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UN marks 10 year anniversary of relationship with International Criminal Court

The United Nations and the International Criminal Court today recommitted to their decade-long relationship calling it “indispensable for a strong international community and the protection of the interests of humanity.”

International Criminal Court sentences former Congolese militia leader to 12 years

The International Criminal Court (ICC) today sentenced former militia leader Germain Katanga to 12 years in prison for war crimes committed in relation to a 2003 attack in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Ban calls for universal ratification of Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

Despite collective efforts, much remains to be done towards universal ratification of the Rome Statute, the treaty that established the International Criminal Court (ICC), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said encouraging Member States to ratify or accede to it.

Security Council: bid to defer International Criminal Court cases of Kenyan leaders fails

A resolution before the United Nations Security Council on the deferral of the International Criminal Court (ICC) trials of Kenya’s President and his deputy failed to pass when it was put to the vote today.

In UN report, ICC urges Security Council support to enforce decisions

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has had the busiest year on record, the body said in a report to the United Nations General Assembly, in which it also called for greater support from the UN Security Council.

ICC issues arrest warrant for Kenyan accused of bribing witness in Ruto case

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued an arrest warrant for a man accused of bribing a prosecution witness in the case against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto.

Nigeria attacks by Boko Haram could be crimes against humanity, says ICC Prosecutor

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today reported that there is reason to believe that crimes against humanity have been committed in Nigeria, namely murder and persecution by the militant group known as Boko Haram.

Countries must not waiver in pursuit of justice, says head of International Criminal Court

Marking International Criminal Justice Day, the head of the world’s first permanent court set up to try war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide today stressed the need to ensure that the countries do no waiver in the pursuit of justice.

Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda now in custody of International Criminal Court

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has welcomed the news of the transfer of Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda to The Hague, where he faces charges for a range of alleged war crimes, including rape, murder and the recruitment of children.

ICC Prosecutor withdraws charges related to 2007 election against senior Kenyan official

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today filed to drop charges against Francis Muthaura, who was accused of crimes against humanity and other offences allegedly committed following general elections in late 2007, but reiterated that charges remain against the president-elect, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta.