The Security Council on Friday noted with appreciation the issuance of the first verdict of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which this week found Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo guilty of conscripting child soldiers under the age of 15 into his militia.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday found Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga guilty of recruiting child soldiers, in a landmark ruling hailed by UN officials as an important step in the fight against impunity.
The United Nations investigator into human rights in Iran has sharply criticized the country's system of justice and human rights record.
Five new judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) were sworn in today following their election last December at the last session of the assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute, the treaty that established the court.
The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday urged the international community to find “the final solution” for the problem of impunity in Sudan’s conflict-affected region of Darfur, where he said war crimes have continued despite warrants of arrest against several senior officials, including the president.
Commissions of inquiry into torture and other forms of ill-treatment are effective instruments to fight impunity, but do not replace a country’s legal obligations to prosecute human rights violations, a United Nations independent expert stressed today.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) today issued an arrest warrant against Sudanese Defence Minister Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein on 41 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes allegedly committed in Darfur.
Ban Ki-moon today appointed Norman Farrell of Canada as the prosecutor of the United Nations-backed independent tribunal set up to try those responsible for the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri.
A senior United Nations official welcomed on Friday the news that a Guinean court has filed charges against an army colonel accused of being responsible for mass rapes that occurred during a pro-democracy protest in the country’s capital in 2009.
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, today elected a new President and Vice-President, who will each serve a term of three years.