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.

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‘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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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