Trial of Chad's ex-leader Habre adjourned to Sept 7

2015-07-21 16:00

A Senegalese court has adjourned the trial of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre on charges of crimes against humanity to allow defence lawyers to prepare their case.

Serbian 'war criminal' extradited from Australia

2015-07-08 08:30

A Serbian war crimes suspect known as 'Captain Dragan' is reportedly due to be flown from Australia to Croatia to face allegations of torture and murder after battling extradition for a decade.

'Tyrant' Mugabe ideal candidate for ICC prosecution – ex-minister

2015-06-24 16:27

President Robert Mugabe and his cabal are ideal candidates for international criminal prosecution and that is why he is pushing AU states to pull out of the ICC, a former Zimbabwean minister says.

Bashir: What you need to know

2015-06-15 09:23

The SA government has been put in a tight position following a call by the ICC to have Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir arrested during the ongoing AU summit in Johannesburg.

Sierra Leone: War crimes convict released from prison

2015-03-14 18:00

A United Nations-backed court says a former militia leader convicted of war crimes during Sierra Leone's civil war has been granted provisional release and will serve out the remainder of his term in his community.

Ugandan victims have 'shot at justice' at the ICC

2015-01-17 11:35

Ugandan militia leader Dominic Ongwen's transfer to the International Criminal Court is a welcome development, advocates for global human rights prosecutions say.

Bangladesh court convicts British reporter

2014-12-02 11:59

A Bangladesh court has found an award-winning British journalist guilty of contempt for questioning the official death toll in the country's 1971 independence war.

Islamic nations lobbying Palestinians to go to ICC

2014-09-27 22:53

The head of the world's largest bloc of Islamic countries says the organisation has been lobbying the Palestinians to join the International Criminal Court so it can prosecute Israeli leaders for war crimes.

UN warns of 'genocide' in Iraq

2014-08-13 08:51

Up to 30 000 people are still facing a "potential genocide" on a mountain in northern Iraq, the UN has warned.

N Korea to publish 'rosy' human rights report

2014-08-11 12:36

North Korea says it would publish its own 'rosy' human rights report, six months after a UN inquiry published a list of violations so severe it amounted to crimes against humanity.


Trial of Chad's ex-dictator Habre begins in Senegal

2015-07-20 11:44

A landmark trial against Chadian ex-president Hissene Habre has begun in Senegal’s capital Dakar, with at least 2 500 of the dictator’s victims submitting their testimonies.

ICC asks Security Council for help to ensure Bashir's arrest

2015-06-30 08:52

A top ICC prosecutor has called for the UN Security Council to ensure Sudan’s compliance with a court order for the arrest of President Omar al-Bashir.

ICC's ruling on Bashir must be implemented – Ban

2015-06-15 11:18

The ICC’s warrant for the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir must be implemented by countries who have signed up to the Hague court’s statutes, the UN chief Ban Ki-moon says.

Africa and the ICC: a vexed relationship

2015-06-15 07:32

A court order blocking the departure from SA of Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir, wanted for alleged war crimes by the ICC, brings to the fore the troubled relationship between Africa and the world tribunal.

ICC upholds war crimes acquittal of DRC leader

2015-02-27 17:30

The International Criminal Court has upheld the acquittal of Congolese ex-militia leader Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui who had been freed more than two years ago.

Activists urge govt to arrest fugitive DRC warlord

2015-01-07 11:11

Human Rights Watch has called for determined efforts to bring warlord Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka to justice for mass rape in the DRC four years after authorities ordered his detention.

Bangladesh man gets death penalty for war crimes

2014-11-24 16:48

A special tribunal in Bangladesh has sentenced a collaborator of the Pakistani army to death for his role in killings during Bangladesh's 1971 independence war.

UN: Crimes against humanity spread in Syria

2014-08-27 16:06

An independent UN commission says that the Syrian government has likely used chlorine gas to attack civilians and that the Islamic State group committed crimes against humanity.

Top Egypt officials accused of war crimes: HRW

2014-08-12 13:32

Human Rights Watch has accused top officials in Egypt of likely 'crimes against humanity' in a August 2013 crackdown, in which hundreds of protesters were killed.

UN warns DRC rebels to disarm or face military

2014-08-08 08:18

The UN mission chief in the Democratic Republic of Congo has warned the last remaining rebel group in the east to lay down arms or face military action.

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