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13 April 2010 by -

"Nations that supply terrorists with nuclear secrets or material should be prosecuted by a special tribunal," says outgoing Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende. And he believes the ideal location for such an international nuclear court would be The Hague. But, isn't there already an international court in The Hague with the power to try international lawbreakers?

By Thijs Bouwknegt

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07 November 2011 by -

Observers are urging ICC members to avoid the pitfall of politics when choosing a replacement for Luis Moreno Ocampo, with the December election date for a new International Criminal Court prosecutor drawing near.

By Lisa Clifford, London

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10 February 2010 by -

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15 September 2011 by -

Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court (ICC) are failing to bring to trial senior government officials responsible for atrocities, undermining the credibility of the world court set up to try those most responsible for war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity, says Human Rights Watch.

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09 May 2012 by -

The leaders of Libya’s mountain town of Zintan say they will hold the war crimes trial of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi at home, posing a further complication to a tug-of-war for the suspect being fought by Libya and the International Criminal Court (ICC).

By Chris Stephen, Tripoli

[related-articles]The leaders of Libya’s mountain town of Zintan say they will hold the war crimes trial of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi at home, posing a further complication to the tug-of-war over the suspect between Libya and the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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26 October 2011 by -

Luis Moreno Ocampo has been the face of the permanent court that hunts for war criminals and 'génocidaires' around the world. But his nine-year term comes to an end in June and his current deputy might follow in his footsteps.

By Thijs Bouwknegt, The Hague

The 50-year-old Gambian Fatou Bensouda is now deputy prosecutor at the ICC. But on Tuesday she was shortlisted as a candidate to replace Ocampo whose contract cannot be renewed.

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29 February 2012 by -

“A Great Victory For Gbagbo” or “Gbagbo, it just got more complicated for you.” Newspaper headlines on the decision by International Criminal Court (ICC) judges to extend the mandate for investigations into violence in Ivory Coast received apparent positive reactions from all sides. The decision raises expectations that what was hidden from the 2002-10 civil crisis could now be brought out into the open.

By John James, Abidjan

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03 October 2011 by -

The prosecutor at the International Criminal Court may open an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity and war crimes after Ivory Coast's disputed elections last year. A pre-trial chamber authorised Luis Moreno Ocampo to start a probe in the west African country.

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10 February 2010 by -

Appeals judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) last week reversed a decision that prosecutors had not provided sufficient evidence to charge Sudanese President Omar al Bashir on three counts of genocide.

By Thijs Bouwknegt

“The pre-trial chamber is directed to decide anew,” presiding judge Erkki Kourula said, upholding an appeal by ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo.

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10 February 2010 by -

A witness at the trial of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo said intermediaries of the International Criminal Court (ICC) paid him to convince his nephew to give false testimony against the former Congolese warlord, LubangaTrial.org is reporting.

By Thijs Bouwknegt

The man’s nephew was called as a prosecution witness and told the court he had been child soldier in Lubanga’s militia - the Union of Congolese Patriots (UPC).

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