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  • ICC claims US may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan

    11/14/2016 7:32:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.15.2016 | jm/bw (Reuters, dpa)
    The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor has suggested the US may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan. An investigation would expose US forces to ICC scrutiny for the first time. Delivering her annual report to members of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague on Monday, chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said she would decide “imminently” whether to ask judges for permission to launch a full-blown investigation as to whether US military forces and CIA operatives may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan through the “cruel or violent” interrogation of detainees. Bensouda said the Taliban, Afghan government forces and US...
  • Islamic State Stages Victory Rally in Europe: The Flag of Jihad Flies Over the Hague

    07/29/2014 9:04:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 7/29/14 | Pamela Geller
    "The symbol of the murderous Islamic State is waving in The Hague. ‘Death to the Jews,’ shout the demonstrators. Yet the Dutch government authorized the protests. “Death to the Jews” chanted the crowd waving the black flags of the Islamic State, or ISIS as it used to be known." Proving yet again what I have been saying for months, years --Europe once again is embracing madness and evil as its central unifying characteristic – only this time it’s under “Palestinianism,” not Nazis
  • One Person Claps for Obama at The Hague

    03/27/2014 1:56:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Rush ^ | March 27, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You may not think that it's as bad for Obama out there as I'm making it out to be. Well, Tuesday morning at The Hague, in the Netherlands, Obama held a joint press conference with the Netherlands prime minister Mark Rutte. At the very end of the presser, Obama ends it by saying this. Now, you'll hear the emcee, but the point is one person... We did not doctor this. This is the point I have to tell you: We did not touch this. There is no verbal audio equivalent of anything they Photoshopped here. This happened...
  • Day of justice for Lebanon

    01/16/2014 2:45:12 AM PST · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    Daily Star ^ | January 16, 2014 12:58 AM | Kareem Shaheen
    THE HAGUE: Lebanon takes one step closer toward closing the chapter of political violence and unaccountability with the start of the trial at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon today. The STL will hear the prosecution’s case against four Hezbollah members accused of rigging a 2,500 kg truck bomb nine years ago that killed former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 21 others, plunging Lebanon into political turmoil and ending Syria’s formal tutelage over the country.The opening session will be attended by a delegation of the victims and their families, whose hopes hang on the outcome of the trial. Among them is...
  • Rafik Hariri murder trial begins at The Hague (four men being tried in absentia)

    01/16/2014 9:14:28 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/16/14 | BBC
    The trial of four men accused of murdering former Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri has begun at an unprecedented tribunal at The Hague. The four - alleged associates of the Syria-backed militant Shia movement Hezbollah - have not been arrested and are being tried in absentia. Hariri and 21 others were killed by a massive car bomb in Beirut in 2005. The killings polarised Lebanon and led to the withdrawal of Syrian troops. Hezbollah denies any involvement. It instead says the assassination was part of an Israeli and US conspiracy. Shortly before the trial was to start, a suicide bomb blast...
  • Dutch anxiety over ‘Sharia triangle’ police no-go area in The Hague

    05/25/2013 5:18:36 AM PDT · by tje · 26 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Fri, May 24, 2013, 01:00 | Peter Cluskey
    Area two kilometres from city centre has become ‘orthodox Muslim territory’ largely ignored by authorities There have been calls for an urgent debate in the Dutch parliament about the integration of Muslim immigrants amid claims that one area of The Hague, known locally as “the Sharia triangle”, is being run by a form of unofficial Sharia police. The claims relate to the district of Schilderswijk, about two kilometres from the city centre, where an almost entirely Muslim population of some 5,000 people surrounds the El Islam mosque, fuelling criticism that the government has failed to ensure a proper ethnic mix...

