News headlines for “International Criminal Court”

  1. Gaza Massacre and Western Hypocrisy

    - Inter Press Service

    SYDNEY, Mar 04 (IPS) - Israeli troops opened fire targeting the Palestinians, gathered around food aid trucks, killing at least 112 and injuring hundreds on 29 February. The massacre happened, about a month after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered provisional measures for Israel to refrain from all acts under the Genocide convention. Ironically Israel was supposed to report to the Court, within one month, of all measures taken in line with its order. Israel has been emboldened by a beholden US.

  2. UN crime prevention chief pledges enhanced cooperation in Somalia

    - UN News

    The Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Ghada Waly has highlighted the threats of transnational organized crime, terrorism, and corruption which is plaguing Somalia.

  3. Turkey Keeps Bombing Civilians in Syria’s Northeast

    - Inter Press Service

    QAMISHLI, Syria, Feb 29 (IPS) - The Ramsys, a farming couple from northeast Syria, never thought they'd spend almost all their savings on solar panels. “We’ve paid 1,700 USD. We simply couldn't cope with darkness and being disconnected from the outside world,” Najma Ramsy tells IPS from her residence in Keshka, a small Kurdish village 70 km east of Qamishli.

  4. Bearing Witness: No Safety for Children in Gaza

    - Inter Press Service

    GAZA STRIP, Feb 29 (IPS) - Nothing could prepare me for my recently concluded mission into the Gaza Strip, where children face catastrophic conditions.

    In my twenty years with UNICEF, traveling from one humanitarian crisis to the next – from famines to floods and war zones to refugee camps – I’ve simply never seen such devastation and despair as is happening in Gaza.

  5. Afghanistan: UN appalled at revival of public floggings, executions

    - UN News

    A revival of Taliban-ordered public executions by gunfire taking place in sports stadiums in several cities in Afghanistan “must cease immediately”, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Wednesday.

  6. Female Genital Mutilation Continues Amid Sudans Conflict and Forced Displacement

    - Inter Press Service

    JUBA, Feb 27 (IPS) - Female genital mutilation (FGM) stands as one of the most egregious violations of human rights, particularly affecting women and girls worldwide. However, when conflict and forced displacement enter the equation, the horrors of FGM are exacerbated, creating a dire situation that demands urgent attention and action. Where instability and insecurity prevail, the prevalence of FGM often intensifies, exacerbated by factors such as displacement, poverty, and the breakdown of social systems.

  7. UN’s Credibility at Stake — as Russia and Israel Continue to Remain Defiant

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 27 (IPS) - The two devastating military conflicts—Russia vs Ukraine and Israel vs Hamas—have exposed once again the stark reality that the United Nations, created 79 years ago to maintain international peace and security, has failed in its political mission – while its credibility is at stake.

  8. Unbounded Impunity Emboldens Israel

    - Inter Press Service

    SYDNEY, Feb 27 (IPS) - Israel continues to reject calls for a ceasefire in Gaza and now readies itself for an assault on Rafah with a Ramadan deadline for the release of all hostages. It emphatically says, it will oppose any international attempt at creating a Palestinian State, regarded as an “unilateral recognition”. Its unrestrained bombings and ground assaults so far have resulted in close to 30,000 Palestinian deaths more than half of whom are women and children. they have brazenly ignored the International Court of Justice (ICJ) order to take all measures to prevent a plausible genocide. Many thousands are facing starvation and death even when the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) demanded unhindered aid flows to besieged Gaza. All these were possible due to Israel’s ‘unbounded’ impunity which emboldens it.

  9. No Ceasefire Gaza Threatens Humanitarian Aid, Raises the Palestinian Question

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 26 (IPS) - As negotiations within the UN Security Council and internationally continue, the humanitarian response to Gaza continues to be under threat.

  10. Western States Scramble to Explain Themselves, as UN experts call for Arms Transfers to Israel to Cease Immediately

    - Inter Press Service

    GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb 26 (IPS) - There are moments when international treaties, long forgotten by the general public, suddenly spring back to life. Moments when glimpses of reality shine through the thick-laden bureaucracies of the United Nations and catch the attention of the world outside.

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