Tag: International Criminal Court

US State Department official says the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington can remain open but must restrict activity to the peace process with Israel

Cruz, Ros-Lehtinen: Palestinian Embassy in Washington ‘Violates U.S. Law’

TEL AVIV – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have been urged by two members of Congress to shutter the Washington D.C. bureau of the Palestine Liberation Organization, which endorses “flagrant violations” of U.S. law such as payments to terrorists.

Image taken from a video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, Oct. 31, 2014. AP

Pressure Builds on Nigeria to Exit International Criminal Court While Boko Haram War Rages

Some activists this week reportedly urged the Nigerian government to rescind the African country’s ratification of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stating that some groups are using the independent judicial institution as a tool to “blackmail” Nigerian troops with threats of war crime charges that ultimately hinder their efforts against Boko Haram terrorists.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 file photo, prosecutor Fatou Bensouda in the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. The International Criminal Court prosecutor Bensouda has asked judges to authorize an investigation into various allegations of war crimes in Afghanistan, asserted against the U.S. military, CIA, the …

International Criminal Court Takes Steps to Investigate Philippines, Venezuela

Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda of the International Criminal Court announced on Thursday that she has launched preliminary probes of police and security forces in the Philippines and Venezuela, which have been accused of using excessive force against suspected drug traffickers and political demonstrators, respectively.

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International Criminal Court Demands Immediate Arrest of Saif al-Islam Qaddafi

Moammar Qaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam, recently released from half a decade of captivity by a Libyan militia group, has hit a major stumbling block in his bid to become a unifying figure for war-torn Libya: the International Criminal Court wants him arrested and hauled before a war crimes trial in the Hague.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinians Say Will Protest Interpol Membership Delay

The Palestinian government will protest against a delay in its application to join the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) at the body’s annual conference next week, an official said Friday.

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John Bolton: James Comey Should Dare Obama to Fire Him

Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, covered a range of national security topics during his Breitbart News Daily appearance on Thursday, including his call for the director of national intelligence to withhold all classified briefings from Hillary Clinton until the FBI investigation is resolved.

The incumbent president and candidate of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) for Sudans presidency Omar al-Bashir gives a speech on March 31, 2015 in the capital Khartoum, during a campaign meeting ahead of the April 13 parliamentary and presidential elections. The National Electoral Commission has said some 14 candidates …

South Africa to Withdraw From International Criminal Court

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — South Africa has decided to withdraw from the International Criminal Court following a dispute last year over a visit by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (pictured), who is wanted by the tribunal for alleged war crimes, crimes

A Palestinian protester, wearing a traditional keffiyeh and bearing the portrait of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, looks on during clashes Israeli soldiers near the border between Israeli and the eastern outskirts of Gaza City on November 13, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty …

Israel to Allow ICC Visit on Gaza War Mission

Israel is to host a working group of the International Criminal Court as it weighs whether to probe alleged war crimes in the 2014 Gaza war, an Israeli official said Friday.