    02/15/2005 8:40:00 PM PST · by Calpernia · 14 replies · 721+ views
    Various ^ | Aug 11 2004 | Elliott A Green
    The most striking proof that the Arab anti-Israel cause is a common meeting ground for both Nazis and Communists --and that the Arabs welcomed supporters of both ilks-- lies in the friendship of Carlos, the notorious master terrorist who served the PLO, with Fran*ois Genoud, an old Nazi, one of the leading Nazis in pre-War Switzerland, later a financier who provided funds for Habash's faction of the PLO. "Carlos" (his nom de guerre) was what is called a "red diaper baby." His fabulously rich father, a Venezuelan lawyer and owner of estates, gave "Carlos" the name Ilich, Lenin's patronymic, as...
  • What To Do Against Belgium

    02/13/2003 1:22:24 PM PST · by anotherview · 32 replies · 563+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 13 February 2003
    What To Do Against Belgium MK Tzvi Hendel (National Union) recommends that Israel try Belgian leaders for their participation in war crimes committed by Belgium during its conquest of the Congo up til 1960. "This will enable the world to see the Belgians' chutzpah and hypocrisy," Hendel said. It is estimated that between 1880 and 1920, ten million Africans in the Belgian Congo were the victims of murder, starvation, exhaustion induced by over-work, and disease. Well-documented claims allege that women were systematically raped and that the local populace endured kidnapping, looting and village burnings. An article in the London-based Guardian...
  • Nobel Winner Desmond Tutu Calls For G. W. Bush & Tony Blair To Be Tried At The Hague For Iraq War

    09/02/2012 3:18:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 2, 2012
    Groan.Via BBC: Tony Blair and George W Bush should be taken to the International Criminal Court in The Hague over the Iraq war, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said.Writing in the UK’s Observer newspaper, he accused the former leaders of lying about weapons of mass destruction.The Iraq military campaign had made the world more unstable “than any other conflict in history”, he said.Mr Blair responded by saying “this is the same argument we have had many times with nothing new to say”.Earlier this week, Archbishop Tutu, a veteran peace campaigner who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 in recognition of...
  • Wilders’ impact felt as Dutch coalition sworn in

    10/13/2010 2:13:56 PM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 12 replies
    Wilders’ impact felt as Dutch coalition sworn in By Stanley Pignal in Brussels Published: October 13 2010 17:48 | Last updated: October 13 2010 17:48 A government supported by the anti-Islamic politician Geert Wilders is to take office in the Netherlands on Thursday, with plans to harden immigration rules and cut public spending. In a nod to tradition, Mark Rutte, the incoming prime minister, and members of his government will stand on the balcony of the royal palace in The Hague to accept a mandate from Queen Beatrix to form the country’s first minority administration since the second world war.
  • UNREAL. Obama May Allow US Soldiers to be Tried in the Hague

    11/27/2009 9:08:57 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 504 replies · 18,313+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/28/09 | Gateway Pundit
    Unreal. Team Obama may allow US soldiers to be tried in the Hague for war crimes. The Wall Street Journal reported, via Jihad Watch: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed “great regret” in August that the U.S. is not a signatory to the International Criminal Court (ICC). This has fueled speculation that the Obama administration may reverse another Bush policy and sign up for what could lead to the trial of Americans for war crimes in The Hague. The ICC’s chief prosecutor, though, has no intention of waiting for Washington to submit to the court’s authority. Luis Moreno Ocampo says...
  • U.S. Softens Hostility to International Criminal Court

    11/19/2009 5:00:05 PM PST · by Czar · 26 replies · 618+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 19, 2009 | Mike Corder
    The American war crimes ambassador said Thursday in the Hague that the U.S. is committed to ending impunity for crimes against humanity, in a speech signaling a softening of hostility toward the International Criminal Court. Stephen Rapp's brief remarks marked the first time a U.S. diplomat has addressed the 110-nation Assembly of State Parties, which oversees the court's work and budget.
  • Hillary: U.S. Could Join International Criminal Court

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says it is a "great regret" that the United States is not a member of the International Criminal Court. Clinton spoke Thursday in Kenya during a seven-nation tour of Africa. The court is the first permanent institution authorized to try individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes when national courts are unable or unwilling to do so. The U.S. formally rejected U.S. participation in May 2002. A main concern was that American servicemen hunting down terrorists abroad might not be safe from politically motivated prosecutions. Clinton said it is "a great...

