UN Court Pauses Pretrial Hearing in African War Crimes Case

A preliminary hearing in the International Criminal Court to decide whether to hold a trial for two former African officials accused of human rights violations was halted abruptly Wednesday, as the judges called for written responses from prosecutors.

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Lawyers Call EU Immigration Policies Crimes Against Humanity

More than 40,000 people have been intercepted in the Mediterranean and taken to detention camps and torture houses under a European immigration policy that is responsible for crimes against humanity, according to a legal document Monday asking the International Criminal Court to address the case.

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Buckling to Trump Admin, ICC Blocks US Torture Probe

Exactly one week after the United States revoked its prosecutor’s visa in apparent retaliation for requesting a torture probe, the International Criminal Court rejected that investigation on the grounds that “lack of cooperation” limited its chance of success.

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International Criminal Court Investigators Face US Entry Bar

The United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel who attempt to investigate or prosecute alleged abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere and may do the same with those who try to take action against Israel, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday.

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