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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# The Hague

This year
New international war crimes office opens in The Hague to probe Russia's invasion of Ukraine
Its aim is to plug a legal gap left by the fact that the ICC currently has no mandate to prosecute aggression.
International Criminal Court 'undeterred' after Russia puts prosecutor on wanted list
Kharim Khan, a UK citizen, had issued an arrest warrant for Putin in March for allegedly unlawfully deporting Ukrainian children.
One killed and 30 injured after train derails in the Netherlands
The double decker train was travelling from Leiden to The Hague when it struck a crane.
US charges Russian spy who tried to infiltrate International Criminal Court
The Dutch said that if Cherkasov had worked at the ICC, he could have accessed “highly valuable” intelligence on its probe into war crimes in Ukraine.
All time
Dutch police break up anti-government protest on eve of election
National elections are taking place in the Netherlands over the next three days.
Kosovo president steps down to face war crime charges in The Hague
The charges relate to his time as a guerrilla leader in the country’s war for independence.
Verdict due over assassination of former Lebanese prime minister amid fears of more violence
The tribunal’s long-awaited decision comes two weeks after a cataclysmic blast at Beirut port.
Dutch prime minister didn't visit dying mother due to lockdown measures
Mark Rutte today announced the recent death of his 96-year-old mother in a care home in The Hague.
Dutch farmers bring tractors into city in protest over planned emissions policy
The demonstration comes a day before a debate in parliament on how to rein in emissions of the pollutant nitrogen oxide.
Teenagers injured during The Hague stabbing aged between 13 and 15
Dutch police say the motive for the stabbing in The Hague remains unknown.
Three minors injured in The Hague stabbing have been released from hospital
Police say they are are still searching for the suspect.
Dutch doctor goes on trial on charges of euthanising patient with dementia in landmark case
Prosecutors claim the patient may have had second thoughts about dying.
Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic's jail sentence increased to life imprisonment
Karadzic (73) was notorious for his role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.
Irish witness to war crimes: 'My wife said, I have waited for you to break down after 20 years'
Colm Doyle has written a book about his time mediating between Serb and Croat leaders during the Bosnian War.
Bosnian army leader dies after drinking poison at war crimes court
Slobodan Praljak shouted out “Praljak is not a criminal. I reject your verdict”, immediately before bringing a brown bottle to his lips.
Justice for those massacred in a 'safe area': what happened in Srebrenica?
Timeline in pictures and video: on the day Ratko Mladic is imprisoned for life, takes a look back at the events of July 1995 – the UN and Europe’s darkest hour.
'Butcher of Bosnia' Mladic imprisoned for life after being found guilty of genocide
The 74 year old faced 11 charges, including genocide and crimes against humanity, at the UN tribunal.
The remains of the Nazis' 'Atlantic Wall' defences are being used to lure tourists to Holland
More than 870 bunkers of different shapes and sizes were constructed of reinforced concrete by the Nazis in 1942 to repel any Allied invasion of Europe.
Europol has released a grisly Advent calendar of their most wanted criminals
Europe’s crime agency are publishing one fugitive from one member state per day.
Over 100 arrested at Dutch anti-fascist protest, as Geert Wilders trial proceeds
About 200 protesters had gathered for the demonstration, organised under the slogan “Stop oppression against anti-facists and anarchists”.
Tobacco company's attempt to sue Australia "an abuse of rights"
Tobacco giant Philip Morris had taken the action over plain-packaging.
Radovan Karadzic found guilty of genocide and jailed for 40 years
The former Bosnian Serb leader was sentenced to four decades in jail over the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II.
Former DR Congo warlord found guilty of deliberate campaign of rape and murder
The International Criminal Court has convicted Jean-Pierre Bemba on five charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
North Korea could face charges of crimes against humanity
The United Nations has condemned the country’s human rights records.
91-year-old man returns Holocaust medal after his relatives were killed in Gaza
Henk Zanoli and his family were given the award for shielding a Jewish boy from the Nazis during World War II.
Argentina wants to sue the US for forcing them into a default
Argentine officials argue the US court decisions violated its sovereignty.
Russia ordered to pay Yukos shareholders $50 billion for violating international law
It was unanimously held that Russian authorities forced Yukos into bankruptcy.
Bosnian Serb ex-army chief's defence case opens against charges of genocide
Ratko Mladic faces 11 charges for his role in Bosnia’s brutal 1992-95 conflict in which 100,000 people died.
Process of destroying Syria's chemical weapons now under way
The team charged with the destruction of the weapons began the process this morning, a source in the international mission has said.
UN chemical weapons inspectors leave Syria
The team will head to The Hague to assess the evidence gathered during their probe.
Former Prime Minister of Kosovo acquitted of war crimes
The former prime minister Ramush Haradinaj had been accused of murder and torture during the Kosovo war – but has been found not guilty.
Karadzic opens Srebrenica defence in Hague war crimes trial
Radovan Karadzic opens his defence before the UN’s Yugoslav war crimes court today.
Blair and Bush should face trial over Iraq war: Tutu
Tutu said the invasion of Iraq left the world more destabilised and divided than any other conflict in history and had “hardened hearts and minds of members of the human family across the world”.
Retired Irish officer prepares to give evidence at Mladic trial
Col Colm Doyle says Irish officers are in a ‘unique position’ for peacekeeping duties, given Ireland’s neutrality.
Emotional testimony from first witness in Mladic trial
The trial of war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic got underway yesterday.
Mladic trial set to resume today
The former Bosnian Serb military chief is accused of genocide and crimes against humanity.
Charles Taylor jailed for 50 years for war crimes
The former Liberian leader was convicted of crimes of the “utmost gravity in terms of scale and brutality” according to judges.
Mladic war crimes trial to resume with first witness on 25 June
Lawyers for the so-called Butcher of Bosnia were refused their request for a six-month delay.
Mladic trial suspended 'indefinitely' due to 'significant errors' by prosecutors
A new starting date will be established “as soon as possible” but Mladic’s lawyer has asked for a six-month delay.