International law

Russian President Vladimir Putin leads a cabinet meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
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March 17, 2020 - 3:28 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday ordered a vote on changes to the constitution which could allow him to extend his rule to be held next month as planned, but warned it could be delayed if the coronavirus situation worsens. Putin issued a decree on holding the vote on April...
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-FILE- In this Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 file image the International Criminal Court, or ICC, is seen in The Hague, Netherlands. Judges are set to deliver their decision Thursday March 5 2020, on an appeal by prosecutors at the International Criminal Court against a decision rejecting an investigation into atrocities committed by all sides in the Afghanistan conflict, including U.S. forces. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
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March 05, 2020 - 5:06 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Appeals judges at the International Criminal Court gave the green light Thursday for prosecutors to open an investigation targeting the Taliban, Afghan forces and U.S. military and intelligence personnel for war crimes and crimes against humanity. The global court...
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February 27, 2020 - 10:35 am
El Salvador's congress has passed a law allowing judges to reduce sentences for crimes committed during the country's 1980-1992 civil war, drawing criticism from the president and rights activists. President Nayib Bukele vowed to veto the law, saying it did not contain the key elements of “truth,...
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In this Wednesday April 4, 2018, file image, alleged jihadist leader Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud, center, takes his seat in the court room for his initial appearance on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. International Criminal Court judges rejected Wednesday an appeal by an alleged Islamic extremist from Mali who claimed the charges against him were not serious enough to merit standing trial at the global court. The decision clears the way for the trial of Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud to start later this year for alleged crimes in Timbuktu including torture, rape and persecution. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool)
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February 19, 2020 - 6:31 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges on Wednesday rejected an appeal by an alleged Islamic extremist from Mali who argued that the charges against him were not serious enough to merit standing trial at the global court. The decision clears the way for the trial of Al...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2000 file photo, experts in a speed boat examine the damaged hull of the USS Cole at the Yemeni port of Aden after an al-Qaida attack that killed 17 sailors. Sudan's transitional government said it's reached a settlement with families of the victims of the 2000 attack on USS Cole in Yemen, in a bid to have the African country taken off the U.S. terrorism list. At the time of the bombing, Sudan was accused of providing support to al-Qaida, which claimed responsibility for the attack. Sudan's justice ministry said the settlement was signed with the victims' families Friday. Feb. 7, 20202. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis, File)
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February 13, 2020 - 2:23 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's transitional government said Thursday it has reached settlements with families of the victims of the 2000 attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, in a bid to have the African country taken off the U.S. terrorism list and improve relations with the West. While Sudan did not release...
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FILE - This Jan. 26, 2020, file photo, shows a view of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Mitzpe Yeriho. The United Nations Human Rights Council released a list of more than 100 companies it says are operating in Israel's West Bank settlements. In a report Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, the council said the companies' activities “"raised particular human rights concerns.” The list is dominated by Israeli companies, but it also lists a number of international firms. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
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February 12, 2020 - 3:51 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.N. human rights office on Wednesday released a list of more than 100 companies it said are complicit in violating Palestinian human rights by operating in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank — a first-ever international attempt to name and shame businesses that has...
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Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo watches computer screens at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. The ICC hears an appeal by Gbagbo against conditions imposed on him and a former government minister during their release from custody pending prosecutors' appeal against their acquittals on crimes against humanity charges. (Jerry Lampen/Pool photo via AP)
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February 06, 2020 - 6:27 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Lawyers for former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo urged International Criminal Court judges Thursday to lift conditions they imposed on him last year when he was released following his acquittal on crimes against humanity charges. Gbagbo and former youth minister...
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FILE - This Jan. 26, 2020 file photo, shows the West Bank Jewish settlement of Mitzpe Yeriho. As President Donald Trump presented a Mideast plan favorable to Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday, Jan. 28, announced plans to move ahead with the potentially explosive annexation of large parts of the occupied West Bank, including dozens of Jewish settlements. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
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February 04, 2020 - 7:25 am
Annexation, at its heart, is a byproduct of conflict. Almost never is it an act of peace, though it has been cast that way at times throughout human history. Certainly not under international law, which describes it as the forcible acquisition of territory by one state at the expense of another. It...
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January 29, 2020 - 1:59 pm
ROME (AP) — A maritime border agreement between Turkey and Libya's U.N.-backed government is “unacceptable," violates international law and flouts the sovereign rights of other countries, the foreign ministers of Italy and Cyprus said Wednesday.. Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio and his...
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Dutch-Palestinian man Ismail Zeyada, originally from the Gaza Strip, pauses as he reads a statement after The Hague District Court, Netherlands, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, threw out the case in which Zeyada sought to sue Benny Gantz, former Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, and another Israeli military commander over their roles in an air strike that killed six members of his family. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
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January 29, 2020 - 5:36 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court threw out a civil case Wednesday brought by a Dutch-Palestinian man seeking damages from two former Israeli military commanders for their roles in a 2014 airstrike on a Gaza house that killed six members of his family. The Hague District Court ruled that...
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