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The Hague

Former Dutch diplomat based in Hong Kong faces 15 years' jail for spying

A former Hong Kong-based diplomat accused of selling state secrets to Russia has been described as "the biggest Dutch spy in recent history'' by prosecutors in the The Hague.

Sunday, 14 April, 2013, 10:59am

Nigerian farmers lose key Shell case at The Hague

A Dutch court rejected a bid by Nigerian farmers to hold Shell responsible for oil damage to their villages, in a case that environmental groups had hoped would set a precedent for global corporate responsibility.

31 Jan 2013 - 6:55am

UN tribunal clears Kosovo ex-PM of war crimes

The UN Yugoslav war crimes court on Thursday acquitted Kosovo’s ex-prime minister Ramush Haradinaj and two aides in a retrial on charges of murder and torture during the 1990s war of independence from Belgrade.

29 Nov 2012 - 5:31pm

Convictions of Croat generals overturned by UN court

The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal overturned the convictions of two Croat generals yesterday for murdering and illegally expelling Serb civilians in a 1995 military blitz, and both men returned home to a hero's welcome.

17 Nov 2012 - 2:22am

Serbian ex-leader Radovan Karadzic tells UN court he tried to stop war

A strident Radovan Karadzic told the UN Yugoslav war-crimes court yesterday he should be rewarded for trying to avoid war in Bosnia and said no one thought there would be a genocide.

His claims brought snorts of derision from Muslim survivors of the war watching from the public gallery, and cries of: "He's lying!"

17 Oct 2012 - 4:55am

Try Blair and Bush over lies to start Iraq war, Desmond Tutu urges

Archbishop Desmond Tutu called yesterday for British ex-leader Tony Blair and former US president George W. Bush to face trial in The Hague for their role in the Iraq war.

3 Sep 2012 - 5:16am

A court for the world

President Bill Clinton's decision to sign the treaty which will lead to the setting up of an International Criminal Court has proved predictably contentious within his own country. Globally, however, it will set the seal on his second term of office by reinforcing the strong moral leadership the United States prides itself on giving to the rest of the world.

2 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Going Dutch for a day

Ask people to name the leading tourist attractions of the Netherlands and they'll almost certainly say Amsterdam and The Hague. But Scheveningen is where the Dutch flock in summer, and even though most foreigners haven't heard of it, the tiny seaside town has almost 10 million visitors a year.

19 Apr 2000 - 12:00am