FIFTY-SEVEN countries, including Australia and New Zealand, have demanded the UN Security Council refer the Syria conflict to the International Criminal Court for a war crimes investigation.< Switzerland sent a petition demanding the move to the 15-member Security Council, the only body that can refer the case to the ICC
Syrian President Bashar Assad should face the same fate as former Liberian President Charles Taylor at The Hague, the former Lebanese prime minister said. A special U.N.-backed court for Sierra Leone found Taylor guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes during the civil war in Sierra Leone. Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said the […]
The International Criminal Court prosecutor said Tuesday he would hold off on a probe into alleged Israeli war crimes in the Palestinian territories until the UN rules on Palestinian statehood. “The office [of the prosecutor] has assessed that it is for the relevant bodies at the UN or the Assembly of State Parties to make […]
The International Criminal Court Prosecutor’s Office said on Saturday it had received confirmation of the arrest of Muammar Gaddafi’s son from the Libyan authorities. Speaking in The Hague shortly after the announcement, the ICC’s prosecutor said Saif al-Islam Gaddafi would now have to stand trial.
Nick Harvey, Britain’s armed forces minister, said it was “highly likely” that the International Criminal Court would seek the arrest of Bashar al-Assad, Syria’s president, over his role in the violent crackdown on protesters.
The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor said on Monday he had requested arrest warrants for Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam, and intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi for crimes against humanity.
The International Criminal Court prosecutor will request arrest warrants for Muammar Gaddafi, his son and Libya’s head of espionage on Monday, Spanish radio station Cadena Ser reported, citing ICC sources.
The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court said in a report Wednesday there are “reasonable grounds to believe that crimes against humanity have been committed and continue being committed in Libya.”
The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir for the crime of genocide. It is the second ICC warrant for his arrest. In 2009, Mr. Bashir was charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity. ICC spokesperson Sonja Robla says President Bashir is charged with genocide