US denying visas to International Criminal Court staff

Jennifer Hansler

Updated 6:13 PM ET, Fri March 15, 2019

Washington (CNN) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the US will deny or revoke visas for International Criminal Court staff.

The move is meant to deter a potential investigation by the judicial body into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by US troops in Afghanistan.

Pompeo, speaking from the State Department Friday, said the restrictions include “persons who take or have taken action to request or further such an investigation.” He said the policy had already taken effect, but declined to say who had been restricted or would face future restrictions. Tiếp tục đọc “US denying visas to International Criminal Court staff”

UN court judge quits The Hague citing political interference

Christoph Flügge warns over ‘shocking’ moves by Trump administration and Turkey

The ICC headquarters in The Hague.
The ICC headquarters in The Hague. Photograph: Peter de Jong/AP

A senior judge has resigned from one of the UN’s international courts in The Hague citing “shocking” political interference from the White House andTurkey.

Christoph Flügge, a German judge, claimed the US had threatened judgesafter moves were made to examine the conduct of US soldiers in Afghanistan. Tiếp tục đọc “UN court judge quits The Hague citing political interference”

3 Hình tội Chiến tranh xâm lược của Trung quốc đối với nhân dân Việt Nam

First posted on UNCLOSforum.wordpress.com on Aug. 6, 2014

 

Tuyên cáo về các Nguyên tắc Luật Quốc tế về Liên hệ Hữu nghị và Hợp tác giữa các Quốc gia theo đúng Hiến chương Liên hợp quốc (“Tuyên cáo”) được Đại hội đồng Liên hợp quốc thông qua ngày 17 tháng 10 năm 1970 quy định “Nguyên tắc rằng mọi Quốc gia, trong các liên hệ quốc tế, tự kiềm chế không dùng hăm dọa hay sử dụng vũ lực chống lại toàn vẹn chủ quyền hoặc độc lập chính trị của bất kỳ Quốc gia nào hoặc dưới bất kỳ hình thức nào trái ngược với các mục đích của Hiến chương Liên hợp quốc.”

Bản Tuyên cáo tuyên bố: Tiếp tục đọc “3 Hình tội Chiến tranh xâm lược của Trung quốc đối với nhân dân Việt Nam”

China’s 3 Crimes of War of Aggression against the Vietnamese People

First posted on UNCLOSforum.wordpress.com on Aug. 5, 2014

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China’s 3 Crimes of War of Aggression against the Vietnamese People

The UN General Assembly’s Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations (Oct. 17, 1970) (hereinafter “the Declaration”) provided, inter alia, “The principle that States shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State or in any other manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations”.

The Declaration announced: Tiếp tục đọc “China’s 3 Crimes of War of Aggression against the Vietnamese People”

Amendments to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court on the Crime of Aggression – Tu chính án Đạo luật Rome của Tòa Hình sự Quốc tế về Tội Xâm Lược

First posted on UNCLOSforum.wordpress.com on July 27, 2014

This is the law for China leaders and every political or military leader in the world.

The Vietnamese version follows the English version.

 

Amendments to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal
Court on the Crime of Aggression

1. Article 5, paragraph 2, of the Statute is deleted.

2. The following text is inserted after article 8 of the Statute:

Article 8 bis -Crime of aggression

1. For the purpose of this Statute, “crime of aggression” means the planning, preparation, initiation or execution, by a person in a position effectively to exercise control over or to direct the political or military action of a State, of an act of aggression which, by its character, gravity and scale, constitutes a manifest violation of the Charter of the United Nations. Tiếp tục đọc “Amendments to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court on the Crime of Aggression – Tu chính án Đạo luật Rome của Tòa Hình sự Quốc tế về Tội Xâm Lược”

Lawyer for Philippines hit man files complaint against Duterte in international court

japan times

Reuters Apr 24, 2017

A Philippine lawyer said he filed a complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte and senior officials at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday, accusing them of crimes against humanity in a nationwide anti-drugs crackdown.

Attorney Jude Sabio said in the 77-page complaint that Duterte “repeatedly, unchangingly and continuously” committed crimes against humanity and that under him, killing drug suspects and other criminals has become “best practice.”

Sabio is the lawyer for Edgar Matobato, a man who has testified in the Philippines Senate that he was part of a hit squad that operated on Duterte’s orders. Tiếp tục đọc “Lawyer for Philippines hit man files complaint against Duterte in international court”

Duterte: International Criminal Court ‘cannot stop me’

Al Jazeera

Philippine president vows anti-drug war campaign will continue and will be ‘brutal’ as death toll passes 8,000 mark.

Duterte has repeatedly said that if lives of law enforcers are in danger that they should ‘shoot’ the suspects [EPA]

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he would not be intimidated by the prospect of the International Criminal Court (ICC) putting him on trial over his bloody war on drugs, promising that his campaign would continue and would be “brutal”. Tiếp tục đọc “Duterte: International Criminal Court ‘cannot stop me’”

Philippine ‘hit man’ set to file ICC case against Duterte over crimes against humanity

japan times

Reuters, Mar 14, 2017

A self-confessed assassin who testified to being in a “death squad” under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will soon file a case at the International Criminal Court accusing the president of crimes against humanity, his lawyer said Tuesday.

More than 8,000 people have died since Duterte took office in June and unleashed a bloody war on drugs, a third in raids and sting operations by police who say they acted in self-defense.

Duterte and the police have denied links to the other killings, many of which rights groups say bear the same hallmarks as hundreds of suspicious deaths of criminals in Davao City during the 22 years Duterte was its mayor. Tiếp tục đọc “Philippine ‘hit man’ set to file ICC case against Duterte over crimes against humanity”

Violence against Rohingya may amount to ‘crimes against humanity’: UN rights chief

Mr Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said the violations, “against a backdrop of severe and longstanding persecution”, amount to the “possible commission of crimes against humanity”.

He was addressing the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, where he highlighted the current major human rights issues in more than 40 countries. Tiếp tục đọc “Violence against Rohingya may amount to ‘crimes against humanity’: UN rights chief”

International Criminal Court told Australia’s detention regime could be a crime against humanity

Submission argues ICC should investigate possible crimes ‘committed by individuals and corporate actors’

Asylum seekers on Manus Island in 2014
Asylum seekers on Manus Island in 2014. The Global Legal Action Network says Australia’s immigration detention regime could constitute a crime against humanity. Photograph: Eoin Blackwell/AAP

Australia’s offshore immigration detention regime could constitute a crime against humanity, a petition before the International Criminal Court from a coalition of legal experts has alleged.

On Monday morning, GMT, a 108-page legal submission from the Global Legal Action Network (Glan) and the Stanford International Human Rights Clinic was submitted to the court, detailing what the network describes as the “harrowing practices of the Australian state and corporations towards asylum seekers”. The petition submits the office of the prosecutor of the ICC should open an investigation into possible “crimes against humanity committed by individuals and corporate actors”.

“As recent leaks reveal, these privatised facilities entail long-term detention in inhumane conditions, often including physical and sexual abuse of adults and children,” Glan said in a statement. Tiếp tục đọc “International Criminal Court told Australia’s detention regime could be a crime against humanity”