On Tuesday the International Criminal Court in The Hague sentenced Malian rebel leader Ahman al-Faqi al-Mahdi to nine years in prison for the destruction of cultural heritage in Timbuktu. The rebel leader confessed
Amnesty International, the federation of human rights organizations FIDH, the Dutch lawyers committee for human rights and the Coalition for the International Criminal Court all feel that the Dutch authorities are not vigilant enough to threats against human rights defenders
The governing coalition in the Netherlands is split on a new proposal to extend the mandate of the International Criminal Court, housed in Den Haag. Joost Taverne, a member of parliament for the conservative VVD party, called into question the mandate’s definition of a “crime of aggression,” calling it unfocused and vague.
As investigations into the flight MH17 crash in Ukraine are underway, the Dutch Public Prosecution Authority (OM) is suspecting murder, war crimes and the intention of making a plane crash, the NRC reports.
Germain Katanga, former Congolese militia leader has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for being complicit in committing war crimes by the International Crime Court in The Hague. He has been found guilty of murdering citizens and plundering.