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News in Brief 3 March 2022

  • Bachelet leads calls for Ukraine ceasefire at Human Rights Council

  • Top international court to launch war crimes probe in Ukraine

  • Racism, xenophobia must stop against third country nationals in Ukraine: IOM chief  

Permanent headquarters of the International Criminal Court at The Hague. (file)
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International Criminal Court oversight chief ‘deeply regrets’ US decision to target officials investigating Afghanistan war crimes

Responding to the decision of the United States Government to sanction International Criminal Court (ICC) officials and their family members, O-Gon Kwon, President of the Assembly of States Parties, the body that oversees the ICC, denounced the measures which, he said, undermine the “endeavour to fight impunity and to ensure accountability for mass atrocities”.

The International Criminal Court unanimously sentences Bosco Ntaganda 30 years of imprisonment. (7 November 2019)

Thursday’s Daily Brief: DR Congo warlord sentenced, Iraq protest latest, UN food outlook report, Syrian humanitarian update, tech and the food chain

A recap of Thursday’s UN News stories: ‘Terminator’ warlord handed 30-year sentence; UN chief calls for ‘meaningful dialogue’ in Iraq; Disease slashes global meat output; Hostilities in northeast Syria a grave concern; and how the Montreal Protocol is impacting the food chain.