ARTICLES RELATING TO INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

ICC to try Laurent Gbagbo

2014-12-06 21:13

The International Criminal Court will try Ivory Coast ex-president Laurent Gbagbo for crimes against humanity.

Vote violence: Kenya 'failing to deliver justice'

2014-07-15 11:57

Amnesty International has condemned what it says is the Kenyan government’s continued failure to properly investigate and deliver justice to victims of the 2007-2008 post election violence.

ICC asylum seekers return to Kinshasa

2014-07-07 18:46

Three Congolese witnesses who testified before the International Criminal Court have been returned to Kinshasa after failed asylum bids in the Netherlands.

Group: Crimes against humanity in CAR

2014-06-24 14:58

War crimes and crimes against humanity are being committed with impunity in the Central African Republic, the International Federation of Human Rights says.

Liberia sentences 13 to life for border raids

2014-06-18 12:52

A Liberian judge has sentenced 13 men to life in prison for “mercenary activity” in neighbouring Ivory Coast, a report says.

Kenyan security chiefs under fire

2014-06-17 14:34

Kenya’s security chiefs are under mounting pressure to resign after Islamist militants carried out another brazen attack.

Congolese warlord on trial

2014-06-10 08:40

Prosecutors have presented enough evidence to justify putting on trial a Congolese militia leader accused of rape, murder and enlisting child soldiers.

ICC gives DRC warlord Katanga 12-yr jail term

2014-05-23 10:37

The ICC has sentenced Congolese warlord Germain Katanga to 12 years in jail for arming an ethnic militia that carried out a "particular cruel" 2003 village massacre.

UN: Warlord Kony hiding in S Sudan enclave

2014-05-07 08:31

Warlord Joseph Kony and some of his LRA commanders are hiding in Sudanese-controlled areas of a disputed enclave in South Sudan bordering CAR and Sudan, the UN says.

African troops capture junior rebel commander

2014-04-22 13:45

Uganda’s military says it has captured a junior commander with the LRA and rescued 10 people abducted by the fugitive leaders of the rebel group notorious for abducting children.

ICC sets new trial date for Kenyan leader

2014-04-01 13:02

The ICC has set a new date for the opening of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s trial, saying the 7 October start would give the Kenyan government more time to provide evidence in the case.

ICC indispensable - Motlanthe

2014-03-31 14:09

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says the International Criminal Court is an indispensable judicial organ, which should complement the African Court on Human Rights.

Mind your own business - North Korea

2014-03-29 07:45

'Mind your own business', North Korea's ambassador has told the UN Human Rights Council moments before it voted to demand justice for Nazi-style atrocities in his country.

Kenya sued over 2007 election sex violence

2014-03-26 07:33

A group of survivors of sexual violence committed after Kenya's violence-hit 2007 elections has taken the government to court over its alleged failure to protect them.

Ivory Coast to send Ble Goude to ICC

2014-03-20 19:15

Ivory Coast will send Charles Ble Goude, a former youth leader and close ally of ex-President Laurent Gbagbo, to the International Criminal Court.

UN aims to bring killers to account in CAR

2014-03-11 07:35

The head of a United Nations inquiry has said it is seeking to establish who should face prosecution for killings and other crimes in Central African Republic.

ICC convicts DRC rebel leader

2014-03-07 12:50

The ICC has convicted a rebel leader of charges including murder and pillage during a deadly attack on a village in eastern DRC, but acquitted him of rape, sexual slavery and child soldiers.

Calls for arrest of Sudan's Bashir

2014-03-05 09:16

More than 30 human rights and civil society organisations have called for the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on the fifth anniversary of his indictment of war crimes in Darfur.

Bashir defies world, goes to DRC

2014-02-25 22:39

Sudan's leader has arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo, sparking calls for his arrest on international warrants.

'We aren't obstructing case against Kenyatta'

2014-02-13 18:41

Kenya’s most senior government lawyer has rejected claims it is obstructing the ICC’s investigation into crimes against humanity allegedly committed by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.

DRC militia leader 'ordered rapes, massacres'

2014-02-10 16:26

Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda ordered troops, including child soldiers, to massacre and rape civilians to spread terror and grab territory, prosecutors have told the ICC.

Congolese warlord Ntaganda to face ICC judges

2014-02-10 07:35

The ICC is set to decide whether Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda should stand trial for murder, rape, sexual slavery and use of child soldiers.

ICC to decide future of Kenyatta trial

2014-02-05 10:42

The future of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s trial at the International Criminal Court remains uncertain as prosecutors plead for more time.

Botswana 'breaks ranks with SADC, AU'

2014-01-27 12:03
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Botswana President Ian Khama says his country won’t participate in future SADC election observer missions after he noted what he says were irregularities in Zimbabwe’s last year elections.

Kenya VP excused from parts of ICC trial

2014-01-16 07:35

Kenyan Vice President William Ruto is not required to be present for his entire trial for crimes against humanity, the International Criminal Court has ruled.

 

Kenya govt not serious on Islamist threat – Odinga

2014-07-16 12:12

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga has accused the government of failing to safeguard national security in the face of a wave of Islamist attacks.

