Sudan's Bashir gets two years' detention for corruption
Sudan's former president Omar al-Bashir was sentenced Saturday to two years' detention in a correctional centre for corruption in the first of several cases against the ousted autocrat.
Sudan's Bashir charged with illegal use of foreign funds
Sudan's ousted president Omar al-Bashir was charged in court Saturday with illegal acquisition and use of foreign funds, offenses that could land him behind bars for more than a decade.
Group takes FG to ICC over 13.2m ‘uneducated’ kids
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the Federal Government for allegedly leaving 13.2 million children out of school.
ICC convicts Congolese warlord Ntaganda of war crimes
Nine years after his arrest, the International Criminal Court (ICC) yesterday found former Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) warlord, Bosco Ntaganda, guilty of war crimes and related offences committed in Ituri, between 2002 and 2003.
Nigeria will continue to support ICC, says Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria will continue to support the International Criminal Court (ICC) in fulfilling its mandates. The president stated this when he received the Nigerian-born President of the ICC, Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, at the State House, Abuja on Friday. Buhari appealed to developed countries to take the ICC “more seriously in order to…
I’ll extend war on insecurity, corruption to border areas, says Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed the determination of his government to extend the fight against corruption and insecurity in Nigeria to the border areas of the country.
Understanding African governments’ opposition to ICC
African governments are withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC) with valid criticisms—but what can be done to make the Court less imbalanced? This is a contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on the International Criminal Court. African governments are not all withdrawing from the ICC because they fear prosecution—many have very valid critiques. The…
Arbitrators seek adoption of ADR in resolution of commercial disputes
Arbitrators have advocated the adoption of arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution mechanism in resolution of commercial disputes. The arbitrators, who converged at the 4th International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Conference on International Arbitration held by ICC Nigeria, in Lagos, noted the importance of more reliable and faster means of resolving commercial dispute in opening…
Maritime piracy drops in Nigeria, says report
Latest report from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Maritime Bureau (IMB), has revealed that Nigeria experienced a decrease in reported piracy incidents in the first quarter (Q1) 2019. The IMB report obtained by The Guardian yesterday, indicated that Nigeria reported 14 incidents of piracy in Q1, compared to 22 in the corresponding period of…
Malaysia in U-turn on war crimes court
Malaysia's government did a U-turn Friday on its decision to join the International Criminal Court, the prime minister said, after a backlash from a powerful Islamic ruler and opposition politicians. The Southeast Asian nation announced in March it was joining the world's only permanent war crimes tribunal after a reform-minded government came to power last…