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Ivory Coast: Laurent Gbagbo detained again after last-minute appeal

Former president remains in ICC custody after acquittal on charges of crimes against humanityThe International Criminal Court has dashed Laurent Gbagbo’s hopes of a swift release following the acquittal of the Ivory Coast’s former president on charges of crimes against humanity.Trial judges had earlier ordered Gbagbo and his right-hand man Charles Ble Goude to be immediately freed after clearing them of any role in a wave of post-electoral violence in 2010-2011 that killed 3,000 people. Continue...
Tags: Africa, International criminal court, Ivory Coast, Icc, Gbagbo, Laurent Gbagbo, Charles Ble Goude, humanityThe International Criminal Court




Reigning in brutality - how one man's outrage led to the Red Cross and the Geneva Conventions

Henry Dunant's work led to the Red Cross and conventions on treating prisoners humanely.Four Geneva Conventions defined the rules for prisoners of war, torture, naval and medical personnel and more.Amendments to the agreements reflect the modern world but have not been ratified by all countries. None Is history just a collection of barely-connected events that recur because humans can't really learn to do better or does it have an arc that bends towards progress and a better fate for humanity? O...
Tags: Activism, Prison, Navy, History, War, United States, Innovation, International criminal court, Geneva, Red Cross, Criminal Justice, Justice System, Hague, International Committee, Geneva Switzerland, Nobel Prize


ICC prosecutors say they plan to appeal Gbagbo acquittal

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court prosecutors say they will appeal the acquittals of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and an ex-youth minister on charges of involvement in deadly post-election violence following their country’s 2010 presidential vote. Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says in a written motion released ahead of a hearing Wednesday that […]
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Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo freed by International Criminal Court

The former President of Cote d'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo has been acquitted of all charges of crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court in The Hague, an ICC press officer tells CNN.
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Laurent Gbagbo, Former Ivory Coast Leader, Is Acquitted of War Crimes

Mr. Gbagbo is the first former head of state to be tried at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Tags: News, International criminal court, War Crimes, Ivory Coast, Laurent, Gbagbo, Charles Ble Goude, Decisions and Verdicts, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity


Laurent Gbagbo, Former Ivory Coast Leader, Acquitted of Crimes Against Humanity

Mr. Gbagbo is the first former head of state to be tried at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Tags: News, International criminal court, War Crimes, Ivory Coast, Laurent, Gbagbo, Charles Ble Goude, Decisions and Verdicts, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity


Laurent Gbagbo case: Ivory Coast leader's acquittal rattles ICC foundations

The Ivory Coast ex-president's acquittal raises questions about the International Criminal Court's future.
Tags: News, International criminal court, Ivory Coast, Icc, Laurent Gbagbo


Gbagbo acquittal rattles ICC foundations

The Ivory Coast ex-president's acquittal raises questions about the International Criminal Court's future.
Tags: News, International criminal court, Ivory Coast, Icc, Gbagbo


‘Black Earth Rising’ Trailer: Michaela Coel Tries to Solve the Mystery of Her Past

I bet you didn’t see this coming: Netflix has a new original series! Of course, I’m just funning – Netflix always has a new original series these days. The streaming giant has more or less given up on adding other people’s movies and TV shows to their lineup, and are instead all-in on creating their own original content. Their latest is Black Earth Rising, a new limited series starring Michaela Coel and John Goodman. The series blends personal character drama with thriller undertones, resulting...
Tags: UK, London, Television, Movies, Africa, Bbc, Netflix, West, Thriller, John-Goodman, International criminal court, Congo, Nuremberg, Icc, Drc, Blick


ICC judges acquit former Ivory Coast president Gbagbo

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Judges at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday acquitted former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and former youth minister Charles Ble Goude of crimes committed following disputed elections in 2010, saying prosecutors failed to prove their case. In a stunning blow to prosecutors, Presiding Judge Cuno Tarfusser ordered the immediate […]
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Ex-Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo acquitted at ICC

