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Kenyan Mau Mau victims in talks with UK government over legal settlement

Payments to thousands who were tortured during 1950s insurgency could open door for other victims of British colonial rule.

The British government is negotiating payments to thousands of Kenyans who …


International Criminal Court status conference set to commence

The International Criminal Court (ICC) status conference will take place on Thursday. The court will hear the case against Jubilee presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta, former Civil Service chief Francis Muthaura, …


Sang opposes reduction of his legal aid budget

KENYA: Journalist Joshua arap Sang, who is facing charges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) has opposed reduction of his legal aid, saying it could hurt his defence.

He told …


Suspects obstructing probe, says Bensouda

KENYA: International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has warned of numerous attempts by Kenyan suspects to interfere with their investigations.

She said her office has notified the Chamber …


ICC orders Libya to hand over Gadhafi’s former spy chief

(CNN)—The International Criminal Court has called on Libya to immediately hand over former Gadhafi intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi for trial.

The late Moammar Gadhafi, his son Saif al-Islam Gadhafi and …


Wading uncharted waters: The trial of Rios Montt

When a judge ruled last week that former general and Guatemalan head of state Jose Efrain Rios Montt will, finally, stand trial for the crime of genocide, the news resounded …


Israel could face case in International Criminal Court, warns UN report

Israel must withdraw all settlers from the West Bank or potentially face a case at the International Criminal Court for serious violations of international law, says a report by a …


U.N. court acquits two Rwandan ex-ministers of genocide

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Two former Rwandan ministers were freed from 30 year jail terms on Monday after their convictions for their role in the country’s 100 days of …


A Chance at Justice in Guatemala

LAST Monday, a brave Guatemalan judge made history. In greenlighting a public trial for the former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt on charges of genocide, the judge, Miguel Ángel Gálvez, made …


Never too late

GUATEMALA’S civil war, which ran for 36 years until 1996, was one of the darkest episodes in Latin America’s recent history. A UN-sponsored truth commission estimated that 200,000 people were …


Charles Taylor Appeals War Crimes Conviction

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands) — Prosecutors urged international judges Tuesday to reject former Liberian President Charles Taylor’s appeal against his war crimes conviction and 50-year prison sentence, saying courts should hold “lords …


ICC prosecutor warns Mali on war crimes

THE International Criminal Court’s (ICC) chief prosecutor has warned the Malian government over reports its army may have committed abuses in the conflict-ridden west African country.

“My office is aware …


Libya Denies Plans of Quick Trial and Execution for Qaddafi Spy Chief

PARIS — Lawyers for the Libyan government on Monday said that Libya’s former intelligence chief, Abdullah al-Senussi, is expected to be tried by a civilian court in Libya in May …


Over 700 people were killed by former President Gbagbo’s supporters

The International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, has said that more than 700 civilians were slain by forces loyal to former Ivorian President, Laurent Gbagbo, between 2010 and 2011.


Guatemala ex-dictator to stand trial on genocide

GUATEMALA CITY—A former U.S.-backed dictator who presided over one of the bloodiest periods of Guatemala’s civil war will stand trial on charges he ordered the murder, torture and displacement of …


Bangladesh War Criminal Sentenced to Death

BANGKOK — Bangladesh’s controversial and scandal-ridden international war crimes court, the International Crimes Tribunal, handed down its first verdict this week, sentencing accused war criminal Abul Kalam Azad to death, …