Austria-based environmental non-profit AllRise files a complaint with ICC, accusing Brazil's leader of "fuelling the mass destruction of the Amazon with his eyes wide open and in full knowledge of the consequences."
Austrian environmental justice campaigners have filed a criminal report against Brazil’s president at the Hague court for his alleged role in the destruction of the Amazon.
Simone Gbagbo faced charges of crimes against humanity following her husband's refusal to hand over power to Alassane Ouattara, who won a 2010 election.
Human Rights Watch urges the necessity of an international inquiry into Israeli aggression on Gaza in May.
If state actors and legal institutions fail to hold Israel to account for its war crimes, it will further undermine a set of laws that are increasingly viewed as applicable only to the weak, not the powerful.
While Israeli attacks on Gaza stopped following the ceasefire, Palestinians are facing mass arrests in Sheikh Jarrah and other areas.
The UN is calling on Israel to allow its staff and aid into Gaza as more than 50,000 internally displaced Palestinians seek shelter at UN facilities and with host families after Israeli bombardment leaves more than 200 civilians dead.
Reporters sans Frontieres calls upon the International Criminal Court to determine whether Israeli air strikes on a Gaza building housing media outlets constituted a war crime.
More than 180 prominent Israelis, including 10 Israel Prize laureates, have signed a letter advising the International Criminal Court to work with human rights groups, not the state.
The report released just weeks after the International Criminal Court's prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said that she would formally investigate war crimes in the Israeli-occupied areas of West Bank and Gaza. Israel's foreign ministry rejected the claims.
A report, focusing on 18 countries where the UN said it has obtained verified information, lists 52 parties “credibly suspected” of responsibility “for patterns of rape or other forms of sexual violence” in conflicts.
Former secretary of state Mike Pompeo last year imposed sanctions and refused visas for the outgoing prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, after she launched an investigation into alleged war crimes by US military personnel in Afghanistan.
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