Judge orders release of Gbagbo, who had been charged with crimes against humanityLaurent Gbagbo, the former president of the Ivory Coast, has been acquitted of crimes against humanity charges by judges at the international criminal court (ICC) in The Hague.In a stunning blow to prosecutors, the presiding judge, Cuno Tarfusser, said they had failed to prove their case and that 73-year-old Gbagbo and his co-defendant, Charles Blé Goudé, a close ally and former political youth leader, should be fre...
Tags: Law, Africa, World news, International criminal justice, International criminal court, Ivory Coast, Icc, The Hague, Gbagbo, Laurent Gbagbo, Charles Ble Goude, Cuno Tarfusser, humanityLaurent Gbagbo


Security forces fire tear gas as more protests hit Sudanese cities

Security forces fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators who marched after noon prayers in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Friday to demand that President Omar al-Bashir step down from 30 years in power. Anti-government protests first flared last month and have posed the most serious challenge yet to Bashir, a former army general who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes in the Darfur region. In previous weeks, demonstrations have begun only after sundown and th...
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Book Review: Incitement on Trial: Prosecuting International Speech Crimes

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law. Incitement on Trial: Prosecuting International Speech Crimes. By Richard Ashby Wilson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. xii, 356 p. Includes bibliography and index. ISBN 978-1-107-10310-8 (h...
Tags: Law, Book Reviews, United States, International criminal court, Cambridge, Nuremberg, North America, Icc, Balkans, Wilson, International Criminal Court ICC, Gibson, International Court, Vojislav Seselj, Seselj, Streicher


Top ten developments in international law in 2018

This year was, once again, one of great political turmoil. The international legal order is not immune from the impact of the rise of populism and increasingly strained relations between many of the world’s most powerful states. A positive view is that we are witnessing a period of global re-adjustment. A more negative take is that there is a real risk of the fabric of the international legal order, created so carefully in the aftermath of the First and Second World Wars, unravelling. One of thi...
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C.Africa football boss held in France on war crimes charges

The Hague (AFP) – France on Wednesday arrested a member of Africa’s top footballing body on war crimes charges in the Central African Republic, the International Criminal Court said. Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona, a former minister, is... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: France, Africa, Sport, Soccer, International criminal court, Central African Republic, Afp, Hague, Patrice Edouard Ngaissona


ICC: France arrests Central African Republic militia leader

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A senior leader of a Central African Republic militia has been arrested in France on a warrant issued by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity and war crimes including murder and torture. The court says that Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona was arrested by French authorities on Wednesday. It gave no […]
Tags: News, France, International criminal court, Central African Republic, The Hague Netherlands, Nation & World, Patrice Edouard Ngaissona


ICC: Former Central African Republic militia leader arrested

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A former senior leader of a Central African Republic militia, who also is his country’s top soccer official, was arrested Wednesday in France on a warrant issued by the International Criminal Court on charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes including murder and torture. The court gave no further […]
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Int’l court prosecutor reports progress in Palestinian probe

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court prosecutors intend to complete “as early as possible” a long-running preliminary investigation into allegations of crimes in the Palestinian territories, according to a report issued Wednesday. The annual report by ICC prosecutors on progress in nine so-called preliminary examinations underway at the court, said that the Palestinian […]
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Three police jailed for 40 years in first conviction over Philippine drug war killings

A Philippine court found three police officers guilty on Thursday of killing a student they alleged was a drug dealer, in the first known such conviction under the president's deadly crackdown on drugs. Regional Trial Court Presiding Judge Rodolfo Azucena Jr. ruled the officers murdered Kian Loyd Delos Santos during a raid in Caloocan city's slums in the Manila metropolis last year. It rejected the policemen's claim that the 17-year-old fired back while resisting arrest. The court...
Tags: News, Senate, International criminal court, Un, Opposition, Santos, Manila, Rodrigo Duterte, Duterte, Caloocan, Risa Hontiveros, Noel Celis, Aaron Favila, Kian Delos Santos, delos Santos, Kian Loyd delos Santos


