International Criminal Court

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 07:00
South Africa became on Friday the second African country to announce that it would leave the International Criminal Court, a decision that campaigners for international justice fear could lead to a devastating exodus from the embattled institution.
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 06:49
New York - The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday urged Burundi to reverse its decision to break ties with the UN rights office following a report warning of a risk of genocide.
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 06:16
The leaders of Eritrea are responsible for crimes against humanity, a United Nations commission of inquiry said Wednesday, calling for international action to hold them to account, including referral to the International Criminal Court.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 07:04
The announcement by the International Criminal Court that it has opened a preliminary examination into human rights abuses in Burundi could be the first step towards a formal investigation into the killings and disappearances in the central African country.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 07:09
The African Union (AU) has threatened to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) unless its raft of demands are met. At a meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Monday, African foreign affairs ministers welcomed the termination of the case against Kenya's Deputy President, William Ruto, and journalist Joshua Sang.
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 06:11
The U.S. State Department urged the Kenya Government on Wednesday to act on the International Criminal Court's (ICC) arrest warrants for alleged witness interference in the cases formally dropped on Tuesday.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 06:39
The International Criminal Court’s bid to hold to account those allegedly responsible for Kenya’s post-election violence that left at least 1,100 people dead has ended in failure.
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 06:36
A common position by African countries on mass withdrawal from the International Criminal Court will not be reached until June when a committee tasked to engage the UN Security Council reports back. Contrary to reports that 34 African countries resolved during the 26th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa in January to withdraw from the Rome Statute that established The Hague-based court, a report of the meeting indicates that the leaders only mandated the Open-Ended Committee of Foreign Affairs Ministers to discuss the intention with the UNSC.
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 06:46
Evidence indicates prisoners were tortured, the court said.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 13:49

Last week the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, requested the authority to begin an investigation into potential human rights violations committed by Georgia, South Ossetia, and Russian forces during the 2008 August War or “Five-Day War.” Alongside the request, the ICC released a report outlining the alleged crimes committed by all sides that would be further investigated.