In an interview with FRANCE 24, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court discussed the court's investigation into possible war crimes committed during Russia's war in Ukraine. Karim Khan expressed concern about civilians being targeted in Ukraine, warning that this constituted "a crime". Asked about possible ICC proceedings against Russian President Vladimir Putin himself, Khan said: "We'll see: is there individual criminal responsibility? And if there is, we will take the necessary action".
Former White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter talks to DW’s Brent Goff on “The Day” about former Trump advisor Steve Bannon’s refusal to testify before a Congressional committee investigating the January 6th attack on the US Capitol. Painter says a special prosecutor should look into the entire Trump White House’s role in the events, including investigating the former president himself.
18 Sep 2021
Prime Minister Ariel Henry has sacked the prosecutor investigating the murder of President Jovenel Moise, just a few hours after the prosecutor called for charges against Henry.
19 Aug 2021
17 Jun 2021
The British barrister inherits a string of open investigations, including contentious probes into the Israel-Palestinian conflict and alleged US war crimes in Afghanistan.
7 Jun 2021
Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), is about to leave her post after nine years in office. In an interview with FRANCE 24 from The Hague, she said the transfer of ousted Sundanese president Omar al-Bashir to the ICC in the near future was "a possibility". Bensouda called the sanctions imposed on her by the Trump administration last year, which were later lifted by the Biden administration, "a difficult and unfortunate moment" for her and the court.
22 May 2021
The deputies who shot dead Andrew Brown Jr. will keep their jobs but will be retrained. The Brown family said the decision was a "slap in the face."
17 Apr 2019
The Paris prosecutor has said there's no evidence to suggest arson was behind the blaze at Notre Dame. Authorities have assembled a team to probe the cause and interview workers involved in the site's renovations.