Central African Republic militia leader appears at ICC

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Central African Republic militia leader and lawmaker who goes by the nickname Rambo told the International Criminal Court on Friday he was beaten and tortured after his arrest late last month in parliament. Prosecutors at the global court allege that 43-year-old Alfred Yekatom is responsible for crimes including murder, […]
Tags: News, International criminal court, Central African Republic, Icc, The Hague Netherlands, Rambo, Nation & World, Alfred Yekatom


In New Tactic, Hyde-Smith Tries Apologizing For Hanging Comment

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi said during a debate with her African-American Democratic opponent Tuesday night that she apologizes to people who were offended when she complimented a supporter by saying she would attend a “public hanging” if the supporter invited her. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s remark was caught on video that was released last week. It has brought widespread criticism both inside and outside Mississippi, a state with a history of racially...
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Russian veterans seek probe of private military contracting

MOSCOW (AP) — An activist says a group of Russian military veterans has asked the International Criminal Court to probe the activities of Russian private security companies. Yevgeny Shabayev, an activist with the All-Russia Officers Assembly, told Ekho Moskvy radio Tuesday that the group has sent a letter to the ICC urging it to investigate. […]
Tags: News, Ap, International criminal court, Moscow, Icc, Nation & World, Ekho Moskvy, Yevgeny Shabayev, All Russia Officers Assembly


‘President Bolton’ Treads Lightly As He Enacts Trump’s America-First Agenda

National Security Adviser John Bolton has earned the nickname “President Bolton” among his critics for shrinking the number of people who are looped in on key policy discussions and fervently enacting President Trump’s “America first” agenda in national security matters, the Wall Street Journal reported. Bolton has received criticism for his cunning ability to help shape Trump’s agenda interests in a way that aligns with his own personal crusades, like axing U.S. participation in the Internat...
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Russian vets seek to bring the Kremlin's mercenaries in from the cold

A forum representing Russian military veterans took an unusual step Sunday by voting to ask the International Criminal Court to probe the Russian government's use of private military contractors in deployments abroad.
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CAR's Colonel 'Rambo' to face war crimes charges in The Hague

A militia leader from the Central African Republic has been extradited to the International Criminal Court in The Hague
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C. African Republic militia leader turned over to tribunal

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A commander in a Central African Republic militia has been arrested and turned over to the International Criminal Court to face charges that include murder and torture, the court announced Saturday. The court, established to prosecute atrocities such as war crimes, said Central African Republic authorities surrendered Alfred Yekatom on […]
Tags: News, International criminal court, Central African Republic, The Hague Netherlands, African Republic, Nation & World, Alfred Yekatom


First Rohingya Are to Be Returned to Myanmar Killing Grounds

More than 2,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees are set for repatriation from neighboring Bangladesh, many of them unwillingly. The United Nations calls it a “clear violation” of international principles.
Tags: News, United Nations, International criminal court, War Crimes, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Michelle, Bachelet, Rohingya Muslim, Refugees and Displaced Persons, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, Rohingya (Ethnic Group, Rakhine State (Myanmar


States ‘failing to seize Sudan’s dictator despite genocide charge’

At least 33 countries ignored International Criminal Court’s warrants for arrest of Omar al-Bashir, say lawyersSudanese president Omar al-Bashir has been travelling freely around the world despite an eight-year-old international warrant for his arrest on charges of war crimes and genocide, human rights lawyers have found.A project to document the travels of Bashir has called in question a key component in international law after repeated failures to arrest him. Continue reading...
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International Court Prosecutor Warns Israel Against Destroying Palestinian Village

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.” She added: “It bears recalling, as a general matter, ...
Tags: News, Israel, World news, Ap, Gaza, West Bank, International criminal court, Hamas, Icc, The Hague Netherlands, Fatou Bensouda, State of Palestine, Israel s Supreme Court, Bensouda, Cristina Cabrera, Khan al Ahmar