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Annan: ICC to decide on Kenya investigation soon

NAIROBI, Kenya - (AP) The International Criminal Court may decide within five days whether to launch an investigation into the perpetrators of Kenya's postelection violence, former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Friday. ICC chief prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo has asked pretrial judges...

Int'l court to probe Kenya's election violence

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - (AP) The International Criminal Court will launch an investigation into the deadly violence that erupted after Kenya's disputed 2007 presidential elections, the court's prosecutor said Wednesday. Luis Moreno Ocampo asked judges in November for clearance to investigate...

Dying for the Bonds of Marriage: Forced Marriages as a Weapon of Genocide

By: Carmel O'Sullivan Carmel O'Sullivan is a Ph.D. Candidate at Queensland University of Technology. Excerpt I. INTRODUCTION Many thought, no doubt, that the horrors of the Second World War - the camps, the cruelty, the extermination, the Holocaust - could never happen again...

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...

ICC prosecutor: Sudan may face more Darfur charges

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Sudan may face more charges for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Darfur, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Thursday. Fatou Bensouda told the U.N. Security Council that crimes continue to be committed under Full version (available...

Israël, la Palestine et la Cour pénale internationale

Israël, la Palestine et la Cour pénale internationale Par John M. B. Balouziyeh, Esq. 1. Introduction Avec la résolution A/67/L.28 à propos du statut de la Palestine à l'Organisation des Nations Unies (O.N.U.) qui été adoptée à...