    03/08/2009 6:07:07 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies · 1,055+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | March 8, 2009 | PJ-Comix
    Hope springs eternal for the DUmmies. And in this case they continue to hope that George W. Bush is sent to The Hague as you can see in this THREAD, "EX-UN PROSECUTOR: BUSH MAY BE NEXT UP AT THE HAGUE." DUmmies have been praying for this ever since Bush was first elected and they just can't let go. So let us now travel down fantasy lane and watch the DUmmies pray for Bush to be sent to The Hague in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, wondering when international law took precedence over U.S. law, is...
  • Georgia Files Suit Against Russia, Charging Racial Discrimination-(oh yeah Lawyers)

    08/13/2008 6:41:19 PM PDT · by Flavius · 6 replies · 195+ views
    ny times ^ | 8/13/08 | By MARLISE SIMONS
    PARIS — Georgia has filed a lawsuit against Russia at the International Court of Justice in The Hague for its actions in and around the territory of Georgia from 1991 to 2008, the court said in a statement.
  • Ratko Mladic gave up ally Radovan Karadzic to save himself

    07/23/2008 2:58:58 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies · 80+ views ^ | July 23, 2008 | Harry de Quetteville
    Radovan Karadzic was arrested after information provided to investigators by the Hague's other most wanted man, Ratko Mladic, German intelligence sources have revealed. General Mladic, who was Karadzic's military commander and led Bosnian Serb troops during the massacre at Srebrenica, is one of two Balkans war crimes suspects still on the run. His capture is expected within weeks as his political support network crumbles and the European Union continues to pressure Serbia to hand him over. But according to German intelligence sources, Mladic has been negotiating with those hunting him over the terms of his capture, and "gave information on...
  • Beshir dances in Darfur defying war crimes cloud

    07/23/2008 12:24:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 94+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/23/08 | Abdelmoniem Abu Edries Ali
    NYALA, Sudan (AFP) - Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir danced before thousands of supporters in Darfur on Wednesday, defying a possible arrest warrant for genocide on a heavily-protected visit to the war-torn area. Travelling by plane and in a convoy of army, police and national security vehicles mounted with guns and backed by air support, Beshir was greeted by thousands of supporters in state capitals El Fasher and Nyala. --snip-- School pupils were recruited for the rally and one government employee told AFP in El Fasher that staff were ordered to a disused land under the sun, where a grinning Beshir...
  • Beware of political activists in robes

    07/23/2008 7:03:44 AM PDT · by DTA · 3 replies · 147+ views
    National Post ^ | 2008-07-23 | George Jonas
    George Jonas: Beware of political activists in robes Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 If we take Radovan Karadzic at his own evaluation as a Serbian patriot, by being available to be captured and handed over to the international tribunals of the new world order, he's rendering his country the only service left for him to render. Had he not gone into hiding in 1995 after being indicted for his role in the infamous Srebrenica massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys, the one-timepresident of Serbian Bosnia couldn't be utilized as a chip in the Faustian bargain with theWest today. But...
  • Karadzic will fight extradition

    07/23/2008 12:43:51 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 1 replies · 91+ views
    BBC News ^ | July 23, 2008
    A lawyer acting for the former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has said he will fight moves to extradite him to the UN war crimes court at The Hague. Mr Karadzic is wanted on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity. He was arrested in Serbia on Monday, and has three days in which to appeal against his transfer to The Hague. The Serbian Foreign Minister, Vuk Jeremic, said the arrest of Mr Karadzic showed his country was firmly committed to European Union membership. The arrest of Mr Karadzic and other indicted war criminals is one of the main conditions...
  • Karadzic’s Arrest: Bosnian Myths Rehashed

    07/22/2008 1:01:16 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 128 replies · 191+ views
    Chronicles ^ | Srdja Trifkovic
    .....Radovan Karadzic will be duly convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity, and he will not come out of jail alive. The verdict is already written, but it reflects a fundamental imbalance. It ignores the essence of the Bosnian war—the Serbs’ striving not to be forced into secession—while remaining mute about the culpability of the other two sides for a series of unconstitutional, illegitimate and illegal political decisions that caused the war. The judgment against Karadzic at the U.S.-sponsored and largely U.S.-funded tribunal at The Hague will be built on this flawed foundation. It will be neither fair or just,...
  • Dutch Radical Imam Focusses on 5 Year Old Children

