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March 9, 2013

Kenya’s new president wins despite facing charges of crimes against humanity

  • 50.07% the percentage of votes that Uhuru Kenyatta took in Kenya’s presidential election. Kenyatta, who is facing indictment in the International Criminal Court over violence in the wake of the 2007 presidential election, had his win verified Saturday. He is the second sitting world leader, after Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir, to hold power despite facing potential prosecution from the ICC over alleged human rights abuses. source
7:50 // 1 year ago
November 27, 2012
Not to go to the UN would be suicidal for the Palestinian Authority. All these people [in Gaza] took the brunt of the attack and now we should chicken out because they [the US and Israel] will cut off some money? What we’re doing is not violent; it’s not military; it’s not illegal. The world should see that if they keep maintaining the status quo, it will get you nothing but more bloodshed. That’s the lesson from Gaza.
Senior Palestinian official Nabil Shaath - Assuring the Guardian’s Chris McGreal that Palestinians’ resolve to seek recognition of statehood from the United Nations would be broken by monetary threats. Several countries, most notably the US and UK, have been pressuring the Palestinian Authority to make various concessions ahead of its next attempt to gain international recognition on November 29. Much of the concern allegedly stems from the Israeli’s government’s fear that it will be dragged before the International Criminal Court on war crimes charges related to the Gaza offensive that took place four years ago. source
16:22 // 1 year ago
November 29, 2011
Ex-Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo in International Criminal Court custody: Gbagbo, who lost an election last year but only ceded power by force, is heading to The Hague as we speak, charged with crimes against humanity as a result of violence that broke out after that election. source Follow ShortFormBlog

Ex-Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo in International Criminal Court custody: Gbagbo, who lost an election last year but only ceded power by force, is heading to The Hague as we speak, charged with crimes against humanity as a result of violence that broke out after that election. source

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20:01 // 2 years ago
November 20, 2011

Libya won’t hand Gaddafi’s son over to the International Criminal Court

  • what Despite the fact that the new Libyan government has yet to put together a justice system of its own, the country says it plans to try Saif al-Islam Gaddafi within its borders, rather than sending him to the International Criminal Court.
  • why “The ICC is just a secondary court, and the people of Libya will not allow Seif al-Islam to be tried outside,” claimed information minister Mahmoud Shammam. Gaddafi’s son is wanted by the ICC for crimes against humanity. source
9:51 // 2 years ago