Britain's refusal to allow Chagos Islanders to return home is 'crime against humanity'

The UK's refusal to allow the inhabitants of the Chagos Islands to return to their homeland is a crime against humanity, an eminent international lawyer has said.

Published 20 January 2020

International Criminal Court to investigate alleged war crimes in Palestine

The International Criminal Court's prosecutor is to investigate alleged war crimes in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Published 24 December 2019

Starvation of civilians in civil conflicts made a war crime

The deliberate starvation of civilians during an armed civil conflict has been established as a war crime under an amendment to the Rome Statute underpinning the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Published 11 December 2019

Paul Bradfield: International Criminal Court must meet challenges head-on

Paul Bradfield, former prosecution lawyer at the International Criminal Court, considers the future of the court.

Published 4 December 2019

British military faces possible ICC probe after BBC investigation into alleged war crimes cover-up

The British military could be subject to investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the first time following allegations that soldiers have been protected from prosecution for murdering civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Published 18 November 2019

International Criminal Court opens investigation into crimes against humanity in Myanmar

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has opened an investigation into the alleged ethnic cleansing of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

Published 15 November 2019

Congolese rebel leader convicted of crimes against humanity including sexual slavery in ICC first

A Democratic Republic of Congo rebel leader has been found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity by judges in the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Published 8 July 2019

ICC to no longer investigate alleged war crimes in Afghanistan, a week after US issues visa threat

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has rejected a request to investigate alleged war crimes in Afghanistan – a week after the US revoked the entry visa of ICC prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, for looking into the selfsame issue.

Published 15 April 2019

US revokes visa of ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda

International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has had her entry visa to the US revoked.

Published 5 April 2019