    05/03/2008 9:47:43 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 71+ views
    NIS News ^ | May 03 2008
    ZOETERMEER, 03/05/08 - The controversial imam Fawaz Jneid is to focus on the Islamisation of young children. A new institution working together with his radical As-Soennah mosque in The Hague is organising strict religious classes for children aged 5 to 14 years in the suburb of Zoetermeer, as De Telegraaf reports. According to the newspaper, the classes are taking place in a sports hall which is rented from the municipality. The classes are given by 'brethren' of the foundation Al-Ichlaas (purity of faith). Up to the present, several dozen pupils have registered. The children are expected to appear in class...
  • U.S. Accepts International Criminal Court

    04/30/2008 7:56:47 PM PDT · by Coleus · 68 replies · 94+ views
    wsj ^ | April 26, 2008; | JESS BRAVIN
    A senior Bush administration official said Friday that the U.S. now accepts the "reality" of the International Criminal Court, and that Washington would consider aiding the Hague tribunal in its investigation of atrocities in Sudan's Darfur region. "The U.S. must acknowledge that the ICC enjoys a large body of international support, and that many countries will look to the ICC as the preferred mechanism" for punishing war crimes that individual countries can't or won't address, John Bellinger, the State Department's chief lawyer, told a conference in Chicago marking t he 10th anniversary of the tribunal's founding treaty, the Rome Statute....
  • North American Union to Get Firmed Up in Secrecy at Meeting in Canada

    08/06/2007 3:07:13 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 14 replies · 527+ views
    WEBCommentary ^ | August 6, 2007 | Barbara Anderson
    North American Union to Get Firmed Up in Secrecy at Meeting in Canada "Information is the currency of democracy." Thomas Jefferson American citizens have learned of some secretive groups in the country which are given great autonomy. Some are authorized by our government, but have little oversight, and some have not been authorized by our government, but seize authority just because they can. One example of this is the secretive CFIUS, Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States. When the plans to turn over operation of six ports to Dubai Ports World became public, (with no thanks to the...
  • Police gaffe makes Muslims pray in wrong direction

    04/14/2007 8:34:16 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 78 replies · 1,844+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 13, 2007
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch police station trying to help Muslim detainees face Mecca for their prayers painted arrows in cells pointing in the wrong direction...
  • Blair, Bush could face probe at The Hague

    03/18/2007 11:05:43 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 21 replies · 870+ views
    Telegraph ^ | March 19, 2007 | Gethin Chamberlain
    TONY Blair could face the prospect of an International Criminal Court investigation for alleged coalition war crimes in Iraq. The court's chief prosecutor said at the weekend that he would be willing to launch an inquiry and could envisage a scenario in which the British Prime Minister and US President George Bush could one day face charges at The Hague. Luis Moreno-Ocampo urged Arab countries, particularly Iraq, to sign up to the court to enable allegations against the West to be pursued. Iraq's ambassador to the United Nations said that his country was actively considering signing up. The US has...
  • Alleged Dutch Terror Network Case Starts

    02/07/2005 7:56:00 AM PST · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 327+ views
    AP Wire | February 07 2005 | TOBY STERLING/AP
    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) - Prosecutors opened their case Monday against 12 men accused of belonging to a terror network suspected in the murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh and plots to attack prominent Dutch politicians. The defendants, mostly young Muslims of North African ancestry, were arrested within days of Van Gogh's death on Nov. 2 - a killing that shocked the nation and triggered retaliatory attacks on Islamic sites. Van Gogh, a distant relative of painter Vincent Van Gogh, was shot and stabbed on a busy Amsterdam street. The killer cut his throat and, in a note pinned to the...
  • Charles Taylor arrives in the Netherlands

    06/20/2006 11:39:04 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 20 replies · 483+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 20, 2006
    Excerpt - THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Former Liberian President Charles Taylor arrived in the Netherlands on Tuesday for a war crimes trial on charges accusing him in the death, rape or mutilation of hundreds of thousands of people in West Africa. An airport official said Taylor's U.N.-chartered plane landed after a direct flight from Sierra Leone, where he had been in detention since March 29. Two police vans and five motorcycle outriders were waiting on the tarmac at a small commercial airport south of The Hague. ~ snip ~
  • Threatened MP Ordered Out of Secure Home - Hirsi Ali evicted from safe house by court.

