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Germany has denied accusations that it was aiding genocide in Gaza by selling Israel arms in a case at the top UN court brought by Nicaragua—a case that reflects a mounting legal action in support of Palestinians. Tania von Uslar-Gleichen, legal adviser for the German Foreign Ministry, told the...
Spain's Supreme Court has summoned Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont to testify remotely in June over his links to a group accused of breaching terrorism law over protests following the region's failed 2017 bid for independence. The investigating magistrate set tentative dates for the...
The case at the International Court of Justice is against Germany, which is the second-largest supplier of arms to Israel after the US, but it also indirectly takes aim at Israel’s six-month-old military campaign, which has left tens of thousands of Palestinians dead and devastated Gaza. Nicaragua’s...
More than 600 British jurists, including three retired judges from the UK Supreme Court, are calling on the government to suspend arms sales to Israel, piling pressure on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak after the deaths of three UK aid workers in an Israeli strike. Britain is just one of a number of...
Ukrainians can begin filing claims for damages they have suffered in Russia's invasion at a newly established register based in The Hague, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on April 2. Within hours of opening the register, more than 100 claims were filed, Dutch Foreign Minister Hanke...
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Romania were among the international signatories to a political declaration on restoring justice for Ukraine on April 2, which urges Russia to “immediately cease its war of aggression.” The...
Russian troops quickly occupied Bucha after invading Ukraine two years ago and stayed for about a month. When Ukrainian troops retook the town, they found what became known as the epicenter of the war’s atrocities. Dozens of bodies of men, women, and children lay on the streets, in yards and homes...
A prominent journalist in Belarus was designated a political prisoner on March 26 by the country’s leading human rights group following his conviction on charges widely seen as part of an ongoing crackdown on dissent. Ihar Karnei, who used to write for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and other news...
Italy on March 24 marked the 80th anniversary of one of the most horrific World War II massacres in German-occupied Italy with solemn commemorations and a performance of a symphony honoring the dead. There, on March 24, 1944, 335 people were shot to death as a reprisal for an attack by partisans...
President Vladimir Putin won a record post-Soviet landslide in Russia's election on March 17, cementing his already tight grip on power in a victory he said showed Moscow had been right to stand up to the West and send its troops into Ukraine. Putin, a former KGB lieutenant colonel who first rose to...