The Hague

News in Brief 22 December 2017 - Geneva (AM)

DRC violence fuels new displacement

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UN and Africa: focus on Timbuktu, food assistance and children in South Sudan

Islamist militant from Mali pleads guilty to Timbuktu war crimes

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Islamist militant from Mali pleads guilty to Timbuktu war crimes

An Islamist militant has plead guilty to war crimes for ordering the destruction of Timbuktu’s religious and cultural monuments, a spokesperson for the International Criminal Court (ICC) has confirmed.

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Hunting an indicted war criminal in the former Yugoslavia: The Lid is On podcast

Two United Nations policemen have been talking about the “horror stories” they heard from the families of victims of an indicted war criminal from the former Yugoslavia.

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“Global Parliament of Mayors” will help UN reach its goals

A new “Global Parliament of Mayors” due to convene in The Hague in September, will help the UN reach its global goals.

That’s the view of Jozias van Aartsen, who is mayor of The Hague, in the Netherlands, a city which is already home to several key international bodies.

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UN World Court rules it has no jurisdiction to decide Georgian claim

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) announced today that it cannot consider a claim by Georgia that Russia breached a global pact against racial discrimination because the two countries had not first tried to resolve their dispute through negotiations.