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DR Congo’s Bosco Ntaganda sentenced to 30-year jail term

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.Ntaganda, 46, was found guilty in July on 18 charges of war crimes...

Liberia’s Weah invites ICC to advise on war crimes court

Liberia's President George Weah has invited the president of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to the country to discuss the idea of setting up a war and economic crimes court. The tribunal is intended to address crimes committed during two...

ICC prosecutor want to appeal Laurent Gbagbo’s acquittal

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Monday said her office would appeal the acquittal of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo. The court acquitted Gbagbo on crimes against humanity charges on Jan. 15, saying prosecutors had failed to...

US revokes ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s visa

The US has revoked the entry visa for the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Fatou Bensouda has been investigating allegations of war crimes by US forces and their allies in Afghanistan...

ICC judges orders DR Congo Bemba’s release after acquittal

International judges Tuesday ordered the interim release "under specific conditions" of former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba who was acquitted last week of war crimes after a decade behind bars. "Today... the International Criminal Court ordered the interim release under...

Acquitted DR Congo leader Bemba edges closer to freedom

Jean-Pierre Bemba's lawyers are set to argue Tuesday for his immediate release after international judges acquitted him of war crimes, as the former Congolese vice president edged closer towards freedom following a decade behind bars. Bemba was acquitted on appeal...

ICC ask South Africa to appear before it in April over Sudan’s Bashir

South African authorities have been asked to appear at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on April 7 over the failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir during a visit two years ago, a senior official said on Wednesday....

South Africa formally revokes international court withdrawal

South Africa on Tuesday formally revoked its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court after its High Court blocked the government's bid to pull out of the Hague-based war crimes tribunal. South Africa notified U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that because...

South African court rejects country’s withdrawal from ICC

South Africa's High Court blocked the government's attempt to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday, the latest blow to scandal-plagued President Jacob Zuma from an assertive post-apartheid judicial system. Justice Minister Michael Masutha said the government...
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Refugees removed from UNHCR office in S/Africa arraigned – no lawyers and no bail

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1,100 Africans applying for legal status arrested in U.S.

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