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# International Criminal Court

This week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# War Crimes
Ireland to offer Garda assistance to prosecutors probing Russian war crimes in Ukraine
The funding totals €3 million and there is also an offer of forensic science and garda investigators.
Last year
Al Jazeera submits the case of its slain journalist to the International Criminal Court
Palestinian-American Shireen Abu Akleh was shot while covering an Israel army raid in Jenin on 11 May.
# Espionage
Russian 'spy' arrested following Dutch operation 'not the only' agent to have worked in Ireland
Sergey Vladimirovich Cherkasov had studied in Ireland under the false Brazilian alias Viktor Muller Ferreira.
# Ukraine
Ireland to give €3 million to International Criminal Court conducting war crime probe
The ICC is investigating suspected war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ukraine.
Analysis: Under international law, is Putin criminally liable for his invasion of Ukraine?
Trinity’s Dr Donna Lyons outlines the historical background to war crimes charges and asks where Putin’s invasion of Ukraine sits under the law.
# Investigation
What are war crimes - and could Putin face trial for Russia's invasion of Ukraine?
An Irish expert believes Putin has committed war crimes but says it will be down to international investigators to make the case.
All time
# War Crimes
International Criminal Court may investigate British military over war crimes allegations
A BBC Panorama programme claims that killings of civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq have been covered up.
# Afghanistan
US threatens International Criminal Court with sanctions if it prosecutes Americans for war crimes
The court is considering prosecuting US servicemen over alleged detainee abuse.
# Genocide
Justice for those massacred in a 'safe area': what happened in Srebrenica?
Timeline in pictures and video: on the day Ratko Mladic is imprisoned for life, takes a look back at the events of July 1995 – the UN and Europe’s darkest hour.
# Child Soldiers
Angelina Jolie 'offered to help capture' Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony
The actor apparently wanted to invite Kony to dinner so he could be arrested.
# climate of fear
Investigators accuse government of Burundi of war crimes including execution and torture
Three investigators from the UN’s Human Rights Council have been probing the political climate of the African country for the past 12 months.
# Explainer
Wilful killing, torture, taking of hostages - what are war crimes and how are they prosecuted?
Five facts about war crimes, and the long, arduous legal process to bring perpetrators to justice.
All's fair in love and war? Not when it comes to war crimes
Professor of international criminal justice, Dr Niamh Howlin, says countries and individuals can be held responsible for the things they do during war time.
# Relocation
Ireland could become home to witnesses under an international protection programme
This would be the first time Ireland is involved in an international witness protection programme.
# War Crimes
Former DR Congo warlord found guilty of deliberate campaign of rape and murder
The International Criminal Court has convicted Jean-Pierre Bemba on five charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
# The Hague
North Korea could face charges of crimes against humanity
The United Nations has condemned the country’s human rights records.
# Mavi Marmara
No prosecution for Israel over flotilla raid despite 'reasonable belief of war crimes'
Israeli commandos stormed the ship in 2010, killing ten people.
# Cyprus
Cypriots file 'war crimes' complaint against Turkey at International Criminal Court
Complaint criticises Turkish settlement activity in breakaway northern Cyprus.
# Investigation
China and Russia veto UN bringing Syria to court for war crimes
The Security Council wants to bring the crisis to the International Criminal Court for investigation of possible war crimes.
# Diplomacy
Eamon Gilmore calls for support on UN Syria, but Russia's already said no
The resolution will seek to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court.
# Torture
Britain rejects Iraq torture claims
The British government says complaints to the International Criminal Court are “unnecessary”.
# Kenya
Kenya Supreme Court upholds election of Kenyatta as president
Lawyers for challenger Raila Odinga argued before the Supreme Court that the election was marred by irregularities.
# Israel
Israel announces plan for 3,000 new settler homes after UN vote
Construction is expected to be in the highly contentious area of the West Bank known as E1, a corridor that runs between the easternmost edge of annexed east Jerusalem and the Maaleh Adumim settlement.
# Iraq War
Blair and Bush should face trial over Iraq war: Tutu
Tutu said the invasion of Iraq left the world more destabilised and divided than any other conflict in history and had “hardened hearts and minds of members of the human family across the world”.
# Libya
Gaddafi's son: 'no justice' in trial if evidence from torture is used
Eldest son of the late dictator says he cannot get a fair trial in Libya.
# MelTaylor
International Criminal Court staff released by Libyan authorities
Australian lawyer Melinda Taylor and her three colleagues were detained in Libya since 7 June.
# War Crimes
Mladic war crimes trial to resume on 9 July
The trial of the former Bosnian Serb commander was suspended over a month ago because of ‘irregularities’ in how evidence was handled.
# Libya
More calls for release of Australian lawyer and other ICC staff in Libya
A UN war crimes court has expressed its serious concern over the ongoing detention of four staff members.
# Said and done
Noah's Ark and whole genitalia: The week in quotes
“You can’t even call it a fig leaf – a fig leaf covers the whole genatalia, this only covers the tip.”
# The Hague
Mladic trial suspended 'indefinitely' due to 'significant errors' by prosecutors
A new starting date will be established “as soon as possible” but Mladic’s lawyer has asked for a six-month delay.
# Charles Taylor
Naomi Campbell and blood diamonds: key moments of the Charles Taylor trial
The former Liberian leader will be the first ex-president to receive judgment from an international tribunal since the Nuremberg trials.
# Kony 2012
Sequel to Kony 2012 viral video expected today
The ‘Stop Kony’ video has been viewed over 86 million times on YouTube since its release last month.
# Libya
Ex-Gaddafi official arrested in Mauritania
Former Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senoussi is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.
In first verdict International Criminal Court finds Congo warlord guilty
Thomas Lubanga has been found guilty of conscripting and enlisting children to fight for him.
# Viral Video
Online campaign aims to make accused war criminal Joseph Kony 'famous'
A viral video has sparked a campaign to bring the Ugandan leader to the International Criminal Court but concerns have been raised about the charity behind the attempt.
# Kenya
Crimes against humanity charges brought against Kenyan presidential candidates
The men have been ordered to stand trial over post-election violence in 2007 and 2008.
# Syria
ICC should investigate suspected Syrian rights abuses, says UN rights chief
Navi Pillay says that the human rights commission’s recent report on Syria concluded that state forces had committed systematic and gross violations of human rights.
# Côte d'Ivoire
ICC issues arrest warrant for former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo
Gbagbo refused to cede power to his rival Alassane Ouattara after losing last year’s election, sparking violent divisions in the country.
# Syria
UN human rights committee condemns Syrian rights violations
Meanwhile, the severely mutilated body of a journalist has been discovered just one day after he was arrested while filming anti-government protests near Homs.
# Libya
ICC wants Hague judges involved in trial of Gaddafi's son
Meanwhile, two Irish-based Libyan have reportedly been included in the new post-Muammar Gaddafi cabinet.