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The International Criminal Court (ICC) is seeking to open an office in Kyiv to support its investigations into alleged war crimes in Ukraine. Karim Khan, the ICC prosecutor, confirmed the move at a press conference yesterday following meetings with Ukrainian, Polish and Lithuanian prosecutors at Eur

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Ireland will make a voluntary contribution of €150,000 to the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) following the launch of an investigation into the situation in Ukraine, the government has announced. Karim A. A. Khan QC has appealed to all state parties to t

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The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has proposed resuming investigations into alleged atrocity crimes in Afghanistan, with a focus on Islamist groups like the Taliban – while "de-prioritising" alleged crimes by the US. Karim A. A. Khan QC has sought authorisation fro

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Researchers at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and Queen's University Belfast (QUB) are collecting evidence on the forced displacement of Bedouin communities in Palestine in response to an International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation. The UK's Arts Humanities Research Council has awarded a €49

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Irish barrister Fergal Gaynor has narrowly lost out to England's Karim Khan QC in the election for the top post at the International Criminal Court (ICC). The prosecutor was, for the first time, elected in New York by a secret ballot of all 123 states parties to the Rome Statue rather than by consen

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Irish barrister Fergal Gaynor is one of four candidates competing today for election as the next prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The prosecutor will, for the first time, be elected in New York by a secret ballot of all 123 states parties to the Rome Statue rather than by consen

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) has jurisdiction over Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, a pre-trial chamber has ruled. In a majority decision which it stressed does not represent an adjudication on a border dispute, the Pre-Trial Chamber I ruled that the court's territorial jurisdicti

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Female interns at the International Criminal Court (ICC) are "particularly vulnerable" to unwanted sexual advances from senior male staff, according to an independent report. The expert review of the court found "many accounts" of bullying and harassment at the ICC and an absence of mechanisms

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The International Bar Association (IBA) has condemned a recent announcement of the United States Secretary of State Micheal Pompeo that sanctions would be imposed on senior officials involved in International Criminal Court (ICC) investigations. On Wednesday, Mr Pompeo announced that

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Irish barrister Fergal Gaynor has been shortlisted as one of four candidates for election as the next prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The search for a successor to Gambian lawyer Fatou Bensouda, who has held the role since 2012 and will step down next June, began just over a ye

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The International Criminal Court's prosecutor can commence an investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan, judges have ruled. The ICC's appeals chamber today unanimously decided to overturn a 2019 ruling which found that the commencement of an investigation would

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The International Criminal Court's prosecutor is to investigate alleged war crimes in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said she was "satisfied that there is a reasonable basis to proceed with an investigation into the situation in Palestine".

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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). An amendment to article 8, paragraph 2 (e) of the Rome Statute was proposed by Switzerland and agreed

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