Int'l court expands Ivory Coast investigation

THE HAGUE Netherlands (AP) - International Criminal Court judges have expanded an investigation in Ivory Coast to cover atrocities dating back to 2002 and committed against a backdrop of political turmoil in the West African nation, the court announced Thursday. The written decision dramatically...

War crimes court says 4 staff held in Libya

AMSTERDAM (AP) - The International Criminal Court on Saturday demanded the release of four of its staffers it says are being detained in Libya, where they are part of an official mission sent to meet with the imprisoned son of deposed dictator Moammar Gadhafi. "We are very Full version (available...

ICC Minor Victory Against Use of Child Soldiers

Imagine that Union of Congolese Patriots (UCP) warlord Thomas Lubanga visited your family's home one day. Chances are that if you had a young daughter, she would be taken by force and used by Lubanga's rebel group as a sex slave. If you had a young son, he would be conscripted to fight as...

Should Sudan Join the U.N. Human Rights Council?

If former Liberian President Charles Taylor, now convicted and sentenced for war crimes, had retained power, would the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) offer his regime membership? Would the mass murder, torture, and use of child soldiers be ignored so that Liberia could weigh in on human rights...