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Man found guilty of 'war crimes' was granted SA visa, court hears

2017-12-08 21:15

A man, convicted of being an accessory to war crimes for selling weapons to former Liberian president Charles Taylor, has been issued with a temporary visa to stay in South Africa until 2020, the Cape Town Magistrate's Court has heard.

International justice: Yugoslav war crimes court helped end era of impunity

2017-11-23 10:29

Born from the fires engulfing the Balkans in the 1990s, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia closes next month having tried and judged dozens of those behind Europe's worst atrocities since World War II.

Ethiopian-born suspect goes on trial for 1970s war crimes

2017-10-30 16:33

A man of Ethiopian descent has denied he is responsible for a string of war crimes in his home country the 1970s, at the start of his trial in a Dutch court

Bashir, wanted by ICC, arrives in Morocco for a 'private visit'

2017-08-04 12:07

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, wanted on genocide charges by the International Criminal Court, has arrived in Morocco for a "private" visit.

DRC's 'The Terminator' to testify in war crimes trial

2017-06-12 11:39

Congolese ex-rebel commander Bosco Ntaganda will finally testify in his trial at the International Criminal Court, fending off accusations of using child soldiers and capturing sex slaves for his rebel army.

ICC prosecutor says DRC violence could be war crimes

2017-04-03 13:23

The prosecutor of the ICC says the brutal killing of a United Nations expert team and other violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo could be crimes under her court's jurisdiction.

Syria regime hanged 13 000 people in 5 years - Amnesty International

2017-02-07 13:13

As many as 13 000 people were hanged in five years at a notorious Syrian government prison near Damascus, Amnesty International has said, accusing the regime of a 'policy of extermination'.

UN prosecutors demand life sentence for Mladic

2016-12-07 18:50

International Criminal Tribunal prosecutors have demanded a life sentence for General Ratko Mladic, telling judges they should convict and imprison the former Bosnian Serb military chief .

US rejects ICC 'war crimes' probe, says 'not warranted'

2016-11-16 19:12

The United States has insisted its soldiers and spies in Afghanistan are not subject to prosecution by the International Criminal Court and any war crimes probe into their actions would be 'unwarranted'.

Botswana reaffirms support for ICC, 'regrets' SA decision

2016-10-26 12:09

The government of Botswana has become the first African country to "regret" the decision taken by South Africa to leave the International Criminal Court. It also affirmed its support for the court.

 

Fugitive Dutch arms dealer linked to Liberian war nabbed in Cape Town

2017-12-08 16:08

A Dutch fugitive, convicted of selling weapons to former Liberian president Charles Taylor, was arrested after being tracked down to a home in the Cape Town suburb of Fresnaye on Friday.

UN court convicts Mladic of genocide over Bosnia's horrors

2017-11-22 13:43

The United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has convicted Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity, and sentenced him to life in prison for atrocities during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war.

War court poised for historic ruling on Timbuktu jihadist rampage

2017-08-17 09:30

War crimes judges are poised to make legal history with a ruling on compensation for the destruction of fabled shrines in the Malian town of Timbuktu, an act ordered by a now-repentant jihadist.

DRC warlord accused of crimes against humanity surrenders

2017-07-27 12:51

Congolese rebel warlord Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka, wanted for crimes against humanity, including mass rape, has surrendered to the UN peacekeepers in the Semocratic Republic of Congo.

AS IT HAPPENED: SA appears before ICC over failure to arrest Sudan’s Bashir

2017-04-07 14:00

Get the latest details as South Africa appears before the ICC to defend its failure to arrest Sudanese President Oma al-Bashir who is wanted on charged of genocide.

ICC set for first monetary awards to war crimes victims

2017-03-24 08:53

Judges at the ICC are expected to unveil the first compensation awards to victims of war crimes, with lawyers estimating a 2003 attack on a Congolese village caused $16.4 million in damage.

Ex-Chad leader Habre appeals war crimes conviction

2017-01-09 19:19

Chad's former president Hissene Habre has begun an appeal against his life sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity after a conviction hailed as a landmark for Africa.

Uganda rebel commander goes on trial at ICC

2016-12-06 11:03

One of the most senior commanders in the feared militia of fugitive Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony is going on trial at the International Criminal Court.

ICC prosecutors say US forces may have committed war crimes

2016-11-15 14:34

International Criminal Court prosecutors say that a preliminary probe indicates that members of the US armed forces and the CIA may have committed war crimes by torturing detainees in Afghanistan.

Congolese warlord surrenders but will justice prevail?

2016-10-15 13:00

A rights group has expressed concern over whether justice will prevail after warlord Gedeon Kyungu Mutanga surrendered in southern Democratic Republic of Congo with about 100 of his fighters.

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