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World court to rule on emergency measures in Rohingya genocide case

5:09am GMT

THE HAGUE The International Court of Justice on Thursday will rule on a request by Gambia for emergency measures in Myanmar to protect Rohingya Muslims, to halt violence immediately, and to preserve evidence of past abuses against the ethnic minority.

Dutch prosecutors say father confined children and abused them in remote farmhouse

21 Jan 2020

ASSEN A father facing charges of sexual abuse in a Dutch court had held six of his nine children captive for nearly a decade at an isolated farmhouse, telling them "bad spirits" would enter their bodies if they talked to outsiders, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

ICC to probe alleged war crimes in Palestinian areas, pending jurisdiction

21 Dec 2019

THE HAGUE The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said on Friday she would launch a full investigation into alleged war crimes in the Palestinian Territories as soon as the court's jurisdiction had been established.

Explainer: Genocide case against Myanmar at the top U.N. court

13 Dec 2019

THE HAGUE Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was due to leave the Netherlands on Friday after defending her country against accusations of genocide during three days of hearings at the International Court of Justice.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi urges World Court to drop genocide case

12 Dec 2019

THE HAGUE Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on World Court judges on Thursday to dismiss an accusation of genocide against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority, saying its own justice system should be given the chance to work first. | Video

Suu Kyi in court as genocide case set out against Myanmar

10 Dec 2019

THE HAGUE Mass rapes, the burning alive of Muslim Rohingya families in their homes and the killing with knives of dozens of children were described by Gambia's legal team as it set out its genocide case against Myanmar at the U.N.'s highest court on Tuesday. | Video

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.

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