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Prominent Kenyans to Stand Trial at ICC in April

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Four prominent Kenyans will go on trial in April of next year to face charges they organized the country’s deadly 2008 post-election violence. The International Criminal Court said Monday that the trial of former cabinet member William Ruto and radio executive Joshua Arap Sang will begin on April 10. The trial of Deputy Prime Minister […]

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Kenyan Leaders to Stand Trial at ICC in April

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court has announced four prominent Kenyans will go on trial for inciting post-election violence in April next year. Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, lawmaker William Ruto, former civil service chief Francis Muthaura and radio executive Joshua arap Sang face charges of crimes against humanity. The four are accused of helping to organize […]

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International Criminal Court Set to Issue First Sentence

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court is set to hand down its first sentence Tuesday, in the case of convicted Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga. Lubanga was found guilty of war crimes in March for recruiting and using child soldiers during fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in 2002 and 2003. Human Rights Watch said Monday […]

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Libya Frees Four Detained ICC Officials After Court Apology

Posted July 2nd, 2012 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Libya has freed four officials from the International Criminal Court who were detained for a month for smuggling documents to the jailed son of the late dictator Moammar Gadhafi. ICC President Sang-Hyun Song apologized to Libya Monday, saying the four had no intention of compromising Libyan national security. The four, including Australia’s Melinda Taylor — […]

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International Criminal Court Swears in New Prosecutor

Posted June 15th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Gambian lawyer Fatou Bensouda has been sworn in as the new chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. The 51-year-old Bensouda took the oath of office Friday at a ceremony in The Hague, six months after ICC member states selected her as prosecutor. “I, Fatou Bensouda, solemnly undertake that I will perform my duties and […]

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International Criminal Court Swears in New Prosecutor

Posted June 15th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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Gambian lawyer Fatou Bensouda has been sworn in as the new chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. The 51-year-old Bensouda took the oath of office Friday at a ceremony in The Hague. Bensouda is the first woman and the first African to be chief prosecutor at the ICC, which some observers have criticized for […]

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ICC Mulls Sentence in DRC Child Recruiting Case

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court is considering the punishment for a Congolese warlord convicted of using child soldiers. ICC judges in The Hague began a sentencing hearing on Wednesday for Thomas Lubanga. The court’s top prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, has said he will seek “close to the maximum,” which ranges from 30 years to life. The ICC […]

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ICC Team in Libya After Delegation Detained

Posted June 10th, 2012 at 10:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyan officials say a team of representatives of the International Criminal Court arrived in Tripoli Sunday to secure the release of four of its staffers detained while visiting Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, the imprisoned son of deposed dictator Moammar Gadhafi. They say the four-member delegation, including Australian lawyer Melinda Taylor, was detained last Thursday and is […]

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War Crimes Court Says 4 Staffers Detained in Libya

Posted June 9th, 2012 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court in the Hague says four of its staffers have been detained in Libya, where they are part of an official mission to meet with Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, the imprisoned son of deposed dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Court President Sang-Hyun Song requested their immediate release and urged Tripoli to ensure their safety. His […]

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ICC Rejects Arrest Warrant for Mudacumura for DRC Crimes

Posted May 31st, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Judges at the International Criminal Court in The Hague have rejected a prosecutors’ request to issue an arrest warrant for a commander of a brutal Rwandan Hutu militia that has terrorized eastern Congo for years. In a written decision Thursday, the judges said that ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo’s May 15 request failed to provide […]

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