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ICC Judges Approve Request to Reopen Afghanistan Probe
October 31, 2022

ICC Judges Approve Request to Reopen Afghanistan Probe

By Mike Corder
The court, in reopening the probe, said that authorities in Kabul have not carried out meaningful in investigations into alleged war crimes. 

Philippines Requests ICC to Halt Drug War Investigation
September 12, 2022

Philippines Requests ICC to Halt Drug War Investigation

By Sebastian Strangio
Manila has repeated its claim that The Hague-based court has no jurisdiction over anti-drug killings committed under President Rodrigo Duterte.
The ICC Must Engage With Myanmar’s Democratic Government and Hold the Junta to Account
August 17, 2022

The ICC Must Engage With Myanmar’s Democratic Government and Hold the Junta to Account

By John Dugard, Chris Gunness, Tommy Thomas, Yuyun Wahyuningrum, and Ralph Wilde
There is no way the people of Myanmar will find justice in national courts. The international community must act. 

Philippines Will Not Rejoin International Criminal Court, Marcos Says
August 02, 2022

Philippines Will Not Rejoin International Criminal Court, Marcos Says

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement came after the Hague-based ICC sought to restart its investigation into former President Rodrigo Duterte's "war on drugs."

The Search for Justice in Afghanistan
March 11, 2022

The Search for Justice in Afghanistan

By Shivangi Seth
As Afghanistan enters another era of humanitarian crisis, the ICC remains encumbered by its institutional limitations and geopolitical realities.

An Urgent Need for Justice: Expediting the International Criminal Court’s Afghanistan Investigation 
February 09, 2022

An Urgent Need for Justice: Expediting the International Criminal Court’s Afghanistan Investigation 

By Mahir Hazim
Given the Taliban’s atrocities, past and present, there’s an urgent need for the ICC to move more quickly in the pursuit of justice.

Duterte Says He Will ‘Never Apologize’ for Drug War Deaths
January 06, 2022

Duterte Says He Will ‘Never Apologize’ for Drug War Deaths

By Sebastian Strangio
The Philippine leader's war on narcotics is perhaps the only policy that he has carried through consistently since his election in 2016.
Myanmar Junta Orders Judges to Ignore Correspondence From International Courts
December 31, 2021

Myanmar Junta Orders Judges to Ignore Correspondence From International Courts

By Sebastian Strangio
A leaked memo offers some insight into how the military administration views the advancing criminal cases against its top leaders.

Rights Group Urges ICC Probe of Myanmar Coup Leader
December 13, 2021

Rights Group Urges ICC Probe of Myanmar Coup Leader

By Sebastian Strangio
The Myanmar Accountability Project claims that there are "overwhelming" grounds for issuing an arrest warrant against Min Aung Hlaing.

ICC Authorizes Investigation Into Philippines’ ‘Drug War’ Killings
September 16, 2021

ICC Authorizes Investigation Into Philippines’ ‘Drug War’ Killings

By Sebastian Strangio
Judges say that the “specific legal element of the crime against humanity of murder” has been met in the sanguinary crackdown.

Myanmar’s Shadow Government Promises Justice for Rohingya Atrocities
August 26, 2021

Myanmar’s Shadow Government Promises Justice for Rohingya Atrocities

By Sebastian Strangio
But will the National Unity Government ever be in a position to implement its pledge?
Duterte Vs the International Criminal Court
August 13, 2021

Duterte Vs the International Criminal Court

By Michael Beltran
Can Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte be indicted for "crimes against humanity”? And if so, can he be brought to justice?

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