    04/30/2006 9:21:42 AM PDT · by trashcanbred · 8 replies · 510+ views
    Expatica ^ | April 28, 2006
    AMSTERDAM — Liberal Party MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali has been ordered to vacate the high-security home she is renting in The Hague within four months. An appeal court sided with her neighbours who complained her presence put their own safety at risk and caused disruption to their lives. Justice Minister Piet Hein Donner broke the news of the court decision at an EU meeting in Luxembourg on Thursday. Somali-born Hirsi Ali is known as a critic of aspects of Islam and she went into hiding in November 2004 when filmmaker Theo van Gogh was murdered. They had finished work shortly...
  • Lou Dobbs Dead Wrong on Latin America

    03/18/2006 8:00:22 AM PST · by genefromjersey · 73 replies · 1,379+ views
    The Morning Paper | 03/18/06 | vanity
    Lou Dobbs on Chinese Inroads in Latin America : Dead Wrong ! Recently,veteran newscaster Lou Dobbs informed his audience –with much frowning , tsk-tsk-ing, and head shaking – the main reason Communist China has been able to make such massive inroads into Latin America was due to America’s refusal to permit its troops to be hauled before the International Court of Justice at the Hague. With all respect to Mr. Dobbs, it is difficult to imagine how he came to such a conclusion ! Let me state a few basic facts of life; and, after review, perhaps we may reason...
  • Criminal Proceedings

    03/14/2006 3:33:02 AM PST · by Doctor13 · 11 replies · 406+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 14 March 2006 | John Laughland
    I was one of the last western journalists to meet Slobodan Milosevic. Having been called to The Hague as a potential witness, I spent an hour in his cell in January last year. Like most who met him, I found him polite and intelligent. "We will win," he told me. "Freedom is a universal value. They have no evidence against me." If the international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia were a proper court of law, the charges against him would have been dismissed long ago. Unfortunately, it is a highly politicised organ, created on the initiative of the very...
  • Milosevic deserved justice

    03/13/2006 4:48:22 PM PST · by Proctor · 83 replies · 1,109+ views ^ | 13/03/2006 |
    Milosevic deserved justice (Filed: 13/03/2006) Had it happened anywhere else, commentators would be outraged. If a defendant had died after five years in custody, without having been found guilty of anything, we should complain that he had not received justice. Yet, for some reason, those who hold forth most warmly against, say, the internment of terrorist suspects in Guantanamo Bay seem to have no problem with the farcical proceedings of the International Criminal Tribunal at The Hague. This newspaper was no friend to Slobodan Milosevic or his Communist regime. We were, indeed, among the most enthusiastic supporters of military action...
  • Serb killings 'exaggerated' by west

    03/13/2006 2:57:16 AM PST · by Fred Nerks · 32 replies · 712+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Friday August 18, 2000 | Jonathan Steele
    Claims of up to 100,000 ethnic Albanians massacred in Kosovo revised to under 3,000 as exhumations near end Special report: Kosovo The final toll of civilians confirmed massacred by Yugoslav forces in Kosovo is likely to be under 3,000, far short of the numbers claimed by Nato governments during last year's controversial air strikes on Yugoslavia. As war crimes experts from Britain and other countries prepare to wind down the exhumation of hundreds of graves in Kosovo on behalf of the UN's International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Hague, officials concede they have not borne out the...
  • An Overview of U.N. Tribunal Proceedings

