International Criminal Court prosecutor requests permission to launch investigation into Philippines drug war killings

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court asked it on Monday for authorization to open a full investigation into drug war killings in the Philippines, saying crimes against humanity could have been committed. According to Philippines government data, from the time President Rodrigo Duterte took office in 2016 until the end of April this year,… Read More International Criminal Court prosecutor requests permission to launch investigation into Philippines drug war killings

International Criminal Court prosecutor opens formal investigation into war crimes in Palestinian Territories

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday opened a formal investigation into possible war crimes committed in the Palestinian Territories. The decision comes after the court ruled on February 5 that it has jurisdiction in the case, a move which prompted swift rejection from Washington and Jerusalem. The Palestinian Authority welcomed the ruling.… Read More International Criminal Court prosecutor opens formal investigation into war crimes in Palestinian Territories

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 chief prosecutor files request to overturn rejection of Afghan war crimes probe

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) filed a request on Friday seeking to overturn the rejection of her planned investigation into war crimes in Afghanistan allegedly committed by both Taliban insurgents and U.S. troops. In April, the court refused lead prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s request to open an investigation into alleged atrocities by… Read More International Criminal Court chief prosecutor files request to overturn rejection of Afghan war crimes probe

U.S. revokes visa of International Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda over Afghan war crimes probe

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Friday that her U.S. visa has been revoked, in what appears to a crackdown on the global tribunal by the Trump administration. In a statement confirming the revocation, Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s office stressed that she has an independent and impartial mandate under the court’s founding treaty, the… Read More U.S. revokes visa of International Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda over Afghan war crimes probe