UN urged to refer North Korea to war crimes court

A judge who led a ground-breaking inquiry of North Korea's dismal rights record urged the United Nations today to seek war crimes prosecutions of the regime despite Pyongyang's "charm offensive."

Congo ex-militia boss insists on innocence at ICC appeal

Congolese ex-militia boss Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui on Tuesday protested his innocence at an appeal hearing before the International Criminal Court, where he was acquitted nearly two years ago of war crimes charges.

Kenyan Prseident gets hero's welcome in Nairobi on return from ICC court

President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in Nairobi Thursday to crowds cheering him home, a day after becoming the first sitting President to appear before the International Criminal Court on crimes against humanity charges.

Witness protection at heart of ICC`s Kenya trial woes

The International Criminal Court`s prosecution of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has stumbled mainly on the vulnerability of witnesses, allegedly bribed, intimidated or exposed as liars.

Kenyatta becomes first president to appear before ICC

 Kenya`s Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday became the first sitting president to appear before the International Criminal Court where he has been charged with crimes against humanity.

Prosecutors seek ICC ruling that Kenya not cooperating

International Criminal Court prosecutors on Tuesday asked judges to rule that Kenya is not cooperating with their crimes against humanity case against Uhuru Kenyatta, as the Kenyan president flew to The Hague.

Kenyan leader heads to International Criminal Court

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta flew out of Kenya today to attend a hearing at the International Criminal Court, where he will become the first sitting president to appear before the chamber.

ICC to decide if I.Coast `street general` should face trial

International Criminal Court judges on Monday begin hearings to decide whether Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo`s right-hand man, Charles Ble Goude, should face trial for allegedly orchestrating deadly post-election violence in 2010-11.

ICC formally probes `endless list` of Central Africa atrocities

The International Criminal Court has opened a formal investigation into an "endless list" of atrocities committed in the Central African Republic, prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said on Wednesday.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta summoned to ICC over claims of `non-cooperation`

The International Criminal Court said Friday it had summoned Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to appear before the tribunal over charges his government has withheld documents requested by prosecutors preparing his crimes against humanity trial.

Islamic State and Syrian government committing war crimes: UN

The Syrian government and Islamic State insurgents are both committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in their war against each other, UN investigators said on Wednesday.

Palestinians want ICJ probe on Gaza: diplomat

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki on Saturday said his government would soon try to haul Israelis before the International Criminal Court for war crimes

Palestinian shift may bring war crimes case closer to Israel

The possibility of a war crimes investigation into the conduct of Israeli forces in Gaza, until recently unthinkable, has grown after the Palestinians said this week they wanted to become a party to the International Criminal Court.

Palestinian Foreign Minister positive on ceasefire, renews ICC talks

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki on Tuesday said he was optimistic the latest ceasefire in Gaza will hold, even as Palestinians renewed efforts to haul Israelis before the International Criminal Court for war crimes.

115 killed in seizure of Syria gas field, say reports

Islamic extremists killed at least 115 Syrian troops, guards and workers as they captured a gas field in central Syria following day long clashes, activists said today.

Congolese warlord Katanga drops ICC appeal

Convicted Congolese warlord Germain Katanga has dropped an appeal against a 12-year sentence for arming an ethnic militia that carried out a brutal village massacre in 2003, the International Criminal Court (ICC) said today.

ICC to try ICoast`s Gbagbo for crimes against humanity

The International Criminal Court said today it will try Ivory Coast ex-president Laurent Gbagbo for crimes against humanity allegedly committed during a bloody 2010-2011 election standoff.

Central Africa requests ICC investigation into violence

The Central African government announced on Wednesday that it had requested the International Criminal Court to investigate the most serious crimes committed during more than a year of violent unrest.

Possible to prosecute Syria crimes, despite veto: Prosecutors

International prosecutors today said it is still possible to go after those responsible for war crimes in Syria despite Russian and Chinese efforts to block cases being referred to the International Criminal Court.

ICC rejects final Libya bid to try Gaddafi son Seif

The International Criminal Court today rejected a final bid by Tripoli`s lawyers to try slain dictator Moamer Gaddafi`s son Seif al-Islam in Libya, meaning he must now be transferred to The Hague.