    03/12/2006 9:28:53 AM PST · by tgambill · 144+ views
    AP ^ | March 11, 2006
    A look at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, which was established in May 1993 by the U.N. Security Council and was trying Slobodan Milosevic. JURISDICTION: Perpetrators of atrocities committed during the Balkan wars of the 1990s, including grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva Conventions, violations of the laws or customs of war, genocide and crimes against humanity. ACHIEVEMENTS: More than 160 ethnic Serbs, Croats and Muslims indicted over past 11 years, mostly ethnic Serbs. Milosevic went on trial in February 2002, defending himself against 66 counts of crimes, including genocide, in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo. COMPLETED CASES:...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 03-09-06 ("The RoadMap to Impeachment: 'Violence' is The Answer")

    03/09/2006 8:05:18 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 119 replies · 2,010+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | March 9, 2006 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    The DUmmie implosion is proceeding apace as you can see in this THREAD titled, "The RoadMap to Impeachment: 'Violence' is The Answer." DUmmie author, Senator, placed "Violence" in quotes since he means the DUmmies should get "violent" not in the physical sense (which would get him arrested for publicly advocating it) but in the ANNOYING sense. Yes, DUmmie "genius" Senator wants the DUmmies to act incredibly ANNOYING in order to draw attention to their lost cause of impeachment. Ironically, by following DUmmie Senator's RoadMap advice, they are just harming their dopey cause even more since such tactics would only...
  • Court hears Balkans genocide case (Serbia will be the first nation to be charged with genocide)

    02/27/2006 3:21:32 AM PST · by paudio · 113 replies · 1,544+ views
    bbc ^ | 27 February 2006
    The first trial of a state charged with genocide has opened in The Hague, where Bosnia-Hercegovina will accuse Serbia and Montenegro of war crimes. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is hearing the case, which Bosnia first brought 13 years ago. It says Belgrade was responsible for crimes of genocide on its territory during the early 1990s Bosnian war. Belgrade denies its intention was to wipe out Muslims in eastern Bosnia and says there is no proof of the claims.
  • Jewish group wants Ahmedinejad tried in ICC... When Europeans Attack

    02/18/2006 7:02:46 PM PST · by Cinnamon Girl · 16 replies · 592+ views
    ha'aretz ^ | Last update - 04:18 19/02/2006
    The European Jewish Congress (EJC) is set to file a complaint in the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for incitement to genocide, EJC president Pierre Besnainou told Haaretz. Besnainou, who was in Israel last week, said the complaint was an independent initiative of the EJC, but noted that Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni had been informed of the intention to file the complaint. The initiative is expected to pass by a large majority in the general assembly of the EJC, which convenes Sunday in Vienna. The EJC is also promoting a resolution in the...
  • Hague Judge Silences Bin Laden Bosnia Testimony, as NATO’s Claims Questioned

    02/09/2006 7:28:20 AM PST · by tgambill · 14 replies · 784+ views ^ | 8 February 06
    Judge Patrick Robinson immediately shut down a Western journalist on the Hague Tribunal witness stand last week, when she disclosed having seen Osama bin Laden waltz into the office of late Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic in November 1994. Just as veteran British journalist Eve-Ann Prentice, who covered the Yugoslav conflicts for the Guardian and the Times told of the famous OBL, Prosecutor Geoffrey Nice objected, and the judge “…cut off the testimony immediately declaring it ‘irrelevant,’” according to the defense’s recap of a devastating day of testimony. However, considering that the defendant, former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic was trying to...
  • International Criminal Court Prosecution of Mugabe Urged

    01/20/2006 7:39:05 PM PST · by vikingd00d · 10 replies · 614+ views
    Institute for War & Peace Reporting (London) ^ | 20 January 2006 | Tino Zhakata
    Is the groundwork being laid to bring Zimbabwe's president to The Hague? Zimbabwe's beleaguered non-governmental organisations and charities have appealed to the International Criminal Court, ICC, to prosecute President Robert Mugabe and government officials who they say have been responsible for widespread crimes against humanity over the past six years. The plea by the National Association of Non-Government Organisations, NANGO, coincides with a call by the London-based International Bar Association for the United Nations Security Council to authorise an ICC investigation into Mugabe's alleged crimes. But calls for the prosecution of Mugabe, widely seen as the supreme architect of Zimbabweans'...
  • Dutch Detain 7 in Anti-Terror Sweep

