ICC prosecutor issues warning on Bedouin village demolition
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor issued a warning Wednesday that if Israel goes ahead and destroys a Palestinian Bedouin village on the West Bank that could constitute a war crime.
Israel's Supreme Court recently rejected a final appeal against plans to demolish the village, Khan al-Ahmar.
ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said in a written statement that "evacuation by force now appears imminent."
World court opens preliminary probe into Rohingya expulsions
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor announced Tuesday that she is launching a preliminary investigation into deportations of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh.
Judges rule ICC has jurisdiction over Rohingya deportations
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Judges at the International Criminal Court ruled Thursday that the court has jurisdiction to investigate widespread allegations that Myanmar forces have driven hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from their homes.
The decision opens up the possibility of crimes against Rohingya people being prosecuted at the Hague-based court, even though Myanmar is not a member of the court.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court accused the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday of failing to take action against countries that didn't arrest Sudan's president to face charges of genocide in his country's Darfur region.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In a blow to prosecutors at the International Criminal Court and to victims of rape and murder in a conflict-ravaged African nation, appeals judges on Friday overturned the convictions of former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba for atrocities committed by his forces in Central African Republic.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the Palestinians' complaint against Israel before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands (all times local):
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has signaled that she will not be rushed into making a decision on whether to launch an investigation into alleged crimes by Israel in the Palestinian territories.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The prosecutor for the International Criminal Court said Wednesday that her office is "steadily progressing" in its investigation of crimes committed in Libya and expects to issue new arrest warrants "in the near future."
Fatou Bensouda told the U.N. Security Council there has been "significant progress" in investigations in Libya not only on events in 2011 that led to the overthrow and death of longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi but more recent and ongoing crimes.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court raised concerns Sunday that Israel and Hamas may have committed war crimes during a current flare-up of violence in the Gaza Strip.
In a statement, Fatou Bensouda's office expressed "grave concern" over the shootings of Palestinians by Israeli troops during mass protests along Gaza's border with Israel.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israel and the Palestinian territories (all times local):
The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court has raised concerns that Israel and Hamas may have committed war crimes during a current round of violence in Gaza.
In a statement Sunday, Fatou Bensouda's office expressed "grave concern" over the shootings of Palestinians by Israeli troops during mass protests along Gaza's border with Israel.
Malian authorities hand over jihadist leader to ICC
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The International Criminal Court says authorities in Mali have handed over a jihadist leader for prosecution on war crimes charges.
Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud is accused of crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Timbuktu while the town was under the control of extremists between April 2012 and January 2013.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Philippines' decision to leave the International Criminal Court will not derail an on-going preliminary probe into possible crimes committed during Manila's war on drugs, the court said Tuesday in its first reaction to the Asian nation's withdrawal.
UN: Philippines’ pullout from ICC is effective in 1 year
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations said Monday it received official notification of the Philippines' decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, a move that follows the tribunal's announcement of a preliminary probe of drug suspect killings under the president.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte urged other governments on Sunday to abandon the International Criminal Court, saying the world tribunal — where he's facing a possible complaint for the thousands of killings of drug suspects under his crackdown — is "rude."
ICC to open preliminary probes in Philippines, Venezuela
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court announced Thursday that she is opening preliminary probes into alleged crimes by police and security forces in the Philippines and Venezuela.
Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said that the probe on Venezuela will look at allegations that since April 2017 government forces "frequently used excessive force to disperse and put down demonstrations," and abused some opposition members in detention.
Prosecutor seeks probe of US personnel in Afghanistan
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court prosecutor asked for authorization Monday to investigate reported human rights abuses in Afghanistan, including allegations of rape and torture by U.S. military and the CIA, crimes against humanity by the Taliban and war crimes by Afghan security forces.
ICC prosecutor promises new Libya charges if crimes continue
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The prosecutor at the International Criminal Court warned Wednesday that the situation in Libya "remains dire" and promised to seek new arrest warrants if serious crimes don't stop.
Intl court seeks probe into possible Afghanistan war crimes
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court said Friday she is seeking an investigation of alleged war crimes committed in the war in Afghanistan, an unprecedented probe that could involve U.S. troops.
