Climate lawyers call on ICC to investigate Bolsonaro over treatment of the Amazon

Climate lawyers have urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate Brazil's president for crimes against humanity over his administration's policies in the Amazon ahead of the COP26 in Glasgow this month.

Published 13 October 2021

ICC turns focus to Afghanistan and away from US

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has proposed resuming investigations into alleged atrocity crimes in Afghanistan, with a focus on Islamist groups like the Taliban – while "de-prioritising" alleged crimes by the US.

Published 29 September 2021

ICC to investigate Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’

The International Criminal Court has authorised an investigation into the Philippine president’s “war on drugs”.

Published 17 September 2021

English QC becomes ICC chief prosecutor

Karim Ahmad Khan QC has been sworn in as the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

Published 17 June 2021

Report finds ‘many accounts’ of bullying and unwanted sexual advances at ICC

Female interns at the International Criminal Court (ICC) are "particularly vulnerable" to unwanted sexual advances from senior male staff, according to an independent report.

Published 7 October 2020

ICC: First trial featuring charge of gender persecution begins

The trial of a former Islamic militant has begun at the International Criminal Court (ICC) and marks the first time someone stands accused of persecution on the grounds of gender at the court.

Published 15 July 2020

Irish barrister shortlisted for election as ICC chief prosecutor

Irish barrister Fergal Gaynor has been shortlisted as one of four candidates for election as the next prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Published 2 July 2020

Trump authorises sanctions against ICC staff over investigation into alleged American war crimes

President Donald Trump has authorised economic sanctions and visa restrictions against International Criminal Court staff investigating the alleged war crimes of American and Israeli troops.

Published 12 June 2020

ICC prosecutor authorised to investigate alleged war crimes in Afghanistan

The International Criminal Court's prosecutor can commence an investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan, judges have ruled.

Published 5 March 2020

Edinburgh meeting hears Britain’s refusal to allow Chagos Islanders to return home is ‘crime against humanity’

The UK's refusal to allow the inhabitants of the Chagos Islands to return to their homeland is a crime against humanity, an eminent international lawyer speaking in Edinburgh has said.

Published 20 January 2020

International Criminal Court to investigate alleged war crimes of Israel and Palestine

The International Criminal Court's prosecutor is to investigate alleged war crimes in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Published 24 December 2019

Starvation of civilians in civil conflicts made a war crime

The deliberate starvation of civilians during an armed civil conflict has been established as a war crime under an amendment to the Rome Statute underpinning the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Published 11 December 2019

Paul Bradfield: International Criminal Court must meet challenges head-on

Paul Bradfield, former prosecution lawyer at the International Criminal Court, considers the future of the court.

Published 4 December 2019

International Criminal Court opens investigation into crimes against humanity in Myanmar

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has opened an investigation into the alleged ethnic cleansing of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

Published 15 November 2019

International Criminal Court judge steps down from ambassadorial position after row

An International Criminal Court (ICC) judge who faced criticism for accepting an appointment as Japanese ambassador to Estonia has given up the new role.

Published 2 May 2019