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Stories with subject: International law
  • ICC: Prosecutor seeks to open investigation into Georgia war 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 9:40 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The International Criminal Court says a prosecutor wants to open an investigation into the 2008 war between Georgia and Russia, which would be the tribunal's first full-scale probe outside Africa.

  • Aid group seeks fact-finding mission over Kunduz strike story has photos
    Updated: Oct-07-15 6:51 pm

    GENEVA - Doctors Without Borders called Wednesday for an independent fact-finding mission to investigate a U.S. airstrike on its hospital in Afghanistan that killed at least 22 people.

  • Multiple US breakdowns may have led to mistaken attack 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 3:54 pm

    WASHINGTON - Investigators of the deadly U.S. air attack on a hospital in Afghanistan are focusing not only on how it unfolded but also on whether the decision to open fire broke the military's own rules for when to use force, officials say. Multiple U.S. breakdowns may have led to the aerial pummeling.

  • AP Interview: Uribe challenges Colombia's peace breakthrough story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 1:36 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Former President Alvaro Uribe harshly criticized the international community for applauding a recent breakthrough in his successor's peace talks with leftist rebels, saying the deal undermines the rule of law in Colombia.

  • East Timor primed for legal tussle with Australia 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 8:31 pm

    NEW YORK - Thirteen years after winning independence from Indonesia, East Timor has to wage another struggle for justice with a more powerful neighbor - but this time in the courts, the nation's prime minister says.

  • Algerian held in Guantanamo seeks reparations from US 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 5:06 pm

    MIAMI - An Algerian man filed a claim Wednesday with an international human rights body seeking compensation from the U.S. government for the nearly 12 years he was held without charge at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

  • The Latest: Russia could strike beyond Syria, exec suggests story has photos
    Updated: Sep-30-15 12:37 pm

    MOSCOW - The latest developments as Russia and other nations counter Islamic State militants in Syria. All times local:

  • Suspect in Timbuktu mausoleum destruction appears in court story has photos
    Updated: Sep-30-15 6:57 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - An alleged Islamic radical charged with involvement in the 2012 destruction of historic mausoleums and a mosque in Timbuktu made his first appearance at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday.

  • Int'l court prosecutor extends preliminary Ukraine probe 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 10:51 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor has broadened her preliminary probe in Ukraine to cover possible crimes committed in the country since early 2014 - a period that saw Russia's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula and the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine.

  • Former Congo vice president on trial for paying witnesses story has photos
    Updated: Sep-29-15 7:24 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A former vice president of the Democratic Republic of Congo pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of interfering with the administration of justice by coaching and paying defense witnesses to give false testimony in his war crimes trial.

  • Vietnam leader: China island work violates international law 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 2:28 pm

    NEW YORK - Vietnam's president told The Associated Press on Monday that China's island-building in the disputed South China Sea violates international law and endangers maritime security.

  • German court convicts 2 Rwandans over Congo crimes 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 10:48 am

    BERLIN - A German court on Monday convicted two Rwandan men on terrorism charges for playing leading roles in a mostly ethnic-Hutu militia, and found one of them guilty of being an accessory to war crimes committed in eastern Congo.

  • Commander in Kony's militia faces more charges at ICC 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 12:22 pm

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - International Criminal Court prosecutors say they are expanding the indictment against a member of fugitive warlord Joseph Kony's feared Lord's Resistance Army to add dozens more charges.

  • Warrant unsealed for 2 Kenyans accused of witness bribery 
    Updated: Sep-10-15 2:56 pm

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The International Criminal Court unsealed an arrest warrant Thursday for two Kenyans suspected of bribing prosecution witnesses in return for withdrawing from cases or recanting their testimony.

  • Serbia prosecutors charge 8 in Srebrenica massacre 
    Updated: Sep-10-15 9:50 am

    BELGRADE, Serbia - Serbia's war crimes prosecutors brought charges Thursday against eight suspects in the 1995 massacre in Srebrenica - Europe's worst carnage since World War II, when some 8,000 Muslims were killed by Bosnian Serb troops.

  • Ex-Chad dictator says he will win case 
    Updated: Sep-08-15 2:19 pm

    DAKAR, Senegal - The former dictator of Chad, Hissene Habre, said Tuesday he will win in his war crimes trial.