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South Africa to Leave International Criminal Court

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South Africa formally began the process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday, after previously ignoring an ICC arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (NPR). South African lawmakers did not want to execute ICC arrest warrants as required by the Rome Statute, which would lead to “regime change,” a minister said […]

Amal Clooney Calls for Trial of ISIS Leaders

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Amal Clooney, human rights lawyer and activist, has vowed to prosecute Islamic State leaders through the International Criminal Court for crimes committed against the Yazidi community (Reuters). Militants have enslaved, raped and murdered the Yazidi population in Iraq over the past two years (NBC). Clooney’s decision to pursue this case “no matter the price” stems […]