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Smoke rises following an Israeli strike in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 29, 2024
World Court orders Israel to halt famine as Hamas says cease-fire needed
The order from the International Court of Justice came as Israeli forces and Palestinian fighters battled in close combat around Gaza's Shifa Hospital.
A Palestinian girl sits holding a toddler on a sand dune overlooking a camp for displaced people in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 18, 2024
Oxfam says Israel 'deliberately' blocking aid to Gaza
NGO accuses Israel of "systematically and deliberately" blocking and undermining meaningful humanitarian response" in the Palestinian territory.
Protesters hold a Palestinian flag as they gather outside the International Court of Justice as judges rule on emergency measures against Israel following accusations by South Africa that the Israeli military operation in Gaza is a state-led genocide, in The Hague on Jan 24.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 19, 2024
U.N. court to weigh consequences of Israel occupation
Nations including the United States, Russia and China will address judges in a weeklong session at the Peace Palace in The Hague.
South African officials speak ahead of the International Court of Justice's ruling on emergency measures against Israel following accusations by South Africa that the Israeli military operation in Gaza is a state-led genocide, in The Hague on Friday.
WORLD
Jan 27, 2024
South Africa invokes Mandela's legacy with case against Israel
To many South Africans, the country’s outspoken advocacy on behalf of Palestinians has become a point of national pride.
The courtroom in The Hague on Friday as the International Court of Justice prepared to rule on emergency measures against Israel following accusations by South Africa that the Israeli military operation in Gaza is a state-led genocide.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 26, 2024
World Court orders Israel to prevent acts of genocide
South Africa brought the case to the International Court of Justice earlier this month, asking it to grant emergency measures to halt the fighting.
South Africa has accused Israel of committing genocide against Palestinians amid the war in Gaza.
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 24, 2024
Should Japan support the ICJ genocide case against Israel?
South Africa has accused Israel of genocide in the International Court of Justice. The case can't be ignored, or impunity and the global order's collapse will be the price.
Pro-Israel demonstrators march toward the International Court of Justice in The Hague, the Netherlands, on Thursday.
WORLD
Jan 12, 2024
Israel faces accusation of genocide as South Africa brings case to U.N. court
South Africa argued that Israel "means to create conditions of death” in Gaza, and demanded the court order an emergency suspension of the military campaign.
A Palestinian girl who survived an Israeli strike is carried by her father next to the bodies of their relatives who were killed in the strike in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 11, 2024
Israel to face Gaza genocide charges at International Court of Justice
A case brought by South Africa in December claims Israel's war against Hamas militants in Gaza violates the 1948 Genocide Convention.
Anton Korynevych (left), permanent representative of the Ukrainian President in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and Oksana Zolotaryova, director of the International Law Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, speak to the press at the International Criminal Court in The Hague in 2022.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 28, 2023
Ukraine conducts 'lawfare' to hold Putin to account
Over the past two weeks, judges in The Hague have heard lawyers for the two warring nations argue over details of the Genocide Convention.
Japan Times
EDITORIALS
Mar 25, 2022
Time for Japan to embrace realism in dealings with Russia
It's past time for Japan to look clearly at relations with Russia and acknowledge Moscow's behavior for what it is: empty rhetoric, tactical tricks and bullying.
Japan Times
EDITORIALS
Mar 18, 2022
Justice in Ukraine depends on our actions, as well as Russia’s
The foundational principles of international law are the sovereignty of states, the equality of states and the inviolability of borders. Russia's invasion has trampled on those pillars.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Dec 19, 2019
Myanmar's Suu Kyi calls supporters a 'source of strength' during genocide hearings
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday thanked supporters who staged large rallies on her behalf as she defended the country against genocide charges at The Hague, speaking to the nation for the first time since she returned on Sunday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 13, 2019
Canadian lawyer defends decision to defend Myanmar on Rohingya genocide charges
Canadian lawyer William Schabas, an international scholar on genocide, has been criticized by friend and foe for first researching crimes against Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya and now defending the state accused of perpetrating them.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Dec 12, 2019
Dozens of fleeing Rohingya go on trial in Myanmar for 'illegal travel'
Dozens of Rohingya Muslims appeared in a Myanmar court on Wednesday to face charges of traveling illegally after they were arrested while fleeing apartheid-like conditions in the country's Rakhine state.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 11, 2019
At U.N. court, Myanmar's Suu Kyi calls claims of Rohingya genocide 'misleading'
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday defended her country's treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority during testimony at the International Court of Justice, countering claims that they have been subjected to genocide.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Dec 6, 2019
Stunning turnaround as Suu Kyi set to defend Myanmar against charge of Rohingya genocide
The last time Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi traveled to Western Europe, she was feted as the freshly elected civilian ruler of a fledgling democracy who had brought an end to half a century of military dictatorship.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 18, 2019
Japan may take South Korea wartime labor dispute to ICJ, NHK reports
The case cannot go to trial, however, without agreement from South Korea, Kyodo News reported.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 23, 2018
Another Japanese judge elected to replace Hisashi Owada at International Court of Justice
University of Tokyo professor Yuji Iwasawa is approved to serve out the term of retired Judge Hisashi Owada at the world court.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 18, 2018
Japan's outgoing judge at The Hague stresses importance of UNSC cooperation for peace
Ahead of his departure, Japan's long-serving judge at the International Court of Justice, Hisashi Owada, said Thursday that it is critical for the U.N. Security Council to work in concert with the high court in the name of justice to help maintain peace around the globe.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / NATURAL SELECTIONS
Sep 17, 2016
Did Japan fudge the truth about whaling?
If you've been following the tragic farce that is Japan's official stance on whaling, you'll know that the arguments made by the country's Institute for Cetacean Research (ICR) to try and justify the hunting of whales have been soundly rejected. Japan maintains it needs to kill whales as part of a scientific research program to learn more about whale populations and determine if larger-scale commercial whaling is sustainable. Few people really believe this and even the International Court of Justice ruled in 2014 that Japan's whaling program was not scientific. Since 2005, the judges said, some 3,600 minke whales have been killed, and just two research papers have been published.

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