International law

FILE - In this June 21, 2016 file photo, former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba enters the courtroom of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. International Criminal Court appeals judges overturned Friday, June 8, 2018 the convictions of former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba for atrocities committed by his forces in Central African Republic. The reversal delivered a serious blow to ICC prosecutors by scrapping all the convictions in the court’s first trial to focus largely on sexual violence and on command responsibility - the legal principle that a commanding officer can be held responsible for crimes committed by his or her troops or for failing to prevent or punish the crimes. (Michael Kooren, Pool via AP, File)
June 08, 2018 - 7:00 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In a blow to prosecutors at the International Criminal Court and to victims of rape and murder in a conflict-ravaged African nation, appeals judges on Friday overturned the convictions of former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba for atrocities committed by his...
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May 29, 2018 - 11:48 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Exiled opposition politician Mikheil Saakashvili called on European nations Tuesday to impose sanctions on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his inner circle, accusing them of violating his human rights. Saakashvili said that Poroshenko, his former ally,...
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Australian Federal Police Commander Jennifer Hurst speaks as she stands near to part of a Buk missile recovered from the site of the MH17 crash, during a press conference regarding the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, in Bunnik, Central Netherlands, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Investigators also displayed parts of the engine casing and exhaust system of a Buk 9M38 series missile recovered from eastern Ukraine and showed photos of a unique serial number on the missile. Team members said that careful analysis of video and photos from social media traced the journey of the Russian missile convoy into Ukraine and identified the launcher system. (AP Photo/Michael Corder)
May 25, 2018 - 11:52 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A day after international prosecutors said they had unequivocal evidence of Russian involvement in the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine nearly four years ago, the Netherlands and Australia on Friday announced they were holding Moscow legally...
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Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki speaks during a press conference at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday May 22, 2018. The Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an “immediate investigation” into alleged Israeli “crimes” committed against the Palestinian people. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)
May 22, 2018 - 10:23 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Calling it a "historic step" toward justice, the Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an "immediate investigation" into alleged Israeli crimes committed against the Palestinian people. The development was sure to worsen...
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Protesters, hold placards during a demonstration near Israel's consulate in Istanbul, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. The placard left reads in Turkish: "Even if the world is mute, we will not be silent'. Speaking late Monday, the Turkish government's spokesman announced three days of mourning after Israeli forces killed 58 Palestinians, most by gunfire, as they protested the Gaza blockade and the relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
May 15, 2018 - 2:48 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 9:40 p.m. The Palestinian envoy to Washington has been recalled to Ramallah in protest over the U.S. relocating its embassy to Jerusalem. Husam Zomlot confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday that he is returning...
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A Palestinian protester hurls stones at Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Monday, May 14, 2018. Thousands of Palestinians are protesting near Gaza's border with Israel, as Israel prepared for the festive inauguration of a new U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
May 14, 2018 - 11:33 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and Palestinian protests (all times local): 6:20 p.m. The world's largest body of Muslim-majority nations says it "strongly rejects and condemns" the White House's "deplorable action" to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from...
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May 08, 2018 - 8:23 am
ROME (AP) — Seventeen Nigerian survivors of a 2017 migrant boat sinking have filed a case with the European Court of Human Rights accusing Italy of violating their human rights by "subcontracting" their rescue to Libya. The case, backed by legal and human rights organizations, poses a direct...
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May 07, 2018 - 11:17 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Greece's foreign minister says Turkey's efforts to legitimize 'illegal' claims on Greek sovereign territory are doomed to fail because they're contrary to international law. Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias says Turkey has submitted to the United Nations a document containing "...
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Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj sits on the road in front of a police cordon, in the village of Jarak, Serbia, Sunday, May 6, 2018. Police have prevented a far-right leader Seselj, from holding a rally in an ethnically-mixed village where his nationalist speeches spurred ethnic hatred during the 1990s' Balkan conflict.(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
May 06, 2018 - 12:43 pm
JARAK, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police on Sunday prevented a Serbian far-right leader convicted of war crimes from returning to an ethnically-mixed northern village where he spurred ethnic hatred during the 1990s' Balkan war. Dozens of policemen sealed off Hrtkovci, 40 kilometers (24 miles) northwest...
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UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations Karen Pierce talks to journalists at a press conference at Naypyitaw International Airport in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Tuesday, May 1, 2018, after a two-day visit to Myanmar. The U.N. Security Council delegation has visited volatile areas of Myanmar's Rakhine state, from where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled military-led violence, to see firsthand the aftermath of the army's crackdown as well as Myanmar's preparations for taking back the refugees. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)
May 01, 2018 - 11:35 pm
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — A U.N. Security Council delegation on Tuesday visited Myanmar's Rakhine state, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled military-led violence, and urged the government to improve the security conditions for the return of the refugees. Around 700,000...
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