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Stephanie van den Berg

In rare legal test, Myanmar faces genocide hearings at The Hague

06 Dec 2019

THE HAGUE In a wood-panelled hall of the ornate Peace Palace at The Hague, lawyers pressing a case against Myanmar for alleged genocide against its Muslim Rohingya minority will next week ask judges to order immediate action to protect them from further violence.

Trump lawyer argues against Afghan war crimes investigation

04 Dec 2019

THE HAGUE A lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump argued at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday that prosecutors were wrong to seek an investigation into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan which he said 'specifically targeted U.S. soldiers'.

Trump lawyer to contest ICC efforts to open Afghan war crimes probe

03 Dec 2019

THE HAGUE One of U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyers will speak to the International Criminal Court on Wednesday to block efforts by the chief prosecutor to open a war crimes investigation that would scrutinize the actions of American forces overseas.

Appeals judges uphold sentence for Congolese ex-vice president Bemba

27 Nov 2019

THE HAGUE Appeals judges at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday upheld a 12-month sentence and a fine of 300,000 euros ($330,000) for Jean-Pierre Bemba, former vice-president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, for witness tampering.

European police attack Islamic State's online presence

25 Nov 2019

THE HAGUE European police agencies have knocked out several internet servers used by Islamic State in a significant blow to the armed group's ability to spread propaganda online, the Europol police agency said on Monday.

Gambia files Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar at World Court - justice minister

11 Nov 2019

THE HAGUE Gambia said on Monday it had filed a case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) accusing Myanmar of committing genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority, drawing praise from human rights groups and Rohingya activists.

Dutch state must repatriate children of Islamic State mothers, court rules

11 Nov 2019

THE HAGUE The Netherlands must actively help repatriate the young children of women who joined Islamic State in Syria, a court in The Hague ruled on Monday.

Dutch state must repatriate children of Islamic State mothers, court rules

11 Nov 2019

THE HAGUE The Netherlands must actively help repatriate the young children of women who joined Islamic State in Syria, a court in The Hague ruled on Monday.

In Ukraine victory, top U.N. court rejects Moscow's bid to block case

08 Nov 2019

THE HAGUE In a legal victory for Ukraine, the United Nations' top court for disputes between states said on Friday it would hear a lawsuit filed by Ukraine against Russia for allegedly supporting pro-Russian separatists, rejecting Moscow's call for the case to be thrown out.

War crimes judges jail Congolese warlord Ntaganda for 30 years

07 Nov 2019

THE HAGUE The International Criminal Court sentenced former Congolese military leader Bosco Ntaganda on Thursday to 30 years in prison for atrocities including murder, rape and conscripting child soldiers. | Video

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