The International Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants for Vladimir Putin and Maria Lvova-Belova, Russia's commissioner for children’s rights, over the deportation of Ukrainian children. ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan KC said in a statement that the Pre-Trial Chamber "has confirmed that there
Striking legal staff at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have criticised a decision to ban them from attending the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) taking place this week. Dozens of support staff for defence and victims' teams in ICC proceedings are striking during the 21st session of the ASP
Lawyers for the family of murdered Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh have submitted a new complaint against Israel to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The complaint alleges that Ms Abu-Akleh and another Al Jazeera journalist, Ali Samoudi, were deliberately targeted by Israeli forces de
The International Criminal Court prosecutor Karim Khan is to proceed with an investigation into the invasion of Ukraine. He said in a statement that there was "a reasonable basis to proceed with opening an investigation".
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
President Donald Trump has authorised economic sanctions and visa restrictions against International Criminal Court staff investigating the alleged war crimes of American and Israeli troops. He declared a national emergency over “attempts by the ICC to assert authority over US personnel withou
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
Edinburgh meeting hears Britain’s refusal to allow Chagos Islanders to return home is ‘crime against humanity’
The UK's refusal to allow the inhabitants of the Chagos Islands to return to their homeland is a crime against humanity, an eminent international lawyer speaking in Edinburgh has said. Philippe Sands QC criticised Britain's failure to abide by a judgment of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) w
The International Criminal Court's prosecutor is to investigate alleged war crimes in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said she was "satisfied that there is a reasonable basis to proceed with an investigation into the situation in Palestine".