International criminal court

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From Syria to China, dictators are still getting away with murder | Jonathan Freedland
We can’t rely on the glacial pace of international law to provide justice, says the Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland

Jonathan Freedland

26, Feb, 2021 @4:50 PM

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Criticism builds over Biden's failure to lift Trump sanctions on ICC prosecutors
Trump targeted officials for launching war crimes investigations, as reports say Israel is lobbying to keep sanctions in place

Julian Borger in Washington

26, Feb, 2021 @2:52 PM

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The Guardian view on the crimes of Assad’s regime: slow, uncertain justice | Editorial
Editorial: The conviction of an intelligence official in Germany marks the end of impunity – but will more senior figures be held accountable?

Editorial

25, Feb, 2021 @6:49 PM

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British barrister Karim Khan elected ICC's new chief prosecutor
Khan, 50, won on second round of voting by 131 member states and replaces Fatou Bensouda, who was hit with US sanctions

Patrick Wintour

12, Feb, 2021 @11:38 PM

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UK's ‘colonial' stance over Chagos Islands could derail court bid
Hopes of key international criminal court appointment threatened by the UK’s refusal to act on UN rulings

Patrick Wintour, Diplomatic editor

09, Feb, 2021 @5:39 PM

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ICC rules it can investigate alleged war crimes in Palestine despite Israeli objections
Palestinian Authority welcomes ruling that could see prosecution of Israeli officials and military as well as Hamas figures

Oliver Holmes in Jerusalem

05, Feb, 2021 @9:59 PM

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Ugandan ex-child soldier guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity
Landmark ICC judgment met with mixed reactions by former victims of the Lord’s Resistance Army

Jason Burke, Sofi ​Lundin in Gulu and Samuel Okiror in Kampala

04, Feb, 2021 @1:24 PM

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ICC ready to rule on ex-child soldier accused of war crimes
Dominic Ongwen was abducted by Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army aged 10 before rising to high rank

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

03, Feb, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Jair Bolsonaro could face charges in The Hague over Amazon rainforest
Indigenous leaders and human rights groups accuse Brazilian president of crimes against humanity

Flávia Milhorance

23, Jan, 2021 @12:03 PM

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ICC asks for more evidence on Uighur genocide claims
Court expected to rule there is still insufficient evidence against China, but file to be kept open

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

11, Dec, 2020 @9:34 AM

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ICC abandons inquiry into alleged British war crimes in Iraq
Prosecutor says, however, there is ‘reasonable basis to believe’ atrocities may have been committed

Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent

09, Dec, 2020 @5:44 PM

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International lawyers draft plan to criminalise ecosystem destruction
Plan to draw up legal definition of ‘ecocide’ attracts support from European countries and small island nations

Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent

30, Nov, 2020 @10:12 AM

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