South Africa's withdrawal rocks International Criminal Court

Oct 21, 2016

South Africa's withdrawal rocks International Criminal Court

South Africa announced Friday that it would withdraw from the International Criminal Court, dealing a major blow to a troubled institution set up to try the world’s worst crimes. The decision followed a dispute last year when Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir visited the country ...

ICC prosecutors to step up focus on ecological crimes

Sep 16, 2016

ICC prosecutors to step up focus on ecological crimes

Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court on Thursday put big business and politicians on notice of a greater focus on environmental destruction and illegal land grabs as possible crimes against humanity. In a new ICC internal policy, chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said her office ...

On the funny side of the universe

Jan 5, 2016

On the funny side of the universe

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John Wood and Paul Harrison’s show “Some Things Are Hard to Explain” is proving to be a big hit at the NTT Intercommunication Center. The artists’ wry, tongue-in-cheek videos, drawings and animations are intentionally gormless and genuinely thought-provoking at the same time. One of ...

Nov 19, 2015

Nuremberg: How international justice was born

Almost 70 years ago, on Nov. 20, 1945, leaders of the World War II Nazi regime went on trial in the German city of Nuremberg at the biggest trial in history. Here are the answers to key questions about the trials, which laid the ...

Let the kids get their hands on art

| Aug 8, 2015

Let the kids get their hands on art

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‘No, don’t touch!” These are probably the most infuriating words for young children to hear when they are being dragged around an art gallery by their parents. Their frustration is understandable. Often, they find themselves standing in front of an unimaginably eye-catching creation — ...

Libyan court sentences Gadhafi son, eight aides to death

Jul 28, 2015

Libyan court sentences Gadhafi son, eight aides to death

A Libyan court on Tuesday sentenced slain dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s son Seif al-Islam and eight other defendants to death for crimes during the 2011 uprising. Former intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi and Gadhafi’s last prime minister Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmudi were also among those sentenced to death. ...