ICC chief prosecutor Karim Khan suspends probe into Philippines drug war

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has suspended a probe at Manila’s request into suspected rights abuses during Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown on drugs. ICC judges approved a probe in September into the campaign in which thousands of suspected drug peddlers have died. Activists say many have been executed by law… Read More ICC chief prosecutor Karim Khan suspends probe into Philippines drug war

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

International Criminal Court approves war crimes probe into Philippines ‘war on drugs’ campaign

Judges at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday approved a formal investigation into possible crimes against humanity allegedly committed under the leadership of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in the context of his “war on drugs”. The ICC said in a statement that judges had approved a request by prosecutors to begin the investigation into potential… Read More International Criminal Court approves war crimes probe into Philippines ‘war on drugs’ campaign

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

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

ICC sentences former Ugandan rebel commander Dominic Ongwen to twenty-five years imprisonment

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday sentenced a former Ugandan child soldier who became a commander of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) to 25 years in prison for crimes including rape, sexual enslavement, child abduction, torture and murder. Dominic Ongwen, who was taken into ICC custody in 2015, was convicted in February of… Read More ICC sentences former Ugandan rebel commander Dominic Ongwen to twenty-five years imprisonment

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