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Stephanie van den Berg

Russia rebuffs Ukraine's case over rebel support at U.N. court

03 Jun 2019

THE HAGUE Russia told a hearing at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday that the court lacks jurisdiction in a case filed by Ukraine against Moscow over its alleged support of pro-Russian separatists in the Crimea and eastern Ukraine.

ICC will no longer refer Jordan to U.N. for failure to arrest Sudan's Bashir

06 May 2019

THE HAGUE The International Criminal Court will not refer Jordan to the U.N. Security Council for its failure to arrest Sudanese war crimes suspect Omar al-Bashir when he visited Amman in 2017, judges said on Monday, reversing an earlier decision.

Facing hurdles from U.S., war crimes judges reject Afghan probe

12 Apr 2019

AMSTERDAM Just days after the United States' government revoked the visa of the International Criminal Court's prosecutor, judges at the ICC on Friday rejected her request to open an investigation into alleged atrocities in the war in Afghanistan, citing practical reasons.

Ex-Bosnian Serb wartime leader Karadzic sentenced to life in prison

20 Mar 2019

THE HAGUE U.N. judges on Wednesday sentenced former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic to life in prison on appeal, ending one of the most momentous trials over genocide committed during the Balkan wars of the 1990s. | Video

Karadzic could be jailed for life in final Srebrenica appeal ruling

15 Mar 2019

THE HAGUE/SARAJEVO Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic will face U.N. appeals judges on Wednesday for a ruling that will end one of the highest profile legal battles stemming from the Balkan wars of the 1990s that saw the collapse of the former Yugoslavia.

Dutch take stake in Air France-KLM to counter French influence

26 Feb 2019

THE HAGUE/PARIS The Dutch government will take a stake in Air France-KLM equal to that of the French government in order to increase its influence in the carrier's operations, a move that took the French by surprise.

World Court - Britain must return Indian Ocean islands to Mauritius

26 Feb 2019

THE HAGUE The World Court on Monday told Britain to give up control over the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean, and said it had wrongfully forced the population to leave in the 1970s to make way for a U.S. air base. | Video

World Court to issue opinion in Chagos Islands case on Monday

22 Feb 2019

AMSTERDAM The World Court will issue an advisory opinion on Monday on whether Britain unduly pressured Mauritius to give up the Chagos Islands, which now houses a major U.S. military base, in exchange for independence in 1965.

India asks World Court to order release of man sentenced to death in Pakistan

18 Feb 2019

AMSTERDAM India asked the World Court on Monday to order the release of an Indian national sentenced to death by Pakistan, saying Islamabad had failed to allow him diplomatic assistance before his conviction, as required by an international treaty.

India, Pakistan to argue at World Court amid tensions

15 Feb 2019

THE HAGUE The World Court will hear arguments on Monday in a dispute between India and Pakistan about a former Indian navy commander sentenced to death by Islamabad for allegedly being an intelligence agency spy.

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