The International Criminal Court: A “Big Fish Justice? ”


Nicoletta Fagiolo (nsnbc) : The world’s first permanent international criminal court (the ICC) that came into being on 1 July 2002 was dealt a silent but solid slap on 1 February 2017 when the African Union (AU) approved a plan for a mass withdrawal. The decision (albeit non-legally binding) was held behind closed doors as the AU summit in Ethiopia’s More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Freedom of Speech, Bloggers and Independent Media under Threat in Russia

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Statements via the Internet have landed scores of Russians behind bars. Bloggers with more than 5,000 daily visitors have to register as media and bloggers are subject to repression and More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

UK Invites Netanyahu to Balfour Centennial Celebrations: Palestinian Presidency Protests

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Palestinian presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeinah, on Tuesday, deplored Britain’s invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to attend the celebration of the centennial More...

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By Fahwad Al-Khadoumi On Saturday, February 4th, 2017

US – Iran Exchange of Sanctions over Ballistic Missile Test: The Unreported Wider Middle East War

Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : Iran vowed that it would impose sanctions against the United States after the U.S. administration imposed new sanctions on Tehran in response to a ballistic missile test on January 29. More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Syrian – Kurdish YPG Repudiated Reports about US Deliveries of Armored Vehicles

nsnbc : The Syrian – Kurdish People’s Defense Units (YPG) repudiated recent media reports about the delivery of armored vehicles and armored personnel carriers by the United States or the US-led international More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Friday, January 27th, 2017

ICC Chief Prosecutor Bensouda Threatens With Intervention in Colombia

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) said the court will intervene and prosecute cases if Colombia’s transitional justice system, established More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

NGOs Demand Decriminalization of Independent Sex Workers in Cambodia

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Several international NGOs including human rights organizations and advocacy groups for sex workers demand that the Cambodian government decriminalize independent sex work, regulate the More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, January 21st, 2017

The questionable legality of military intervention in The Gambia

Aidan Hehir (TC) : With tensions rising in The Gambia, a coalition of states have deployed forces along the country’s borders, poised to launch a military intervention should President Yahya Jammeh refuse to cede More...

By nsnbc On Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Venezuela’s PSUV Implements Semi-Fascist “Security Initiative”

nsnbc : The administration of embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the implementation of a new “anti-crime strategy”. While containing social elements aimed at preventing violent crime, More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Wife of Omar Mateen a.k.a. Orlando Shooter Arrested by FBI

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Noor Salman, the wife of Omar Mateen, commonly known as “the Orlando shooter” has been arrested on charges of aiding her husband in the attack on the Pulse gay nightclub in More...