Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte urges nations to quit International Criminal Court

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte points to photographers during an awarding ceremony for outstanding government workers, at the Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines December 19, 2016. (Photo by Reuters) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte urged other governments on Sunday to abandon the International Criminal Court, saying the world tribunal — where he’s facing a possible complaint for […]

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Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court delays launch of probe into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan

International Criminal Court’s Public Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda (AFP photo) Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have announced that a potential probe into alleged war crimes committed in Afghanistan since 2003 has been delayed as new information is relayed from Kabul. The office of ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said in an email on Wednesday that […]

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South Africa court blocks government bid to abandon International Criminal Court (ICC)

A view of the headquarters of the International Criminal Court (ICC) A South African court has blocked the government’s decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), ruling that the move is “unconstitutional and invalid.” “The cabinet decision to deliver the notice of withdrawal… without prior parliamentary approval is unconstitutional and invalid,” said Judge […]

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Gambian government of President Adama Barrow announces reversed plan to remain in ICC

A view of the headquarters of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, the Netherlands The Gambia’s new government has asked the United Nations to halt the country’s process of withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC), reversing the previous administration’s plan to pull out of the tribunal. A statement issued by the government […]

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Palestine Liberation Organization head calls on ICC to investigate Israel settlement activities

Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization Saeb Erekat The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch a probe into the Tel Aviv regime’s settlement expansion in the occupied territories. “Israel continues to systematically violate the rights of the Palestinian people and to give a green light and support […]

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may pull country out of ICC

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (photo by Reuters) The Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte says his country may decide to follow in Russia’s footsteps in withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC). Ahead of his departure for Peru to participate in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Summit on Thursday, Duterte called the international tribunal “useless” and only […]

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