International Criminal Court
Sudan court upholds corruption conviction of ousted leader Bashir
Sudan's ousted president Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday lost an appeal against a sentence of two years in detention for corruption, his lawyer said.
Darfuris rejoice as Sudan agrees to hand Bashir to ICC
In the sprawling Camp Kalma, refugees displaced by the Darfur conflict are overjoyed at the decision by Sudan's new authorities to finally deliver president Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court.
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.
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…
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…
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…
‘Buratai should apologise for army’s partisanship in elections’
Former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, is demanding a public apology from the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, over the partisan role of soldiers in the recent general elections. In a statement yesterday, Frank said he had been vindicated after the Independent National Electoral…
Sudan police fire tear gas at protesters in capital
Sudanese police Tuesday fired tear gas at crowds of demonstrators chanting "Peace, justice, freedom" in the capital, a day after President Omar al-Bashir insisted protests will not lead to a change in government. Deadly protests have rocked Sudan since December 19 when angry people took to the streets in towns and villages against a government…
Buhari to address ICC at the Hague
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Sunday depart for the Netherlands to participate in activities to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), at The Hague.
Armed gang kills at least 23 in northwest Burundi
"We have already counted 23 people killed, including men, women and children, but the toll could increase as we continue to search for victims," the official told AFP on condition of anonymity.