ICC to open full investigation into Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’

The Hague-based court says ‘specific legal element of the crime against humanity of murder’ has been met in the crackdown that killed thousands in Philippines. The International Criminal Court (ICC) has formally authorised an official probe into alleged crimes against humanity in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs”, dealing a moral victory to humanContinue reading “ICC to open full investigation into Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’”

Australian court finds government has duty to protect young people from climate crisis

Eight teenagers, along with 86-year-old nun, launched case to prevent the approval of a massive coalmine The federal court of Australia has found the environment minister, Sussan Ley, has a duty of care to protect young people from the climate crisis in a judgment hailed by lawyers and teenagers who brought the case as a worldContinue reading “Australian court finds government has duty to protect young people from climate crisis”

The Netherlands must lift curfew immediately as Hague ruling says government response ‘illegitimate’

A court in The Hague ruled on Tuesday that the current curfew in the Netherlands to stop the spread of COVID-19 should be lifted as it violates freedom of movement and assembly. “The curfew must be lifted immediately,” the court said in a statement, adding that the government abused its emergency powers. “The curfew isContinue reading “The Netherlands must lift curfew immediately as Hague ruling says government response ‘illegitimate’”

Israel to Brief Hundreds of Defense Officials, Fearing They May Be Arrested After ICC Ruling

Israel had prepared a confidential list of past and present officials who might be wanted by the international court, in the wake of decision on possible war crimes Officials say several member states have agreed to warn Israel of any plan to arrest Israelis Hundreds of senior Israeli security officials, past and present, are expectedContinue reading “Israel to Brief Hundreds of Defense Officials, Fearing They May Be Arrested After ICC Ruling”

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