Legal Proceedings

Defense lawyer casts Ugandan war crimes defendant as victim

Sep 18, 2018

The defense lawyer for an alleged commander in the Lord's Resistance Army accused of crimes including murder, sexual slavery and using child soldiers is casting him as a victim of the Ugandan rebel group's brutal leader, Joseph Kony

ICC sentences ex-Congo VP to 1 year for witness tampering

Sep 17, 2018

Judges at the International Criminal Court have re-imposed a one-year prison sentence and 300,000 euro fine on a former Congolese vice president for interfering with witnesses at his war crimes trial

Submarine murder appeal adjourned after juror collapse

Sep 14, 2018

The last session of Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen's appeal against his life sentence for the murder of Swedish reporter Kim Wall has been abandoned after a juror collapsed during closing remarks

The Latest: Kim Wall killer appeal adjourned in Denmark

Sep 14, 2018

The last session of Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen's appeal against his life sentence for the murder of Swedish reporter Kim Wall has been abandoned after a juror collapsed during closing remarks

Man at center of Nobel scandal to face trial this month

Sep 12, 2018

A Swedish court says the trial of the man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature will face a trial later this month

Man convicted of murder in Britain is jailed in New Zealand

Sep 11, 2018

A New Zealand man who was jailed in Britain for more than 11 years after murdering his Oxford girlfriend and hiding her body beneath the floorboards has been jailed in New Zealand for assaulting his partner

Convicted killer of Kim Wall appeals sentence

Sep 5, 2018

Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen, who was found guilty of the torture, sexual assault, murder and dismemberment of a Swedish reporter, challenged Wednesday his life sentence before an appeals court

Judges in Ratko Mladic appeal replaced due to possible bias

Sep 5, 2018

Three of the five judges considering the appeal of Ratko Mladic against his convictions for crimes including genocide are being replaced because they have an "appearance of bias" against the former Bosnian Serb military chief

Congo rebel on trial at ICC denies involvement in atrocities

Aug 30, 2018

Congo rebel on trial at ICC denies involvement in atrocities including rape, murder

Canadian province to sue drug companies over opioids

Aug 29, 2018

The Canadian province of British Columbia launched a proposed class-action lawsuit against dozens of pharmaceutical companies

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