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African Union pushing to suspend Kenyan leadership’s criminal trials

The African Union has asked the UN Security Council to approve a one-year suspension of proceedings against Kenya’s leaders at the International Criminal Court, diplomats said Wednesday. A UN diplomat confirmed the Security Council had received a letter from the African Union seeking the delay. Another diplomat said the request…

With its leadership on trial, Kenya tries to quit International Criminal Court

With its leaders facing trial, Kenya quits International Criminal Court (via The Christian Science Monitor) A day after Kenya turned its back on the International Criminal Court (ICC), officials at the Hague-based tribunal say they will not allow Kenya’s vice president to move the court hearings to East Africa. Yesterday…

Rwanda seeks to block talk of war crimes court at UN

The United Nations has been hit by a second war crimes court dispute in a week with Rwanda trying to stop the UN Security Council praising the International Criminal Court. The storm comes only days after the United States boycotted a UN General Assembly debate where Serbia’s president launched a…

Viral video will spur Kony arrest this year: ICC

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor voiced confidence Saturday that Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony will be arrested this year, praising the role of a viral online campaign. Luis Moreno-Ocampo said the California-based Invisible Children lobby group, and its viral “Kony 2012,” a 30-minute video seen by more than 100 million people, had helped bring…

Former Kadhafi spymaster arrested in Mauritania

Abdullah al-Senussi, wanted former spymaster of slain Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi, was arrested in Mauritania overnight, prompting calls for his extradition Saturday by both Libya and France. The former Libyan intelligence chief, who is also sought by the International Criminal Court, was arrested at Nouakchott airport after arriving on a…

Congolese warlord guilty in war crimes court for conscripting children into his rebel army

The International Criminal Court on Wednesday convicted Congolese militia chief Thomas Lubanga of war crimes for conscripting children into his rebel army, the tribunal’s first ever verdict. Lubanga, 51, was found guilty in The Hague of abducting children as young as 11 and forcing them to fight and commit atrocities…

Interpol issues arrest notice for Gaddafi, son Seif

World police body Interpol called Friday for the arrest of fugitive former Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi for his alleged crimes against humanity, following a request by the International Criminal Court. Interpol said it had issued a “red notice” for the arrest of Kadhafi, his son Seif al-Islam and his intelligence…

Israeli court: Soldiers used Palestinian boy as human shield

An Israeli military court on Sunday convicted two soldiers of using a Palestinian child as a human shield by forcing him to check for booby traps during the 2008-2009 Gaza war. A transcript of the court decision made available by the army said the infantry sergeants were found guilty of…

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