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War crimes court renews call for Libyan officer’s arrest
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The head of an international court that investigates war crimes and genocide renewed her call Wednesday for the arrest of a Libyan military officer alleged to have been involved in the killing of 33 captives "in cold blood."
International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda issued the call amid conflicting reports over whether Mahmoud al-Werfalli has been arrested. The court issued an arrest warrant for him in August.
ICC orders arrest of commander loyal to Libyan general
CAIRO (AP) — The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant on Tuesday for a Libyan commander said to have been involved in the killing of 33 captives in "cold blood" earlier this year.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court appealed Wednesday for the immediate arrest of the son of former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, who was recently released from custody in Libya after more than five years in detention.
Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda called on Libya "and all other states, if in a position to do so, to immediately arrest and surrender" Seif al-Islam to the court.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court on Monday unsealed an arrest warrant issued four years ago for the former head of Libya's Internal Security Agency for torture and other crimes committed during the violent crackdown on anti-government protesters in 2011.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Filipino lawyer on Monday presented documents to the International Criminal Court which he said contain evidence of the alleged involvement of President Rodrigo Duterte in extrajudicial killings of suspected drug dealers and other crime suspects.
ICC prosecutor says Congo violence could be war crimes
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal court says the brutal killing of a United Nations expert team and other violence in Congo could be crimes under her court's jurisdiction.
Fatou Bensouda issued a statement Friday saying she is "deeply concerned" by the violence wracking the Kasai provinces.
ICC accuses UN council of failing to act on Darfur fugitives
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The prosecutor for the International Criminal Court accused the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday of failing to take "swift and concrete action" against countries refusing to arrest Sudan's president and others accused of crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur.
Ugandan rebel charged with 70 counts, including murder, rape
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An alleged senior commander in the brutal militia of fugitive warlord Joseph Kony pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 70 charges including murder, rape, sexual enslavement and using child soldiers during the group's insurgency in northern Uganda.
Dominic Ongwen, whom prosecutors say is a commander in the Lord's Resistance Army, listened intently and wrote notes as an official at the International Criminal Court in The Hague read out the 70 charges.
ICC prosecutor: African states leaving court is ‘regression’
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court's prosecutor said Tuesday that it is a "regression" for African nations — including her home country of Gambia — to quit the court and said the continent should work with her office to end impunity for atrocities.
ICC supporters call for unity after withdrawals, Russia snub
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Supporters of the International Criminal Court appealed for unity Wednesday in the aftermath of three African nations announcing plans to withdraw and Russia symbolically turning its back on the court.
ICC prosecutors: US forces may have committed war crimes
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — U.S. armed forces and the CIA may have committed war crimes by torturing detainees in Afghanistan, the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor says in a report, raising the possibility that American citizens could be indicted even though Washington has not joined the global court.
ICC prosecutors: US forces may have committed war crimes
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — U.S. armed forces and the CIA may have committed war crimes by torturing detainees in Afghanistan, the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said in a report Monday, raising the possibility that American citizens could be indicted even though Washington has not joined the global court.
ICC: Libya will be top priority in 2017 including extremists
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The International Criminal Court is committed to making Libya a priority next year and expanding investigations, potentially including alleged serious crimes by the extremist Islamic State group and its affiliates, the prosecutor said Wednesday.
EU steps up pressure on Congo to end unrest, organize polls
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union stepped up pressure on the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday to end violence in the country, saying it is ready to impose sanctions to end the unrest in the east of the vast nation and to push for elections next year.
The 28 EU foreign ministers said in a statement the bloc "will use all the means at its disposal, including individual restrictive measures" against those who commit violence and human rights abuses.
ICC prosecutor warns Philippine authorities over killings
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said she is "deeply concerned" about reports of extrajudicial killings of suspected drug dealers and users in the Philippines.
Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda also said Thursday that statements by "high officials" in the Asian nation "seem to condone such killings."
ICC to look into Gabon situation at government’s request
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says she will conduct a preliminary investigation into the situation in Gabon, as requested by the government.
Thursday's announcement comes shortly after a disputed election gave incumbent President Ali Bongo Ondimba a narrow victory.
Deadly protests erupted after preliminary results were announced Aug. 31. The opposition blamed security forces for many deaths.