Darfur justice could prove elusive despite al-Bashir’s fall

Africa 04/22/19, 10:28

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, driven from power and now languishing in a prison where his opponents were once jailed and tortured, is more vulnerable than ever to a decade-old international arrest warrant for war crimes committed in Darfur.But the military, which forced him from power after four months of mass ...

Environmental groups to sue Shell over climate change

Europe 04/05/19, 10:18

Climate activists delivered a court summons Friday to oil company Shell in a court case aimed at forcing it to do more to rein in carbon emissions.Friends of the Earth Netherlands, one of the groups involved, said it wants a court in The Hague to order Shell to reduce its ...

Bosnia divided over UN ruling on wartime leader Karadzic

Europe 03/20/19, 13:16

A U.N. court's decision Wednesday to uphold the genocide and war crimes convictions of ex-Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic and sentence him to life behind bars was applauded by survivors of Bosnia's bloody '90s war — but blasted by the country's Serbs as biased.Gathered in a memorial center near this ...

Update: Hearing underway for Karadzic appeals decisions

Europe 03/20/19, 08:13

The Latest on a U.N. court's decision on the conviction and sentencing of ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic (all times local):14:10 p.m.A hearing is underway at a United Nations court where judges will hand down their decisions in the appeal by former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic against his convictions ...

UN judges to deliver Radovan Karadzic appeals decisions

Europe 03/20/19, 04:52

United Nations judges are set to hand down their decisions in the appeal by former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic against his convictions and 40-year sentence for masterminding atrocities in his country's devastating 1992-95 war.Karadzic appealed his 2016 convictions for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, as well as ...

Lawyers seek ICC probe into Syria deportations to Jordan

Europe 03/07/19, 07:35

Human rights lawyers are urging the International Criminal Court to open a preliminary investigation into alleged mass deportations by Syrian authorities, in an attempt to hold President Bashar Assad's regime accountable for atrocities enacted during the country's bloody civil war.Lawyer Toby Cadman said Thursday that legal experts at the Guernica ...

Chemical weapons watchdog says chlorine was used in Douma

Asia & Pacific 03/01/19, 13:28

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The global chemical weapons watchdog said Friday it found “reasonable grounds” that chlorine was used as a weapon in a deadly attack on the Syrian town of Douma last year. The determination was contained in a detailed report by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical ...

Vandals paint swastikas on buildings in Amsterdam

Sports 02/22/19, 07:40

Vandals suspected of being soccer hooligans from The Hague have painted graffiti including swastikas and anti-Semitic texts on buildings in Amsterdam.The graffiti was discovered Friday, ahead of Sunday's match between ADO and Ajax in The Hague. Ajax fans are banned from attending the match.ADO director Mattijs Manders says "we as ...

Nigerian widows sue Shell for complicity in activist deaths

World 02/12/19, 11:53

The widow of a Nigerian activist executed by their country's government more than two decades ago accused oil giant Shell of complicity in his death at a civil case in a Dutch court Tuesday."Shell came into my life to make me a poverty-stricken widow," Esther Kiobel told judges at a ...

Will Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo, acquitted at ICC, return home?

Africa 01/31/19, 04:08

The acquittal at the International Criminal Court of Ivory Coast's former President Laurent Gbagbo on crimes against humanity is making waves in the West African nation where some celebrate his pending release but others fear a repeat of the deadly 2010-2011 post-election violence that led him to The Hague."For the ...

Amnesty for young asylum seekers strains Dutch coalition

Europe 01/29/19, 07:44

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's four-party ruling coalition was struggling Tuesday to reach agreement over whether to call a temporary halt to deportations of young asylum seekers.The dispute pits Rutte's center-right People's Party for Freedom and Democracy against three junior coalition partners that want an end to deportations until a ...

Probe begins into cause of Dutch gas blast that injured 10

Europe 01/28/19, 05:15

Dutch authorities are investigating the cause of a gas explosion that blew the facade off an apartment building, injuring 10 people, including four who were rescued from under the rubble.Firefighters and search-and-rescue teams using sniffer dogs freed the final person early Monday after he had spent some eight hours buried ...

Collapsed home searched in the Hague; 2 found injured so far

Europe 01/27/19, 12:22

Dutch emergency workers have taken two injured people from a collapsed three-story home in The Hague and are looking for anyone else who might be in the wreckage.City emergency services spokesman John Kardol said it was unclear how many people were missing when the home was destroyed Sunday. Authorities suspect ...

Central African Republic soccer boss appears at global court

Sports 01/25/19, 10:12

The chief of Central African Republic's soccer federation appeared at the International Criminal Court on Friday for the first time since he was arrested late last year in France on charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes in his home country.Flanked by court guards during a 30-minute hearing, Patrice-Edouard ...

Kosovo court facing tough challenges in search for justice

Europe 01/14/19, 05:20

A court in The Hague has summoned a small group of former Kosovo freedom fighters for questioning about their roles in the 1998-99 war of independence.The orders to appear in The Hague haven't been confirmed by the prosecutor preparing cases for the court, who declined to be interviewed, but they ...

Update: EU chief says no room to renegotiate Brexit

Europe 12/11/18, 03:32

The Latest on the Brexit negotiations (all times local):9:30 a.m.European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is ruling out any renegotiation of the divorce agreement with Britain but says elements of the Brexit deal could still be clarified.Briefing EU lawmakers in Strasbourg, France, on this week's leader's summit, Juncker said Tuesday that ...

May in the Netherlands as she fights to save Brexit deal

Europe 12/11/18, 03:22

British Prime Minister Theresa May is launching her fight to save her Brexit deal over breakfast with her Dutch counterpart, the first of a string of meeting with European leaders in coming days.May arrived early Tuesday at Rutte's official residence in The Hague and was travelling later in the day ...

Dutch church holds 24/7 service to shield asylum-seekers

Europe 11/30/18, 09:29

For more than a month, a rotating roster of preachers and visitors has been leading a non-stop, round-the-clock service at a small Protestant chapel in The Hague in an attempt to prevent the deportation of a family of Armenian asylum-seekers.Theo Hettema, chair of the General Council of the Protestant Church ...

Watchdog mulls sending inspectors to Syria following attack

Europe 11/26/18, 06:54

The chief of the global chemical weapons watchdog says the organization is considering sending inspectors to investigate an alleged poison gas attack in Syria.In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a man receiving treatment at a hospital following a suspected chemical attack on his town ...

Central African Republic militia leader appears at ICC

Europe 11/23/18, 09:55

A Central African Republic militia leader and lawmaker who goes by the nickname Rambo told the International Criminal Court on Friday he was beaten and tortured after his arrest late last month in parliament.Prosecutors at the global court allege that 43-year-old Alfred Yekatom is responsible for crimes including murder, torture ...

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