Sudan's Bashir: 163 troops killed

2014-07-14 15:08

Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir, giving a rare battlefield toll, says 163 members of the controversial Rapid Support Forces have been killed in Darfur and South Kordofan.

Rwanda court upholds 30-yr sentence for ex-army chief

2014-06-30 14:55

The UN court for Rwanda has upheld a 30-year-jail term for former chief Augustin Bizimungu for his role in the 1994 genocide during which he called for the murder of minority Tutsis.

Tensions mount in Kenya after coast massacres

2014-06-18 15:02

Political tensions and anger over worsening insecurity have mounted in Kenya in the wake of twin massacres on the coast, claimed by Somalia’s Islamist Shabaab.

ICC: UN fails to bring Sudan's Bashir to justice

2014-06-18 09:17

The prosecutor of the ICC has condemned the UN Security Council for its failure to take action to bring Sudan’s president and others accused of war crimes in Darfur justice.

CAR requests ICC probe into violence

2014-06-11 15:16

The Central African government has announced that it has requested the ICC to investigate the most serious crimes committed during more than a year of violent unrest.

Sudan arrests 2nd opposition leader

2014-06-09 07:44

Sudanese authorities have arrested the head of Sudan’s opposition Congress Party, a party official says, weeks after the arrest of another opposition leader, Sadiq al-Mahdi, sparked violent anti-government protests.

ICC in CAR to probe 'unprecedented atrocities'

2014-05-09 08:58

International Criminal Court investigators have arrived in Bangui to begin probing the relentless violence that has plagued the Central African Republic for 18 months.

Kagame: Lessons learned from genocide

2014-04-23 12:19

Rwanda President Paul Kagame says that the genocide in his country 20 years ago has taught the nation that they "must ultimately be responsible for their own fate".

Gaddafi sons set to appear in Libyan court

2014-04-14 10:43

Two sons of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi – along with more than 30 Gaddafi-era officials – are expected to appear in court.

Tension ahead of EU-Africa summit

2014-04-01 11:49

Ministers from the African continent have already gathered in Brussels for a two-day EU-AU summit scheduled to kick off on Wednesday, a report says.

Gaddafi son asks for forgiveness

2014-03-29 08:12

Slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saadi has asked Libyans for forgiveness in an interview released by prison authorities three weeks after his extradition from neighbouring Niger.

Suspect in I Coast election deaths faces court

2014-03-27 14:53

A former youth leader accused of involvement in murder, rapes and persecution during violence after Ivory Coast’s 2010 elections has declares his innocence as he appeared for the first time at the ICC.

I Coast split over transfer of war crimes suspect to ICC

2014-03-24 07:49

The transfer of former Ivorian strongman Laurent Gbagbo’s onetime "Street General" to The Hague to face charges of crimes against humanity had divided his west African nation.

CAR 'emptied of Muslims'

2014-03-11 08:53

Violence in CAR has forced almost all of the country’s Muslim minority to flee amid fears the conflict could turn into ethnic cleansing, a top UN official says.

UN starts CAR investigation

2014-03-10 13:25

A UN investigation of human rights abuses in Central African Republic has launched in a bid to head off possible genocide.

DRC warlord verdict a test for flagging ICC

2014-03-07 07:45

The ICC is set to pass judgement on alleged DRC warlord Germain Katanga in a key test of the prosecutor’s ability to bring solid cases and win convictions at the Hague-based tribunal.

ICC leads calls for Bashir arrest

2014-02-26 18:20

The International Criminal Court has called for the government of Democratic Republic of Congo to arrest visiting Sudanese President Omar Bashir, who is wanted on charges of genocide in Darfur.

We aren’t plotting to topple Kenya govt - US

2014-02-14 18:51

The US has reportedly denied claims that it is funding attempts to "overthrow" the Kenyan government.

CRC warlord Ntaganda key to ethnic crimes

2014-02-11 05:30

Former warlord Bosco Ntaganda played a "key role" in ethnic crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, using child soldiers and capturing sex slaves for his rebel army.

ICC hears DRC warlord Ntaganda evidence

2014-02-10 13:27

Judges at the ICC are weighing whether there is enough evidence to put Bosco Ntaganda, the former leader of a rebel group in DRC’s unstable eastern region, on trial.

Kenyatta case has 'collapsed', defence tells ICC

2014-02-05 14:43

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s defence team says his crimes against humanity case before the ICC “has collapsed” as judges consider dropping the high-profile trial.

Kenyan loses bid to defy ICC arrest

2014-01-31 13:33

A Kenyan ex-journalist accused of witness intimidation by the ICC has lost his bid to defy an arrest warrant issued for him, a judge says.

ICC delays Kenyatta trial opening

2014-01-24 09:23

The ICC has postponed the opening date of the crimes against humanity trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the request of the prosecutors.

ICC: Not enough evidence for Kenyatta trial

2013-12-20 10:26

ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has admitted she no longer has enough evidence to try Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta for crimes against humanity, calling for a delay after witnesses pulled out.

 
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