ARTICLES RELATING TO INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

Cops wil comply with ConCourt order

2014-10-30 17:34

The SAPS say they will comply with the Constitutional Court's order to investigate claims of torture against senior Zimbabwean officials.

'Terminator' trial date set

2014-10-10 08:06

Former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, nicknamed 'The Terminator', will face trial next year for war crimes including using child soldiers and sex slaves in his rebel army, the International Criminal Court says.

Kenyatta arrives at the ICC

2014-10-08 12:31

Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived at the International Criminal Court, where he is to become the first sitting president to appear.

Prosecutors: Kenya not co-operating with ICC

2014-10-07 14:02

International Criminal Court prosecutors say Kenya is refusing to comply with repeated requests for information that could form evidence against the country’s president who is facing trial.

CAR’s shattered judiciary incapable of tackling crime

2014-10-02 11:16

The system of justice in the strife-torn Central African Republic is so battered by neglect and a funds crunch that police, prosecutors and courts are helpless in tackling 'endless' atrocities.

ICC to decide if I Coast 'street general' should face trial

2014-09-29 07:43

ICC judges have begun hearings to decide whether Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo’s right-hand man, Charles Ble Goude, should face trial for allegedly orchestrating deadly post-election violence in 2010-11.

Hamas backs International Criminal Court bid

2014-08-23 10:30

Hamas has signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court, two senior officials in the group have said.

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.

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.

 

Gbagbo may not bury his mom

2014-10-29 21:10

The International Criminal Court has turned down a request by former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo to attend his mother's funeral.

Kenyatta to appeal for case to be dropped

2014-10-08 13:41

Kenya's president is appearing before the ICC to appeal for the crimes against humanity case against him to be dropped for lack of evidence.

Kenyatta to become 1st sitting leader to appear before ICC

2014-10-08 09:48

Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta is due to become the first sitting president to appear before the ICC, summoned over his floundering trial charges of crimes against humanity.

Kenyatta going to ICC in personal capacity

2014-10-06 16:35

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says he will attend a hearing at the International Criminal Court, the first sitting world leader to appear in The Hague-based court.

Ble Goude's militants raped, murdered

2014-09-29 17:42

Men commanded by Charles Ble Goude, henchman to Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo, murdered, raped and burned alive hundreds during a post-electoral crisis the ICC has heard.

ICC formally probes 'endless list' of CAR atrocities

2014-09-25 08:37

The ICC has opened a formal investigation into an "endless list" of atrocities committed in the Central African Republic, prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says.

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.

ICC to try Laurent Gbagbo

2014-06-12 21:13

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

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.

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