The U.N. Human Rights Council agreed on Thursday to appoint a special rapporteur on Afghanistan to probe violations carried out by the Taliban and other parties to the conflict there. The vote on the resolution brought by the European Union was 28 states in favour with five against – including China, Pakistan and Russia –… Read More UN rights body agrees to appoint special investigator to probe Afghan war crimes

International Criminal Court prosecutor seeks approval to resume Afghan war crimes investigation

The International Criminal Court prosecutor on Monday said he was seeking approval to resume a war crimes investigation of Afghanistan, focusing on the actions of the Taliban and the Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-K) militia. A statement said the request was being made to the court’s judges in light of developments since the Taliban militants seized… Read More International Criminal Court prosecutor seeks approval to resume Afghan war crimes investigation

Afghan envoy meet ICC prosecutors to discuss war crimes investigation

The Afghan foreign minister and prosecutors from the International Criminal Court have met in The Hague to discuss the ICC’s war crimes investigation in Afghanistan, both sides said in a joint statement on Sunday. The ICC is investigating alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Afghanistan since 2003 by all sides in the… Read More Afghan envoy meet ICC prosecutors to discuss war crimes investigation

U.S. judge blocks sanctions targeting human rights lawyers, war crimes tribunal

A U.S. judge on Monday blocked the Trump administration from sanctioning human rights lawyers for supporting the work of the world’s war crimes tribunal, the International Criminal Court. U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla in Manhattan issued a preliminary injunction against the White House from imposing criminal or civil penalties against four law professors under… Read More U.S. judge blocks sanctions targeting human rights lawyers, war crimes tribunal

International Criminal Court set to launch investigation into alleged Afghan war crimes

Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court will investigate whether war crimes were committed in Afghanistan by the Taliban, Afghan military and U.S. forces after an appeals panel said on Thursday the “truth-seeking” inquiry should go ahead. The ICC decision, which came days after the United States agreed to pull its troops from the long-running conflict,… Read More International Criminal Court set to launch investigation into alleged Afghan war crimes

International Criminal Court judges reject investigation request of war crimes in Afghanistan

International Criminal Court judges on Friday rejected a request by the court’s prosecutor to open an investigation into possible war crimes during the conflict in Afghanistan, citing a lack of evidence and a poor outlook for state cooperation. ICC prosecutors spent a decade examining alleged war crimes by all parties in the conflict in Afghanistan,… Read More International Criminal Court judges reject investigation request of war crimes in Afghanistan