Kenya Elects New President, but Disputes Erupt

Kenya is often held up as a beacon of democracy in Africa, but as the latest election showed, it is not always pretty. Disputes started even before a winner was named.

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Investigators of War Crimes in Ukraine Face Formidable Challenges

A slew of international agencies are joining Ukrainian prosecutors to look into accusations of war crimes. It may be the biggest effort ever to hold war criminals to account.

#civilian-casualties, #international-criminal-court, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Russian Atrocities Prompt Bipartisan Push to Expand U.S. War Crimes Law

A bill being drafted in the Senate would allow U.S. courts to try war crimes cases even if neither the perpetrators nor the victims are American.

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In Ukraine War, a Long Journey Begins in Prosecuting Rape

U.N. officials and human rights investigators are rushing more resources to authorities in Ukraine to help prosecute sex crimes.

#human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-criminal-court, #kharkiv-ukraine, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sex-crimes, #ukraine, #united-nations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

On the Trail of Russian War Crimes

Lyudmyla Denisova, Ukraine’s top human rights official, is determined to right historical wrongs and make sure Russians are held to account.

#bucha-ukraine, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-criminal-court, #kyiv-ukraine, #lyudmyla-denisova, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sex-crimes, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Why Ukraine War Crimes Trials Could Take Many Years

Long after the fighting ends, any prosecutions and trials arising from it could be barely beginning. Here is a look at the complexities of bringing aggressors to justice.

#hague-netherlands, #international-criminal-court, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #ukraine, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

U.S. Weighs Shift to Support Hague Court as It Investigates Russian Atrocities

The government is hamstrung from helping the world’s war-crimes court by two laws and a policy aimed at barring it from charging Americans.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #international-criminal-court, #office-of-legal-counsel-us, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Why Calls for War Crimes Justice Over Ukraine Face Long Odds

If those in power act as if they are immune to the laws of war, it may be because they often are. But following through is not necessarily an empty exercise.

#international-criminal-court, #milosevic-slobodan, #nuremberg-war-crimes-tribunal-1945-49, #russia, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #zelensky-volodymyr

Document War Crimes in Ukraine (Even if Putin Never Faces Justice)

Posterity must know what really happened in Ukraine. Justice must be given a chance.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bucha-ukraine, #international-criminal-court, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #security-council-un, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

What Are War Crimes, and How Are They Prosecuted?

World leaders have vowed to hold President Vladimir V. Putin responsible for any atrocities by Russian forces. Past experience shows such cases take years to build and prosecute.

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Darfur War Crimes Trial Begins in Hague

A brutal campaign against a rebellion in Western Sudan displaced millions and left the world aghast. Two decades later, the first and only war crimes trial has gotten underway.

#bashir-omar-hassan-al, #darfur-sudan, #hague-netherlands, #international-criminal-court, #kushayb-ali, #sudan, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Russia Committed ‘Apparent War Crimes,’ Human Rights Watch Says

The organization’s report is based on a series of interviews with eye witnesses, victims and local residents of Russia-occupied territories between Feb. 27 and March 14.

#bucha-ukraine, #human-rights-watch, #international-criminal-court, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

U.S. Says Russia Committed War Crimes, but Consequences Are Unclear

A day after President Biden’s remark, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he agreed. Experts warned of hurdles to a successful prosecution.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-court-of-justice-un, #international-criminal-court, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Won’t Run for Senate

The populist president also promised a peaceful transition of power when his term ends next year.

#duterte-rodrigo, #elections, #international-criminal-court, #philippines, #politics-and-government

Qaddafi Son to Run for President in Libya

Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi, the former heir apparent of the deposed Libyan dictator Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, filed his candidacy papers on Sunday for the election expected next month.

#hifter-khalifa, #international-criminal-court, #libya, #mercenaries-and-private-military-contractors, #politics-and-government, #qaddafi-seif-al-islam-el, #united-nations, #wagner-group

Sara Duterte and Ferdinand Marcos Jr. May Join Forces in Philippines

Ferdinand Marcos Jr., who hopes to succeed Rodrigo Duterte as president, said Sara Duterte would effectively be his running mate.

#duterte-rodrigo, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-criminal-court, #international-relations, #marcos-ferdinand-jr, #philippines, #politics-and-government, #sara-duterte, #united-states-international-relations

U.N. Rights Panel Pressures Sudan Over Coup

The Human Rights Council appointed an expert to investigate abuses in the country since the military seized power on Oct. 25, and members called for the prime minister’s release.

#bachelet-michelle, #bashir-omar-hassan-al, #civilian-casualties, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #farhan-haq, #guterres-antonio, #hamdok-abdalla, #international-criminal-court, #international-relations, #politics-and-government, #sudan, #united-nations, #united-nations-human-rights-council, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

The Charges Against Bolsonaro Are a Welcome Start

The Brazilian president’s catastrophic leadership has been painstakingly laid bare.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-criminal-court, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Philippines Is Defiant as Hague Court Announces Full Drug War Inquiry

The International Criminal Court will investigate the killings of thousands under President Rodrigo Duterte. His lawyer says it has no authority to do so.

#duterte-rodrigo, #hague-netherlands, #international-criminal-court, #philippines, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

Ex-Mayor on Duterte’s ‘Narco Politician’ List Is Killed in the Philippines

The death came three days after the International Criminal Court’s departing chief prosecutor requested a full investigation into the bloody war on drugs in the Philippines.

