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  1. Hong Kong as a centre for international justice

    Posted Jun 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Paul Harris

    ... under a warrant issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) and taken into custody for trial on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Bemba will be tried in the Netherlands, ... is in the forefront of other international anti-crime efforts. The ICC statute allows it to conclude co-operation agreements with states which are not parties. The Basic Law allows it to conclude agreements ...

  2. All acts of terror are equally criminal

    Posted Jan 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a civilian population, is already recognised as a crime against humanity under international law. The centre's proposal is tantamount to creating a distinct category of murder within the same ... for this highest of criminal offences. Following the suicide-bombing assassination of Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, the Jewish human rights group Simon Wiesenthal Centre yesterday took out ...

  3. Court is right to seek Sudanese leader's arrest

    Posted Mar 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The issuing of an arrest warrant for Sudan's president shows that even holding the highest office does not put a suspected war criminal beyond the reach of international law. Judges of the International Criminal Court have found that Lieutenant General Omar al-Beshir has a case to answer on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Human-rights activists are celebrating a clear ...

  4. Shipowners want U.N. protection

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Intertanko, which represents tanker owners, Bimco, and the International Chamber of Shipping. The forum's members include shipowning groups in Hong Kong, China and Taiwan. Tim Wilkins, ... estimated it would take 6,000 UN peacekeepers to safeguard the 1,200-1,500 ships transiting through the Indian Ocean at any one time. Intertanko, Bimco and the International Chamber of Shipping also ...

  5. Follow international rules in Hussein case

    Posted Dec 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is necessary that Iraq's ex-president Saddam Hussein is tried by an international court, as in the case of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) ... Following the ICTY trial, more detailed laws will be available to be invoked as precedents. This would be on top of the legalities following the Nuremberg trials after the second world war ...

  6. Pirate attacks wane but Somalis still key culprits

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the International Maritime Bureau's global piracy report released yesterday. In all, 45 ships were hijacked last year, including 28 by Somali pirates, while 176 vessels were boarded and 113 ships were ... International, a British company that uses ex-Royal Marines as armed guards, to set up a Hong Kong office last year to promote its services to Asian shipowners. The company is now looking at setting up ...

  7. Blair booed at signing

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Writer Former British prime minister Tony Blair cancelled his book launch and a book signing in London after protesters pelted him with rocks and shoes during an event in Dublin at the weekend. Blair launched his memoirs A Journey in Ireland because ...

  8. Main value of Sudan move is in the message

    Posted Feb 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The expected indictment of Sudan's president by the International Criminal Court on charges of crimes against humanity will mark the first time the tribunal has sought the arrest ... killed up to 300,000. Sudan immediately dismissed the decision. And some diplomats, including China's, fear an international arrest warrant for Lieutenant General Omar al-Beshir ...

  9. Let UN court render justice to Darfur

    Posted Feb 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But the verdict is based on the legal technicalities which define genocide under international law. It should not- as the committee has stressed- detract from the extremely serious nature of the other ... for them. There is little hope that the Sudanese government will put the killers, the rapists and the torturers on trial. But there is another way. The International Criminal Court is ready ...

  10. UN trials a positive step towards peace

    Posted Jun 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... is wanted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia for trial on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, arising from the massacre of 8,000 Muslim men ... for another reason- respect for international law to bring crimes against humanity before a court. It is important to maintain international resolve that such laws and conventions are applied ...




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