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Climate lawyers have urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate Brazil's president for crimes against humanity over his administration's policies in the Amazon ahead of the COP26 in Glasgow this month. The Allrise group has lodged a case with the court alleging that the government o

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The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has proposed resuming investigations into alleged atrocity crimes in Afghanistan, with a focus on Islamist groups like the Taliban – while "de-prioritising" alleged crimes by the US. Karim A. A. Khan QC has sought authorisation fro

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The International Criminal Court has authorised an investigation into the Philippine president’s “war on drugs”. It said in a statement that the war on drugs in the country appeared to be a “widespread and systematic attack against the civilian population”, which occurr

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Karim Ahmad Khan QC has been sworn in as the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Mr Khan, who was born in Edinburgh, called to Lincoln's Inn in 1992, having obtained an LLB degree and AKC from King's College London. He later obtained a D.Phil from Oxford University and served as a crown

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Female interns at the International Criminal Court (ICC) are "particularly vulnerable" to unwanted sexual advances from senior male staff, according to an independent report. The expert review of the court found "many accounts" of bullying and harassment at the ICC and an absence of mechanisms

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The trial of a former Islamic militant has begun at the International Criminal Court (ICC) and marks the first time someone stands accused of persecution on the grounds of gender at the court. Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud, 42, was transferred to the custody of the court from Mali m

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Irish barrister Fergal Gaynor has been shortlisted as one of four candidates for election as the next prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The search for a successor to Gambian lawyer Fatou Bensouda, who has held the role since 2012 and will step down next June, began just over a ye

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The International Criminal Court's prosecutor can commence an investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan, judges have ruled. The ICC's appeals chamber today unanimously decided to overturn a 2019 ruling which found that the commencement of an investigation would

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The deliberate starvation of civilians during an armed civil conflict has been established as a war crime under an amendment to the Rome Statute underpinning the International Criminal Court (ICC). An amendment to article 8, paragraph 2 (e) of the Rome Statute was proposed by Switzerland and agreed

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Paul Bradfield, former prosecution lawyer at the International Criminal Court, considers the future of the court. The International Criminal Court is at a crossroads. It seeks a new chief prosecutor to succeed the incumbent, Fatou Bensouda. For her successor, huge challenges – both legal and p

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