    10/14/2005 4:55:59 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 1 replies · 352+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 14, 2005 | ANTHONY DEUTSCH
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Police detained seven people in raids and placed a protective cordon around parliament and other government buildings Friday in an operation to disrupt an alleged plot to attack politicians and public buildings. Among those reportedly seized in the sweep in three cities was a young Dutch-Moroccan who had been acquitted of terrorism-related charges earlier this year.
  • Update: Seven held in anti-terror raids in the Netherlands [Shots fired in Hague raid]

    10/14/2005 4:38:26 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 79 replies · 3,618+ views
    Expatica ^ | 14 October 2005
    AMSTERDAM — Shots were fired as police raided a building on the Moerweg in The Hague on Friday. Dutch parliament buildings hermetically sealed by police Witnesses reported seeing masked men with automatic weapons entering a flat complex on Moerweg which has been sealed off by the police. Radio 1 News was told of people hearing gunfire. The police in The Hague have declined to comment at this stage about the reports. A spokesperson would only say police operations are taking place at several locations in the city. She would also not confirm that a raid was carried out at a...

    08/23/2005 5:13:21 AM PDT · by Atlantic Bridge · 19 replies · 604+ views
    DER SPIEGEL ^ | August 22, 2005 | Interview
    In an interview with SPIEGEL, Vldan Batic, 56, the former Serbian Justice Minister, talks about how biased the justice system still is in his troubled nation and how the shadow of former President Slobodan Milosevic continues to hover. Even while on trial for war crimes, Milosevic may still be pulling the strings in Serbia. Slobodan Milosevic, first became president of Yugoslavia in 1989, but many say his influence is still felt. Currently, he is in the Netherlands, facing charges of war crimes at The Hague. In his first six years in power, Milosevic ignited conflicts in Croatia (1991) and Bosnia...
  • Pressure mounts to reopen Milosevic case

    07/22/2005 7:57:23 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 16 replies · 418+ views
    AAP via Yahoo ^ | 7/21/2005 | AAP
    Pressure mounts to reopen Milosevic case [The Hague] -- UN prosecutors have applied to reopen their case against former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic to present new evidence including a shocking video of the murder of six Muslims, the Hague tribunal said.Prosecutors wrapped up their case in February 2004 after calling about 290 witnesses over two years. Milosevic launched his defence last August but his poor health has repeatedly delayed the trial, now expected to last well into 2006. Milosevic is charged with genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo during the bloody disintegration of Yugoslavia...
  • NYT: Video of Serbs in Srebrenica Massacre Leads to Arrests - Scenes of 1995 atrocity refute denials

    06/03/2005 6:24:48 AM PDT · by OESY · 38 replies · 2,273+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 3, 2005 | NICHOLAS WOOD
    Almost 10 years after the massacre of more than 7,000 Muslim men and boys by Serbian security forces in Srebrenica, a video has surfaced that presents graphic details of their fate. Several people in the video were arrested as a result, the Serbian prime minister said Thursday. The tape - shown at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague on Wednesday and rebroadcast on Serbian television on Thursday - shows the killing of six Muslim men by members of a Serbian paramilitary police unit. While the number of those killed represents a tiny proportion of those...
  • Taliban told US it would give up Osama - middleman

    06/04/2004 3:26:05 PM PDT · by MikeA · 14 replies · 1,548+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 4, 2004 | By Mark Trevelyan
    Taliban told US it would give up Osama - middleman By Mark Trevelyan BERLIN, June 4 (Reuters) - U.S. and Taliban officials met secretly in Frankfurt almost a year before the September 11 attacks to discuss terms for the Afghans to hand over Osama bin Laden, according to a German television documentary. But no agreement was reached and no further negotiations took place before the suicide hijackings in 2001, which bin Laden subsequently hailed in a videotape as the work of his al Qaeda network. ZDF television quoted Kabir Mohabbat, an Afghan-American businessman, as saying he tried to broker a...
  • War crimes court starts 1st witness intimidation trial

