As expected, ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo is asking the court to issue an arrest warrant for Col. Gaddafi and two of his most inner circle partners in crime. In a statement to the press this morning, Ocampo says he has evidence that Gaddafi directly ordered attacks on civilians.
The ICC, ICJ and other international settings have no jurisdiction over the killing of of Bin Laden
ICC Prosecutor Louis Moreno Ocampo told the Security Council this morning that he will request arrest warrants for three Libyan officials who are responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Will that dislodge Qaddafi?
Rights groups are coalescing around the idea that there must be some immediate action taken to stop the ongoing abuses--and that to deter future similar abuses, the international community needs to enforce some sort of accountability mechanism for individuals responsible for the slaughter.
The man the International Criminal Court acuses of having facilitated the Darfur genocide by plying arms to militias allied with the Sudanese government may be doing the same thing in the Abyei region.
Ahmad Haroun is someone that those who write about politics and foreign policy should get to know a bit better. He ought to be at least as infamous as Mladic or Eichmann.
This is what it looks like when an indicted war criminal thumbs his nose at the international community:
Colum Lynch reports that the United States is ready to support a "commission of inquiry" into alleged crimes against humanity in Burma. The move, he says, comes as the Obama administration recognizes that a policy of engagement is not working.
The International Criminal Court yesterday issued an arrest warrant for the crime of genocide for Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir. Now, you might be asking yourself: "wasn't he already under indictment." The answer is yes. But when the prosecutor applied for an arrest warrant in spring 2009, the judges did not sign the warrant for "genocide"--only for war crimes and crimes against humanity. At the time, the judges ruled there to be insufficient evidence to support a genocide charge. An appellate chamber reversed that ruling.