#deaths-fatalities, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #duterte-rodrigo, #international-criminal-court, #mayors, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #philippines, #police

Reversing Trump, Biden Repeals Sanctions on Human Rights Prosecutor

The move revokes an executive order that put the United States at odds with many of its European allies.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #bensouda-fatou, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #international-criminal-court, #pompeo-mike, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Refugees Flee Central African Republic, a Crisis the World Neglects

An unlikely alliance of rebels is laying siege to the capital, displacing about 200,000 people, after a disrupted election. Here is an explanation of a humanitarian crisis that gets scant attention.

#africa, #central-african-republic, #international-criminal-court, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #seleka, #touadera-faustin-archange

I.C.C. Rules It Has Jurisdiction to Examine Possible Israel War Crimes

The International Criminal Court on Friday said it has the authority to investigate alleged crimes in the occupied territories, in a ruling condemned by Israel and praised by Palestinians.

#abbas-mahmoud, #bensouda-fatou, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #international-criminal-court, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinian-authority, #state-department, #west-bank

Bobi Wine Petitions The Hague, Citing Human Rights Violations

The leading opposition presidential candidate, Bobi Wine, urged the International Criminal Court to investigate human rights violations that have intensified in the run-up to this month’s election.

#amuriat-patrick-oboi, #elections, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-criminal-court, #kampala-uganda, #kyagulanyi-ssentamu-robert-bobi-wine, #museveni-yoweri, #uganda

I.C.C. Won’t Investigate China’s Detention of Muslims

The International Criminal Court’s decision angered rights activists, who had lobbied it to investigate Beijing’s repressive policies against Uighurs.

#bensouda-fatou, #china, #international-criminal-court, #muslims-and-islam, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xinjiang-china

Court Finds Evidence of Crimes Against Humanity in the Philippines

The International Criminal Court has released its latest report on President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs.

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #duterte-rodrigo, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-criminal-court, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #philippines, #police, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

When Does an Enemy’s Cultural Heritage Become One’s Own?

The cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh may offer new hope for the preservation of threatened monuments everywhere.

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Trump’s Sanctions on International Court May Do Little Beyond Alienating Allies

Critics say the administration has targeted a human rights lawyer with economic penalties meant for warlords, dictators and authoritarian governments.

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War Crimes Risk Grows for U.S. Over Saudi Strikes in Yemen

State Department officials have raised alarms about the legal risk in aiding airstrikes that kill civilians. The Trump administration recently suppressed findings as it sold more weapons to Gulf nations.

#arms-trade, #bombs-and-explosives, #bureau-of-political-military-affairs, #civilian-casualties, #defense-department, #house-of-representatives, #houthis, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-criminal-court, #international-relations, #iran, #law-and-legislation, #middle-east, #obama-barack, #pompeo-mike, #saudi-arabia, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-arab-emirates, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #yemen

‘Kill All You See’: In a First, Myanmar Soldiers Tell of Rohingya Slaughter

Video testimony from two soldiers supports widespread accusations that Myanmar’s military tried to eradicate the ethnic minority in a genocidal campaign.

#defense-and-military-forces, #international-criminal-court, #minorities, #myanmar, #rohingya-ethnic-group, #tatmadaw-myanmar, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Omar Hassan al-Bashir Goes on Trial in Sudan Over 1989 Coup

Omar Hassan al-Bashir, ousted in mass protests last year, is on trial for his role in the military coup that propelled him to power in 1989. He faces the death penalty if convicted.

#bashir-omar-hassan-al, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #darfur-sudan, #international-criminal-court, #khartoum-sudan, #muslims-and-islam, #sudan, #turabi-hassan-al, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Uighurs Push for International Criminal Court Case Accusing China of Genocide

The complaint at the International Criminal Court is the first of its kind to challenge Beijing on its crackdown on Muslims, but China does not accept the court’s jurisdiction.

#communist-party-of-china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-criminal-court, #minorities, #muslims-and-islam, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

Why Is Trump attacking the International Criminal Court?

Why is America attacking the International Criminal Court with economic pressure?

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U.S. to Sanction I.C.C. Investigators in War Crimes Inquiry

The International Criminal Court has collected evidence of torture, rape and other crimes by American forces during the war in Afghanistan.

#afghanistan, #barr-william-p, #bensouda-fatou, #central-intelligence-agency, #defense-department, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #esper-mark-t, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #international-criminal-court, #obrien-robert-c-1952, #pompeo-mike, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Sudanese War Crimes Suspect Arrested After 13 Years on the Run

Ali Kushayb, a Sudanese militia leader charged with 50 crimes against humanity and war crimes related to the conflict in Darfur, has surrendered to the authorities.

#darfur-sudan, #fugitives, #international-criminal-court, #sudan, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Germany Takes Rare Step in Putting Syrian Officers on Trial in Torture Case

Activists have described the case, which involves charges of crimes against humanity in the early stages of the Syrian civil war, as a first, limited step toward justice.

#assad-bashar-al, #germany, #international-criminal-court, #syria, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

I.C.C. Allows Afghanistan War Crimes Inquiry to Proceed

The decision by the International Criminal Court is the first time the prosecutor has been authorized to investigate U.S. forces.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #bensouda-fatou, #international-criminal-court, #taliban, #united-states, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity