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.

Russia would veto UN Council vote on Syria: Official

Russia would veto a draft United Nations Security Council calling for Syria to be hauled before the International Criminal Court, deputy foreign minister Gennady Gatilov said on Tuesday.

DR Congo militia boss faces ICC war crimes verdict

The International Criminal Court is due to deliver its verdict Friday in the trial of Congolese ex-militia boss Germain Katanga, accused of using child soldiers in a 2003 attack on a village in the vast central African country, killing 200 people.

ICC leads calls for DR Congo to arrest Sudan`s Bashir

The International Criminal Court led calls for the government of Democratic Republic of Congo to arrest visiting Sudanese President Omar Bashir, who is wanted on charges of genocide in Darfur.

UN rights chief asks global community to refer North Korea to ICC

The top UN human rights official has asked global leaders to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court following a report documenting crimes against humanity in the country.
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said the international community has paid "insufficient attention" to human rights violations of an "unimaginable scale" which have been ongoing in North Korea.

Congo militia leader ordered rapes, massacres: Prosecutor

A Congolese militia leader widely known as "the Terminator" ordered troops, including child soldiers, to massacre and rape civilians to spread terror and grab territory, prosecutors told the International Criminal Court on Monday.

International court scraps start of Kenyatta trial

The International Criminal Court scrapped the start date for the trial of Kenya`s President on charges he orchestrated violence after his country`s 2007 elections.

Britain rejects Iraqis` systematic torture by forces

British government has rejected accusations of "systematic" torture of Iraqis by the British armed forces in Iraq after lawyers and public interest groups made a formal complaint to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

UN mulls means to better protect journalists

France and Guatemala will compile a list of concrete proposals to protect journalists, especially in war zones, the French UN ambassador said after a meeting on the matter.

ICC to allow video hearing for some defendants

Defendants at the International Criminal Court may be allowed to attend their trial through video-conference rather than in person, member states of the court decided, amid a bid by Kenya`s leaders to be excused from their trials.

DR Congo militia boss to face ICC verdict in February

Former Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga will face judgement before the International Criminal Court on February 7 in his war crimes trial, in which he is accused of using child soldiers and women as sex slaves.