    04/25/2005 4:26:56 PM PDT · by joan · 1 replies · 199+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 25, 2005
    AMSTERDAM, April 25 (Reuters) - A Kosovo Albanian went on trial on Monday on charges of intimidating witnesses, the first such case at The Hague war crimes tribunal. The charges against Beqa Beqaj relate to a case against Isak Musliu, an accused commander of a former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) prison camp where some inmates were tortured. Beqaj faces seven years in jail if convicted. He was secretly indicted last year and transferred to the custody of the tribunal after being arrested by U.N. forces in Kosovo. Beqaj had already pleaded not guilty at his initial appearance last November and...
  • Clash Over Foreign Law Due in High Court Today

    03/28/2005 6:33:09 AM PST · by odoso · 48 replies · 1,033+ views
    New York Sun ^ | Marxch 28, 2005 | BY LUIZA Ch. SAVAGE
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will consider today whether American courts are bound by the decisions of the International Court of Justice, a tribunal created by the United Nations and based in The Hague. Senator Cornyn, a Republican of Texas, cited today's case as one impetus for the introduction last week of a resolution in the Senate that would instruct federal courts to avoid looking to international and foreign law when interpreting the federal Constitution. Mr. Cornyn filed one of many friend-of-the court briefs in the case, arguing that the Constitution reserves the power of judicial review to federal judges,...
  • U.S. Says It Has Withdrawn From World Judicial Body

    03/09/2005 8:35:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 230 replies · 9,965+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 10, 2005 | ADAM LIPTAK
    Prompted by an international tribunal's decision last year ordering new hearings for 51 Mexicans on death rows in the United States, the State Department said yesterday that the United States had withdrawn from the protocol that gave the tribunal jurisdiction to hear such disputes. The withdrawal followed a Feb. 28 memorandum from President Bush to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales directing state courts to abide by the decision of the tribunal, the International Court of Justice in The Hague. The decision required American courts to grant "review and reconsideration" to claims that the inmates' cases had been hurt by the...
  • UN report clears Sudan government of genocide in Darfur

    02/01/2005 12:40:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 357+ views
    Asia News Network ^ | 2005-02-01
    A UN report on Sudan's troubled Darfur region concluded that the Sudanese government was guilty of gross human rights violations there, but stopped short of labelling the violence as genocide. The "crucial element of genocidal intent appears to be missing," said the report, which recommended that the rights abuses be dealt with by the International Criminal Court (ICC) based in The Hague -- a move opposed by the United States. Compiled by a five-member commission set up by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in October, the report stressed that the absence of a genocidal policy "should not be taken in...
  • Release ordered of Dutch genocide suspect

    01/29/2005 4:25:52 AM PST · by Ginifer · 4 replies · 325+ views
    Expatica (Dutch) ^ | 28 January 2005 | SA
    AMSTERDAM — A court in The Hague ordered the release from jail on Thursday of a Dutchman suspected of exporting raw materials to Iraq to assist in Saddam Hussein's production of chemical weapons. The suspect, Franz van A., is accused of supplying the ousted Iraqi dictator with chemicals for the production of mustard gas that was used against the Kurds in northern Iraq. The appeals court in The Hague did not give a reason why it ordered his release. Court spokesman Roland Regout told news agency Novum that the decision was made during a hearing in chambers. Such hearings are...
  • The Hague's indictment against Haris Silajdzic

    12/19/2004 9:56:19 AM PST · by ma bell · 2 replies · 328+ views
    The Hague Prosecution has unsealed war crimes charges against the former foreign minister of Bosnia & Herzegovina (BiH), Haris Silajdzic. Silajdzic is charged with murders, persecution of non-Bosnian population and setting up death camps, where Croatian and Serbian civilians and prisoners of war were tortured and abused, Mostar weekly "Danas" reports. Silajdzic is also charged with involvement in infiltration of Mujaheedin in the Bosnian Army, authorized by Bosnian authorities. The indictment was worked out on basis of submitted documentation from Croatian and Serbian BiH Office for Cooperation with the Tribunal in the past few years