Wilders urges premier to stand up for his own people

PVV leader Geert Wilders’ anti-refugee, anti-Islam comments have caused many ruffled feathers in the immigration debate in the Tweede Kamer, lower house of the Dutch parliament, this week.

According to the PVV leader, the refugees are safe enough in the … Read the rest

Palestinians demand ICC war crimes investigation against Israel

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki said there was clear evidence of war crimes by Israel during its offensive in Gaza as he met International Criminal Court prosecutors on Tuesday to push for an investigation.

Malki visited The Hague shortly after … Read the rest

Kenya pushing for AU-split from ICC

iccAfrican leaders will debate the continent’s “relationship” with the International Criminal Court at a special summit on October 11, officials said Friday, amid growing opposition to the tribunal.

The 54-member African Union has accused The Hague-based ICC of singling out … Read the rest

Ivory Coast won’t transfer ex-First Lady to International Criminal Court

Simone Gbagbo
Simone Gbagbo

Ivory Coast said Friday it would not transfer former first lady Simone Gbagbo to the International Criminal Court in the Hague, but would try her at home instead.

The decision came 18 months after the ICC issued a … Read the rest

Kenya’s deputy president to ICC trial for crimes againts humanity

William Ruto
William Ruto

Kenyan Vice-President William Ruto left Nairobi to fly to The Hague Monday, a day before the start of his crimes against humanity trial at the International Criminal Court.

Ruto, 46, charged with masterminding deadly post-election violence five years … Read the rest

Ivory Coast reconciliation ‘at a dead end’

Ouattara's rebel army photographed in 2010
Ouattara’s rebel army photographed in 2010

by Christophe Koffi

A bid to reconcile hardened enemies in Ivory Coast has all but broken down, according to participants and observers, and time is running out for a commission set up to heal … Read the rest

Sierra Leone rebels helped by Charles Taylor ‘to kill, rape and mutilate thousands’

Charles Taylor during his trial at The Hague

Sierra Leone rebels depended on Charles Taylor’s logistics to kill, rape and mutilate thousands during the west African nation’s savage civil war, prosecutors said Wednesday at the end of the Liberian ex-president’s

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Congolese warlord appeals

Thomas Lubanga

The International Criminal Court’s first convict, Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga, on Wednesday appealed his 14-year sentence for using children in his rebel army, his lawyers said.

Former militia commander Lubanga, 51, was sentenced in July for his part … Read the rest