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Sexual violence is junta’s ‘modus operandi’, Myanmar activist tells UN

People are united to end military dictatorship but international support is needed, Naw Hser Hser saysThe crisis in Myanmar should be referred to the international criminal court for war crimes and crimes against humanity, including widespread sexual v…

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ICC asked to relaunch inquiry into Taliban and IS ‘war crimes’

Move shows court’s determination to investigate contemporary as well as past crimes against humanityThe international criminal court’s new prosecutor has asked the court to relaunch an inquiry into alleged crimes against humanity committed by the Tali…

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Will she run for president? Duterte’s daughter keeps the Philippines guessing

Sara Duterte ahead in the polls despite refusing to commit to presidential raceIt was a decade ago, before her father had become Philippine president, that Sara Duterte attracted national attention. A local sheriff had ignored orders issued by her, the…

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ICC authorises full inquiry into Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’

‘Reasonable basis’ to believe crime against humanity committed in Philippines crackdown, say judgesThe international criminal court has authorised a full investigation into the Philippine president’s “war on drugs”, saying it resembled an illegitimate …

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ICC Uighur genocide complaint backed by parliamentarians around world

‘Chance should not be squandered’ to bring Chinese government to justice, letter statesThe chief prosecutor of the international criminal court has been urged by an international alliance of parliamentarians to accept a complaint alleging genocide by C…

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Head of international criminal court accuses US of acting unlawfully

ICC president condemns US visa restrictions on officials in Afghan war investigation The president of the international criminal court has accused the US of acting unlawfully by threatening an economic and legal offensive against the institution follow…

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Senior ICC judges authorise Afghanistan war crimes inquiry

Decision overturns earlier rejection of request to examine actions of US soldiersSenior judges at the international criminal court have authorised an investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan, overturning an earli…

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