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British lawyer Karim Khan. Photograph: Haidar Hamdani/AFP via Getty

In his characteristically persuasive application for the job of prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Khan left no doubt that ev(...)

International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said last December that there were reasonable grounds to believe crimes against humanity had been committed during Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody anti-narcotics crackdown. Photograph:  Ashraf Shazly/AFP via Getty Images

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court asked it on Monday for authorisation to open a full investigation into drug war killings in the Phi(...)

Ratko Mladic (78) led Bosnian Serb forces during the 1992-95 Bosnian War. He was convicted in 2017 on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Photograph: Leslie Hondebrink-Hermer/ UN/AFP via Getty

United Nations war crimes judges on Tuesday upheld a genocide conviction and life sentence against former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladi(...)

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison: ‘This is a watershed moment in Australian law enforcement history.’ Photograph: Dean Lewins/EPA

Police in 16 countries have made more than 800 arrests in a global sting constructed around an encrypted messaging app secretly developed and deployed(...)

A woman walks through Camp Roj. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP via Getty

In a surprise move, the Netherlands has repatriated four of its nationals – a “jihadi bride” and two of her children along with a 12-year-old girl – w(...)

Dutch outgoing minister of health Hugo de Jonge: “All the figures that should be going down are going down, and those that should be going up are going up.” Photograph:  Bart Maat

After a 15-month struggle with coronavirus that has cost more than 20,000 lives, the Netherlands is to bring forward the third phase of its reopening (...)

A climate activist is covered in black paint as she takes part in a protest at a Shell gas station in The Hague. Photograph: Bart Maat/ANP/AFP

Image of the week: Oily protest Environmental campaigners zeroed in on Royal Dutch Shell this week as the Anglo-Dutch company held its annual meeting(...)

Dutch health minister Huge de Jonge: “We are now seeing the convincing drop we have been waiting for in the main indicators, and that is largely due to the impact of the vaccines”. Photograph: Bart Maat/ANP/AFP via Getty Images

After a false start earlier this month, the Netherlands has finally moved on to the second stage of its five-stage coronavirus reopening plan – follow(...)

The exterior of the International Criminal Court (ICC) premises in The Hague, the Netherlands. File photograph: Getty Images

Like any seasoned politician, Joe Biden made a virtue of necessity last month when he finally revoked Donald Trump’s sanctions against the Internation(...)

Iraqi Yazidi people who fled their homes in Sinjar. The UN team  found “clear and convincing evidence” of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes against the Yazidi by Isis. Photograph: Adam Ferguson/The New York Times

The United Nations Security Council is under pressure to refer allegations of genocide by Islamic State militants against the beleaguered Yazidi commu(...)

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